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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. Former FAA Officer In CT Admits To Child Pornography Offense

    Former FAA Officer In CT Admits To Child Pornography Offense

    A former administrative officer for the Federal Aviation Administration has admitted to accessing child pornography on his government-issued laptop in Connecticut.Vernon resident Scott Pierson, 58, pleaded guilty in district court in Bridgeport to one count of receipt of child pornography, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced.The United States Department of Transportation-Office of ...

  2. Dealer Arrested in Stamford Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

    Dealer Arrested in Stamford Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

    A convicted felon from Fairfield County is facing life in prison after admitting to a federal gun charge after being busted with the illegal weapon, cocaine and marijuana.Danbury resident Fernando “Sosa” Rodriguez, 28, has pleaded guilty in district court in Bridgeport to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney John Durham ...

  3. Stamford Man Drove Under Influence With Child In Car, NY State Police Say

    Stamford Man Drove Under Influence With Child In Car, NY State Police Say

    Dozens of motorists in the Hudson Valley were among 46 removed from the road over St. Patrick’s Day weekend by New York State Police troopers.Local residents charged include: Orange CountyOn March 15, State Police troopers from Monroe arrested Hugh Byrne, 22 of Chester, for DWAI Drugs. Troopers responded to a vehicle traveling the wrong way on State Route 17 in Blooming Grove. ...

  4. Ex-Doctor From Darien Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering

    Ex-Doctor From Darien Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Money Laundering

    A former Fairfield County doctor will spend nearly a decade in prison after admitting to billing  Medicaid for nearly $5 million, and hiding the money in a Swiss bank account before attempting to flee the country.Darien resident Ramil Mansourov, who owned and operated Family Urgent Health Care in Norwalk, has been sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by three years of ...

  5. Greenwich Man Who Owned Norwalk Business Admits To $300K Investment Fraud Scheme

    Greenwich Man Who Owned Norwalk Business Admits To $300K Investment Fraud Scheme

    A local man has admitted to his role in scamming an acquaintance out of nearly $300,000 by offering a non-existent business proposal, then taking and using the provided funds for personal expenses.Greenwich resident Leonid “Lenny” Pollak, 58, has pleaded guilty in federal court in New Haven to one count of wire fraud related to an investment fraud scheme and one count of illegal ...

  6. Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    Recall Issued For Chicken Fried Rice Products

    The USDA is urging consumers to check their freezers after announcing a recall of more than 30,000 pounds of a chicken fried rice product.Choice Canning Company Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company, announced that it is recalling 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the  U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection ...

  7. Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    Here's When, Where Iona WIll Be Playing In NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament First Round

    The Iona College men’s basketball team found out who its dance partner will be.Make that its Big Dance partner.The Gaels drew a No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament and a date with top-seeded North Carolina.The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions will face the Tar Heels on 9:20 p.m. Friday, March 22 in Columbus, Ohio in the first round of the Midwest Region. The winner ...

  8. Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Recall Issued For Metal In Ready-To-Eat Corned Beef Products

    Thousands of pounds of a ready-to-eat corned beef has been recalled due to the presence of metal in some of the products that were distributed to schools.Procesadora La Hacienda, a Puerto Rico-based establishment, announced that it is recalling 4,940 pounds of corned beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and ...

  9. Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    Wall Around New Development In New Canaan Sparks Controversy

    A controversial wall is making headlines. No, not that wall.A large stone fence has drawn the ire in New Canaan residents since its first appearance downtown last year, according to a new report from the New York Times highlighting the wall at Merritt Village.The faux stone wall at Merritt Village has led to area residents petitioning the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to ...

  10. Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    Trump Tweets Support For Jeanine Pirro As Fox Pulls Her From Show After Islamophobic Comments

    President Donald Trump is going to bat for former Westchester County District Attorney and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro after she was reportedly suspended for making disparaging comments about Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.Pirro made headlines on her Saturday, March 9 show when she commented that Omar is “not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if ...

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