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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Know Before You Go: This Town In The Hamptons Just Banned The Release Of Balloons

    Know Before You Go: This Town In The Hamptons Just Banned The Release Of Balloons

    A popular Long Island vacation destination is getting a little less festive with the passing of a rare balloon ban.The East Hampton Town Board announced that it has unanimously voted in favor of legislation that will ban the intentional release of balloons in the area. Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, who sponsored the legislation, said that the idea behind the new law was to cut down ...

  2. Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    Don't Be A Victim Of Credit Card Fraud: Here Are Steps To Take From FBI

    The FBI is warning consumers in the area to be wary of falling victim to scammers involved in credit card fraud schemes.The Bureau issued an alert this week, offering a series of tips to avoid becoming the latest victim of credit card fraud.According to the FBI, "credit card fraud is the unauthorized use of a credit or debit card, or similar payment tool (ACH, EFT, recurring charge, ...

  3. Police: Man Assaults Employee At Walgreens In Darien After Leaving With $1.6K In Stolen Items

    Police: Man Assaults Employee At Walgreens In Darien After Leaving With $1.6K In Stolen Items

    A 21-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly stuffing more than $1,500 worth of stolen items into a garbage bag and assaulting a Walgreens employer attempting to stop him in Fairfield County.Members of the Darien Police Department were dispatched to Walgreens on Heights Road shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, where there was a report of an assault. Police spoke to the ...

  4. Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Pro Baseball Team In Connecticut Becomes First In Nation To Ban Peanuts, Cracker Jack

    Baseball fans in Connecticut will no longer be able to be able to buy peanuts and Cracker Jacks at a minor league ballpark, and they don’t care if you never get back.Dunkin’ Donuts Park, the home of the Hartford Yard Goats minor league team, the Double-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, announced that it is banning peanut and Cracker Jacks from the stadium.The ban is believed to be ...

  5. Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    Tax Refunds Expected To Shrink For Millions Of Americans

    As millions of Americans file and complete their 2018 taxes, some have been shocked by a minimal return, including several who are now paying out to the Internal Revenue Service after years of receiving refunds.According to the IRS, the total number of returns received in the week ending on Feb. 1 - more than 16 million - was down 12.4 percent from the week that ended on Feb. 2 last ...

  6. Thief Steals Bag With Cash After Woman Woman Briefly Takes A Few Steps Away, Darien Police Say

    Thief Steals Bag With Cash After Woman Woman Briefly Takes A Few Steps Away, Darien Police Say

    A purse snatcher stole donated groceries and cash from a woman visiting Person-to-Person in Darien.A woman was at Person-to-Person on Post Road shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 to inquire as to how she could obtain their services, police said.According to police, as she exited the building, the woman placed her bag down on the ground momentarily, took a few steps forward to ...

  7. Greenwich YouTuber With More Than 1M Followers Addresses Fans' Concerns

    Greenwich YouTuber With More Than 1M Followers Addresses Fans' Concerns

    A 24-year-old from Greenwich who made her name as a social media star, is stepping away to take a “needed break from the negativity,” amid concerns for her health.Eugenia Cooney recently raised concern from her fans due to her diminishing weight and extremely thin frame. Questions about her health ran rampant around the Internet during a brief hiatus from social media, prompting ...

  8. Tax Season Scheme: Beware Of Scammers Impersonating IRS, Police Warn

    Tax Season Scheme: Beware Of Scammers Impersonating IRS, Police Warn

    With tax season heating up, area residents are being warned to be cautious of opportunistic fraudsters looking to take advantage of the community’s most vulnerable parties.Area police departments warn that each year, they receive several reports from the community involving tax scams.“Our elderly community members are typically the most vulnerable to these types of scams," one ...

  9. Alex Jones Must Give Sworn Deposition In Sandy Hook Suit, Judge Says

    Alex Jones Must Give Sworn Deposition In Sandy Hook Suit, Judge Says

    Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will have to submit to a sworn deposition as part of a defamation lawsuit that was filed by families of the Sandy Hook school shooting victims, a judge in Bridgeport ruled.Ten families are pursuing lawsuits against Jones for allegedly spreading lies about the shooting, going so far as to call it a plot orchestrated by family members. The New York ...

  10. Flu Death Toll Climbs Again In Connecticut

    Flu Death Toll Climbs Again In Connecticut

    There have been three more deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported last week, bringing the total to 25 this flu season.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, Feb. 9 and the virus continues to spread throughout the state. Despite the high body count, it is still less deaths than this time last year. Officials from the ...

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