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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. Bethel Authorities Update Residents On Status Of Tree Debris

    Bethel Authorities Update Residents On Status Of Tree Debris

    As the region continues recovering from Tuesday’s storm, Bethel officials said there is “no plan at this time to pick up debris from homeowners,” though crews will be cleaning up debris in local roadways over several weeks.According to town officials, “any tree debris that is near the roads that the Department of Public Works and Eversource crews cut and cleared to open the roads was ...

  2. USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    USDA Issues New Advisory On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

    Click here for an updated story: Romaine Lettuce Is Safe To Eat Again After Weeks-Long E. Coli OutbreakMore people have fallen ill as a result of an  E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce.Twenty-three more people have reported illnesses in 13 states, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, bringing the total reported illnesses well over 100 in 25 states, including ...

  3. Chili's Reports Data Breach At 'Certain Restaurants'

    Chili's Reports Data Breach At 'Certain Restaurants'

    Chili’s has become the latest chain to be impacted by a data breach.The popular eatery’s parent company, Brinker International, announced this week that some customer credit and debit card information has been compromised at several Chili’s locations throughout the country in March and April this year, though the scope of the data breach remains under investigation."We sincerely ...

  4. CT Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin,  Fentanyl

    CT Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl

    A statewide law enforcement initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids led to the arrest of a Connecticut man who pleaded guilty to a drug charge following the death of one of his alleged customers.New Haven resident Alex “Red” Borrero, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin and ...

  5. 'Near Tragic' Incident Detailed By Police In Fairfield County

    'Near Tragic' Incident Detailed By Police In Fairfield County

    As Fairfield County continues recovery efforts following Tuesday storm, what authorities described as a “near-tragic” incident involving carbon monoxide poisoning occurred when a family ran a generator inside a Brookfield home.Four people were rushed to Danbury Hospital for treatment - one of whom had to be transferred to an out-of-state hospital for more advanced care - after running ...

  6. Woman Rescued After Attempting Jump From I-95 Bridge In Fairfield County

    Woman Rescued After Attempting Jump From I-95 Bridge In Fairfield County

    A quick-thinking officer from the Stamford Police Department may have saved a woman’s life who was contemplating jumping off a bridge onto I-95.Shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Stamford Police Department was dispatched to the I-95 overpass on East Main Street, where there was a report of a woman who was attempting to jump off the bridge.Police said that officers arrived ...

  7. Woman Rescued After Attempting Jump From I-95 Bridge In Fairfield County

    Woman Rescued After Attempting Jump From I-95 Bridge In Fairfield County

    A quick-thinking officer from the Stamford Police Department may have saved a woman’s life who was contemplating jumping off a bridge onto I-95.Shortly before 5 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Stamford Police Department was dispatched to the I-95 overpass on East Main Street, where there was a report of a woman who was attempting to jump off the bridge.Police said that officers arrived ...

  8. Click It Or Ticket Details Will Be Ramped Up State Wide

    Click It Or Ticket Details Will Be Ramped Up State Wide

    Law enforcement agencies have a clear message for motorists with Memorial Day fast approaching: “click it, or ticket.”With one of the busiest driving seasons of the year approaching, law enforcement officials are ramping up efforts to promote safe driving and curtail drivers from not wearing seatbelts.“The general goal of Connecticut’s Occupant Protection Program is to maintain safety ...

  9. Ridgefield Officials Issue Update To Residents Amid Storm Cleanup

    Ridgefield Officials Issue Update To Residents Amid Storm Cleanup

    Some Customers Could Be Without Power For Days, Eversource Says: Breakdown Of Outages By Town All hands are on deck in Ridgefield, as crews continue recovery efforts in the town following a storm that felled trees and downed utility lines, leaving thousands without power.On Wednesday, Ridgefield officials announced that crews have been working around the clock in efforts to clear ...

  10. Metro-North Service Now Back On Schedule After All Lines Suspended

    Metro-North Service Now Back On Schedule After All Lines Suspended

    Service has been fully restored on all Metro-North lines after crews worked diligently overnight to clear more than 100 trees from railways following Tuesday’s storm.Metro-North officials announced that service on the Hudson, New Haven and Harlem Line between Southeast and Grand Central Terminal is operating on schedule as of 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.Service between Southeast and ...

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