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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 Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man allegedly abused a dog and attempted to lie about its death to police investigators after it was found injured at a park in Fairfield County.On June 3, a mastiff was found roaming in Bruce Park in Greenwich, displaying signs and symptoms consistent with having been abused, police said. The investigation into the abused dog by Greenwich Animal Control found that the dog ...

  2. Veteran Police Officer In Westchester Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    Veteran Police Officer In Westchester Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    A longtime New Rochelle police officer has died as a result of a 9/11 related illness.New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola announced that on Thursday, Aug. 16, Police Officer Kathleen O’Connor, a 20-year veteran of the force, died following a “long and courageous battle."O’Connor began her career in New Rochelle in January 1998 and was most recently assigned as a ...

  3. Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Stolen Handgun, Drugs Seized From Man Going 84 MPH On I-84, Police Say

    Connecticut State Police troopers recovered a stolen handgun and busted a man in possession of crack cocaine and other drugs during a speeding stop on I-84.Troopers conducting an enforcement detail on I-84 near exit 66 in Vernon stopped a vehicle when it was clocked going 84 mph on the interstate. During the subsequent stop, while talking to the occupants of the car, police said that ...

  4. State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    State Police Seeking Info On Fatal Crash Involving Pedestrian

    Did you see anything?Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run on I-91.Troopers were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I-91 at the exit 13 off-ramp in Wallington at approximately 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, where there was a report of a car that had struck a pedestrian.Police ...

  5. Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police: New Canaan Man Charged With Stalking, Harassment After Sending Sexually Explicit Emails

    Police were forced to intervene and arrest a New Canaan man who allegedly sent a series of sexually explicit emails to a woman.Investigators from the New Canaan Police Department received a complaint on Aug. 15 of harassing emails that were being sent, marking the second time it has happened over the past few weeks. Police said the emails were sexually explicit and caused concern for ...

  6. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  7. Police Nab Another Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Danbury

    Police Nab Another Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Danbury

    A crackdown on suspected drug dealers in the area resulted in a new arrest of a dealer making a bank deposit in Danbury.For the second time this week, the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division executed a search and seizure warrant, which led to the arrest of two men in Danbury.Danbury resident Cristopher Marcos, 22, who was the focus of a weekslong investigation ...

  8. Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Tries To Break Down Door During Argument With Woman In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 35-year-old man is in police custody after allegedly attempting to break down the door of a Greenwich home following an argument.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a Green Lane home shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, where there was a report of a verbal agreement between a man and woman. Police said that the man was reportedly attempting to break ...

  9. Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  10. CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    Connecticut State Police troopers seized several bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle from a local resident during an early morning traffic stop over the weekend.Troopers stopped Westbrook resident Austin Rinehart on Route 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Chester when he was spotted by patrol driving erratically on the roadway.Police said that during the ...

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