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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. 681 Measles Cases In 22 States Breaks Record

    681 Measles Cases In 22 States Breaks Record

    The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the nation has reached the highest level in 25 years, officials announced this week.In total, there have been 681 measles cases reported in 22 states this year, according to health officials. Between Jan. 1 and Monday, April 21, the Centers for Disease Control said that there have been 626 individual cases confirmed, an increase of 71 in ...

  2. Chalking Tires For Parking Enforcement Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Rules

    Chalking Tires For Parking Enforcement Is Unconstitutional, Federal Court Rules

    Parking enforcement officers using chalk to mark tires may be acting unconstitutionally, a federal court ruled.Chalking tires to enforce time limits on parking has been a tried and true practice for scofflaws around the country for decades.This week, a federal appeals court ruled that “chalking” is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from “unreasonable searches ...

  3. Paul Simon's New Canaan Estate Hits Market At $13.9M

    Paul Simon's New Canaan Estate Hits Market At $13.9M

    Music legend Paul Simon’s Fairfield County estate can be yours for $13.9 million.The man famed for such hits as “Mrs. Robinson” and “The Sound of Silence” listed his New Canaan property this week for $13.9 million, which is 16 percent less than he purchased it for in 2012, according to the Wall Street Journal.Simon and his wife, singer Edie Brickell raised their three children at the ...

  4. Stamford Trio Accused Of Trafficking Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills With Fentanyl

    Stamford Trio Accused Of Trafficking Counterfeit Oxycodone Pills With Fentanyl

    Three area men, two of whom were extradited from Albania, are facing charges for allegedly trafficking counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl from China and selling them on the dark web.Stamford residents Arber Isaku, 28, David Reichard, 30, and Vincent Decaro, 29, appeared in Bridgeport district court on Wednesday, April 24, and pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges, ...

  5. Ex-Attorney Sentenced For Bilking $169K From Her Clients

    Ex-Attorney Sentenced For Bilking $169K From Her Clients

    In an investigation assisted by Greenwich Police, a former lawyer in Connecticut will spend nearly four years behind bars after admitting to her role in bilking clients out of more than $169,000 through several schemes.Bristol resident Jodi Zils Gagne, 43, was sentenced on Tuesday, April 23, to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to ...

  6. Lexus Stolen From Driveway In Ridgefield, Police Say

    Lexus Stolen From Driveway In Ridgefield, Police Say

    An unlocked Lexus was stolen overnight out of a driveway in Ridgefield, making it the third in recent weeks to be taken.The Ridgefield Police Department issued an alert reminding area residents to lock up their cars and remove the keys after a 2019 black Lexus was stolen out of a driveway on Old Stagecoach Road during the early hours of Tuesday, April 23.Police said that the Lexus was ...

  7. Possible Choking Hazard Prompts Target To Recall Toys

    Possible Choking Hazard Prompts Target To Recall Toys

    Nearly a half million wooden toys have been recalled by Target due to a choking hazard.The retail giant announced that it is recalling Bullseye’s Playground toy vehicles, which were sold individually in stores and as an eight-pack assortment online. The vehicles recalled include a caboose, Santa in sleigh, ice cream truck/food truck, train, police car, fire truck, taxi, and digger. The ...

  8. Syracuse University Increases Tuition Again: Here's New Annual Cost Of Attendance

    Syracuse University Increases Tuition Again: Here's New Annual Cost Of Attendance

    The cost of attending Syracuse University is going up again.The University announced that tuition will be pumped to $52,210 for the 2019-2020 academic year for full-time undergraduate students, officials announced. The latest increase is a 3.9 percent rise in tuition rates for students.Tuition for students who were admitted prior to fall 2018 will be $48,780. Room and board rates for ...

  9. Mariano Rivera, Already Owner Of One Auto Dealership, Eyes New Locale On LI

    Mariano Rivera, Already Owner Of One Auto Dealership, Eyes New Locale On LI

    New York Yankee icon Mariano Rivera is looking to get back into the car dealership game, hoping to close out a deal by making a different kind of pitch to developers on Long Island.Rivera, a Westchester resident that already owns a dealership in Northern Westchester, is reportedly planning on opening a new location on Route 112 in Port Jefferson Station on Long Island.Rivera, Major ...

  10. Metro-North Rate Hike Takes Effect

    Metro-North Rate Hike Takes Effect

    The nearly four-percent rate increase approved by MTA officials in February went into effect on Easter Sunday, April 21.Commuters who purchase a monthly ticket, now more than $460, to use the Hudson line from Poughkeepsie, New Hamburg and Beacon will see no increase either. Monthly and weekly ticket buyers will see an increase of no more than 3.85 percent and there will be no increase ...

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