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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. Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Aw, Shucks: Oyster Found In Hudson River Described As 'Largest Ever'

    Just in time for National Oyster Day on Sunday, Aug. 5 comes word that a massive oyster “the size of a small shoe” was picked up under a pier in the Hudson River.The River Project, an organization that works to provide the Hudson River, posted a picture of a 22-centimeter oyster, which was found by a construction worker working on Pier 40 near the Hudson River Park.On Facebook, the ...

  2. Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Fairfield County

    Video: Deer In Distress Freed From Fence In Fairfield County

    Oh, deer.Officers from the Newtown Police Department rescued a deer that found itself in a precarious position this week.On Monday, July 30, Officer Timothy Schoen was called to a local property, where there was a report of a “deer in distress.” The deer had caught one of its hind legs tangled in a fence and couldn’t get loose.Schoen, without formal training of helping animals out of ...

  3. Know Him? Suspect Spent $300 With Stolen Credit Card At Area CVS

    Know Him? Suspect Spent $300 With Stolen Credit Card At Area CVS

    Know him?Investigators from the Newtown Police Department have released surveillance photos of a suspect who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a local CVS.The department is seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down the man, who allegedly bought more than $300 in gift cards with the stolen credit card at the Queen Street location. In the photos, the suspect can ...

  4. Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    Disturbing 'Suicide Challenge' App Aimed At Teens Sparks Warning

    A suicide “game” involving a person dubbed “Momo" targeting teens on a prominent messaging app is sparking concern.“Momo” has become a viral challenge that asks people to add a contact on the WhatsApp app, and they are then encouraged to commit self-harm or suicide. The “game” has spread nationwide.According to Fox News, police in Mexico say that “Momo” started in a Facebook group, ...

  5. Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    Scheduled Route 25 Road Closure Postponed

    With storms potentially approaching, the scheduled weekend closure of Route 25 in Monroe has been postponed.The Monroe Police Department issued an alert on Friday, noting that the closure has been rescheduled for next weekend.Police said that Route 25 is now scheduled to be closed beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 and should last through 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13. During the ...

  6. CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    CT Man Sentenced, Must Pay Back $400K For Preparing False Returns

    A former tax preparer in Connecticut is heading to prison and must pay back more than $400,000 for preparing false tax returns and underpaying his own federal taxes.Waterbury resident Michael Mir, 41, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison following a four-year scheme through a tax preparation practice he operated in his hometown.From 2012 through 2015, Mir prepared more than ...

  7. Fairfield County Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    Fairfield County Felon Sentenced For Illegally Possessing Firearms, Ammo

    A convicted felon in Fairfield County is heading back behind bars after pleading guilty to menacing a woman and child with illegal weapons in Connecticut.Stratford resident Matthew Petrovitch has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing guns and ammunition, John Durham, United States Attorney for the District of ...

  8. Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    Suspect Nabbed After Claiming To Have Gun In Danbury Rite Aid Robbery

    A self-described drug addict is facing a host of charges after allegedly threatening a Danbury pharmacist with a gun to get amphetamines.Thomas James Redmond, 22, was arrested on Sunday, July 29, Danbury Police Det. Lt. Mark Williams announced this week, following a brief investigation to an alleged robbery at Rite Aid on Mill Plain Road.Police said that Redmond, a Ridgefield resident, ...

  9. Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    Videos: Great White Caught Off RI Coast During 'Shark Week'

    "Shark Week" took a very real turn for a fisherman in Rhode Island.A 6-foot great white was captured at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday by a fisherman off the coast of Rhode Island, according to a social media post by Michael Lorello. The shark was corraled approximately three-quarters of a mile off Miquamicut Beach.Lorello posted pictures of the shark on Facebook, showing ...

  10. Fairfield County Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    Fairfield County Teen's Signature Tattoo Creates Social Media Buzz

    A Fairfield County teenager should hope that Tom Brady really is planning on playing until he’s 45 after getting his signature tattooed on her arm.Megan Uhrynowski, 19, of Stratford attended the Patriot’s training camp earlier this week, where she locked eyes with the star quarterback and reportedly stuck out her arm, had Brady sign it, and went on to get a tattoo of the signature ...

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