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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. New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    New Cars Lose $3,000 Annually From This Single Expense, AAA Says

    When purchasing a new car, one considers many things: is it reliable? How is the gas mileage? How much does it cost? What will the upkeep be?However, many would-be car buyers are failing to factor in the larges expense associated with purchasing a new ride: depreciation, according to AAA.AAA’s “Your Driving Costs” study found that the largest expense associated with purchasing a new ...

  2. Greenwich Woman Charged With DWI In Upstate NY Stop

    Greenwich Woman Charged With DWI In Upstate NY Stop

    Several Hudson Valley motorists were among 29 drivers busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the area continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include:Orange CountyOn Friday, Sept. 21, State Police troopers from Catskill arrested Tasha Purdy, 27, of Walden, for DWI. She was ...

  3. Three Caught, Handgun Magazines Recovered After Stolen Car Police Chase In Westport

    Three Caught, Handgun Magazines Recovered After Stolen Car Police Chase In Westport

    Three teenagers in a stolen car took police on a wild chase through Westport before ultimately being stopped by a police canine, who took matters into his own paws.Westport Police Cpl. Kevin Smith spotted a vehicle speeding on Post Road East at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 24. He proceeded to follow the vehicle, where he found it stopped in the middle of the Long Lots Road ...

  4. CT College Student Sentenced For Enticing Young Boys To Engage In Sex Over Internet

    CT College Student Sentenced For Enticing Young Boys To Engage In Sex Over Internet

    A 24-year-old man attending college in Connecticut has been sentenced for enticing four boys to engage in sexual activities over the Internet.Travis McCoy has been sentenced to 156 months in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release, after pleading guilty in Hartford District Court over the summer to one count of enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity.From August ...

  5. Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    Flu Season's Coming: Here's What You Need To Know Now

    With the official arrival of fall, officials are warning area residents to begin preparations for flu season, which is fast approaching.Flu season kicks off in earnest in October each year, though patients can still be susceptible to certain strains in September, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The CDC said that reported cases tend to increase in November ...

  6. Report Of Boat In Distress, Passengers Yelling 'We Need Help' Draws Quick Response In Stamford

    Report Of Boat In Distress, Passengers Yelling 'We Need Help' Draws Quick Response In Stamford

    A late night boating expedition wound up resulting in a scare before first responders in Stamford could make the save of a drifting boat.The Stamford Emergency Communications Center received an emergency call at approximately 11:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, from residents at the Palmer Landing condo complex reporting that there was a vessel in distress in the water with its passengers ...

  7. Man Bought $3.6K Of Merchandise After Opening Fake Account At Area Costco, Police Say

    Man Bought $3.6K Of Merchandise After Opening Fake Account At Area Costco, Police Say

    A 58-year-old man attempted to use a fake identity to steal thousands of dollars in merchandise from a Connecticut Costco before fleeing on foot, police said.Officers from the Milford Police Department were dispatched to Costco on Boston Post Road at approximately 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, where employees reported possible fraudulent transactions.Police said the investigation ...

  8. Norwalk Man Charged With DWI In Northern Westchester Stop

    Norwalk Man Charged With DWI In Northern Westchester Stop

    More than two dozen motorists were busted by New York State Police troopers recently as law enforcement agencies in the Hudson Valley continue a nationwide crackdown on drunk, drugged and distracted driving.Among the local motorists charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Sept. 15, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Luis V. Barreto Angamarca, 26, of Peekskill, for DWI. He was ...

  9. Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Sears CEO Raises Doubts About Company's Future, Citing 'Substantial Obstacles To Profitability'

    Despite undergoing a paradigm shift and attempting to change gears in the way it does business, Sears continues hemorrhaging money, casting its future in doubt.Sears CEO Eddie Lampert said that his company has been “working hard to transform its business and unlock the value of its assets,” which includes a shift from traditional retailing to a more member-centric company. Despite these ...

  10. Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Know Him? Police Seek To ID Suspect In Criminal Investigation

    Do you know him?Police are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to identify a man who is wanted as part of an ongoing criminal investigation.The Brookfield Police Department released surveillance photos of a suspect who is wanted on several charges as part of an ongoing investigation. In the photos, he can be seen wearing a gray hat, long-sleeved dark black and gray shirt, ...

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