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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. Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    With temperatures warming up, federal officials are warning area residents to be alert during Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May and through the summer.Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled nationally in the past decade, with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

  2. Fairfield County Man Must Pay $500K For Income Tax Offense

    Fairfield County Man Must Pay $500K For Income Tax Offense

    A Norwalk bookkeeper has been sentenced to probation and must pay back nearly a half million dollars after pleading guilty to tax fraud - largely as a result of gambling - in district court.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced the sentencing of Eddie Chan, 58, who will be subject to five years probation and must pay approximately $500,000 in ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To OD Victim Sentenced

    Bridgeport Man Who Distributed Heroin To OD Victim Sentenced

    A 23-year-old Fairfield County man has been sentenced for distributing heroin that led to a fatal overdose.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Wednesday that Bridgeport resident Richard “Raw” Estaba has been sentenced in district court to one day of imprisonment, time already served in jail, six months of home confinement and four years ...

  4. FCI Danbury Inmate Caught With Weapon

    FCI Danbury Inmate Caught With Weapon

    An inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury is facing new charges after being busted with a weapon while inside the facility, officials announced on Thursday.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment this week charging John Faucher, 40, with one count of possession of ...

  5. Wanted: State Police Search For Burglary, Credit Card Fraud Suspect

    Wanted: State Police Search For Burglary, Credit Card Fraud Suspect

    Do you know him?Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a suspect implicated in an alleged burglary and credit card fraud incident involving a senior citizen.The Derby Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies have released surveillance photos of a suspect who is accused of the alleged theft of wallets from St. ...

  6. Storm Knocks Out Power, Brings Down Trees In Fairfield County

    Storm Knocks Out Power, Brings Down Trees In Fairfield County

    Some Fairfield County residents remain without power following a series of severe thunderstorms that rolled through the area Thursday night.Nearly 1,000 residents lost power after a severe thunderstorm warning was issued in the area by the National Weather Service just before 7 p.m., with the wind and rain most impacting the coastal towns in the county, especially Stamford, Greenwich ...

  7. Wall Street Asset Manager Leaving NYC, Moving Over 1K Jobs Out Of State

    Wall Street Asset Manager Leaving NYC, Moving Over 1K Jobs Out Of State

    A prominent Wall Street money manager is trading Broadway shows for country music.Asset manager AllianceBernstein is leaving to New York and heading to Nashville, according to multiple reports, taking its corporate headquarters, and an estimated 1,050 jobs, starting later this year.In a filing on Wednesday, AllianceBernstein said that it chose Music City following “a months-long search ...

  8. Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Consumers should stay away from raw oysters for now, according to federal officials, who have issued an alert regarding potentially contaminated products that may leave some sick.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from Canada, which have made their way to the area, with the FDA ...

  9. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

  10. FDA IDs Source Of Tainted Romaine That Caused E. Coli Scare

    FDA IDs Source Of Tainted Romaine That Caused E. Coli Scare

    Federal investigators have linked an E. coli outbreak contaminating romaine lettuce that has sickened nearly 100 people over 22 states - including in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - to an Arizona farm.For weeks, consumers have been warned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised residents to avoid romaine lettuce when shopping, as 98 people fell ill ...

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