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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 Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    The 55-year-old man struck and killed by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station was a well-known real estate developer who previously had troubles with the law.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr. was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

  2. Westport Man Charged With Harassment After Restaurant, Residence Incidents

    Westport Man Charged With Harassment After Restaurant, Residence Incidents

    A Westport man is facing multiple charges after violating an Order of Protection and repeatedly harassing his victim on Valentine’s Day, police said.The Westport Police Department received a complaint on Thursday, Feb. 15 regarding Westport resident Neil Bhatia, who had met his victim the previous day at a local restaurant for dinner, during which he was allegedly “loud with the victim ...

  3. El Salvadorian Who Last Lived In Fairfield County Sentenced For Trafficking

    El Salvadorian Who Last Lived In Fairfield County Sentenced For Trafficking

    An El Salvadorian national living in Bridgeport is facing deportation and has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that 47-year-old Miguel Lara has been sentenced in federal court to 42 months after pleading guilty last November to possession with ...

  4. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have identified the man fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North as MTA Police detectives continue their investigation.Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr., 55, was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, due into Grand Central at 6:34 a.m., fatally ...

  5. Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainEarlier story:No criminality is suspected after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station.MTA Police detectives are investigating the fatal struck, which took place at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, ...

  6. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  7. 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning homeowners to be on high alert following several reports of “virtual kidnapping” in the area.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert this week after receiving multiple calls from local residents complaining that a fraudster attempted to scam them by claiming they had a family member in their possession and demanding ransom.“Virtual ...

  8. Fairfield County Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

    Fairfield County Man Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

    A 41-year-old Fairfield County man who owned and operated a sports gaming information website is heading to prison after being implicated in a million dollar tax evasion scheme.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Ryan Rozycki of Norwalk to a term of six months in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision ...

  9. Seen Her? Police Seek Larceny Suspect Who Last Lived In New Fairfield

    Seen Her? Police Seek Larceny Suspect Who Last Lived In New Fairfield

    New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a woman wanted since 2014 for illegally forging checks in her family’s names.State Police from the Brewster barracks issued an alert on Wednesday for 42-year-old Angela Cioffi, who is wanted on charges that include second-degree forgery and petit larceny stemming back to her ...

  10. Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Lock Your Vehicles, State Police Warn Connecticut Residents

    Connecticut State Police officials are encouraging the community to lock their cars at night as detectives continue their investigation into a suspicious man who was caught on surveillance cameras peering into a car looking for property to steal.Police are investigating an attempted break-in that occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Durham outside a local home, where a man ...

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