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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. Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    Hutchinson River Parkway Stretch Will Be Closed Over Four-Day Period

    The planned closure of a stretch of the Hutchinson River Parkway that had to be postponed has been rescheduled in Westchester.Last month, the New York State Department of Transportation announced plans for a closure of the parkway on the final weekend of September as part of an ongoing bridge replacement near the Pelham and Mount Vernon border.But the work was postponed and now, the ...

  2. Darien Man Admits To Stealing $57K From US Service Member To Pay For Personal Expenses

    Darien Man Admits To Stealing $57K From US Service Member To Pay For Personal Expenses

    A 34-year-old local man admitted to stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a United States service member to pay for personal expenses.Darien resident Christopher Teixeira pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of wire fraud in relation to his theft of more than $57,000 from a former member of the U.S. Navy.The service member was scheduled to receive a medical ...

  3. Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    Seven Fairfield County Weeklies Sold To Hearst Newspaper Chain

    One week after Hersam Acorn Newspapers (HAN) closed five of its week, the company announced Thursday that it was acquired by the Hearst newspaper chain.The acquisition means Ridgefield-based HAN's remaining selling seven weekly newspaper in Fairfield County will now be owned and operated by Hearst.The deal - financial terms of which were not disclosed - transfers the print and digital ...

  4. 22-Year-Old Facing Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase Ends In Westport Crash

    22-Year-Old Facing Multiple Charges After High-Speed Chase Ends In Westport Crash

    A 22-year-old man took police on a high-speed chase before losing control of his vehicle, striking several mailboxes and fleeing on foot.An officer from the Westport Police Department on patrol at approximately 3 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 spotted a vehicle speeding on Post Road West. When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on King’s Highway North, the driver sped away and ...

  5. Mold Sparks Concerns At School In Stamford

    Mold Sparks Concerns At School In Stamford

    Click here for a related story: Middle School In Westport Will Remain Closed Through June Due To Mold IssueMold issues continue to plague an elementary school in Stamford.There have been complaints of mold escalation at other schools in Stamford, but it came to a head this week at the Westover Elementary School, during a PTO meeting between parents and school officials.The outbreak ...

  6. Man Attempts To Swallow Cocaine During Warrant Search With Two Arrests, Danbury Police Say

    Man Attempts To Swallow Cocaine During Warrant Search With Two Arrests, Danbury Police Say

    A suspected drug dealer attempted to swallow some of his product as police executed a search warrant at an apartment in Fairfield County.Complaints from area residents about potential drug sales in Danbury led to a lengthy police investigation of a Bank Street apartment, which was the home of Christopher Kevin Maloney. Police said that during the investigation, they “witnessed activity ...

  7. Weeks-Long Investigation Leads To Drug Bust In Danbury

    Weeks-Long Investigation Leads To Drug Bust In Danbury

    An alleged drug dealer in the area was caught red-handed by police who were watching him sell to a customer in Danbury following a weeks-long investigation.Danbury resident Ronald Kenneth Scott is facing a host of charges following a lengthy investigation into drug sales in the area, which was launched after police received multiple complaints about illicit activities in the ...

  8. Shelton Woman Wanted On Assault Charge Taken Into Custody In Milford

    Shelton Woman Wanted On Assault Charge Taken Into Custody In Milford

    A woman wanted by police on a pair of charges dating back to an incident three years ago has been taken into custody.Officers from the Milford Police Department took custody of Shelton resident Alexia Negron, who was wanted for assault for an incident in August 2015 and then failed to appear in court to answer the charges.Negron, 29, was arrested by police in Shelton for assault on Aug. ...

  9. Man Who Allegedly Stole Three Laptops From Apple Store Extradited To Greenwich

    Man Who Allegedly Stole Three Laptops From Apple Store Extradited To Greenwich

    A fugitive who was wanted for stealing laptops from the Apple store in Greenwich is in police custody after being extradited from Staten Island back into the area.Members of the Greenwich Police Department responded to the Richmond County Superior Court House in Staten Island on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to take Lawrence Browning, 37, into custody.According to police, Browning allegedly stole ...

  10. Middle School In Westport Will Remain Closed Through June Due To Mold Issue

    Middle School In Westport Will Remain Closed Through June Due To Mold Issue

    Mold and architectural issues will keep the doors of a Fairfield County middle school shuttered for the rest of the academic year.The Coleytown Middle School in Westport, which was shut down last month due to an ongoing mold problem, will be closed through June, officials announced this week. The closure came after a rise in absences and medical complaints from students to begin the ...

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