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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. Fox News Host Apologizes To Country Club In Area Over Seating

    Fox News Host Apologizes To Country Club In Area Over Seating

    A Fox News host took to Twitter this week to complain about a prominent Westchester country club allegedly not allowing her or her family to get a table, though she's now backing down her stance.Melissa Francis, the co-anchor on Fox News’ "Outnumbered" and Fox Business Network’s "After the Bell" claimed that her family would not be seated at Siwanoy Country Club in ...

  2. Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    A suicide “game” involving a person dubbed “Momo" targeting teens on a prominent messaging app is sparking concern.“Momo” has become a viral challenge that asks people to add a contact on the WhatsApp app, and they are then encouraged to commit self-harm or suicide. The “game” has spread nationwide.According to Fox News, police in Mexico say that “Momo” started in a Facebook group, ...

  3. Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    With storms potentially approaching, the scheduled weekend closure of Route 25 in Monroe has been postponed.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert on Friday, noting that the closure has been rescheduled for next weekend.Police said that Route 25 is now scheduled to be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 and should last through 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. During the ...

  4. CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    A former tax preparer in Connecticut is heading to prison and must pay back more than $400,000 for preparing false tax returns and underpaying his own federal taxes.Waterbury resident Michael Mir, 41, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison following a four-year scheme through a tax preparation practice he operated in his hometown.From 2012 through 2015, Mir prepared more than ...

  5. Fairfield County Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    Fairfield County Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    A convicted felon in Fairfield County is heading back behind bars after pleading guilty to menacing a woman and child with illegal weapons in Connecticut.Stratford resident Matthew Petrovitch has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing guns and ammunition, John Durham, United States Attorney for the District of ...

  6. Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    A self-described drug addict is facing a host of charges after allegedly threatening a Danbury pharmacist with a gun to get amphetamines.Thomas James Redmond, 22, was arrested on Sunday, July 29, Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams announced this week, following a brief investigation to an alleged robbery at Rite Aid on Mill Plain Road.Police said that Redmond, a Ridgefield resident, ...

  7. Seen Him? Alert Issued For Man At Large After Fleeing From Police On I-84

    Seen Him? Alert Issued For Man At Large After Fleeing From Police On I-84

    Know him? New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect wanted for tampering with evidence, escaping and resisting arrest earlier this month in Putnam County.Police said that Tariq Yacub is wanted by the Town of Southeast Court after he fled from troopers on I-84 on July 9. Yacub also has a warrant out for his arrest in ...

  8. Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    "Shark Week" took a very real turn for a fisherman in Rhode Island.A 6-foot great white was captured at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday by a fisherman off the coast of Rhode Island, according to a social media post by Michael Lorello. The shark was corraled approximately three-quarters of a mile off Miquamicut Beach.Lorello posted pictures of the shark on Facebook, showing ...

  9. Fairfield County Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    Fairfield County Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    A Fairfield County teenager should hope that Tom Brady really is planning on playing until he’s 45 after getting his signature tattooed on her arm.Megan Uhrynowski, 19, of Stratford attended the Patriot’s training camp earlier this week, where she locked eyes with the star quarterback and reportedly stuck out her arm, had Brady sign it, and went on to get a tattoo of the signature ...

  10. Hood Recalls Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk

    Hood Recalls Vanilla Almond Breeze Milk

    Did you buy it?Thousands of cartons of almond milk that were shipped to the tristate area are being recalled for a potential allergen.HP Hood LLC has voluntarily recalled approximately 145,254 half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk for a potential allergen that may not be listed on the label. People with an allergy or sensitivity to milk may run the risk ...

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