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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. Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Connected To 653 CT Crashes

    Tread Lightly: Worn Tires Connected To 653 CT Crashes

    With the busy summer driving season heating up, AAA is asking motorists to check their tires before taking off on the road.Driving on worn tires at highway speeds on wet pavement increases your average stopping distance by 43%, compared to new tires, AAA officials noted, reminding motorists to regularly check their tread depth.According to testing done by AAA and the Automobile Club of ...

  2. Stamford Man, 62, Charged With DWI After Motorist Reports Near Crash

    Stamford Man, 62, Charged With DWI After Motorist Reports Near Crash

    A wrong-way driver from Fairfield County who nearly caused a crash on Route 303 was allegedly driving while under the influence and is facing a misdemeanor charge after being stopped by police in Orangetown.Officers from the Orangetown Police Department were dispatched to Route 303 in Blauvelt shortly before 10 p.m. on Friday, June 1, where there was a report of an erratic driver who ...

  3. Employee At New Canaan Facility Stole $1,100, Police Say

    Employee At New Canaan Facility Stole $1,100, Police Say

    Following a weeks-long investigation, a former employee at a New Canaan residential treatment facility turned himself into police custody for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 from a patient.Police in New Canaan received a complaint from an area treatment facility on March 28, leading to an investigation, which determined that the suspect was an employee at the facility, who allegedly ...

  4. Police Seek To ID Man Who Took Photo Up Woman's Skirt At Shopping Center

    Police Seek To ID Man Who Took Photo Up Woman's Skirt At Shopping Center

    Recognize this Peeping Tom?The Stamford Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as it attempts to identify a man involved in a voyeurism incident at the Ridgeway Shopping Center.Police said that at approximately 2:20 p.m. on May 9, a Hispanic male suspect used a cellphone to take photographs under the dress of a woman while they were both shopping at Modell’s in the ...

  5. Police Issue New Alert On IRS Scam Calls

    Police Issue New Alert On IRS Scam Calls

    Local law enforcement agencies are warning residents to be wary of a recent IRS scam where opportunistic fraudsters have been contacting local residents, demanding payment.The Yonkers Police Department issued an alert recently after local residents received automated calls claiming the resident could be arrested for tax evasion, officials said in a statement. When the resident called ...

  6. These Fairfield County Private Schools Rank Among State's Most Expensive

    These Fairfield County Private Schools Rank Among State's Most Expensive

    Fairfield County is home to some of Connecticut’s best - and most expensive - private schools in the country, according to a recently released report by the Private School Review.According to the report, the average price of private school tuition statewide is approximately $24,395 per year, with the private elementary school average of $14,424 per year and the private high school ...

  7. Relief In Sight? Connecticut Gas Prices Fall For First Time In Months

    Relief In Sight? Connecticut Gas Prices Fall For First Time In Months

    After gas prices reached their highest point in nearly five years over Memorial Day Weekend, there may be some relief in sight for motorists in the tristate area. The national price of gas has dropped - albeit just three cents - to an average of $2.94 per gallon, the first drop in three months, according to AAA, though prices in the region remain amongst the highest int he ...

  8. Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Theft At Westport Avenue Marshalls

    Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Theft At Westport Avenue Marshalls

    Recognize this suspect? The Norwalk Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect involved in a theft at Marshalls on Westport Avenue earlier this year.Police said that the suspect allegedly was confronted by loss prevention agents at the store during the commission of the theft, at which point he took out a pair of scissors and threatened the store ...

  9. Teen Pleads Guilty In Sacred Heart University False Rape Report Case

    Teen Pleads Guilty In Sacred Heart University False Rape Report Case

    The New York teenager and former Sacred Heart University student accused of making false rape allegations against a pair of football players is heading to prison after pleading guilty.Nikki Yovino, 19, has accepted a plea deal in Connecticut and is expected to spend up to one year behind bars after making up rape allegations against two men. Yovino initially declined a plea deal, but ...

  10. Greenwich Woman, New Canaan Men Face Charges After Domestic Disputes

    Greenwich Woman, New Canaan Men Face Charges After Domestic Disputes

    It was a busy weekend for the New Canaan Police Department, whose officers busted three Fairfield County residents - all under the age of 21 - who were involved in domestic incidents.Officers were first called to a Fieldcrest Road residence shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Friday, June 1, where there was a report of a domestic dispute between two occupants of the home. Investigation into the ...

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