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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. Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged CT ID At Four Banks In One Day

    Convicted Felon Admits To Using Forged CT ID At Four Banks In One Day

    A 55-year-old convicted felon who attempted to steal a Connecticut man’s identity at multiple Westchester County banks has admitted to his crimes.Jose Cabrera has pleaded guilty to one count of criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he went to banks in Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Ossining and Thornwood with a forged Connecticut driver’s license and attempted to take out ...

  2. Suspects In Theft At Auto Dealer Caught After Police Call Off Post Road Chase

    Suspects In Theft At Auto Dealer Caught After Police Call Off Post Road Chase

    A pair of suspects who allegedly stole a set of tires and rims from a Westport auto dealership took police on a brief high-speed chase before ultimately being apprehended attempting to flee the area on foot.A Westport police officer on patrol at approximately 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 spotted a vehicle slowly leaving the area of a local car dealership without any headlights on. ...

  3. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With Labor Day having past, and schools back in session, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to ...

  4. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  5. 19-Year-Old Admits To Selling Heroin to Teen Overdose Victim

    19-Year-Old Admits To Selling Heroin to Teen Overdose Victim

    A 19-year-old drug dealer has admitted to selling the heroin that led to the fatal overdose of a 17-year-old in Connecticut.Winsted resident Anthony Hunt waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford Federal Court on Thursday to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of, heroin. The arrest comes as part of an ongoing statewide crackdown ...

  6. Man Causes $12K In Damage After Spraying Toxic Chemicals On Neighbor's Yard, Westport PD Says

    Man Causes $12K In Damage After Spraying Toxic Chemicals On Neighbor's Yard, Westport PD Says

    A man caused more than $12,000 in damages after he sprayed a “toxic” chemical all over a neighbor’s vegetable garden and backyard, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a local home at approximately 10 p.m. on July 13, when a homeowner reported that chemicals had been sprayed in her backyard from over her property fence line.Police said that the ...

  7. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  8. Greenwich Man Faces Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing Charges

    Greenwich Man Faces Disorderly Conduct, Trespassing Charges

    A 57-year-old man had to be arrested after he failed to comply with police orders not to pester his victim inside a Greenwich home, police said.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a North Maple Avenue residence at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, where there was a reported “disturbance threat.”Upon arrival at the scene in central Greenwich, ...

  9. Middle School In Westport Closed For Week Due To Ongoing Mold Issues

    Middle School In Westport Closed For Week Due To Ongoing Mold Issues

    Although schools only recently opened their doors following summer vacation, some Fairfield County middle school students are already getting a week off amid fears and concerns of an ongoing mold problem.The Coleytown Middle School in Westport will be closed the rest of the week, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon. Students were already scheduled to have an off day on Wednesday in ...

  10. Convicted Felon In CT Admits To Having Illegal Firearm Following Foot Chase

    Convicted Felon In CT Admits To Having Illegal Firearm Following Foot Chase

    A convicted felon in Connecticut who took police on a brief foot chase before being apprehended is facing more time behind bars after admitting to having an illegal handgun.Adrian “A.B.” Bell, of New Haven, has pleaded guilty in Hartford Federal Court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, dating back to an incident earlier this year in March.On March 18, Belle, ...

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