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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. Two Charged With Selling $1.5M Of Items Stolen By Opioid Addicts In CT

    Two Charged With Selling $1.5M Of Items Stolen By Opioid Addicts In CT

    Two men from Connecticut are facing time in prison after being found guilty of operating an elaborate fencing operation utilizing opioid addicts.Following nearly two weeks of deliberation, a jury this week found New Haven resident George Connelly, Jr., 48, and Branford reisdent William Reidell, 41, guilty of federal charges in relation to their roles in a large-scale fencing ...

  2. Scam Alert: Police Warn Of 'Storm Chasers' During CT Recovery

    Scam Alert: Police Warn Of 'Storm Chasers' During CT Recovery

    Connecticut State Police investigators are urging local residents to be wary of “storm chasers” following last week’s violent weather that sent debris flying, uprooted trees and left dozens of homes damaged.The Department of Consumer Protection is warning area residents to be on the lookout for scams as they prepare to make any repairs on their homes following the storm.“Some scammers ...

  3. Police To Ramp Up Roving Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Over Holiday Weekend

    Police To Ramp Up Roving Patrols, Sobriety Checkpoint Over Holiday Weekend

    With one of the busiest driving weekends of the year fast approaching, local and state law enforcement agencies in Connecticut have plans to ramp up special enforcement details during the Memorial Day Weekend holiday.Police 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. CT Woman Who Embezzled $190K From Employer Sentenced

    CT Woman Who Embezzled $190K From Employer Sentenced

    A Connecticut woman is heading to prison after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $200,000 from her employer and failing to pay income tax on that income.Windsor resident Rebecca Block, 43, has been sentenced in court to a term of 12 months and one day in prison, followed by a year of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false return for embezzling an ...

  6. Bethel Man Who Crashes Car Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    Bethel Man Who Crashes Car Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is facing multiple charges after being busted with cocaine following a crash on Old Yorktown Road when he was allegedly impaired, police said.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department were dispatched to Old Yorktown Road (Route 132), where there was a report of a motor vehicle crash with injuries and a vehicle on its side.Upon arrival at the scene, police said ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Connecticut Man, 31, Killed In Vermont Plane Crash

    Connecticut Man, 31, Killed In Vermont Plane Crash

    A Connecticut man has been identified as the pilot and single occupant of a small plane that crashed in Vermont, according to state police.A state police investigation in Vermont determined that a 1975 Piper PA-34-200T plane traveling from Burlington, Vermont, to Oxford in Connecticut that crashed near Bald Mountain in Vermont earlier this week was being operated by 31-year-old Ramsey ...

  9. Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Route 7 Subway Armed Robbery

    Know Him? Police Search For Suspect In Route 7 Subway Armed Robbery

    Do you know him?Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect involved in an alleged armed robbery at a Subway restaurant on Route 7 in Fairfield County.Investigators from the Ridgefield Police Department were dispatched to the restaurant on Ethan Allen Highway - more commonly known as Route 7 - on Sunday, May 20, where there was a ...

  10. McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    Thousands of summer jobs are coming to Connecticut.McDonald’s announced that with summer rapidly approaching, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner-Operators Association is expected to hire approximately 2,000 restaurant employees, namely those looking to pursue their education.According to officials, the company recently announced that it is “allocating $150 million over five years ...

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