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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. Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

    Two Teens From Fairfield County Arrested After String Of Vehicle Gone Throughs, Break-Ins

    Two Fairfield County teenagers are in police custody after police in Connecticut utilized social media to track them down for allegedly rummaging through more than two dozen vehicles overnight.Investigators at the Milford Police Department received several reports on Thursday, Feb. 21 of vehicles that had been gone through overnight. In total, police received 25 complaints over the ...

  2. Felon Found With Loaded Gun At New Haven Train Station Pleads Guilty

    Felon Found With Loaded Gun At New Haven Train Station Pleads Guilty

    A Westchester County convict is facing a decade in prison after admitting to illegally possessing a stolen weapon at a Connecticut train station.Mount Vernon resident Michael Lawrence, 26, has pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon dating back to an incident last summer.U.S. Attorney John Durham said that on Aug. 22 last ...

  3. Stamford Man Found Guilty Of Cocaine Distribution In Three-Day Trial

    Stamford Man Found Guilty Of Cocaine Distribution In Three-Day Trial

    A three-day trial ended in a guilty verdict for a local drug dealer who was distributing cocaine in Connecticut.Norman “Ski” Peters of Stamford was found guilty of one count each of possession with intent to distribute cocaine and using a telephone to facilitate a drug trafficking felony by a federal jury. The trial began earlier this week on Tuesday, Feb. 19.Between September 2015 and ...

  4. Man Admits To Rape, Robbery In Fairfield

    Man Admits To Rape, Robbery In Fairfield

    A 48-year-old man with a lengthy rap sheet has admitted to raping and robbing a woman on her way home from the Fairfield train station in 2016.With his trial approaching, New Haven resident Michael Fontaine pleaded guilty in court to first-degree sexual assault and first-degree robbery on Friday. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 26, when he is expected to be handed a ...

  5. Push To Repeal Estate Tax Gaining Ground In Connecticut

    Push To Repeal Estate Tax Gaining Ground In Connecticut

    Pressure is reportedly mounting on Connecticut lawmakers to possibly repeal the controversial estate tax.Connecticut is one of 12 states, plus the District of Columbia, that impose an estate tax that applies to estates that are worth more than $2.6 million in 2018, which rose to $3.6 million this year. There is also a $15 million estate tax cap, no matter its value.The exemption grows ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

    Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing Minor In Fairfield County

    A Fairfield County man will spend time behind bars after pleading guilty to having sexual contact with his girlfriend’s daughter when she was 12.Adam Besaw, of Shelton, pleaded guilty this week under the Alford doctrine to second-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor for his role in an incident with the girl, which reportedly lasted until she was 14.An Alford plea is a ...

  7. College Of New Rochelle Closure Seen As Likely

    College Of New Rochelle Closure Seen As Likely

    Amid a near three-year financial crisis, the College of New Rochelle may be shutting its doors for good at the end of the summer semester.In 2016, the college’s Board of Trustees was alerted about “significant unmet financial obligations that had accrued over a period of time.” The Board subsequently launched an investigation and enlisted the help of officials to restructure and manage ...

  8. Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled For Weekend

    Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled For Weekend

    Motorists traveling on I-684 over the weekend may see delays as crews continue construction work in North Castle and Harrison.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, there will be double lane closures on the interstate between exit 1 (I-287) and exit 3 (Route 22), weather permitting.The NYSDOT said that during the ...

  9. Connecticut's First Child Death Of Flu Season Reported

    Connecticut's First Child Death Of Flu Season Reported

    The first death of a child in Connecticut during the 2018-19 influenza season has occurred, the Department of Health announced.The flu remains "widespread" statewide, with four more deaths - including the first child - bringing the death toll to 29 this flu season.“Our hearts go out to the family of this child. For confidentiality reasons, I can’t provide you with any additional details ...

  10. Hit-Run SUV Driver On Loose: Motorist With NY Plates Crashes Into Utility Pole In Ridgefield

    Hit-Run SUV Driver On Loose: Motorist With NY Plates Crashes Into Utility Pole In Ridgefield

    Did you see anything? Police investigators in Ridgefield are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to gather information about a one-one-vehicle crash that destroyed a utility pole.According to police, at approximately 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, a vehicle struck the pole on North Street, breaking it into several pieces. A white Chevy SUV with New York license plates was ...

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