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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. 'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    'Possibly Dramatic' Spike In Gas Prices Coming As Florence Arrives, AAA Says

    Related story - Florence Hits East Coast: When Will It Affect The Area?While gas prices tend to dip around this time each year, motorists can expect to see a spike in prices as Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Florence has arrived on the East Coast.On Saturday, Sept. 15, refineries throughout the country will be transitioning from a more expensive, eco-friendly summer gasoline blend to ...

  2. Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    Hiring For The Holidays: Target Adding 120K Seasonal Employees

    With the holidays fast approaching, Target is bolstering its ranks in advance of what they expect to be the busiest shopping season yet.Target announced that it will be hiring approximately 120,000 seasonal team members to serve guests at their 1,839 stores nationwide - marking a 20 percent increase from last year’s commitment. They will also be opening up 7,500 seasonal positions at ...

  3. Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    Power Steering Problems Prompt Latest GM Recall Of Trucks

    General Motors has announced that the company is recalling 1.2 million pickup trucks and SUVs due to power-assisted steering problems that have been reported and caused a number of crashes.GM announced the latest recall - on the heels of a recall for a rear brake issue on 10 models earlier this week - stating that the power steering can fail momentarily during low-speed turns, due to a ...

  4. Developers Propose New 225-Room Hotel Adjacent To I-95

    Developers Propose New 225-Room Hotel Adjacent To I-95

    With New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization continuing as part of the “the most ambitious redevelopment in city history,” a new hotel may be heading to Cedar Street.Developers have proposed a new hotel downtown on Cedar Street - with a design similar to that of the High Line, according to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson - which would sit adjacent to I-95 at the site of the former Don ...

  5. Former Bank Manager Admits Embezzling $879,000 From CD Accounts

    Former Bank Manager Admits Embezzling $879,000 From CD Accounts

    A former bank manager in Connecticut has admitted to stealing nearly a million dollars from the CD accounts of 20 account holders at his branch without their consent.Hamden resident Stephen Carbonella, 59, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to embezzling funds from his employer, Webster Bank Corporation, where he served as a bank manager of the Orange branch office.Between 2013 ...

  6. 16 Undocumented Sex Offenders In Region Busted By ICE

    16 Undocumented Sex Offenders In Region Busted By ICE

    The Hudson Valley was among three areas targeted by federal officers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, which led to the arrest of several sexual predators during a two-day operation this week.As part of “Operation SOAR” (Sexual Offender Alien Removal), ICE officers arrested 16 undocumented sex offenders, with arrests taking place in ...

  7. Ex-CEO, 33, Fined $9 Million, Sentenced To Prison For Digital Currency Ponzi Scheme

    Ex-CEO, 33, Fined $9 Million, Sentenced To Prison For Digital Currency Ponzi Scheme

    The former CEO of a virtual currency company is heading to prison and must pay more than $9 million in restitution for his role in his companies’ purported generation and sale of virtual currency that devolved into a Ponzi Scheme.Josh Garza, 33, formerly of Somers, Connecticut, was sentenced in Hartford District Court to a term of 21 months in prison, followed by three years of ...

  8. Know Her? Police Release Photo Of Woman Accused Of ID Theft In Norwalk

    Know Her? Police Release Photo Of Woman Accused Of ID Theft In Norwalk

    Do you know her?Detectives in Norwalk are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a woman wanted as part of an identity theft investigation.The Norwalk Police Department released a surveillance video of a woman shopping at Walmart who is believed to have been implicated in an ID theft scheme.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts or who recognizes the ...

  9. Greenwich Financial Broker Charged With Disguising $1.5M In Income

    Greenwich Financial Broker Charged With Disguising $1.5M In Income

    A 71-year-old man took elaborate steps in an attempt to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes on a $1.5 million business commission and failed to file federal tax returns for several years.Greenwich resident Richard Josephberg was charged in Manhattan Federal Court on Friday with five counts of tax evasion and four counts of willful failure to file tax returns for a ...

  10. Norwalk Man Cashed Faked Checks From Other People's Accounts, New Canaan Police Say

    Norwalk Man Cashed Faked Checks From Other People's Accounts, New Canaan Police Say

    A wanted 23-year-old man who allegedly created counterfeit checks and cashed them in others’ names turned himself in to police custody this week.Andy Mitchell-Maynard of Norwalk surrendered at the New Canaan Police Department on Thursday on the active warrant. He was arrested and charged with forgery, larceny, conspiracy to commit larceny and conspiracy dating back to incidents earlier ...

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