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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. Accused Shoplifter Eats Counterfeit Bill While Being Questioned, Police Say

    Accused Shoplifter Eats Counterfeit Bill While Being Questioned, Police Say

    A man took an interesting approach to destroying evidence when he was caught with counterfeit money: he ate it.Police investigators in Milford were alerted by a loss prevention agent at Sears on Boston Post Road of a shoplifter who had been taken into custody shortly after noon on Tuesday. The investigation into the alleged shoplifting incident found that New Haven resident Mizraim ...

  2. Know Them Or This Car? These Vehicle Break-In Suspects Used Stolen Credit Cards, Police Say

    Know Them Or This Car? These Vehicle Break-In Suspects Used Stolen Credit Cards, Police Say

    Do you know any of them?Police in Connecticut are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate several suspects who allegedly broke into several vehicles in the area.The Milford Police Department released surveillance photos of three suspects - two men and a woman - who allegedly broke into several vehicles, stole credit cards and went on to use them at several local ...

  3. Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    Brake Problem Prompts Recall Of 10 GM Models

    General Motors has recalled more than 200,000 Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC vehicles due to an issue with the brake system that may increase the risk of a potential crash.The affected vehicles - 10 different models in all - are equipped with brakes with defective pistons. Hydrogen gas from the defective pistons can be released into the brake system, causing hazards for motorists.If ...

  4. Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled On Merritt Parkway

    Weeks-Long Lane Closures Scheduled On Merritt Parkway

    A bridge maintenance project on the Merritt Parkway will lead to lane closures and delays for more than a week in Fairfield County.The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that the nighttime bridge project will take place on the parkway (Route 15) beginning on Monday, Sept. 17 in Norwalk. The closures are expected to take place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night, from Sept. ...

  5. Multi-Family House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford

    Multi-Family House Fire Breaks Out In Stamford

    Firefighters in Stamford made quick work of a late night blaze that broke out in the top floor of a local multi-family home.Members of the Stamford Fire Department responded to a Washington Boulevard home shortly before 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, when a local resident walked into the South End Fire Station and reported that his building was on fire.Units from that station, with an ...

  6. Former CT Police Officer Who Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    Former CT Police Officer Who Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    A former police officer in Connecticut has been sentenced after admitting to distributing steroids.East Haven resident Bryan Kelly, 46, a former member of the Hamden Police Department, has been sentenced to three years of probation, the first six of which must be served in home confinement with location monitoring, after pleading guilty to distributing anabolic steroids. He was also ...

  7. Two Vehicles Stolen In Fairfield County

    Two Vehicles Stolen In Fairfield County

    Police are reinforcing a message to area residents: lock your cars at night and don’t leave the keys inside.Two vehicles were stolen in Newtown over the weekend: the first from Currituck Road, the second from Old Bethel Road, in the early morning hours of Friday, Sept. 7. Police noted that both vehicles had the keys left in them before they were stolen.Police said that one of the ...

  8. Teen Driving Without License Caught After Crash In Greenwich, Police Say

    Teen Driving Without License Caught After Crash In Greenwich, Police Say

    A teenager without a valid license driving a stolen car attempted to flee the scene of a crash in the area, police said.Officers were dispatched to Harding Road in Greenwich at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, where there was a report of a crash on the roadway, with the driver of the vehicle running away from the scene.Shortly after their investigation began, Greenwich ...

  9. Area Resident Pleads Guilty To Violating Sex Offender Registration Law

    Area Resident Pleads Guilty To Violating Sex Offender Registration Law

    A convicted sex offender who forced a teenager to view sexual activity admitted to failing to register as a sex offender in Connecticut for nearly two years after claiming he moved to Puerto Rico.Ismael Sanchez Colon pleaded guilty this week in Bridgeport District Court to violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act following his conviction in Wisconsin for causing a ...

  10. Police: Female Passenger From Danbury Hits Cop After Man Charged With DWI

    Police: Female Passenger From Danbury Hits Cop After Man Charged With DWI

    A woman from Danbury became combative during a traffic stop on Route 22, allegedly striking a Putnam County Sheriff’s Sergeant attempting to take her into custody.A Sheriff’s Deputy stopped Danbury resident Ronald Rodas-Loor, 22, shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 on Route 22 in Southeast, when he was spotted committing a violation. During the stop, while speaking with ...

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