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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. CT Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin, Fentanyl To OD Victim

    CT Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin, Fentanyl To OD Victim

    As part of a statewide police crackdown, a Connecticut man is facing two decades in prison after pleading guilty to selling opioids that led to a fatal overdose.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that 22-year-old Hartford resident Jose Gonzalez - who has aliases that include “Montana,” “Beat Montana,” and Carl Montana - has ...

  2. Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    Greenwich Schools Superintendent Unexpectedly Announces Departure

    The search is on for a new schools superintendent in Greenwich after recently appointed Jill Gildea unexpectedly announced that she would be relocating her family to Utah.Greenwich School officials announced on Friday that Gildea is stepping down from her position at the helm of the district after being appointed as superintendent in July last year. Officials said she will be departing ...

  3. Stamford Trash-Hauling Owner Agrees To Pay $356K For Failing To File Taxes

    Stamford Trash-Hauling Owner Agrees To Pay $356K For Failing To File Taxes

    A 71-year-old trash-hauling owner is facing prison time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after pleading guilty to failing to file tax returns for more than a decade in the Stamford area and parts of Westchester County.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this week that Stamford resident Wayne Margarum has pleaded guilty to two ...

  4. Seen Him? Police Ask Public's Help In Finding Wanted Norwalk Suspect

    Seen Him? Police Ask Public's Help In Finding Wanted Norwalk Suspect

    Have you seen him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they continue efforts to track down a man wanted on multiple charges dating back to an incident last year in Fairfield County.The Norwalk Police Department issued an alert this week regarding Francisco Reyes, who is wanted by law enforcement agency on multiple warrants for charges that include burglary and larceny.Police ...

  5. CT State Police K-9 Officer Will Get Protective Vest

    CT State Police K-9 Officer Will Get Protective Vest

    The next time Connecticut State Police canine Porter steps out into the field, he’ll be sporting some of the same protective gear as his human partner.Porter is the happy recipient of a new bullet and stab protective vest, which was donated from Vested Interest in K9s, a not-for-profit organization. The vest was sponsored by a fundraiser hosted by Kim Dance in Harwington and is expected ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Fairfield County Man, 27, Who Crashes Car Was Impaired By Drugs, Police Say

    Fairfield County Man, 27, 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 ...

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