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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. Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Connecticut State Police officials are encouraging the community to lock their cars at night as detectives continue their investigation into a suspicious man who was caught on surveillance cameras peering into a car looking for property to steal.Police are investigating an attempted break-in that occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Durham outside a local home, where a man ...

  2. Suspect Who Wrote $23,000 In Fake Checks Surrenders To Police In Westport

    Suspect Who Wrote $23,000 In Fake Checks Surrenders To Police In Westport

    A Waterbury man is behind bars after surrendering himself into police custody following his failure to appear for court proceedings involving a forgery arrest.The Westport Police Department announced that Michael McCrorken turned himself in at police headquarters at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for a previous ...

  3. Family Impacted By Stratford House Fire Getting A Helping Hand

    Family Impacted By Stratford House Fire Getting A Helping Hand

    The American Red Cross is assisting a Stratford family that is cleaning up the damage from a Wednesday afternoon house fire.Firefighters were dispatched to a Mary Avenue home at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there were reports of a structure fire, officials said. The call came as crews were cleaning up from an earlier fire on Howard Street.Fire officials said ...

  4. Man Charged With Assault In Westport Domestic Incident

    Man Charged With Assault In Westport Domestic Incident

    A verbal disagreement turned physical in Westport led to multiple charges for a Connecticut man who was busted by police.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a Westport home at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, where there were reports of an assault in progress.Once at the scene, officers said that further investigation determined that a verbal ...

  5. One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    One Of 10 Crashes Caused By Drowsy Drivers, Study Finds

    A recently released research study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has revealed that drowsiness is one of the most prevalent causes that lead to crashes.“The most in-depth drowsy driving research ever conducted in the U.S. using footage of everyday drivers found that the percentage of crashes involving drowsiness is nearly eight times higher than federal estimates indicate,” ...

  6. Narcotics, Cash Seized Following Vehicle Stop Near Fairfield County Border

    Narcotics, Cash Seized Following Vehicle Stop Near Fairfield County Border

    A Connecticut State Police canine led the way during an early morning traffic stop on Route 114 that led to the arrest of two men who were in possession of nearly $2,500 cash, cocaine and other drugs.Patrol officers from the Bridgeport troop conducting a motor vehicle enforcement detail stopped 20-year-old Hamden resident Jocelyn Nyas Serrano-Rivera at approximately 12:30 a.m. on ...

  7. Fairfield City Named Connecticut's 'Best To Live In'

    Fairfield City Named Connecticut's 'Best To Live In'

    As if anyone who calls it home needed to be told, Danbury has once again been named one of the top 50 cities to live in the United States by 24/7 Wall St.In their latest "Best Cities to Live in Every State," Danbury earned top honors in New York (seventh overall), just behind Centennial in Colorado and a spot ahead of Wilmington, D.E. Hoover, Alabama topped the list. To ...

  8. Missing 20-Month-Old Fairfield County Baby Found Safe

    Missing 20-Month-Old Fairfield County Baby Found Safe

    The Silver Alert that was issued for a missing 1-year-old in Norwalk has been lifted after the infant was located.The Norwalk Police Department announced that the Silver Alert for 20-month old Charmae Brown has been canceled after she was located and found to be safe and sound, police said. She has been reunited with her motherThe Silver Alert was first issued shortly after 5:30 p.m. on ...

  9. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have released the identity of the 60-year-old Westchester man who was fatally struck by a Metro-North train in Westchester on Monday afternoon.The MTA investigation into the fatal strike of Jeffery Cooney of Bronxville,  the unauthorized man who was on the tracks of the Fleetwood station concluded, a Metro-North spokesperson said on Tuesday morning.Shortly after 1:15 p.m. on ...

  10. Fairfield Health Officials: Be A 'Kung Flu Fighter' As Fatal Cases Rise

    Fairfield Health Officials: Be A 'Kung Flu Fighter' As Fatal Cases Rise

    As the country continues to battle one of the worst flu seasons in recorded history, the Fairfield Health Department is urging local residents to get vaccinated for the flu to help curb the spreading of the virus.The Fairfield Health Department announced that it will be participating in a statewide Flu Vaccination Day, urging all residents to get a flu shot and be a “Kung Flu Fighter.” ...

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