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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. Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    Felon Caught With Firearm During Fairfield Traffic Stop, Police Say

    A convicted felon from Bridgeport was busted on drug and weapons charges in Fairfield following a routine traffic light for a faulty brake light.Officers on patrol from the Fairfield Police Department stopped 21-year-old Bridgeport resident Darnell Brown’s Buick on Tunxis Road at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19, after spotting his vehicle with a malfunctioning light.During ...

  2. Driver Busted With BAC Nearly Quadruple Legal Limit In New Canaan Crash

    Driver Busted With BAC Nearly Quadruple Legal Limit In New Canaan Crash

    A 43-year-old man with a blood-alcohol content nearly quadruple the legal limit is facing charges after being involved in a one-vehicle crash in New Canaan.Officers from the New Canaan Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Oenoke Ridge Road and Main Street shortly before 10 p.m. on Dec. 23, where there was a reported one-vehicle crash with the driver pinned ...

  3. Fairfield County Man Admits To Robbing Five Connecticut Banks

    Fairfield County Man Admits To Robbing Five Connecticut Banks

    A Bridgeport man used weapons and murder threats to rob five Connecticut banks over the span of nearly a year, according to the John Durham, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.Durham announced this week that Alexander Laister, 25, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of armed bank robbery and admitted that he robbed a ...

  4. 61-Year-Old Driver Busted In New Canaan Driving With Open Bottle Of Wine

    61-Year-Old Driver Busted In New Canaan Driving With Open Bottle Of Wine

    A 61-year-old man was busted driving with a bottle of wine between his legs after pulling into a New Caanan driveway and speeding off when confronted by the homeowner, police said.The New Canaan Police Department received reports from a Oenoke Ridge Road resident shortly after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon of a suspicious vehicle that had pulled into her driveway and left abruptly ...

  5. Real Estate Developer's Death On Metro-North Line Ruled Suicide

    Real Estate Developer's Death On Metro-North Line Ruled Suicide

    The death of a prominent real estate developer who was fatally struck by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station has been ruled a suicide, officials said.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr., 55, was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

  6. Inmate Faces Additional Charges For New Canaan Fourth Of July Burglaries

    Inmate Faces Additional Charges For New Canaan Fourth Of July Burglaries

    An inmate already in custody in Connecticut is facing additional charges after a police investigation tied him to a string of auto larcenies last summer.Investigators from the New Canaan Police Department were in Norwalk Court on Thursday to serve an active arrest warrant on Vanshawne Wheeler, who is currently incarcerated for unknown charges.Police said that Wheeler committed 11 ...

  7. Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Fairfield Businessman, 47

    Community Rallies Around 9-Month-Old Daughter Of Fairfield Businessman, 47

    A GoFundMe fundraising campaign has been created for the daughter of a Fairfield County businessman who hails from the Hudson Valley who suddenly passed away last week.Edward “Ted” K. Dell’Abate, a native of Pound Ridge and founder of Phaedrus Technologies in Manhattan, died on Feb. 12 after a brief battle with cancer. He most recently worked at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, ...

  8. Shake Shack To Open New Westchester/Fairfield Location

    Shake Shack To Open New Westchester/Fairfield Location

    Shake Shack is opening a second Westchester County location as soon as the end of the year.The Greenburgh Town Board and Planning Board approved plans for a new restaurant and commercial building at the Dalewood Shopping Center II in Hartsdale, which will include a sidewalk connecting Central Park Avenue to the main driveway of the shopping center.Currently, the only Westchester Shake ...

  9. Man Intentionally Drives Into Connecticut Hospital, Car Bursts Into Flames

    Man Intentionally Drives Into Connecticut Hospital, Car Bursts Into Flames

    A man in his 20s intentionally crashed a car carrying several cans of gasoline into an emergency entrance at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown on Thursday morning, setting himself on fire, officials said.Police officers and fire crews were dispatched to the hospital at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, when the driver - reportedly identified as Steven Elam according to NBC - drove ...

  10. Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    Man Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Was Real Estate Developer

    The 55-year-old man struck and killed by a train near the Fairfield Metro-North station was a well-known real estate developer who previously had troubles with the law.MTA Police were called to the station after Fairfield resident Alfred Lenoci, Jr. was fatally struck by the train at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning, a Metro-North spokesperson said. The subsequent ...

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