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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. This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    It’s no secret that raising a family in Connecticut has enormous benefits, but where is best? Old Greenwich took top honors as the best in the state earning A+ grades across the board, according to a report released by Niche this week, which ranked the best places to raise a family in New York based on the quality of public schools, safety, affordability and access to family amenities ...

  2. Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    State Police in Connecticut are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate several vehicles that were stolen in the past week.Connecticut State Police issued an alert regarding four stolen vehicles, including a Porsche and Mercedes Benz, that have been taken from the driveways of residences in Washington Depot in Litchfield County.According to investigators with the Washington ...

  3. Retired CT Nurse Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking

    Retired CT Nurse Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering, Drug Trafficking

    A former nurse from Connecticut is forfeiting her home and more than $750,000 after pleading guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering for more than a decade.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Windsor Locks resident Christine Miles, 59, has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to ...

  4. How To Remove A Tick, What To Do If You Think You Have Tick-Borne Disease

    How To Remove A Tick, What To Do If You Think You Have Tick-Borne Disease

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

  5. McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    McDonald’s Announces Plan To Add 2K Jobs In Connecticut

    Thousands of summer jobs are coming to Connecticut.McDonald’s announced that with summer rapidly approaching, the McDonald’s New York Tri-State Owner-Operators Association is expected to hire approximately 2,000 restaurant employees, namely those looking to pursue their education.According to officials, the company recently announced that it is “allocating $150 million over five years ...

  6. CT Man Allegedly Recorded Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

    CT Man Allegedly Recorded Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

    A man is facing up to 30 years in prison after he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager, recorded it and was busted uploading it to his Google account.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that Waterbury resident Yehudi Manzano, 33, has surrendered himself into custody and has been charged with the production and transportation of child ...

  7. NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    It pays to be police in New York and Connecticut, according to a recently released report.In their latest study, which coincides with National Police Week, WalletHub found that New York was the second best state to work in law enforcement, with Connecticut landing one spot behind in third.North Dakota topped the list, with Minnesota and California coming in behind the Constitution State ...

  8. Danbury Officials Issue New Update On Storm Recovery

    Danbury Officials Issue New Update On Storm Recovery

    All hands are on deck in Danbury as crews continue working around the clock to clean up from Tuesday’s storm as more than 3,000 local residents remain without power.Officials said the northern end of the city in the Candlewood Lake area took the brunt of the storm, with fire, police, paramedics, DPW and utility companies working diligently to restore Danbury back to normal.As of 3:15 ...

  9. Bethel Authorities Update Residents On Status Of Tree Debris

    Bethel Authorities Update Residents On Status Of Tree Debris

    As the region continues recovering from Tuesday’s storm, Bethel officials said there is “no plan at this time to pick up debris from homeowners,” though crews will be cleaning up debris in local roadways over several weeks.According to town officials, “any tree debris that is near the roads that the Department of Public Works and Eversource crews cut and cleared to open the roads was ...

  10. USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    Click here for an updated story: Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat Again After Weeks-Long E. Coli OutbreakMore people have fallen ill as a result of an  E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce.Twenty-three more people have reported illnesses in 13 states, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, bringing the total reported illnesses well over 100 in 25 states, including ...

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