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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. Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    “Widespread” flu continues to plague Connecticut residents, who are battling an aggressive strain of the influenza virus that has affected nearly 10 percent of all residents, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.National influenza activity continues to be high and remains widespread throughout the country, with 6.3 percent of people seeing their healthcare provider ...

  2. Sales Associate From Bethel Busted For Stealing More Than $50K, Police Say

    Sales Associate From Bethel Busted For Stealing More Than $50K, Police Say

    An investigation into misappropriated funds from a Rockland County company led to the arrest of a former employee who allegedly stole more than $50,000.Detectives from the Orangetown Police Department announced the arrest of Bethel, Conn., resident Richard Farrah, 59, following an investigation into money stolen from Dynarex Incorporation in Orangeburg.Police said that while employed as ...

  3. Person Poses As Utility Company Employee In Fairfield County Scam

    Person Poses As Utility Company Employee In Fairfield County Scam

    Officials are warning homeowners to be wary following reports of a scammer making the rounds in the city posing as a South Norwalk Electric and Water employee.An alert was issued this week from the company after a Norwalk resident notified them that someone claiming to be an employee from South Norwalk Electric and Water threatened to shut off the power to their without the payment of a ...

  4. Woman Assaulted In Westport Dispute Over Money

    Woman Assaulted In Westport Dispute Over Money

    A pair of women from Bridgeport allegedly assaulted a third woman in a Westport parking lot following a dispute over money, according to a Westport-News report.The victim reportedly left work on Jan. 25, when she was allegedly approached by 19-year-old Dulces Rios-Melendez and a Naomi Torres, 20, who were waiting for her at her vehicle. The report states that Rios-Melendez and her ...

  5. Panera Bread Announces National Recall Of Cream Cheese Products

    Panera Bread Announces National Recall Of Cream Cheese Products

    Panera Bread has announced a nationwide recall of a popular cream cheese product “out of an abundance of caution.”Officials announced a “nationwide, preemptive, voluntary recall” of all two ounce and eight-ounce cream cheese products sold in its bakery-cafes after “samples of one variety of cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria ...

  6. CT Troopers Seek Suspect In Fraudulent Credit Card Investigation

    CT Troopers Seek Suspect In Fraudulent Credit Card Investigation

    Connecticut State Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify two suspects who recently used fraudulent credit cards during a lengthy spending spree.State police released surveillance video on Monday of two suspects who allegedly used the fraudulent credit cards at Walgreens, Walmart and Chicago Sam’s Sports Bar and Grill in Cromwell on Jan. 23.Police said ...

  7. Listeria Scare Leads To Massive Meatball Recall

    Listeria Scare Leads To Massive Meatball Recall

    A New Jersey food corporation is recalling nearly 3,500 pounds of beef meatball products following an outbreak of Listeria that presents a high health risk to consumers, health officials said.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety announced on Wednesday that Vineland, N.J.-based Rich Products Corporation is recalling 3,420 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen meatballs that were ...

  8. Greenwich's Vince McMahon Set To Launch New Pro Football League

    Greenwich's Vince McMahon Set To Launch New Pro Football League

    The boss is reportedly back, as Greenwich’s own Vince McMahon plans to take his second stab at starting a professional football league.After weeks of rumors, the chairman and CEO of WWE is scheduled to announce that he will be starting a new league to compete with the NFL, according to multiple media reports. McMahon's company, Alpha Entertainment, said that he would have a “major ...

  9. Patient Allegedly Assaulted By Fairfield Woman Westport Medical Facility

    Patient Allegedly Assaulted By Fairfield Woman Westport Medical Facility

    A 32-year-old Fairfield resident turned herself into police custody this week nearly two years after she allegedly assaulted a patient at a Westport medical facility, according to a report.Elizabeth Scoran surrendered to police in Fairfield on Wednesday, according to the Westport News report, after a warrant for her arrest was obtained. She allegedly assaulted a patient on May 8, 2016, ...

  10. Drive-by Shooting Near Senior Center Reported In Bridgeport

    Drive-by Shooting Near Senior Center Reported In Bridgeport

    Shots rang out on a Bridgeport street during a drive-by shooting on Friday afternoon, according to a ctpost.com report.Police were dispatched to the intersection of Orange Street and Union Avenue on Friday near an I-95 underpass. The report states that this is not the first drive-by shooting in the area in recent years.No injuries have been reported. 

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