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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

    New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is facing charges of soliciting prostitution in connection to a recent bust on massage parlors in Florida.Kraft, 77, who is no stranger to local football fans, was charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution, police in Jupiter, Florida announced on Friday morning. Jupiter Police Chief Daniel Kerr announced at a press ...

  5. Video: Police Search For Car Involved In Rash Of Unlocked Vehicle Gone Throughs

    Video: Police Search For Car Involved In Rash Of Unlocked Vehicle Gone Throughs

    See anything?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate several suspects caught on camera rummaging through snow-covered parked cars overnight.The Milford Police Department released surveillance video from a local home that shows three suspects in a dark-colored Subaru station wagon parking on a quiet road overnight. The suspects, wearing dark coats and masks ...

  6. Details Announced For $15M I-95 Bridge Replacement Project

    Details Announced For $15M I-95 Bridge Replacement Project

    An I-95 overpass is getting a multi-million dollar overhaul in Connecticut, which may lead to lengthy delays for drivers passing through the area.The Connecticut State Department of Transportation announced plans to replace the Route 1 overpass at exit 9 in Stamford with a new steel and concrete structure over the summer. Construction is scheduled for the weekends of June 1 and June 1 ...

  7. Connecticut Couple Admits To Stealing 500 Pieces Of Mail From Mailboxes

    Connecticut Couple Admits To Stealing 500 Pieces Of Mail From Mailboxes

    A Connecticut couple busted with hundreds of pieces of mail during a traffic stop have pleaded guilty to felony charges for robbing “rural” mailboxes in Northern Westchester.Shamaty Pacheco, 20, and Axel Zuniga-Loor, 25, both of Waterbury, have pleaded guilty to one count each of criminal possession of stolen property, felonies, after being busted earlier this month.Westchester County ...

  8. Details Emerge In Lamont's Statewide Toll Program That Includes I-95, I-84

    Details Emerge In Lamont's Statewide Toll Program That Includes I-95, I-84

    In an effort to cut down on the state’s debt, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has proposed a highway tolling system that could generate nearly a billion dollars annually.During his speech announcing his proposed state budget, Lamont laid out plans for 53 potential toll-collecting gantries on I-84, I-91, I-95, the Merritt and Wilbur parkways that could bring in an estimated $800 million each ...

  9. CT Man Admits To Killing Wife Three Weeks After Wedding

    CT Man Admits To Killing Wife Three Weeks After Wedding

    A Connecticut man will spend time behind bars after he admitted to killing his wife just three weeks after their wedding nearly a decade ago.Chihan Eric Chyung pleaded guilty to murder this week in New London Superior Court for his role in the fatal shooting of his wife, Paige Bennett, in June 2009. Chyung is scheduled to be sentenced on March 26, when he is expected to receive a ...

  10. New Canaan's Scarborough Blames Trump For Domestic Terror Plot Targeting Media, Politicians

    New Canaan's Scarborough Blames Trump For Domestic Terror Plot Targeting Media, Politicians

    MSNBC host and New Canaan resident Joe Scarborough took President Donald Trump to task during his "Morning Joe" show, blaming the commander-in-chief for the domestic terror threat that targeted media members and high-ranking Democrats.Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman from Florida, said that the president’s words and rhetoric have encouraged some supporters to commit ...

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