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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. Veteran Police Officer In Westchester Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    Veteran Police Officer In Westchester Dies From 9/11 Related Illness

    A longtime police officer in Westchester County has died as a result of a 9/11 related illness.New Rochelle Deputy Police Commissioner Robert Gazzola announced that on Thursday, Aug. 16, Police Officer Kathleen O’Connor, a 20-year veteran of the force, died following a “long and courageous battle."O’Connor began her career in New Rochelle in January 1998 and was most recently ...

  2. Man Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    Man Faces Animal Cruelty, Other Charges After Abused Dog Found In Greenwich, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man allegedly abused a dog and attempted to lie about its death to police investigators after it was found injured at a park in Fairfield County.On June 3, a mastiff was found roaming in Bruce Park in Greenwich, displaying signs and symptoms consistent with having been abused, police said. The investigation into the abused dog by Greenwich Animal Control found that the dog ...

  3. Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Chemical In Some Breakfast Cereals Could Cause Cancer

    Select oat cereals, granola and other food products may contain a pesticide that could cause cancer, according to a report released by the Environmental Working Group.Glyphosate, an herbicide linked to cancer by scientists in California and the World Health Organization was found in 43 of 45 samples of oat products in an independent test commissioned by the organization.According to the ...

  4. Police Nab Another Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Danbury

    Police Nab Another Suspected Drug Dealer Making Bank Deposit In Danbury

    A crackdown on suspected drug dealers in the area resulted in a new arrest of a dealer making a bank deposit in Danbury.For the second time this week, the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division executed a search and seizure warrant, which led to the arrest of two men in Danbury.Danbury resident Cristopher Marcos, 22, who was the focus of a weekslong investigation ...

  5. Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    Man Faces DUI Charge After Crash In Greenwich

    A Westchester man was busted for allegedly drinking and driving in Fairfield County, leading to a crash in Greenwich.Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Sheep Hill Road and Old Orchard Road, where there was a report of the crash in the area.Police said that upon arrival at the crash scene, they “detected the strong, distinct order ...

  6. CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    CT Troopers Seize Heroin After Motor Vehicle Stop

    Connecticut State Police troopers seized several bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle from a local resident during an early morning traffic stop over the weekend.Troopers stopped Westbrook resident Austin Rinehart on Route 9 at approximately 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 in Chester when he was spotted by patrol driving erratically on the roadway.Police said that during the ...

  7. Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Wilton Library Crash, Police Say

    Man Charged With DUI After Leaving Scene Of Wilton Library Crash, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man got himself in trouble with the law after allegedly sideswiping a vehicle in the Wilton Public Library parking lot while intoxicated and taking off, only to return to the scene of the crime and get locked up.Officers from the Wilton Police Department were dispatched to the library on Saturday, Aug. 11, where there was a report of a crash, where one of the ...

  8. New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    There will be road closures and delays in the area for five days on I-684 in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be weekday lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on I-684 south between Exit 2 (Route 120) in North Castle and Exit 1 (Entrance to I-287) in Harrison.The closures began on Monday, Aug. 13, and should last ...

  9. Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    A 46-year-old motorist who made an unsafe turn - causing oncoming traffic to come to a halt on a busy Greenwich roadway - was driving under the influence for the second time, police said.Stamford resident Kevin O’Brien was spotted by police turning left out of Livingston Place onto West Putnam Avenue at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. While making the dangerous turn, vehicles ...

  10. Expect Closures: Route 7 Construction Work Starts

    Expect Closures: Route 7 Construction Work Starts

    There will be overnight lane closures throughout Connecticut, as contractors with the Connecticut Department of Transportation install rumble strips in various town.Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, motorists can expect closures on Route 111 near Historic Drive to Old Church Road in Monroe. There will also be closures on Route 104 north of Butternut Lane in Stamford and on Route 7 in Wilton ...

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