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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. I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled

    I-84 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Motorists taking I-84 can expect delays for several days as contracting crews prepare to perform construction work in Beacon.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert this week cautioning that on Friday, May 11, and Monday, May 14, exit 11 from I-84 (in both directions) to Route 9D is expected to be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and is then expected to ...

  2. CT Gas Average Price Breaks $3 Per Gallon Mark

    CT Gas Average Price Breaks $3 Per Gallon Mark

    As peak driving season rapidly approaches, the average gas price in Connecticut has topped $3 per gallon for the first time since 2014.Connecticut gas prices reached an average of $3.01 per gallon on Friday, according to AAA, 26 cents higher than a month ago and 51 cents higher than a year ago. The national average per gallon also continues to rise, peaking at $2.86, compared to an ...

  3. Felon Pleads Guilty To AK-74 Rifle Charge In Fairfield Domestic Incident

    Felon Pleads Guilty To AK-74 Rifle Charge In Fairfield Domestic Incident

    A Fairfield County felon may find himself back behind bars after pleading guilty to a weapons charge after a domestic incident in Stratford last year when he threatened a woman with an AK-74 rifle as she held a child.Stratford resident Matthew Petrovich, 38, pleaded guilty in court this week to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon dating back to an ...

  4. CT Doctor Who Defrauded Medicaid Program Sentenced

    CT Doctor Who Defrauded Medicaid Program Sentenced

    A Connecticut doctor who pleaded guilty to her role in a scheme to defraud Medicaid of more than $200,000 has been sentenced in district court.John Durham the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced on Wednesday that Windsor resident Beverly Coker, 70, who ran New Beginnings Family Center, a behavioral health practice in Hartford, has been sentenced to five ...

  5. CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun

    CT Man Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Loaded Handgun

    A Connecticut man with a previous firearms conviction is heading back to prison after being busted with an illegal loaded handgun.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced the sentencing of New Haven resident Treyvon “Joker” Battle, 27, in District Court in Hartford to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years supervised release after ...

  6. Metro-North New Haven Line Delays As Bridge Opens

    Metro-North New Haven Line Delays As Bridge Opens

    Some Metro-North commuters experienced minor delays during their morning commute as officials re-opened the Devon Bridge.Riders saw delays of up to 20 minutes on Wednesday morning, as the bridge was opened at approximately 9:30 a.m., officials said. Schedules were expected to get back to normal later in the morning..The bridge - also known as the Housatonic River Railroad Bridge - is ...

  7. Newtown Resident Named Athletic Director At Iona College

    Newtown Resident Named Athletic Director At Iona College

    Iona College is turning to a familiar face to head its Athletics Department, naming Matt Glovaski as the 10th Deputy Director of Athletics following the departure of Rick Cole, Jr.Iona stayed in-house with the appointment, after Glovaski joined the college 13 years ago, serving the last 15 months as the Deputy Director of Athletics and five years as the Senior Associate Athletic ...

  8. Man, 21, Faces Assault Charge After New Canaan Domestic Dispute

    Man, 21, Faces Assault Charge After New Canaan Domestic Dispute

    A domestic dispute that turned violent has led to a pair of charges for a 21-year-old man on Monday afternoon.Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched to a Logan Road residence shortly before 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7, where there was a reported domestic dispute in progress between two members of the home.Upon arrival, police were able to quell the incident and ...

  9. Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    With the country in the midst of an opioid epidemic, Walmart is taking efforts to curtail drug abuse by its customers.Officials announced Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies around the country will fill all opioid prescriptions with no more than a seven-day supply, capping daily dosages at 50 morphine milligram equivalents.The new policy is in line with guidelines provided by the Centers ...

  10. Alert Issued For IRS Scam Calls

    Alert Issued For IRS Scam Calls

    Police are warning residents to be wary of an IRS scam after several local residents were contacted by fraudsters demanding payment.The Trumbull Police Department issued an alert recently after local residents received automated calls claiming the resident could be arrested for tax evasion, officials said in a statement. When the resident called the number back, a person posing as an ...

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