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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. Longtime Resident Leaves $600K To Help Preserve Weston History

    Longtime Resident Leaves $600K To Help Preserve Weston History

    A 177-year-old Fairfield County farmhouse is getting a facelift courtesy of a longtime Weston resident’s charitable trust.The Weston Historical Society recently received a pair of grants from the Daniel E. Offutt Charitable Trust totaling $600,000. The grant money is earmarked to kickoff a restoration of the Coley Homestead farmhouse, carriage and barn at 104 Weston Road.According to ...

  2. Hotel Owner Charged With Sex Trafficking, Connecticut State Police Say

    Hotel Owner Charged With Sex Trafficking, Connecticut State Police Say

    A Connecticut hotel owner allegedly operating a “sex dungeon” is facing a host of charges, including human sex trafficking involving a preteen, police said.Simon Hessler, an Ellington resident and the owner and manager of Baymont Inn and Suites in Manchester, was busted by Connecticut State Police following an investigation into underage human sex trafficking. Hessler was allegedly ...

  3. Police: Dog Bites Man On Post Road As Woman Refuses To Pick Up After Her Pet

    Police: Dog Bites Man On Post Road As Woman Refuses To Pick Up After Her Pet

    A business owner who approached a woman who failed to pick up after her dogs outside his business suffered a bite wound to his leg during the confrontation, prompting a police investigation.The man met with a Darien Animal Control officer on Tuesday, Nov. 6, when he said he was leaving his retail establishment at 365 Boston Post Road, when he noticed a woman on the property walking ...

  4. Man Accused Of Stealing $1.6K Worth Of Items At Target On Post Road

    Man Accused Of Stealing $1.6K Worth Of Items At Target On Post Road

    A wanted man is behind bars after allegedly violating his probation and stealing more than $1,600 in items from Target.Officers from the Milford Police Department were dispatched to the Target location on Boston Post Road on Nov. 11, where there was a report of a shoplifter who had been taken into custody.According to police, the investigation into the shoplifting incident determined ...

  5. Man With Active Warrant Issued In Ridgefield Taken Into Custody In Wilton

    Man With Active Warrant Issued In Ridgefield Taken Into Custody In Wilton

    A man with a warrant out for his arrest is in police custody after allegedly violating his probation.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to an EMS call on Linden Tree Road shortly before midnight on Nov. 9. Upon arrival, they were met by Wilton resident Ryan Kennedy, who had an outstanding PRAWN warrant that had been issued by the Ridgefield Police ...

  6. Gazebo Fire Spreads To Stamford Home

    Gazebo Fire Spreads To Stamford Home

    A fire was nearly too hot to handle for a Stamford family when a blaze broke out in a gazebo and spread to a Glenbrook home.Crews from the Stamford Fire Department were dispatched to an Oscar Street home shortly before 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning, where there were multiple reports of a gazebo fire in the back of the house.Upon arrival at the home, firefighters found a gazebo fully ...

  7. 69-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Woman Stabbed In Neck At Area Motel 6

    69-Year-Old Suspect Nabbed After Woman Stabbed In Neck At Area Motel 6

    A woman was hospitalized after being stabbed at an area Motel 6.Police were called to Motel 6 on East Main Street in Branford at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, following reports of a woman who was stabbed in the neck. As officers arrived, they found their suspect, 69-year-old John Ginnetti, who was attempting to leave the parking lot of the motel.The woman was transported ...

  8. Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Area

    Opening Date Set For New Whole Foods In Area

    The area's newest Whole Foods store will be opening just in time for the holidays.The 40,000-square-foot location is set to open at Chappaqua Crossing on Wednesday, Dec. 12, complete with a grand opening complete with complimentary coffee on North Bedford Road.“We are excited to be part of the greater Chappaqua and Northern Westchester community,”  Alex Saa, the store team leader, ...

  9. Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    An investigation into a domestic violence incident in Connecticut led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a second person who then stabbed him in the leg with a pocket knife in self-defense, police said.Members of the Milford Police Department were dispatched to the Woodmont Road Motel on Monday, Nov. 12, where there was a report of a possible domestic violence incident. Upon ...

  10. Lexus SUV Drives Across Grassy Areas, Over Tree Stumps At Park In Darien

    Lexus SUV Drives Across Grassy Areas, Over Tree Stumps At Park In Darien

    Police are investigating an incident involving an erratic driver who allegedly drove through a popular park in Darien in a luxury SUV.The Darien Police Department received a report at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 5, of an erratic driver who entered Tilley Pond Park and drove through the grass, leaving several spots of damage.Police said that when officers arrived at the park, the ...

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