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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Alert Issued For IRS Scam Calls

    Alert Issued For IRS Scam Calls

    Police are warning residents to be wary of an IRS scam after several local residents were contacted by fraudsters demanding payment.The Trumbull Police Department issued an alert recently after local residents received automated calls claiming the resident could be arrested for tax evasion, officials said in a statement. When the resident called the number back, a person posing as an ...

  2. US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    Just as gas prices began leveling off, according to a AAA report, there is a new fear of a spike in prices following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.Trump announced Tuesday afternoon not to waive sanctions on Iran, effectively terminating the United States’ participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement which has prevented Iran ...

  3. Police: Ridgefield Man Following Too Closely In New Canaan Under Influence

    Police: Ridgefield Man Following Too Closely In New Canaan Under Influence

    A traffic stop in New Canaan led to the arrest of a Ridgefield man who allegedly admitted to police that he had smoked cannabis five minutes before getting behind the wheel.An officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2 stopped 27-year-old Glenn Rabinowitz on Smith Ridge Road when he was spotted allegedly following too closely ...

  4. Mexican National Sentenced After I-84 Stop Leads To Discovery Of Cocaine

    Mexican National Sentenced After I-84 Stop Leads To Discovery Of Cocaine

    A Mexican national who has previously been deported from the United States is going to spend the next five years behind bars after pleading guilty to trafficking nearly five kilograms of cocaine in an around Fairfield County.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Monday that 44-year-old Luis Palacios Ortiz, who is a citizen of Mexico has ...

  5. Woman, 23, Assaults New Canaan Business Owner During Dispute, Police Say

    Woman, 23, Assaults New Canaan Business Owner During Dispute, Police Say

    Police intervention was required at a business in New Canaan after a 23-year-old woman got into a fight with the owner after hours. Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched to a business on Cross Street shortly after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, where there was a reported dispute involving the business’ owner and San Diego resident Hannah Nicole Michaelis.According ...

  6. CT Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop

    CT Motorist Caught With Ecstasy In I-684 Stop

    A traffic stop on I-684 led to a felony drug charge for a 27-year-old man who was allegedly in possession of ecstasy, state police said.New York State Police investigators announced the arrest of West Hartford resident Christopher Thai on Monday, who was stopped by state police troopers for a violation of vehicle and traffic law at approximately 8:40 p.m. on May 1 on I-684 in ...

  7. CT Man Caught Trying To Get Car With Fake Paperwork, Police Say

    CT Man Caught Trying To Get Car With Fake Paperwork, Police Say

    A Connecticut man is facing a felony charge after being busted by state police attempting to forge paperwork to salvage a title in Elmsford.On Tuesday, May 1, investigators from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and state police troopers determined that Windsor resident Ahmed Aied, 24, allegedly  supplied a forged receipt of vehicle repair while attempting to gain a ...

  8. Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    With temperatures warming up, federal officials are warning area residents to be alert during Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May and through the summer.Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled nationally in the past decade, with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

  9. Fairfield County Man Must Pay $500K For Income Tax Offense

    Fairfield County Man Must Pay $500K For Income Tax Offense

    A Norwalk bookkeeper has been sentenced to probation and must pay back nearly a half million dollars after pleading guilty to tax fraud - largely as a result of gambling - in district court.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Eddie Chan, 58, who will be subject to five years probation and must pay approximately $500,000 in ...

  10. Fairfield County Man Who Distributed Heroin To OD Victim Sentenced

    Fairfield County Man Who Distributed Heroin To OD Victim Sentenced

    A 23-year-old Fairfield County man has been sentenced for distributing heroin that led to a fatal overdose.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Wednesday that Bridgeport resident Richard “Raw” Estaba has been sentenced in district court to one day of imprisonment, time already served in jail, six months of home confinement and four years ...

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