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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. Know Him? Police Attempting To ID Porch Pirate Suspect In Fairfield County

    Know Him? Police Attempting To ID Porch Pirate Suspect In Fairfield County

    Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a porch pirate caught on camera stealing a package.Stratford Police released a surveillance video on Tuesday of a suspect, who can be seen stuffing a package from a local home into a bag before pulling away in an SUV.The video, which was released on social media, can be seen in its completion, here.Investigators ...

  2. New Fairfield Public Schools To Reopen On Wednesday

    New Fairfield Public Schools To Reopen On Wednesday

    With crews continuing to work around the clock to clean up from last week’s storm that uprooted trees and downed utility lines, schools in New Fairfield are set to reopen on Wednesday after being forced to shutter its doors for five days.As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, more than a week after the storm struck, 1,244 of Eversource’s 1,270,056 customers remained without power, ...

  3. Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    Teen Mistakes Gas Pedal For Brake, Drives Into Westchester Storefront

    A teenage driver accidentally drove a Jeep into the storefront of a Westchester supermarket shortly before noon on Monday, May 21.Police were dispatched to DeCicco Family Markets in Scarsdale, when the motorist jumped the curb, causing minor damage to the building.Police said that the 17-year-old driver told officers that she pressed on the gas pedal thinking that she was applying the ...

  4. Storm 'Sightseers' Being Reported At Parks Closed Due To Storm Damage

    Storm 'Sightseers' Being Reported At Parks Closed Due To Storm Damage

    As crews continue cleaning up from last week’s severe line of storms, police officials are warning local storm ‘sightseers’ to stay clear of contractors and parks closed because of damage.According to the Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police, there is still extensive storm damage to a number of state parks and forests throughout the area following Tuesday’s storm, which ...

  5. Power Back At Brookfield Schools, But They'll Stay Closed Till Wednesday

    Power Back At Brookfield Schools, But They'll Stay Closed Till Wednesday

    Power has been restored to Brookfield Public Schools, but they will remain closed until midweek as crews continue cleaning up from last week’s storm that has led to dangerous roadways throughout the town.School officials said that while Eversource and local DPW crews continue to restore power in the area, and power has been restored to the schools, “there remains multiple stretches of ...

  6. Eversource Cites 'Steady Progress' In Restoring Power To Hardest Hit Areas

    Eversource Cites 'Steady Progress' In Restoring Power To Hardest Hit Areas

    Eversource’s “army of crews” is making “steady progress” as they continue to restore power to customers in areas of Northern Fairfield County nearly a week after a storm rocked the region.The storm that struck on Tuesday, May 15, uprooting trees and downing utility poles has left thousands without power in Connecticut, as 6,238 outages were still being reported on Monday.In Brookfield, ...

  7. Seen It? 1968 Mustang Stolen From Danbury Road Auto Body Shop

    Seen It? 1968 Mustang Stolen From Danbury Road Auto Body Shop

    Have you seen this vintage ride around town?Police in New Milford have issued an alert regarding a 1968 gray Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 that was last seen at the Bennett Automotive auto body shop on Danbury Road before it was allegedly stolen.According to police, the Mustang was last seen at the auto shop on Oct. 3, 2016, when it was listed for sale. The investigation into the stolen ...

  8. This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    It’s no secret that raising a family in Connecticut has enormous benefits, but where is best? Old Greenwich took top honors as the best in the state earning A+ grades across the board, according to a report released by Niche this week, which ranked the best places to raise a family in New York based on the quality of public schools, safety, affordability and access to family amenities ...

  9. Retired CT Nurse Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking

    Retired CT Nurse Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking

    A former nurse from Connecticut is forfeiting her home and more than $750,000 after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering for more than a decade.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Windsor Locks resident Christine Miles, 59, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to ...

  10. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

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