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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. Felon In Fairfield County Admits To Possessing Firearms

    Felon In Fairfield County Admits To Possessing Firearms

    A convicted felon in Fairfield County is facing up to a decade in prison after pleading guilty to a weapons charge in federal court.Bridgeport resident Tyeshon King, 31, pleaded guilty in New Haven federal court to possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.On March 24 last year, King was caught in possession of a Taurus 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a Taurus .40-caliber ...

  2. Road Closure Alert Issued In Fairfield County

    Road Closure Alert Issued In Fairfield County

    An emergency declaration has been put out by the Connecticut State Department of Transportation for a busy roadway in Northern Fairfield County.The CTDOT announced that on beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, there will be a closure of Route 37 South slightly north - an estimated 150 to 200 feet - of the turn for Big Trail, near the Sherman-New Fairfield line for roadwork.According ...

  3. New Round Of Weekday Roadwork Scheduled On I-684

    New Round Of Weekday Roadwork Scheduled On I-684

    There will be weekday lane closures for several days on I-684 as contracting crews continue maintenance work.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an advisory cautioning that from 9:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m., there will be closures on the northbound lanes of the interstate between exit 2 (Route 120) and exit 3 (Route 22) in Harrison and North Castle. The work is planned ...

  4. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Westport Theft Suspect

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Westport Theft Suspect

    Seen him? Police investigators in Westport are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to locate a man who allegedly stole someone’s identity.The Westport Police Department released surveillance photos of a suspect who can be seen entering a Walgreens location in town, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Anyone with information, or who recognizes the suspect, has been asked to ...

  5. Trump Family's Biggest Legal Threat From SDNY Prosecutors, Not Mueller, Experts Say

    Trump Family's Biggest Legal Threat From SDNY Prosecutors, Not Mueller, Experts Say

    Prosecutors from the Southern District of New York are set to take the Trump organization to task for various offenses, according to legal experts and multiple reports.In the past week, the Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) has accepted a guilty plea from President Donald Trump's former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and ...

  6. Dominican National Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking In Connecticut

    Dominican National Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking In Connecticut

    A Dominican national who had already been deported twice is heading to prison for trafficking heroin in Connecticut and other immigration offenses.Jorge Taveras-DeJesus, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, who formerly lived in Lawrence, Massachusetts, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for distributing heroin and for illegally ...

  7. Stamford Man Faces DUI Charge In Hudson Valley

    Stamford Man Faces DUI Charge In Hudson Valley

    With law enforcement agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly a dozen who found themselves charged overnight.Local residents charged were:Orange CountyOn Thursday, Aug. 30, State Police in Highland arrested Michelle Davis, 47, of Newburgh, for DWAI. She was traveling on Parr Lake Drive in Newburgh when she was stopped for ...

  8. CT Man Who Hacked Into More Than 200 Apple iCloud Accounts Sentenced

    CT Man Who Hacked Into More Than 200 Apple iCloud Accounts Sentenced

    A Connecticut man is heading to prison after flying too close to the iCloud.North Branford resident George Garofano, 26, has been sentenced to eight months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to  a computer hacking offense related to a phishing scheme that gave him access to hundreds of Apple iCloud accounts, several of which belonged to ...

  9. Man Who Hit Cars After Leaving Bar In Fairfield County Faces DUI Charge

    Man Who Hit Cars After Leaving Bar In Fairfield County Faces DUI Charge

    After drinking at a Fairfield County country club, a man who was caught walking into multiple cars on the way to his own, then driving into several others, was arrested for a DUI, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to the Longshore Country Club at approximately 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, where there was a report of a vehicle that had struck several ...

  10. Man Admits To CT Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefit Scheme

    Man Admits To CT Identity Theft, Unemployment Benefit Scheme

    A man has admitted to stealing the identities of people in 38 states - including Connecticut - to obtain unemployment insurance benefits.Illinois resident has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and is facing up to two years in prison, for fraudulently filing claims with the Connecticut Department of Labor for unemployment benefits in the names of identity theft victims, using ...

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