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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 Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    The 55-year-old man struck and killed by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station was a well-known real estate developer who previously had troubles with the law.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr. was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

  2. Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Fairfield Businessman, 47

    Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Fairfield Businessman, 47

    A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been created for the daughter of a Fairfield County businessman who hails from the Hudson Valley who suddenly passed away last week.Edward “Ted” K. Dell’Abate, a native of Pound Ridge and founder of Phaedrus Technologies in Manhattan, died on Feb. 12 after a brief battle with cancer. He most recently worked at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, ...

  3. Westport Man Charged With Harassment After Restaurant, Residence Incidents

    Westport Man Charged With Harassment After Restaurant, Residence Incidents

    A Westport man is facing multiple charges after violating an Order of Protection and repeatedly harassing his victim on Valentine’s Day, police said.The Westport Police Department received a complaint on Thursday, Feb. 15 regarding Westport resident Neil Bhatia, who had met his victim the previous day at a local restaurant for dinner, during which he was allegedly “loud with the victim ...

  4. Danbury Motorist Charged With DWI In Southeast Stop

    Danbury Motorist Charged With DWI In Southeast Stop

    Nearly two dozen Hudson Valley motorists were among those busted by State and local law enforcement agencies have made a concerted effort to curtail impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley as part of a drinking and driving crackdown throughout the state.New York State Police troopers conducted a special detail over the extended President’s Day weekend looking for impaired drivers as they ...

  5. El Salvadorian Who Last Lived In Fairfield County Sentenced For Trafficking

    El Salvadorian Who Last Lived In Fairfield County Sentenced For Trafficking

    An El Salvadorian national living in Bridgeport is facing deportation and has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for his role in a cocaine trafficking ring.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced that 47-year-old Miguel Lara has been sentenced in federal court to 42 months after pleading guilty last November to possession with ...

  6. ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train

    Officials have identified the man fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North as MTA Police detectives continue their investigation.Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr., 55, was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, due into Grand Central at 6:34 a.m., fatally ...

  7. Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    A convicted felon from Bridgeport was busted on drug and weapons charges in Fairfield following a routine traffic light for a faulty brake light.Officers on patrol from the Fairfield Police Department stopped 21-year-old Bridgeport resident Darnell Brown’s Buick on Tunxis Road at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, after spotting his vehicle with a malfunctioning light.During ...

  8. Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Fatal Metro-North Train Strike Under Investigation

    Click here for an updated story: ID Released For Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North TrainEarlier story:No criminality is suspected after a man was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station.MTA Police detectives are investigating the fatal struck, which took place at approximately 5:15 a.m., a Metro-North spokesperson said, when the 4:37 a.m. train from New Haven, ...

  9. Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    Ex-Westchester DA Jeanine Pirro To Pay Fine, Take Course For 119 MPH Ticket

    After several months, Fox News host and former Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro has pleaded guilty to a speeding charge against her.New York State Police troopers stopped Pirro driving 119 miles per hour on Nov. 19 last year in the Town of Nichols, which is in upstate Tioga County near Owego and her hometown Elmira. When she was stopped by troopers, Pirro, who lives in ...

  10. 'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    'Virtual Kidnapping' Scam Advisory Issued In Fairfield County

    Police in Fairfield County are cautioning homeowners to be on high alert following several reports of “virtual kidnapping” in the area.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert this week after receiving multiple calls from local residents complaining that a fraudster attempted to scam them by claiming they had a family member in their possession and demanding ransom.“Virtual ...

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