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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. Know Them? Ridgefield Police Attempt To Reunite Cat, Dog With Families

    Know Them? Ridgefield Police Attempt To Reunite Cat, Dog With Families

    Look familiar?Police in Ridgefield are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to reunite a missing cat and dog with their families after they were found and brought into custody on Monday.The Ridgefield Police Department issued an alert on Monday regarding a lost black and white cat that was located on East Ridge Road and a Chihuahua on Old Washington Road. Anyone who may ...

  2. State Police Alert Issued For Falsely Reporting Incidents, School Threats

    State Police Alert Issued For Falsely Reporting Incidents, School Threats

    Connecticut State Police is warning of the dangers of “crying wolf” when it comes to reported incidents and school threats.State police issued an alert on Monday warning that if law enforcement officials are contacted in response to a threat or a perceived threat in a local school, investigators must treat those threats as genuine, no matter what the circumstance.According to police ...

  3. Fairfield County Players Taking Center Stage In NCAA Lacrosse Tournament

    Fairfield County Players Taking Center Stage In NCAA Lacrosse Tournament

    As action heads to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I  lacrosse championship tournament, several former Fairfield County standouts are set to take center stage, led by Easton’s Connor Kelly, who continued his record-setting season over the weekend in a first-round win.Kelly - one of five players nominated for the Tewaaraton Trophy as player of the year in D-I and the  Big Ten ...

  4. Expect Delays: Long Ridge Road Resurfacing Starts

    Expect Delays: Long Ridge Road Resurfacing Starts

    There will be lane closures in Stamford for several days as crews begin a road resurfacing project in on Long Ridge Road.The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Monday, May 14, there will be a 2.7-mile project performed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the road that is expected to last through Friday, May 18.During the scope of the project, lane closures have ...

  5. New Warning Issued After More Car Break-Ins Reported In Ridgefield

    New Warning Issued After More Car Break-Ins Reported In Ridgefield

    Police in Ridgefield are cautioning local residents to be sure their car doors are locked and valuables removed following newly reported incidents of car break-ins.The Ridgefield Police Department issued an alert to residents following multiple reports of money being stolen from parked cars that have been cropping up in recent weeks, including an incident where a credit card and ...

  6. Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    Woman Charged After Altercation With Greenwich Store Owner

    A Westchester woman is facing charges after allegedly getting physical with a Greenwich store owner who attempted to record her during an altercation.Several units from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to Barks & Bubbles pet groomer on Pemberwick Road shortly before 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, where there was a reported fight in progress between the store owner and ...

  7. Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Trafficking Cocaine, Weapons Charge

    Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Trafficking Cocaine, Weapons Charge

    A previously convicted felon from Fairfield County is heading to federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking cocaine in Stamford and illegally possessing weapons.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced this week that Norwalk resident Stephen Mazzo, 34, has been sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of ...

  8. I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled

    I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Motorists taking I-84 can expect delays for several days as contracting crews prepare to perform construction work in Beacon.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert this week cautioning that on Friday, May 11, and Monday, May 14, exit 11 from I-84 (in both directions) to Route 9D is expected to be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is then expected to ...

  9. CT Gas Average Price Breaks $3 Per Gallon Mark

    CT Gas Average Price Breaks $3 Per Gallon Mark

    As peak driving season rapidly approaches, the average gas price in Connecticut has topped $3 per gallon for the first time since 2014.Connecticut gas prices reached an average of $3.01 per gallon on Friday, according to AAA, 26 cents higher than a month ago and 51 cents higher than a year ago. The national average per gallon also continues to rise, peaking at $2.86, compared to an ...

  10. Felon Pleads Guilty To AK-74 Rifle Charge In Fairfield Domestic Incident

    Felon Pleads Guilty To AK-74 Rifle Charge In Fairfield Domestic Incident

    A Fairfield County felon may find himself back behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapons charge after a domestic incident in Stratford last year when he threatened a woman with an AK-74 rifle as she held a child.Stratford resident Matthew Petrovich, 38, pleaded guilty in court this week to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon dating back to an ...

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