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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. Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Deadly Combination: Teen Driver Plus Teen Passenger Increase Crash Chance 51 Percent, AAA Says

    Teenage passengers may be the biggest threat to teenage drivers, according to a recently released report from AAA.Research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that when a teen driver has only teen passengers in their vehicle, the fatality rate for all people involved in a crash increased 51 percent. In comparison, when passengers over the age of 35 ride with a teen driver, ...

  2. Ex-Employee  Refuses To Leave Greenwich Country Club Grounds, Police Say

    Ex-Employee Refuses To Leave Greenwich Country Club Grounds, Police Say

    Despite being told not to step foot at his former employer's grounds, the Greenwich Country Club, a Northern Westchester man toed the line, disobeyed, and is now facing a trespassing charge, according to police.Members from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the club on Doubling Road shortly after 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, where there was a report of a former ...

  3. Man Accused Of Stealing $2.8K Worth Of Furniture From Area Residence

    Man Accused Of Stealing $2.8K Worth Of Furniture From Area Residence

    A wanted man is in police custody after allegedly stealing nearly $3,000 of furniture from a Connecticut home he was living in.New Haven resident Timothy Dawson was arrested by police in Milford on Thursday, Nov. 15 in regards to an active warrant that was out for his arrest for larceny.According to police, Dawson, 43, is accused of taking more than $2,800 worth of furniture from a ...

  4. Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    Facebook Opens Pop-Ups In Macy's Stores

    While traditional brick-and-mortar retail locations continue to survive on life support, social media giant Facebook is going in the opposite direction, opening a series of pop-up stores at Macy’s throughout the country.Facebook is opening small business pop-up locations at nine Macy’s stores, marking the social media giant’s first foray into traditional retail sales. The stores will ...

  5. Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    Man Punched, Knocked To Ground Behind Library Stabs Attacker In Self Defense, Police Say

    An investigation into a domestic violence incident in Connecticut led to the arrest of a man who allegedly attacked a second person who then stabbed him in the leg with a pocket knife in self-defense, police said.Members of the Milford Police Department were dispatched to the Woodmont Road Motel on Monday, Nov. 12, where there was a report of a possible domestic violence incident. Upon ...

  6. MTA Plans New Rate Hike, Citing 'Very Difficult Economic Times'

    MTA Plans New Rate Hike, Citing 'Very Difficult Economic Times'

    Travelers can expect a hike in prices as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority proposes a rise in fares and tolls for the coming year to cover rising expenses.Citing projected declines in revenues and increases in cost for providing services, the MTA announced that it will require “fare and toll adjustment and new sustainable revenue sources in order to avert significant service ...

  7. Three Danbury Residents Face DWI Charges In New York Stops

    Three Danbury Residents Face DWI Charges In New York Stops

    New York State Police troopers busted 19 motorists from the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who were allegedly driving while impaired the past week-plus.The local residents charged were:Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Nov. 10, State Police troopers from Somers arrested Debra S. Brande, 56, of Somers, for DWI. She was traveling on Lovell Street in Somers, and was involved in a one-car ...

  8. Ex-Precious Metals Trader Admits To Commodities Fraud

    Ex-Precious Metals Trader Admits To Commodities Fraud

    A precious metals trader from New York is facing time behind bars after admitting in district court in Connecticut to commodities fraud and a spoofing conspiracy for his role in a trading scheme to deceive the precious metals futures contracts markets.Brooklyn resident John Edmonds, a former precious metals trader at a federal bank, admitted that from 2009 through 2015, he conspired ...

  9. Former Dentist Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting, Stalking Patients In Connecticut

    Former Dentist Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting, Stalking Patients In Connecticut

    A former dentist who admitted to stalking and sexually assaulting patients in Connecticut will spend at least seven years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year.Jeffrey Krahling of Wallingford was sentenced in New Haven Superior Court to a term of between seven and 15 years in prison, which will be suspended after seven years. He pleaded guilty earlier this year to two counts ...

  10. Man Sentenced For Stolen Goods Operation Targeting Home Depot, Target, CVS, Lowe’s

    Man Sentenced For Stolen Goods Operation Targeting Home Depot, Target, CVS, Lowe’s

    A store owner in the area is heading to prison after buying stolen property from boosters - typically those with opioid addictions - and reselling the items for more than $1.5 million.Paul William Muzyka of North Haven was sentenced to 54 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, for his role in a large-scale fencing operation that he ran out of his secondhand ...

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