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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. Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    Surge In Americans Who Expect To Buy Electric Cars, AAA Says

    American drivers are going green, are you?With gas prices on the rise, a new study released by AAA found that demand for electric vehicles is on the rise, with 20 percent of Americans proclaiming their next car will be electric. The latest survey is an increase of 5 percent from last year.According to AAA, improved safety features, decreased ownership costs and increased driving ranges ...

  2. Man Sent To Prison For Violating Sex Offender Registry Law

    Man Sent To Prison For Violating Sex Offender Registry Law

    A registered sex offender convicted of rape is heading back to prison after failing to notify authorities about his move to Connecticut.Waterbury resident Byron Elliott Vaughn, 32, was sentenced in Bridgeport District Court to 24 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by failing to disclose his move ...

  3. Norwalk Teen's Parking Violation Leads To Gun Arrest In Stamford

    Norwalk Teen's Parking Violation Leads To Gun Arrest In Stamford

    A local teenager was in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the wrong things and is now facing a weapons charge after being busted sleeping in an illegally parked car and fighting officers, police said.Stamford Police Officers Ryan Lee and Robert Bossone were dispatched to a Woodland Avenue home at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, where there was a noise complaint.Once ...

  4. Bridgeport Man Admits Selling Heroin While Awaiting Sentencing

    Bridgeport Man Admits Selling Heroin While Awaiting Sentencing

    A convicted felon from Fairfield County has admitted to selling heroin while awaiting sentencing on a previous charge for selling the drug to a fatal overdose victim.Bridgeport resident Darryck Norris has pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics and other drug offenses following his arrest in February. An investigation into Norris’ activities in the area found that he had been dealing ...

  5. CT Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offense

    CT Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offense

    A 28-year-old man from Connecticut is going to spend time behind bars after being busted with child porn and “guides to sexually abusing children.”William Millett of Groton has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised released for the child pornography offense, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this ...

  6. Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    Up To 3,000 Amazon Go Stores Could Be On The Way

    While many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are falling by the wayside, due in large part to the boom in online shopping, web giant Amazon is contemplating opening thousands of cashier-less stores in the coming years.Reports emerged earlier this week that Amazon is planning to open as many as 3,000 cashier-less Amazon Go stores by 2021, following a cautious initial rollout of the ...

  7. Norwalk Man Gives False Name To Officers In Stop Near I-95 Overpass, Police Say

    Norwalk Man Gives False Name To Officers In Stop Near I-95 Overpass, Police Say

    A local man allegedly tried to pull a fast one over on officers who stopped him on a busy roadway near I-95 in Connecticut.Members of the Milford Police Department stopped a vehicle on Boston Post Road near the I-95 overpass shortly after 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, when the driver committed a moving violation.During the traffic stop, the driver, Norwalk resident Thomas Caves, ...

  8. Stamford Man Violating Protection Order Caught After Fleeing On Foot In Greenwich

    Stamford Man Violating Protection Order Caught After Fleeing On Foot In Greenwich

    A man violating an order of protection took officers on a short foot chase before being apprehended on several charges late on Thursday night, police said.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to an area home shortly before 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, where there was a report of a man violating a court-issued protective order.An investigation into the ...

  9. Stamford Man Driving Without Headlights On Overnight Under Influence In Greenwich, Police Say

    Stamford Man Driving Without Headlights On Overnight Under Influence In Greenwich, Police Say

    A motorist without a license driving without his headlights on late on Wednesday morning in Fairfield County was allegedly under the influence, police said.Shortly after 2 a.m. on Oct. 10, an officer from the Greenwich Police Department who was on patrol on East Putnam Avenue spotted a car heading in the opposite direction without its headlights illuminated.During the subsequent traffic ...

  10. Surge In Phishing Email Scams Reported By State Police Cyber Crime Investigations Unit

    Surge In Phishing Email Scams Reported By State Police Cyber Crime Investigations Unit

    State Police in Connecticut are warning residents not to bite the bait as phishing schemes make the rounds in the area.The Connecticut State Police Cyber Crime Investigations Unit issued an alert following a rash of phishing email scams that have impacted local residents.Police said that phishing is “when a scammer attempts to contact you through phone calls, emails, text messages or ...

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