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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. Darien Charged With Driving Under Influence In I-84 Stop

    Darien Charged With Driving Under Influence In I-84 Stop

    With law enforcement agencies in the area cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among more than two dozen who found themselves charged over the weekend.Among the locals charged include:Westchester CountyOn Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, State Police in Highland arrested Cynthia Esposito, 46, of Shenorock, for DWI. She was traveling on State Route ...

  2. Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 35-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly attempting to break down the door of a Greenwich home following an argument.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a Green Lane home shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, where there was a report of a verbal agreement between a man and woman. Police said that the man was reportedly attempting to break ...

  3. CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    Connecticut State Police troopers seized several bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle from a local resident during an early morning traffic stop over the weekend.Troopers stopped Westbrook resident Austin Rinehart on Route 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Chester when he was spotted by patrol driving erratically on the roadway.Police said that during the ...

  4. Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man who was in violation of an active restraining order.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Lafayette Court at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, where there was a report of a man and woman who were yelling at one another.Police said that the investigation found that Greenwich resident Kevin ...

  5. Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  6. Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Wilton Library Crash, Police Say

    Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Wilton Library Crash, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man got himself in trouble with the law after allegedly sideswiping a vehicle in the Wilton Public Library parking lot while intoxicated and taking off, only to return to the scene of the crime and get locked up.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to the library on Saturday, Aug. 11, where there was a report of a crash, where one of the ...

  7. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  8. Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    A 46-year-old motorist who made an unsafe turn - causing oncoming traffic to come to a halt on a busy Greenwich roadway - was driving under the influence for the second time, police said.Stamford resident Kevin O’Brien was spotted by police turning left out of Livingston Place onto West Putnam Avenue at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. While making the dangerous turn, vehicles ...

  9. DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    An early morning traffic stop led to a host of charges for a man who was busted by Connecticut State Police troopers with heroin, cocaine and other drugs in his car.Troopers stopped Middletown resident Austin Dwight Rhinehart, 28, shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, after he was spotted driving erratically on Route 9 in Chester. Police said that his vehicle was found swerving ...

  10. Expect Closures: Construction Work On Routes 7, 104, 111 Starts

    Expect Closures: Construction Work On Routes 7, 104, 111 Starts

    There will be overnight lane closures throughout Connecticut, as contractors with the Connecticut Department of Transportation install rumble strips in various town.Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, motorists can expect closures on Route 111 near Historic Drive to Old Church Road in Monroe. There will also be closures on Route 104 north of Butternut Lane in Stamford and on Route 7 in Wilton ...

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