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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. Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Will Northern Westchester's Richard Gere's Next Role Be As Congressional Candidate?

    Is this well-known Westchester movie star's next act as a politician?Richard Gere, 68, who has a home in Pound Ridge, has seen his name floated as a possible congressional candidate in the Hudson Valley's 18th Congressman, according to the New York Post. Rep. Sean Maloney (D-Cold Spring) is making a run for Attorney General, and if he is successful, his Congressional seat would be open. ...

  2. Fairfield County Man Made Harassing Calls To Rape Crisis Center, Police Say

    Fairfield County Man Made Harassing Calls To Rape Crisis Center, Police Say

    A Fairfield County man is in hot water with the law after allegedly harassing a Connecticut Rape Crisis Center, despite previous warnings.Stratford resident William Bonitati, 58, has been charged with four counts of second-degree harassment, after being taken into police custody on an active warrant that was issued for his arrest in Milford.According to investigators, Bonitati ...

  3. Know Him? ID Sought For Suspect In Numerous Thefts At Area Home Depot

    Know Him? ID Sought For Suspect In Numerous Thefts At Area Home Depot

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who has stolen thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Home Depot in the area.The Hamden Police Department released a surveillance photo of a man who allegedly stole coils of wire at the Dixwell Avenue Home Depot location. The latest of several larcenies was reported on Aug. 3.Police ...

  4. Seen One? List Of Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County, State Released

    Seen One? List Of Black Bear Sightings In Fairfield County, State Released

    Once a rare sight, the black bear is making a comeback in Fairfield County -- and statewide.The Connecticut State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reported that a total of 7,493 black bear sightings have been reported in Connecticut in the past year, from Aug. 10, 2017 to Aug. 5 of this year, including hundreds in Fairfield County.Most of the sightings have come ...

  5. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Burglary Suspect In Fairfield County

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Burglary Suspect In Fairfield County

    Do you know him?Police investigators in Norwalk are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect involved in an alleged burglary at a local convenience store.The Norwalk Police Department released surveillance photos of a male suspect who was involved in the alleged burglary. In the photos, he can be seen with a wrap covering his face. He was wearing a ...

  6. Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Months-Long Bank Robbery Spree

    Fairfield County Man Sentenced For Months-Long Bank Robbery Spree

    A Fairfield County man who threatened to kill bank employees during an armed robbery and later engaged in a standoff with police has been sentenced to nearly a decade behind bars following his seven-month crime spree.Bryce Alexander Laister, 26, formerly of Bridgeport and Stratford, has been sentenced to 107 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, after he ...

  7. Citizen Of Mexico Pleads Guilty to Third Illegal Reentry Offense In CT

    Citizen Of Mexico Pleads Guilty to Third Illegal Reentry Offense In CT

    A Mexican national with a long rap sheet has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to illegally re-entering the country after being deported twice, violating the conditions of his supervised release for a prior conviction for the same offense.Jose Del Carmen Hernandez Hernandez, 41, has pleaded guilty to one count of illegally reentering the United States after being deported. He has never held ...

  8. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect After Car Burglarized At LA Fitness

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect After Car Burglarized At LA Fitness

    Recognize him?Police in Norwalk are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a suspect who allegedly broke into a car parked at LA Fitness on Main Avenue.Investigators released surveillance photos of the suspect and the burglarized vehicle. They are attempting to identify the suspect and owner of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the incident has been ...

  9. Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin To Danbury Overdose Victim

    Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin To Danbury Overdose Victim

    A drug dealer is behind bars for supplying heroin that led to an overdose in Fairfield County.Waterbury resident Andre Reed, 26, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin to a female Danbury overdose victim. The arrest comes as part of a statewide initiative targeting drug dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl and ...

  10. Easton Man With Bottles Of Vodka In Car Was Under Influence, Westport Police Say

    Easton Man With Bottles Of Vodka In Car Was Under Influence, Westport Police Say

    A Fairfield County man was busted for driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over with an empty bottle of vodka in his backseat during the middle of the day, police said.Police in Westport stopped Easton resident John Finneran at approximately noon on Aug. 2, when officers received a report of a man driving erratically on Main Street. Officers eventually tracked down the car and ...

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