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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    Gas Prices Reach Highest Point In Nearly Three Years, AAA Reports

    There is no relief in sight for area motorists at the pump, as the national gas price average hits its highest point since the summer of 2015.As of this week, national gas prices reached an average of $2.71 per gallon, four cents lower than the high of $2.67 from last year, and prices are only expected to keep rising, according to the latest report from AAA. The price is up 6 cents from ...

  2. Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Two-Day Effort Announced To Save Lives On I-95

    Law enforcement agencies up and down the east coast are teaming to protect motorists on I-95 as part of the National Drive to Save Lives Campaign.State police agencies from 15 east coast states - including New York and Connecticut - are teaming in an effort to “keep one of the country’s most highly-traveled interstates, I-95 safe and fatality-free.”There will be an increased police ...

  3. Police Ramp Up Distracted Driving Details In Norwalk

    Police Ramp Up Distracted Driving Details In Norwalk

    Police in Norwalk have a message for drivers: if you use electronics while you’re behind the wheel of a car, you’re going to pay.As part of April’s designation as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Norwalk Police Department announced that it will be increasing patrols as part of the national "U Text. U Drive. U Pay." campaign.According to police, officers in ...

  4. It's On: Kevin Ollie Starts Battle Against UConn For $10M Left On Contract

    It's On: Kevin Ollie Starts Battle Against UConn For $10M Left On Contract

    Kevin Ollie’s firing has been far from a layup for UConn.Ollie, the former Huskies star who coached the university's men's basketball program for four years - including an NCAA championship win in his second season - is fighting back after being fired in March amid an NCAA investigation.Ollie's lawyers have accused UConn officials of violating constitutional rights by firing him for ...

  5. Attempted Murder Suspect Nabbed In 2017 Norwalk Shooting

    Attempted Murder Suspect Nabbed In 2017 Norwalk Shooting

    Nearly a year after a violent shooting in Norwalk, a suspect has been apprehended who is facing an attempted murder charge after leaving his victim lying in the roadway with several gunshot wounds, police said.Officers from the Norwalk Police Department were dispatched to Plymouth Avenue at approximately 11 a.m. on July 9 last year, where there was a reported shooting.Upon arrival at ...

  6. Waterbury Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Waterbury Pair Nabbed With Loaded Pistol, Cocaine In I-684 Stop

    Two men are facing felony weapon and charges after being busted by state police with cocaine and an illegally possessed handgun during a routine traffic stop on I-684 in Putnam County.New York State Police troopers on patrol at approximately 9 p.m. on April 14 conducted a traffic stop of a 2006 GMC being driven by Waterbury resident Kurtis Leduc, 36, on I-684 in Southeast for a series ...

  7. Teen Charged With Stealing SUV From New Canaan Driveway

    Teen Charged With Stealing SUV From New Canaan Driveway

    An investigation by police in New Canaan led to the apprehension of a teenager who allegedly stole an SUV from a local home.Investigators from the New Canaan Police Department received a complaint on March 3, 2017 from a Carter Street resident, who reported that his Audi Q5 had been parked in the driveway, unlocked with the key inside, and it had been stolen overnight.The vehicle was ...

  8. Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    Starbucks Will Close More Than 8K Stores For Day Of Racial-Bias Training

    More than 8,000 Starbucks will be closed during the afternoon for one day next month as the company conducts racial-bias education following racial complaints at several stores and the highly publicized arrests of two African-Americans at a Philadelphia store.The training will be provided to more than 175,000 employees across the country on Tuesday, May 29, led by nationally recognized ...

  9. Audi Stolen In New Canaan, Another Vehicle In Same Driveway Entered

    Audi Stolen In New Canaan, Another Vehicle In Same Driveway Entered

    Police in New Canaan are urging local residents to lock up their cars at night and to take the keys inside at night following a recent rash of stolen luxury vehicles in recent days.An Audi A7 Premium was stolen from a Turtleback Road residence during the early morning hours on Tuesday, according to New Canaan Police Chief Leon Krolikowski, who noted that a second vehicle was also ...

  10. Warning From Homeland Security, FBI: Russia Wants To Hack Your ISP Router

    Warning From Homeland Security, FBI: Russia Wants To Hack Your ISP Router

    With the entire world watching what turn the international Russian conflict takes next, federal officials are warning area residents that a cyber strike could be the newest threat as hackers target routers and other network devices.The Department of Homeland Security, FBI and United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre issued a joint Technical Alert on the “worldwide cyber ...

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