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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. Door-To-Door Solicitor Caught With Loaded Handgun In Wilton

    Door-To-Door Solicitor Caught With Loaded Handgun In Wilton

    A solicitor going door-to-door to residences is facing a weapons charge after it was determined by police that he was in possession of an illegal handgun.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to Breeds Hill Place shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, where there was a complaint of suspicious solicitors who were making the rounds in the neighborhood, going ...

  2. Westport Man Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Police Officer, Hospital Staff

    Westport Man Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Police Officer, Hospital Staff

    A man threatened to shoot a Westport police officer and medical staff attempting to assist him over the weekend after he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, according to police.Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Railroad place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, where there were reports of two men in the roadway who may ...

  3. Speeding Stop In Westport Results In Gun, Drug Charges

    Speeding Stop In Westport Results In Gun, Drug Charges

    A 23-year-old man wanted for failing to appear for court proceedings in Fairfield County was busted by police in Westport over the weekend with an illegal handgun following a routine speeding stop.Officers on patrol at approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday morning on Bayberry Lane stopped Tony Bowens, Jr. of Shelton in a vehicle driving 63 mph in a 25 mph zone. During the subsequent stop, ...

  4. Lyme Disease Warning Issued By CT Department Of Health

    Lyme Disease Warning Issued By CT Department Of Health

    With the dog days of summer fast approaching, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is cautioning residents to take precautionary measures to avoid Lyme disease, which “can be readily acquired in any Connecticut town, particularly in areas that are wooded.”Lyme disease has been a public health issue in Connecticut since 1975, according to officials, who warned that “while most ...

  5. Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Distracted, not drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers are the biggest cause of concern for motorists, according to a survey conducted by AAA.According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week, distracted driving has reached the top of the list of growing dangers on local roadways, surpassing aggressive or impaired drivers.The study states that 88 percent of ...

  6. 22-Year-Old Caught Rummaging Through Parked Vehicle In Stamford

    22-Year-Old Caught Rummaging Through Parked Vehicle In Stamford

    An eagle-eyed Stamford Police Officer busted a man illegally rummaging through a parked car overnight as investigations into a recent rash of larcenies of vehicles continues.Shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Monday night, an officer on patrol in Stamford spotted a person rummaging through a vehicle on 4th Street, near the intersection of Summer Street, police said.According to police, due to ...

  7. Police Ramp Up Distracted Driving Details In Norwalk

    Police Ramp Up Distracted Driving Details In Norwalk

    Police in Norwalk have a message for drivers: if you use electronics while you’re behind the wheel of a car, you’re going to pay.As part of April’s designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Norwalk Police Department announced that it will be increasing patrols as part of the national "U Text. U Drive. U Pay." campaign.According to police, officers in ...

  8. It's On: Kevin Ollie Starts Battle Against UConn For $10M Left On Contract

    It's On: Kevin Ollie Starts Battle Against UConn For $10M Left On Contract

    Kevin Ollie’s firing has been far from a layup for UConn.Ollie, the former Huskies star who coached the university's men's basketball program for four years - including an NCAA championship win in his second season - is fighting back after being fired in March amid an NCAA investigation.Ollie's lawyers have accused UConn officials of violating constitutional rights by firing him for ...

  9. Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    There is no relief in sight for area motorists at the pump, as the national gas price average has hit its highest point since the summer of 2015, with prices now topping $3 an hour in much of the area.As of this week, national gas prices reached an average of $2.71 per gallon, four cents lower than the high of $2.67 from last year, and prices are only expected to keep rising, according ...

  10. Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Effort Underway To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free" Friday, April 20 and Saturday, ...

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