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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. Twenty More Deaths Reported From Flu In Connecticut

    Twenty More Deaths Reported From Flu In Connecticut

    Another 20 flu-related deaths were reported in Connecticut in the past week, bringing the total for this current flu season to 52.According to the CDC, the flu results in 31.4 million outpatient visits and 200,000 hospitalizations across the country annually. While flu seasons are unpredictable and can vary in severity each year, there are between 3,000 and 49,000 influenza deaths ...

  2. Police Release Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Stamford Incidents

    Police Release Sketch Of Man Wanted In Connection With Stamford Incidents

    Police in Stamford are seeking the public’s assistance as they search for a person of interest who is wanted in connection to multiple incidents downtown.The Stamford Police Department released a sketch of a suspect in a winter hat on Wednesday who is wanted for his involvement on multiple charges for incidents that happened on Grove Street and the downtown area of the city.Anyone who ...

  3. Did You Buy It? Beef Jerky Recall Issued

    Did You Buy It? Beef Jerky Recall Issued

    A national recall has been announced for more than a thousand pounds of a popular beef jerky product that may contain known allergens.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Whip City Jerky, a Westfield, Mass. company, is recalling 1,391 pounds of products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen.Officials said that the jerky ...

  4. Dairy Giant Issues Massive Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination

    Dairy Giant Issues Massive Recall Due To Salmonella Contamination

    One of the world’s largest dairy groups may have been selling salmonella-tainted baby milk for more than a decade, according to multiple reports.French dairy group Lactalis has recalled 12 million tins of its products from around the world after babies took ill after drinking the contaminated product. According to reports, there were 38 Salmonella Agona infections reported between ...

  5. Stamford Woman Working As Nanny Risked Injury To Minor In Norwalk

    Stamford Woman Working As Nanny Risked Injury To Minor In Norwalk

    A Stamford nanny gave a Norwalk family a scare, failing to return their 2-year-old child to their home for several hours, leading to criminal charges according to a report posted on The Hour on Thursday.Lesia Maksymenko failed to return home with the toddler and allegedly lied to her parents, according to the report, leading to a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) alert that was issued by ...

  6. Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    Reported Flu Cases Rise Again In Connecticut

    “Widespread” flu continues to plague Connecticut residents, who are battling an aggressive strain of the influenza virus that has affected nearly 10 percent of all residents, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.National influenza activity continues to be high and remains widespread throughout the country, with 6.3 percent of people seeing their healthcare provider ...

  7. Sales Associate From Fairfield County Busted For Stealing More Than $50K

    Sales Associate From Fairfield County Busted For Stealing More Than $50K

    An investigation into misappropriated funds from a Rockland County company led to the arrest of a former employee who allegedly stole more than $50,000.Detectives from the Orangetown Police Department announced the arrest of Bethel, Conn., resident Richard Farrah, 59, following an investigation into money stolen from Dynarex Incorporation in Orangeburg.Police said that while employed as ...

  8. Person Poses As Utility Company Employee In Fairfield County Scam

    Person Poses As Utility Company Employee In Fairfield County Scam

    Officials are warning homeowners to be wary following reports of a scammer making the rounds in the city posing as a South Norwalk Electric and Water employee.An alert was issued this week from the company after a Norwalk resident notified them that someone claiming to be an employee from South Norwalk Electric and Water threatened to shut off the power to their without the payment of a ...

  9. Woman Assaulted In Westport Dispute Over Money

    Woman Assaulted In Westport Dispute Over Money

    A pair of women from Bridgeport allegedly assaulted a third woman in a Westport parking lot following a dispute over money, according to a Westport-News report.The victim reportedly left work on Jan. 25, when she was allegedly approached by 19-year-old Dulces Rios-Melendez and a Naomi Torres, 20, who were waiting for her at her vehicle. The report states that Rios-Melendez and her ...

  10. Panera Bread Announces National Recall Of Cream Cheese Products

    Panera Bread Announces National Recall Of Cream Cheese Products

    Panera Bread has announced a nationwide recall of a popular cream cheese product “out of an abundance of caution.”Officials announced a “nationwide, preemptive, voluntary recall” of all two ounce and eight-ounce cream cheese products sold in its bakery-cafes after “samples of one variety of cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria ...

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