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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. CT Woman Who Embezzled $190K From Employer Sentenced

    CT Woman Who Embezzled $190K From Employer Sentenced

    A Connecticut woman is heading to prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $200,000 from her employer and failing to pay income tax on that income.Windsor resident Rebecca Block, 43, has been sentenced in court to a term of 12 months and one day in prison, followed by a year of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false return for embezzling an ...

  2. Fairfield County Man, 27, Who Crashes Car Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    Fairfield County Man, 27, Who Crashes Car Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is facing multiple charges after being busted with cocaine following a crash on Old Yorktown Road when he was allegedly impaired, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Old Yorktown Road (Route 132), where there was a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries and a vehicle on its side.Upon arrival at the scene, police said ...

  3. CT Man Found Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Teen Girls

    CT Man Found Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Teen Girls

    A Connecticut man is facing life in prison after being found guilty of sex trafficking minors.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the arrest of Hartford resident Toney “Blaze” Kelsey, 26, who was found guilty of trafficking minors at a trial that began last week, on May 15.According to evidence introduced at the trial, in May 2015, Kelsey ...

  4. Connecticut Man, 31, Killed In Vermont Plane Crash

    Connecticut Man, 31, Killed In Vermont Plane Crash

    A Connecticut man has been identified as the pilot and single occupant of a small plane that crashed in Vermont, according to state police.A state police investigation in Vermont determined that a 1975 Piper PA-34-200T plane traveling from Burlington, Vermont, to Oxford in Connecticut that crashed near Bald Mountain in Vermont earlier this week was being operated by 31-year-old Ramsey ...

  5. Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Route 7 Subway Armed Robbery

    Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Route 7 Subway Armed Robbery

    Do you know him?Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect involved in an alleged armed robbery at a Subway restaurant on Route 7 in Fairfield County.Investigators from the Ridgefield Police Department were dispatched to the restaurant on Ethan Allen Highway - more commonly known as Route 7 - on Sunday, May 20, where there was a ...

  6. McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    Thousands of summer jobs are coming to Connecticut.McDonald’s announced that with summer rapidly approaching, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner-Operators Association is expected to hire approximately 2,000 restaurant employees, namely those looking to pursue their education.According to officials, the company recently announced that it is “allocating $150 million over five years ...

  7. CT Man Gives Up Home, $750K In Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking Case

    CT Man Gives Up Home, $750K In Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking Case

    A Connecticut man is forfeiting his home and more than $750,000 after pleading guilty to his role in a drug trafficking and money laundering scheme with his wife, a former registered nurse in the state.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Windsor Locks resident Oscar Montoya, 62, has pleaded guilty in district court for his involvement ...

  8. Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Memorial Day Weekend Gas Prices Will Be Highest In Years, AAA Warns

    Local residents planning on traveling on Memorial Day will see the highest prices at the pump in four years, according to AAA.Gas prices have jumped 12 cents in the past two weeks, leading to a national average of $2.93 per gallon, with the average price in this area well over $3 per gallon. The jump comes days after President Donald Trump decision to withdraw the United States from the ...

  9. Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Steroid Distribution Charge

    Former Police Officer Pleads Guilty To Steroid Distribution Charge

    A former police officer in Connecticut has pleaded guilty to distributing steroids.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that East Haven resident Bryan Kelly, 46, a former member of the Hamden Police Department waived his right to be indicted on Monday and has pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute ...

  10. 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 ...

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