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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. Woman Surrenders On Charges Of Strangulation, Assault In Wilton

    Woman Surrenders On Charges Of Strangulation, Assault In Wilton

    A wanted Fairfield County woman is in police custody after turning herself in for allegedly strangling and assaulting someone in Wilton.Bridgeport resident Rachel Ragone, 25, surrendered herself into police custody on Thursday, Nov. 29, after a warrant was issued for her arrest on an assault charge from the Norwalk Superior Court.According to police, Ragone allegedly strangled and ...

  2. Man Who Prompted Amber Alert In Fairfield County Gets 75-Year Sentence For Murder Of Girlfriend

    Man Who Prompted Amber Alert In Fairfield County Gets 75-Year Sentence For Murder Of Girlfriend

    A 41-year-old Fairfield County man who sparked an Amber Alert when he fatally stabbed his girlfriend and abducted their daughter will likely spend the rest of his days behind bars.Oscar Hernandez, an illegal immigrant who had been living in Bridgeport, has been sentenced to 75 years in prison after he was convicted of murder and other charges in October related to the death of his ...

  3. Man Admits To Pointing Gun At Undercover Officers

    Man Admits To Pointing Gun At Undercover Officers

    A convict in Connecticut has admitted to a federal weapons charge and is facing another decade behind bars after threatening undercover police officers investigating drug activities in the area.Hartford resident Enrique Luciano, 31, has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, dated back to an incident ...

  4. Woman Assaulted At Westport Medical Facility, Police Say

    Woman Assaulted At Westport Medical Facility, Police Say

    A man that allegedly head-butted a woman in Fairfield County during a domestic dispute is in police custody following a lengthy investigation.Members of the Westport Police Department were dispatched to an area hospital on Sept. 23, where there was a report of a woman who had been assaulted by a man during a verbal dispute that turned physical.Police said that investigators determined ...

  5. Complaint Of Erratic Driver In Wilton Leads To DUI Charge For Norwalk Man

    Complaint Of Erratic Driver In Wilton Leads To DUI Charge For Norwalk Man

    A 63-year-old Fairfield County man was arrested for impaired driving after police investigators in Wilton received reports of an erratic driver in the area.Officers from the Wilton Police Department stopped Norwalk resident Michael Ronemus shortly before 12:15 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, following multiple reports of an erratic motorist. During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that ...

  6. Hazardous Driving Stop Results In DUI Charge For Greenwich Woman

    Hazardous Driving Stop Results In DUI Charge For Greenwich Woman

    A woman driving dangerously through Greenwich was busted for allegedly drinking and driving after an officer spotted her driving hazardously late at night, police said.An officer from the Greenwich Police Department on patrol at approximately 12:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, spotted local resident Maria Bello, 45, driving erratically on East Putnam Avenue between Strickland Road and ...

  7. Eight Brands Of Dog Food Recalled Over Potentially Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D

    Eight Brands Of Dog Food Recalled Over Potentially Toxic Levels Of Vitamin D

    Pet owners should check their cabinets after several companies recalled dog foods that potentially contain toxic amounts of vitamin D.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall of dry dog food products that have been making some pets sick. The recall comes following several complaints that dogs eating the food experienced vitamin D toxicity.According to the FDA, testing ...

  8. Man Sentenced For Multimillion Dollar Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Scheme

    Man Sentenced For Multimillion Dollar Stranger-Originated Life Insurance Scheme

    A Connecticut man is headed to prison after being found guilty of defrauding insurance companies into taking on policies on the lives of elderly people for his own financial benefits.Daniel Carpenter, of Simsbury, was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after he was found guilty of 57 counts of conspiracy, mail and ...

  9. Three From Fairfield County Among Five Charged In Marriage Fraud Scheme

    Three From Fairfield County Among Five Charged In Marriage Fraud Scheme

    Three Fairfield County residents were among five implicated in an alleged scheme involving sham “green card” marriages.Kenol Noel, 34, Carl Jarrett, 35, and Ricky Owen, 39, all of Bridgeport, have been charged with submitting false immigration documents after entering multiple “marriages” with non-U.S. citizens and sponsoring those non-citizens’ applications for lawful permanent ...

  10. College Student In Connecticut Diagnosed With Meningitis

    College Student In Connecticut Diagnosed With Meningitis

    A college student in Connecticut has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, the university announced on Monday.Late on Sunday, Dec. 2, Central Connecticut State University announced that a student had fallen ill, and was receiving treatment for a suspected case of bacterial meningitis, school officials said. That diagnosis was confirmed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health ...

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