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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. Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Overdose Deaths From Opioids Hit Record High In 2017

    Opioids continue to plague the country, as overdose deaths peaked toa record high last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Preliminary estimates from the CDC found that drug overdoses killed nearly 72,000 people in America in 2017, a record number and rise of approximately 10 percent. The count includes deaths that occurred in all 50 states and the District of ...

  2. Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police were forced to intervene and arrest a New Canaan man who allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit emails to a woman.Investigators from the New Canaan Police Department received a complaint on Aug. 15 of harassing emails that were being sent, marking the second time it has happened over the past few weeks. Police said the emails were sexually explicit and caused concern for ...

  3. New Round Of Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled On I-684

    New Round Of Weeklong Lane Closures Scheduled On I-684

    There will be more lane closures in both directions on I-684 in Westchester as crews perform maintenance in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting Monday, Aug. 20, there will be closures northbound and southbound on the interstate between exit 1 (I-287 entrance ramp) and exit 2 (Route 120). Those ...

  4. Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Prime members are getting a new bonus from their subscription, as the company joins forces with recently acquired Whole Foods Market to develop a curbside pickup service.Customers in select areas will be able to place orders through the Amazon Prime app, which will essentially turn Whole Foods Markets into a drive-through, with employees loading groceries into cars upon arrival. ...

  5. DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    An early morning traffic stop led to a host of charges for a man who was busted by Connecticut State Police troopers with heroin, cocaine and other drugs in his car.Troopers stopped Middletown resident Austin Dwight Rhinehart, 28, shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, after he was spotted driving erratically on Route 9 in Chester. Police said that his vehicle was found swerving ...

  6. Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  7. Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man who was in violation of an active restraining order.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Lafayette Court at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, where there was a report of a man and woman who were yelling at one another.Police said that the investigation found that Greenwich resident Kevin ...

  8. Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Connecticut State Police troopers recovered a stolen handgun and busted a man in possession of crack cocaine and other drugs during a speeding stop on I-84.Troopers conducting an enforcement detail on I-84 near exit 66 in Vernon stopped a vehicle when it was clocked going 84 mph on the interstate. During the subsequent stop, while talking to the occupants of the car, police said that ...

  9. Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 35-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly attempting to break down the door of a Greenwich home following an argument.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a Green Lane home shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, where there was a report of a verbal agreement between a man and woman. Police said that the man was reportedly attempting to break ...

  10. State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    Did you see anything?Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on I-91.Troopers were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I-91 at the exit 13 off-ramp in Wallington at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, where there was a report of a car that had struck a pedestrian.Police ...

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