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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. Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    A convicted felon from Bridgeport was busted on drug and weapons charges in Fairfield following a routine traffic light for a faulty brake light.Officers on patrol from the Fairfield Police Department stopped 21-year-old Bridgeport resident Darnell Brown’s Buick on Tunxis Road at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, after spotting his vehicle with a malfunctioning light.During ...

  2. Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainEarlier story:No criminality is suspected after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station.MTA Police detectives are investigating the fatal struck, which took place at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, ...

  3. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  4. 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning homeowners to be on high alert following several reports of “virtual kidnapping” in the area.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert this week after receiving multiple calls from local residents complaining that a fraudster attempted to scam them by claiming they had a family member in their possession and demanding ransom.“Virtual ...

  5. Fairfield County Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

    Fairfield County Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

    A 41-year-old Fairfield County man who owned and operated a sports gaming information website is heading to prison after being implicated in a million dollar tax evasion scheme.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Ryan Rozycki of Norwalk to a term of six months in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision ...

  6. Seen Her? Police Seek Larceny Suspect Who Last Lived In Fairfield

    Seen Her? Police Seek Larceny Suspect Who Last Lived In Fairfield

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a woman wanted since 2014 for illegally forging checks in her family’s names.State Police from the Brewster barracks issued an alert on Wednesday for 42-year-old Angela Cioffi, who is wanted on charges that include second-degree forgery and petit larceny stemming back to her ...

  7. Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Connecticut State Police officials are encouraging the community to lock their cars at night as detectives continue their investigation into a suspicious man who was caught on surveillance cameras peering into a car looking for property to steal.Police are investigating an attempted break-in that occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Durham outside a local home, where a man ...

  8. Suspect Who Wrote $23,000 In Fake Checks Surrenders To Police In Westport

    Suspect Who Wrote $23,000 In Fake Checks Surrenders To Police In Westport

    A Waterbury man is behind bars after surrendering himself into police custody following his failure to appear for court proceedings involving a forgery arrest.The Westport Police Department announced that Michael McCrorken turned himself in at police headquarters at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13 on an outstanding arrest warrant for failing to appear in court for a previous ...

  9. Family Impacted By Stratford House Fire Getting A Helping Hand

    Family Impacted By Stratford House Fire Getting A Helping Hand

    The American Red Cross is assisting a Stratford family that is cleaning up the damage from a Wednesday afternoon house fire.Firefighters were dispatched to a Mary Avenue home at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, where there were reports of a structure fire, officials said. The call came as crews were cleaning up from an earlier fire on Howard Street.Fire officials said ...

  10. Man Charged With Assault In Westport Domestic Incident

    Man Charged With Assault In Westport Domestic Incident

    A verbal disagreement turned physical in Westport led to multiple charges for a Connecticut man who was busted by police.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a Westport home at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, where there were reports of an assault in progress.Once at the scene, officers said that further investigation determined that a verbal ...

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