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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. Alien Who Lived In Fairfield County Charged With Illegally Reentering US

    Alien Who Lived In Fairfield County Charged With Illegally Reentering US

    An illegal alien from south of the border with a history of law enforcement interactions is facing new charges and additional time in prison after attempting to allegedly reenter the country.Miguel Angel Arcos-Vasquez, also known as Dimas Fernando Herrarte, 26, has been indicted in federal court with one count of illegally reentering the U.S. after being deported, John Durham, the ...

  2. Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Violent Attack In New Canaan

    Police Shoot, Kill Dog During Violent Attack In New Canaan

    A member of the New Canaan Police Department was forced to fatally shoot a dog who posed a potential threat to local residents and would not stop attacking a neighbor's canine.A New Canaan resident made an emergency call to police shortly before noon on Saturday, June 16, where she “frantically stated that her dog was being violently attacked by an unknown dog” in her backyard. During ...

  3. Pair Of New Vehicle Thefts Reported In Fairfield County

    Pair Of New Vehicle Thefts Reported In Fairfield County

    See anything suspicious?Police in Wilton are hoping that a local resident may have seen something, and will now say something, after two more cars were reported stolen in the area.Investigators from the Wilton Police Department received reports overnight of two cars that were stolen from the residential area of Wilton Center, as well as several reported vehicle break-ins, where the cars ...

  4. Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Video: Kayaker Survives 17 Hours On Long Island Sound

    Much like Gilligan only planned on going on a three-hour tour, longtime kayak fisherman Mike Diaz didn’t plan on spending more than 12 hours in the Long Island Sound when his vessel took on water and left him stranded near the Connecticut shore.Veteran fisherman Mike Diaz, who has frequented the Long Island Sound from his kayak for 12 years, spent 17 hours in the water during a recent ...

  5. Greenwich PD Sergeant Cited For Investigative Work In Major Heroin Case

    Greenwich PD Sergeant Cited For Investigative Work In Major Heroin Case

    A veteran law enforcement official in Greenwich is earning accolades for his work battling the nation’s problem with opioids. Greenwich Police Sgt. Rich Stook was recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut on Wednesday, as local and federal officials celebrated his work involving a heroin bust.Last September, Stook, was promoted from detective to ...

  6. Two Teens Nabbed In Overnight Car Burglaries In Wilton

    Two Teens Nabbed In Overnight Car Burglaries In Wilton

    A pair of teenagers are facing a host of charges after being busted red-handed attempting to steal cars from a Wilton assisted living facility on Thursday morning, police said.According to investigators from the Wilton Police Department, an officer on patrol at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, spotted four vehicles exiting a River Road assisted living housing complex, which ...

  7. Retired Stamford Firefighter George Thomas Searles Sr. Dies

    Retired Stamford Firefighter George Thomas Searles Sr. Dies

    A longtime Stamford firefighter and U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean War has died at 84 years old.The Stamford Fire Department announced the death of retired firefighter George Thomas Searles, Sr., a former Stamford and Shelton resident who died on Friday, June 8.Born Feb. 5, 1934, Searles was a graduate of Stamford High School and went on to join the U.S. Navy in 1953 serving ...

  8. State Correctional Officer Who Illegally Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    State Correctional Officer Who Illegally Distributed Steroids Sentenced

    A correctional officer in Connecticut has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to illegally using and distributing steroids to his coworkers in the area.Hamden resident Nicholas Aurora, Jr., 34, has been sentenced to three years of probation - including six months of home confinement - for illegally distributing anabolic steroids, John Durham, the United States Attorney for ...

  9. Man Charged With Having Weapons In Van Outside Westport Store

    Man Charged With Having Weapons In Van Outside Westport Store

    A Fairfield County man gave shoppers a scare in Westport, pointing what appeared to be a shotgun toward the entrance of a local business.Shoppers contacted the Westport Police Department on Friday, June 15 after spotting a man - later identified as Fredy Muralles-Meijia - who was allegedly in possession of a shotgun, which he was pointing toward the entrance of Benjamin Moore on Post ...

  10. Man Caught Stealing Tools, Supplies From Westport Home Under Construction

    Man Caught Stealing Tools, Supplies From Westport Home Under Construction

    A monthlong investigation into stolen items from a house under construction in Westport has led to the arrest of a Bridgeport man who allegedly stole tools and scrap metal from the site.Officers from the Westport Police Department were dispatched to a home in town where there was a report of a burglary of the residence, which had been under construction at the time of the alleged ...

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