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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. Fairfield County Grocery Store Owner Sentenced In $50K Embezzled Income Tax Case

    Fairfield County Grocery Store Owner Sentenced In $50K Embezzled Income Tax Case

    A grocer operating a store in Fairfield County has been sentenced to time behind bars and a $100,000 fine after pleading guilty to failing to pay more than $50,000 in taxes over several years.Oxford resident Samir Fattah, 55, has been sentenced to three months in prison, followed by three months of home confinement and a year of supervised release after pleaded guilty in federal court ...

  2. Man Threatens To Kill Woman, Milford Police Say

    Man Threatens To Kill Woman, Milford Police Say

    Police in Connecticut apprehended an area man who allegedly threatened to kill a woman over the phone.Investigators from the Milford Police Department received a report on Monday afternoon from a woman who alleges that someone had left her the threat on a voicemail on her phone.The investigation into the voicemail led police to Milford resident Huseyin Unal, 44, who was subsequently ...

  3. Pair Caught After Fleeing Area Walmart With Stolen Items

    Pair Caught After Fleeing Area Walmart With Stolen Items

    A pair were busted by police in Fairfield County over the weekend after allegedly shoplifting from a Walmart before becoming combative with a loss prevention officer.Police said that Danbury residents Delton Rogers, 22, and Luis Torres, 26, were arrested on Saturday, Aug. 18 for shoplifting at Walmart on Newtown Road after they were spotted entering and stealing merchandise from the ...

  4. Man Caught With 12 Pounds Of Pot After Stop For Unsafe Lane Change On Hutch, Police Say

    Man Caught With 12 Pounds Of Pot After Stop For Unsafe Lane Change On Hutch, Police Say

    An unsafe lane change on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester led to the seizure of a dozen pounds of marijuana from a driver in Harrison.Randolph, Mass. resident Tan Van Nguyen, 55, was driving northbound on the Hutchinson River Parkway near North Street in Harrison on Wednesday, Aug. 15, when he was suddenly veered from the left lane into the right lane, forcing a second ...

  5. Man Threatens To Use Firearm In New Canaan Dispute, Police Say

    Man Threatens To Use Firearm In New Canaan Dispute, Police Say

    Police intervention was required in New Canaan when a man threatened to use a gun during a domestic dispute between two occupants of a local residence over the weekend.Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched shortly before 12:45 a.m. on Saturday morning to a Jelliff Mill Road residence, where there was a reported domestic dispute involving two people.The ...

  6. Stamford Man Exposes Himself, Urinates On CT Transit Bus, Police Say

    Stamford Man Exposes Himself, Urinates On CT Transit Bus, Police Say

    A man is facing criminal charges after allegedly exposing himself on a Connecticut Transit bus and urinating in the middle of the day in Fairfield County. The Greenwich Police Department received a report of the man shortly before 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, near Railroad Avenue, of the man, who exposed himself and urinated, investigators said.Officers were dispatched to the area and ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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