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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. Van Plunges Off Overpass On Bronx River Parkway In Westchester

    Van Plunges Off Overpass On Bronx River Parkway In Westchester

    Traffic was tied up on the Bronx River Parkway during Thursday’s morning commute when a van flew off the Cross County overpass in Yonkers, coming to a crashing half below.The driver of a van was hospitalized with minor injuries after he was driving up the westbound ramp of the Cross County Parkway shortly before 6:30 a.m. when he lost control on the curved roadway, went through the ...

  2. Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline Demand Hits Record Highs As Pump Prices Surge

    Gasoline demand has hit an all-time high, as prices at the pump continue to rise to the highest point since a peak in the summer of 2015.According to the Energy Information Administration, gasoline demand is at 9.857 million b/d, the highest level ever recorded in April, and in excess of normal summer demand measurements, leading to a spike in gas prices nationwide, with prices ...

  3. Ex-Employee Nabbed In Burglaries At New Canaan Fitness Club

    Ex-Employee Nabbed In Burglaries At New Canaan Fitness Club

    A former employee at a New Canaan fitness club surrendered himself into police custody after being busted on video allegedly stealing money from the business.On March 6, investigators at the New Canaan Police Department received a report of a burglary at Embody Fitness on Forest Street, which was caught on video days earlier at approximately 3:45 in the morning, when $100 was taken. ...

  4. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

  5. Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Burglarizing Home, Fleeing To Russia

    Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Burglarizing Home, Fleeing To Russia

    A Fairfield County man who fled the country to Russia in an attempt to avoid a burglary charge dating back to an incident in Putnam County in 2014 has been sentenced.Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced on Wednesday that Sandy Hook resident Anthony Magliocco, 29, has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison after being convicted of first-degree burglary and an ...

  6. Suspicious Package Leads To Metro-North New Canaan Branch Delays

    Suspicious Package Leads To Metro-North New Canaan Branch Delays

    Some Metro-North commuters got held up early on Tuesday morning as police investigated a suspicious bag that led to delays on the New Canaan line.MTA police investigators were dispatched to the New Canaan Metro-North station at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning following reports of an unattended bag.The subsequent police investigation led to delays of more than a half hour for ...

  7. Door-To-Door Solicitor Caught With Loaded Handgun In Fairfield County

    Door-To-Door Solicitor Caught With Loaded Handgun In Fairfield County

    A solicitor going door-to-door to residences is facing a weapons charge after it was determined by police that he was in possession of an illegal handgun.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to Breeds Hill Place shortly after 3 p.m. on Friday, April 20, where there was a complaint of suspicious solicitors who were making the rounds in the neighborhood, going ...

  8. Westport Man Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Police Officer, Hospital Staff

    Westport Man Allegedly Threatens To Shoot Police Officer, Hospital Staff

    A man threatened to shoot a Westport police officer and medical staff attempting to assist him over the weekend after he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation, according to police.Officers were dispatched to the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Railroad place at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, where there were reports of two men in the roadway who may ...

  9. Speeding Stop Results In Gun, Drug Charges For Shelton Man

    Speeding Stop Results In Gun, Drug Charges For Shelton Man

    A 23-year-old man wanted for failing to appear for court proceedings in Fairfield County was busted by police in Westport over the weekend with an illegal handgun following a routine speeding stop.Officers on patrol at approximately 9 a.m. on Sunday morning on Bayberry Lane stopped Tony Bowens, Jr. of Shelton in a vehicle driving 63 mph in a 25 mph zone. During the subsequent stop, ...

  10. Lyme Disease Warning Issued By CT Department Of Health

    Lyme Disease Warning Issued By CT Department Of Health

    With the dog days of summer fast approaching, the Connecticut Department of Public Health is cautioning residents to take precautionary measures to avoid Lyme disease, which “can be readily acquired in any Connecticut town, particularly in areas that are wooded.”Lyme disease has been a public health issue in Connecticut since 1975, according to officials, who warned that “while most ...

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