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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. Power Back At Brookfield Schools, But They'll Stay Closed Till Wednesday

    Power Back At Brookfield Schools, But They'll Stay Closed Till Wednesday

    Power has been restored to Brookfield Public Schools, but they will remain closed until midweek as crews continue cleaning up from last week’s storm that has led to dangerous roadways throughout the town.School officials said that while Eversource and local DPW crews continue to restore power in the area, and power has been restored to the schools, “there remains multiple stretches of ...

  2. Eversource Cites 'Steady Progress' In Restoring Power To Hardest Hit Areas

    Eversource Cites 'Steady Progress' In Restoring Power To Hardest Hit Areas

    Eversource’s “army of crews” is making “steady progress” as they continue to restore power to customers in areas of Northern Fairfield County nearly a week after a storm rocked the region.The storm that struck on Tuesday, May 15, uprooting trees and downing utility poles has left thousands without power in Connecticut, as 6,238 outages were still being reported on Monday.In Brookfield, ...

  3. Seen It? 1968 Mustang Stolen From Danbury Road Auto Body Shop

    Seen It? 1968 Mustang Stolen From Danbury Road Auto Body Shop

    Have you seen this vintage ride around town?Police in New Milford have issued an alert regarding a 1968 gray Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 that was last seen at the Bennett Automotive auto body shop on Danbury Road before it was allegedly stolen.According to police, the Mustang was last seen at the auto shop on Oct. 3, 2016, when it was listed for sale. The investigation into the stolen ...

  4. Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    Porsche, Mercedes Among Vehicles Reported Stolen By State Police

    State Police in Connecticut are seeking the public’s assistance as they investigate several vehicles that were stolen in the past week.Connecticut State Police issued an alert regarding four stolen vehicles, including a Porsche and Mercedes Benz, that have been taken from the driveways of residences in Washington Depot in Litchfield County.According to investigators with the Washington ...

  5. NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    NY, CT Rank High Among Best States To Be A Police Officer

    It pays to be police in New York and Connecticut, according to a recently released report.In their latest study, which coincides with National Police Week, WalletHub found that New York was the second best state to work in law enforcement, with Connecticut landing one spot behind in third.North Dakota topped the list, with Minnesota and California coming in behind the Constitution State ...

  6. This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    This Fairfield County Locale Ranks Highest For Best Place To Raise Family

    It’s no secret that raising a family in Connecticut has enormous benefits, but where is best? Old Greenwich took top honors as the best in the state earning A+ grades across the board, according to a report released by Niche this week, which ranked the best places to raise a family in New York based on the quality of public schools, safety, affordability and access to family amenities ...

  7. With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With Temps Heating Up, Here's How To Prevent Tick Bites

    With temperatures heating up and summer rapidly approaching, health officials are warning residents to be aware of ticks and the diseases they may carry.According to officials, “ticks can spread disease. Not all ticks can cause disease and not all bites will make you sick, but as these diseases become more common it's important to learn how to prevent a bite, how to remove a tick and ...

  8. CT Man Allegedly Recorded Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

    CT Man Allegedly Recorded Sexual Assault Of Teen Girl

    A man is facing up to 30 years in prison after he allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager, recorded it and was busted uploading it to his Google account.John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that Waterbury resident Yehudi Manzano, 33, has surrendered himself into custody and has been charged with the production and transportation of child ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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