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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. O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    O Cannabis: U.S. Won't Ban Canadian Pot Industry Workers After Legalization Of Marijuana

    Canadian cannabis growers are no longer banned from entering the country, after U.S. border guards reversed course on an earlier decision, despite marijuana being legalized in several states.Last month, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that, with the legalization of marijuana in our neighbor to the north, some growers may have their admissibility into the country ...

  2. Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Starts In CT

    Stop & Shop Makeover: Roll Out Of 'Refreshed' Format Starts In CT

    Stop & Shop stores throughout the area and the country are set to get a makeover.The supermarket chain announced its intention to introduce a new brand concept at more than 400 locations in the Northeast. The initial rollout is scheduled to begin in Connecticut with 21 stores, followed by a $70 million renovation of all the company’s grocery stores.According to Stop & Shop ...

  3. Fugitive From Delaware Nabbed In Greenwich

    Fugitive From Delaware Nabbed In Greenwich

    A 62-year-old wanted man with a warrant out for his arrest in Delaware was taken into police custody in Fairfield County.Several officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the area of Chestnut Street at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to locate a man identified as Samuel Klein. Police said that Klein had an active, fully extraditable arrest ...

  4. Woman Charged With DUI After Two-Car Crash In Westport

    Woman Charged With DUI After Two-Car Crash In Westport

    The investigation into a fender bender led to the arrest of a woman in Fairfield County who was allegedly drinking and driving before rear ending another vehicle, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department received a report of a crash involving two vehicles at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 near the intersection of Green Farms Road and New Creek Road.One driver - ...

  5. Man Admits To Drug Charge Related To OD Death

    Man Admits To Drug Charge Related To OD Death

    A Connecticut man has admitted to handing out the Adderall that led to a fatal overdose.Wallingford resident Timothy Estridge has pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of, amphetamine in court in New Haven, for his role in the death of a 38-year-old man.On Dec. 16 last year, the Wallingford Police Department and paramedics were dispatched ...

  6. Man Charged With Engaging In Disorderly Behavior With Milford Neighbor

    Man Charged With Engaging In Disorderly Behavior With Milford Neighbor

    A wanted man was taken into police custody after being involved in altercations with a nearby neighbor.The Milford Police Department announced the arrest of 71-year-old area resident Thomas Stanton, who had an active warrant out for his arrest for disorderly conduct. Police said that Stanton allegedly engaged in disorderly behavior with a neighbor in August.According to police, the ...

  7. Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Minors, Child Porn Offenses In Connecticut

    Man Guilty Of Sex Trafficking Minors, Child Porn Offenses In Connecticut

    A Connecticut man is facing life in prison after being found guilty of sex trafficking minors into the area to be used for prostitution.The jury at a weeklong trial in Bridgeport that began on Tuesday, Oct. 9 found that Hartford resident Christopher Hamlett was guilty of all counts of a nine-count indictment related to the sex trafficking of minors.Between August and November last year, ...

  8. Doctor Admits To Her Role In $2.5M Medicaid Fraud Scheme To Patients In Fairfield County

    Doctor Admits To Her Role In $2.5M Medicaid Fraud Scheme To Patients In Fairfield County

    A doctor in Fairfield County has admitted to her role in a pair of schemes to defraud Medicaid out of more than $2.5 million.Juliet Jacob, formerly of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty this week in Bridgeport District Court to one count of health care fraud stemming from a scheme that lasted several years.Beginning in January 2012, Jacob and another person operated Traditional Development and ...

  9. CT Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Minors

    CT Man Sentenced For Sex Trafficking Minors

    A 37-year-old convicted felon in Connecticut is heading back to federal prison for sex trafficking a trio of teenage girls.Carlen Davis of Meriden has been sentenced to 188 months in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking the three teenage girls and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.In 2015 and 2016, ...

  10. 22-Year-Old Facing Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase Ends In Westport Crash

    22-Year-Old Facing Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase Ends In Westport Crash

    A 22-year-old man took police on a high-speed chase before losing control of his vehicle, striking several mailboxes and fleeing on foot.An officer from the Westport Police Department on patrol at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 spotted a vehicle speeding on Post Road West. When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on King’s Highway North, the driver sped away and ...

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