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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. Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Westport Schools Superintendent Resigns

    Following a trying year, Westport Schools Superintendent Colleen Palmer announced that she will be resigning from her position before the 2019-2020 academic year.In a letter to parents this week, the Westport Board of Education announced that Palmer plans to retire from the district, effective on Aug. 1, just two years after she left the Weston School District to take over in ...

  2. Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    Doctor In Fairfield County Accused Of Altering Medical Chart Of Patient

    A Fairfield County doctor has been fined and had her medical license put on probation for allegedly altering a patient’s chart.The Connecticut State Medical Examining Board has fined Judith Major, of Shelton, $7,500 and placed her on six months probation for changing a patient’s chart, leading to a complaint to the Department of Health.According to reports, while certifying a retired ...

  3. 78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    78K Pounds Of Butterball Turkey Products Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

    Butterball announced that it is recalling nearly 80,000 pounds of raw ground turkey product due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.The Mount Olive, North Carolina company said it's recalling 78,164 pounds of product potentially contaminated with Salmonella Schwarzengrund, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announce. The ...

  4. Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Makeup Products Recalled Due To Possible Asbestos Concerns

    Claire’s announced that it is voluntarily recalling three products due to concerns that they may contain asbestos.“Out of an abundance of caution, today Claire’s Stores, Inc., announced a voluntary recall of three cosmetic products: Claire’s Eye Shadows, Claire’s Compact Powder and Claire’s Contour Palette,” the company announced in a statement.The voluntary recall was announced ...

  5. Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Law Firm Places Prominent Greenwich Attorney On Leave Amid College Bribery Scheme Charges

    Update: The Manhattan-based law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP issued a statement announcing that "co-chair Gordon Caplan has been placed on leave and will have no further firm management responsibilities," the firm announced Wednesday, March 13 one day after Caplan was charged criminally in a national scheme to rig the admissions system for the country’s most elite ...

  6. Felon Admits To Trafficking Guns From Georgia to Connecticut

    Felon Admits To Trafficking Guns From Georgia to Connecticut

    A convicted felon in Connecticut is facing a decade in prison after admitting to illegally purchasing and trafficking several weapons from Georgia to Connecticut.New London resident Quadell Daniels, 32, pleaded guilty in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced on Tuesday.According to court documents, in April 2017, ...

  7. Felicity Huffman Out On $250K Bail After College Cheating Arrest

    Felicity Huffman Out On $250K Bail After College Cheating Arrest

    Northern Westchester native Felicity Huffman has been released on a $250,000 bond a day after she reportedly woke up to something out of a scene of a movie.Huffman, 56, who grew up in Bedford, was among dozens of prominent celebrities, wealthy parents and coaches to be implicated in “Operation Varsity Blues,” an alleged college admissions bribery scam.According to reports, the former ...

  8. Recall Issued For Pork Sausage Products

    Recall Issued For Pork Sausage Products

    More than 2,000 pounds of a ready-to-eat pork banger sausage product have been recalled due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced this week.North Country Smokehouse, based out of New Hampshire, announced that it is recalling 2,601 pounds of sausage products that has a gluten-free claim on the label, though there is wheat in the ...

  9. Prominent Greenwich Attorney Among Those Charged In College Bribery Scheme

    Prominent Greenwich Attorney Among Those Charged In College Bribery Scheme

    Update: Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP issued a statement announcing that "co-chair Gordon Caplan has been placed on leave and will have no further firm management responsibilities," the firm announced Wednesday, March 13 one day after Caplan was charged criminally in a national scheme to rig the admissions system for the country’s most elite schools.Original report:A prominent ...

  10. Man Involved In Phishing Scheme Targeting CT Schools Sentenced

    Man Involved In Phishing Scheme Targeting CT Schools Sentenced

    A Nigerian national in the country on an expired visitor’s visa will be deported after being sentenced for running a scheme to steal the personal identifying information of hundreds of school employees in Connecticut.Olukayode Ibrahim Lawal, a citizen of Nigeria last living in Smyrna, Georgia, was sentenced to 10 months in prison, time already served, after pleading guilty to one count ...

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