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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 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 ...

  2. Recall Issued For Crayons That May Contain Glass

    Recall Issued For Crayons That May Contain Glass

    Parents are being warned to double-check their children’s crayons following a federal recall of multi-color sets that contain glass in them.The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recently recalled thousands of sets of Colorations brand extra-large crayons, when glass was found in red crayons, posing a potential risk of laceration to the user.The recall is specific to ...

  3. Bridgeport Grocery Store Owner Charged With Filing False Tax Returns

    Bridgeport Grocery Store Owner Charged With Filing False Tax Returns

    A grocer operating a store in Fairfield County is facing 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 waived his right to be indicted and has pleaded guilty in federal court to filing a false tax return, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of ...

  4. Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    State Police in Connecticut are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate several vehicles that were stolen in the past week.Connecticut State Police issued an alert regarding four stolen vehicles, including a Porsche and Mercedes Benz, that have been taken from the driveways of residences in Washington Depot in Litchfield County.According to investigators with the Washington ...

  5. State Police Issue Memorial Day Weekend Advisory To Motorists

    State Police Issue Memorial Day Weekend Advisory To Motorists

    With one of the busiest driving weekends of the year here, Connecticut State Police will ramp up enforcement details statewide during the celebrations.Connecticut State Police troopers will be out in force during Memorial Day Weekend, targeting everything from motorists traveling too fast or while impaired, to those not wearing seatbelts or violating vehicle and traffic laws.Police said ...

  6. CT Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin, Fentanyl To OD Victim

    CT Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin, Fentanyl To OD Victim

    As part of a statewide police crackdown, a Connecticut man is facing two decades in prison after pleading guilty to selling opioids that led to a fatal overdose.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that 22-year-old Hartford resident Jose Gonzalez - who has aliases that include “Montana,” “Beat Montana,” and Carl Montana - has ...

  7. Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    The search is on for a new schools superintendent in Greenwich after recently appointed Jill Gildea unexpectedly announced that she would be relocating her family to Utah.Greenwich School officials announced on Friday that Gildea is stepping down from her position at the helm of the district after being appointed as superintendent in July last year. Officials said she will be departing ...

  8. Stamford Trash-Hauling Owner Agrees To Pay $356K For Failing To File Taxes

    Stamford Trash-Hauling Owner Agrees To Pay $356K For Failing To File Taxes

    A 71-year-old trash-hauling owner is facing prison time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to failing to file tax returns for more than a decade in the Stamford area and parts of Westchester County.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that Stamford resident Wayne Margarum has pleaded guilty to two ...

  9. Seen Him? Police Ask Public's Help In Finding Wanted Norwalk Suspect

    Seen Him? Police Ask Public's Help In Finding Wanted Norwalk Suspect

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue efforts to track down a man wanted on multiple charges dating back to an incident last year in Fairfield County.The Norwalk Police Department issued an alert this week regarding Francisco Reyes, who is wanted by law enforcement agency on multiple warrants for charges that include burglary and larceny.Police ...

  10. CT State Police K-9 Officer Will Get Protective Vest

    CT State Police K-9 Officer Will Get Protective Vest

    The next time Connecticut State Police canine Porter steps out into the field, he’ll be sporting some of the same protective gear as his human partner.Porter is the happy recipient of a new bullet and stab protective vest, which was donated from Vested Interest in K9s, a not-for-profit organization. The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Kim Dance in Harwington and is expected ...

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