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Zak Failla

Content Producer 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. Barr Assigns US Attorney In Connecticut To Review Origins Of Russia Inquiry

    Barr Assigns US Attorney In Connecticut To Review Origins Of Russia Inquiry

    United States Attorney General William Barr has appointed John Durham, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, to review the origins of the Russia investigation into interference in the 2016 presidential election and the FBI’s surveillance activities.Durham has been assigned to conduct the inquiry into allegations of misconduct and improper surveillance of President Donald ...

  2. Pedestrian Struck, Killed On I-95

    Pedestrian Struck, Killed On I-95

    This story has been updated.A pedestrian was struck and killed on a stretch of I-95 in an early morning incident, Connecticut State Police said.Troopers were dispatched to the stretch of the interstate shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, where there was a report of a car that struck a pedestrian between exits 70 and 69 in Old Saybrook.The victim, Killingworth resident Richard ...

  3. Felicity Huffman Could Get Prison Time After College Scam Guilty Plea

    Felicity Huffman Could Get Prison Time After College Scam Guilty Plea

    Westchester native Felicity Huffman could face prison time after officially pleading guilty in Boston federal court on Monday, May 13 for her role in the nation’s largest college admissions scandal.Prosecutors recommended a four-month prison term for the actress, provided she doesn’t appeal.The 56-year-old former “Desperate Housewives” star,  who grew up in Bedford, had been ...

  4. Third Person Admits To Role In Email Scheme Targeting CFOs, Controllers

    Third Person Admits To Role In Email Scheme Targeting CFOs, Controllers

    A third man has admitted to his role in a scheme to defraud business leaders out of hundreds of thousands of dollars through an email scam.Stanley Hugochukwu Nwoke - also known as “Stanley Banks,” “Banks,” “Hugo Banks,” “Banky,” and “Jose Calderon” - a citizen of Nigeria, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in district court in New Haven this week, U.S. ...

  5. Here's When Mets' New Ban On Backpacks At Citi Field Will Start

    Here's When Mets' New Ban On Backpacks At Citi Field Will Start

    Beginning soon, peanuts and Cracker Jack will still be featured at Citi Field, but backpacks will be banned.In an effort to enhance safety and expedite efforts to get into the ballpark, New York Met officials announced on Friday that beginning on Monday, May 20, backpacks will be banned from the stadium. Fans will still be able to bring purses, tote, drawstring and messenger bags, and ...

  6. Don't Fall For It: Police Warn Of Extortion Scam

    Don't Fall For It: Police Warn Of Extortion Scam

    A new scam is making the rounds, prompting police agencies in the area to issue an alert from scammers attempting to extort doctors.Using spoofed phone numbers that make the call appear to come from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s medical offices, scammers have been targeting medical offices and officials, police said.Police said that some of the callers have spoken broken English ...

  7. Queens Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman At Her Bridgeport Home

    Queens Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Woman At Her Bridgeport Home

    A man from Queens who was staying with a friend in Fairfield County allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in their Bridgeport home.Boris Bonilla, 33, was charged this week with second-degree sexual assault, police said. Following his arraignment on Wednesday, he was held in lieu of $75,000 bond.It is alleged that Bonilla was staying at a friend’s house in Bridgeport, and when his ...

  8. Ocasio-Cortez Joins Bernie Sanders' Call For 15 Percent Cap On Credit Card Interest

    Ocasio-Cortez Joins Bernie Sanders' Call For 15 Percent Cap On Credit Card Interest

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s latest major bill since taking office has a powerful backer.The 2007 Yorktown High School graduate and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders just introduced a proposal to cap credit card interest rates at 15 percent this week, which would rein in the profits major banks can capitalize on. The legislation has been dubbed the “Loan Shark ...

  9. First Amazon Go Store Debuts In New York City

    First Amazon Go Store Debuts In New York City

    The future has come to New York, as Amazon Go opened its first store to accept cash in Manhattan - the first to accept cash in the country.The 1,300-square-foot store opened its doors on Tuesday across the street from One World Trade Center on the second level of the Brookfield Place Mall. Amazon launched its first Amazon Go store last year, a checkout-free grocery store that opened its ...

  10. These Are Most Hacked Passwords According To Brand-New Report

    These Are Most Hacked Passwords According To Brand-New Report

    Despite the prevalence of online hackers and the concerns of cybersecurity breaches, many continue to use simple and easy to guess passwords that have led to data breaches, according to a new report.The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) first “cyber survey” determined the most commonly used passwords that were received in data breaches.According to the report, the most commonly ...

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