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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. Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At South Salem Conservation Center, Dies

    Atka, 'Most Magnificent Wolf' At South Salem Conservation Center, Dies

    The staple at the Wolf Conservation Center in Northern Westchester died in his sleep over the weekend at 16 years old.Surrounded by his family at the South Salem facility, Atka died quickly and painlessly overnight on Saturday, Sept. 22. Staff at the Wolf Conservation Center called Atka, “the most magnificent wolf we have ever known.”According to staff members at the Wolf Conservation ...

  2. Report Of Boat In Distress, Passengers Yelling 'We Need Help' Draws Quick Response In Stamford

    Report Of Boat In Distress, Passengers Yelling 'We Need Help' Draws Quick Response In Stamford

    A late night boating expedition wound up resulting in a scare before first responders in Stamford could make the save of a drifting boat.The Stamford Emergency Communications Center received an emergency call at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, from residents at the Palmer Landing condo complex reporting that there was a vessel in distress in the water with its passengers ...

  3. Man Bought $3.6K Of Merchandise After Opening Fake Account At Area Costco, Police Say

    Man Bought $3.6K Of Merchandise After Opening Fake Account At Area Costco, Police Say

    A 58-year-old man attempted to use a fake identity to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Connecticut Costco before fleeing on foot, police said.Officers from the Milford Police Department were dispatched to Costco on Boston Post Road at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, where employees reported possible fraudulent transactions.Police said the investigation ...

  4. Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    Latest Round Of Daytime I-684 Lane Closures Scheduled

    There will be single- and double-lane closures on I-684 in Westchester for two days next week as contracting crews perform maintenance activities in the area.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert to area residents warning that from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 and Tuesday, Sept. 25 in North Castle and Harrison, there will be southbound lane ...

  5. Norwalk Man Charged With DWI In Northern Westchester Stop

    Norwalk Man Charged With DWI In Northern Westchester Stop

    More than two dozen motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Sept. 15, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Luis V. Barreto Angamarca, 26, of Peekskill, for DWI. He was ...

  6. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  7. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a man who is wanted as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.The Brookfield Police Department released surveillance photos of a suspect who is wanted on several charges as part of an ongoing investigation. In the photos, he can be seen wearing a gray hat, long-sleeved dark black and gray shirt, ...

  8. Eight Dirt Bikers Arrested After Frightening Drivers On, Off I-95 Stretch

    Eight Dirt Bikers Arrested After Frightening Drivers On, Off I-95 Stretch

    As dirt bike, quad and motorcycle riders continue frightening motorists on a stretch of I-95 and other busy Connecticut roads, local law enforcement agencies are cracking down.At least eight dirt bike riders were arrested and a dozen vehicles seized by police in New Haven this week, according to WTNH News 8. The arrests come days after riders blocked traffic and surrounded several ...

  9. Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty To Having Hundreds Of Grams Of Fentanyl With Child In Backseat Of Car

    Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty To Having Hundreds Of Grams Of Fentanyl With Child In Backseat Of Car

    A drug dealer who was busted with hundreds of grams of fentanyl during a traffic stop in Connecticut with his child in the backseat has admitted to trafficking drugs in the area.Juan “Money” Hazard, of Cranston, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty this week in New Haven federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 or more grams of fentanyl.In April last year, Hazard ...

  10. Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed After Monthlong Narcotics Investigation In Norwalk

    Alleged Drug Dealer Nabbed After Monthlong Narcotics Investigation In Norwalk

    An alleged drug dealer was taken into custody by police in Norwalk following a monthlong investigation into narcotics sales in the area.Members of the Norwalk Police Department Special Services Division executed several warrants regarding Edwin Mondragon, who was arrested outside his Fort Point Street residence on Thursday, Sept. 20.Police said that the arrest came as a result of a ...

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