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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. Man Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man allegedly abused a dog and attempted to lie about its death to police investigators after it was found injured at a park in Fairfield County.On June 3, a mastiff was found roaming in Bruce Park in Greenwich, displaying signs and symptoms consistent with having been abused, police said. The investigation into the abused dog by Greenwich Animal Control found that the dog ...

  2. Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Connecticut State Police troopers recovered a stolen handgun and busted a man in possession of crack cocaine and other drugs during a speeding stop on I-84.Troopers conducting an enforcement detail on I-84 near exit 66 in Vernon stopped a vehicle when it was clocked going 84 mph on the interstate. During the subsequent stop, while talking to the occupants of the car, police said that ...

  3. State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    Did you see anything?Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on I-91.Troopers were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I-91 at the exit 13 off-ramp in Wallington at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, where there was a report of a car that had struck a pedestrian.Police ...

  4. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  5. Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Fairfield County

    Police Nab Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Fairfield County

    A crackdown on suspected drug dealers in the area resulted in a new arrest of a dealer making a bank deposit in Danbury.For the second time this week, the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division executed a search and seizure warrant, which led to the arrest of two men in Danbury.Danbury resident Cristopher Marcos, 22, who was the focus of a weekslong investigation ...

  6. Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  7. CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    Connecticut State Police troopers seized several bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle from a local resident during an early morning traffic stop over the weekend.Troopers stopped Westbrook resident Austin Rinehart on Route 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Chester when he was spotted by patrol driving erratically on the roadway.Police said that during the ...

  8. Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Charged With Violating Restraining Order In Greenwich, Police Say

    A domestic dispute led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man who was in violation of an active restraining order.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Lafayette Court at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, where there was a report of a man and woman who were yelling at one another.Police said that the investigation found that Greenwich resident Kevin ...

  9. Westport Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Crash, Police Say

    Westport Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Crash, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man got himself in trouble with the law after allegedly sideswiping a vehicle in the Wilton Public Library parking lot while intoxicated and taking off, only to return to the scene of the crime and get locked up.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to the library on Saturday, Aug. 11, where there was a report of a crash, where one of the ...

  10. Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    Fairfield County-Based Purdue Pharma Sued For Alleged Illegal Conduct

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

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