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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. Man Admits To Shipping Large Amounts Of Pot To CT After $404K Seized

    Man Admits To Shipping Large Amounts Of Pot To CT After $404K Seized

    A 38-year-old man who conspired to distribute hundreds of pounds of marijuana in and around Fairfield County is facing decades in prison after pleading guilty in District Court in Bridgeport.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District Connecticut announced on Tuesday that Atlanta resident Shamar “Sheist” Madden has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and ...

  2. Stamford Man Caught With Loaded BB Gun In New Canaan, Police Say

    Stamford Man Caught With Loaded BB Gun In New Canaan, Police Say

    A routine traffic stop led to a weapons charge for a 20-year-old who ran a red light with a BB gun in the back seat in New Canaan.An officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning spotted a vehicle traveling off exit 36 of the Merritt Parkway fail to obey a red light, turning right without making a complete stop before turning south ...

  3. Fairfield Man Committed Sex Acts With Child In Norwalk, Police Say

    Fairfield Man Committed Sex Acts With Child In Norwalk, Police Say

    A 46-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly engaging in sexual activity with a minor in Norwalk, police said.Investigators from the Norwalk Police Department received information that Fairfield resident Angelo Capoccia, 46, had allegedly engaged in “numerous recent activities of sexual contact with a juvenile,” prompting further investigation by detectives.The subsequent ...

  4. Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline demand has hit an all-time high, as prices at the pump continue to rise to the highest point since a peak in the summer of 2015.According to the Energy Information Administration, at month's end, gasoline demand was at 9.857 million barrels a day, the highest level ever recorded in April.This past week, Connecticut (10 cents), New Jersey (10 cents) and New York (seven cents) ...

  5. Fairfield County Landscaper Sentenced For Filing False Return Owes $150K

    Fairfield County Landscaper Sentenced For Filing False Return Owes $150K

    A former landscaper based out of Norwalk is heading to prison and owes more than $150,000 to the IRS after being busted for filing false tax returns and underreporting employee wages for several years.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that Norwalk resident Candido “Candide” Valadares, 57, has been sentenced to two months in prison, ...

  6. Police: Motorist Blocking Entrance To Riverside McDonald's Under Influence

    Police: Motorist Blocking Entrance To Riverside McDonald's Under Influence

    An allegedly drunk driver is facing charges after being busted passed out in his vehicle blocking the entrance of a Riverside McDonald’s.Members of the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to McDonald’s on East Putnam Avenue shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Sunday morning, where there was a report of a man asleep behind the wheel, blocking the driveway into the eatery.Upon arrival at ...

  7. Teen Suspect In Westport Larcenies Nabbed In Stolen Car After I-95 Chase

    Teen Suspect In Westport Larcenies Nabbed In Stolen Car After I-95 Chase

    A teenager is facing a series of charges after being busted in a stolen vehicle following a pursuit involving state and local law enforcement on I-95 in Westport.Shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Connecticut State Police troopers were notified by officers at the Westport Police Department that they were in pursuit of a pair of vehicles, including an Acura that was wanted in ...

  8. New Update On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Issued By CDC

    New Update On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Issued By CDC

    Consumers are being reminded to avoid romaine lettuce in the produce aisle as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues collecting information about an E. coli outbreak that could make people sick.Dozens have been sickened in recent weeks, including patients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the CDC, which reported that the contamination outbreak stems ...

  9. Amazon Hikes Cost Of Prime Service By 20 Percent

    Amazon Hikes Cost Of Prime Service By 20 Percent

    Amazon Prime is about to cost customers a few more dimes.Actually, more than a few.A 20-percent increase to be precise.Citing new Prime features and increased costs, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced on Thursday afternoon that the cost of membership will be upped to $119 annually beginning on May 11 for new customers. Existing members will see their bill increased as of June 16.Prime ...

  10. Historic Increase In Hit-And-Run Fatalities Reported By AAA

    Historic Increase In Hit-And-Run Fatalities Reported By AAA

    AAA is calling on drivers to be more alert, and cyclists and pedestrians to be more aware on the roadways as the number of fatal hit-and-runs spiked to an all-time high.More than one hit-and-run crash occurs every minute on U.S. roads, according to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Those incidents resulted in 2,049 deaths last year – the highest number on record and a ...

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