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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. State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    State Sues Purdue Pharma, Alleging Illegal Conduct, 'Scheme To Misrepresent Opioid Products'

    A lawsuit has been filed against a prominent pharmaceutical company that allegedly misrepresented its products - including OxyContin - as being more benign than they are for decades.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Barbara Underwood announced a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma L.P., Purdue Pharma Inc., and Purdue Fredrick Company, Inc. on Tuesday. The company ...

  2. New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    New Round Of Weekday I-684 Closures Underway

    There will be road closures and delays in the area for five days on I-684 in Westchester.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that there will be weekday lane closures from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on I-684 south between Exit 2 (Route 120) in North Castle and Exit 1 (Entrance to I-287) in Harrison.The closures began on Monday, Aug. 13, and should last ...

  3. Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    Man Who Made Unsafe Turn In Greenwich Under The Influence, Police Say

    A 46-year-old motorist who made an unsafe turn - causing oncoming traffic to come to a halt on a busy Greenwich roadway - was driving under the influence for the second time, police said.Stamford resident Kevin O’Brien was spotted by police turning left out of Livingston Place onto West Putnam Avenue at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. While making the dangerous turn, vehicles ...

  4. DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    DUI Motorist Who Failed To Maintain Lane Caught With Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, State Police Say

    An early morning traffic stop led to a host of charges for a man who was busted by Connecticut State Police troopers with heroin, cocaine and other drugs in his car.Troopers stopped Middletown resident Austin Dwight Rhinehart, 28, shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, after he was spotted driving erratically on Route 9 in Chester. Police said that his vehicle was found swerving ...

  5. Expect Closures: Construction Work On Routes 7, 104, 111 Starts

    Expect Closures: Construction Work On Routes 7, 104, 111 Starts

    There will be overnight lane closures throughout Connecticut, as contractors with the Connecticut Department of Transportation install rumble strips in various town.Beginning on Monday, Aug. 15, motorists can expect closures on Route 111 near Historic Drive to Old Church Road in Monroe. There will also be closures on Route 104 north of Butternut Lane in Stamford and on Route 7 in Wilton ...

  6. Teenage Girl Punches Victim Several Times In Greenwich Incident, Police Say

    Teenage Girl Punches Victim Several Times In Greenwich Incident, Police Say

    A Fairfield County teenager had to be restrained by police after getting into a midday fight in Greenwich.Officers from the Greenwich Police Department were dispatched to a Hamilton Avenue building on the west side of town shortly after 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10, where there was a report of a fight that had turned physical between two people.Upon arrival, police said that it was ...

  7. 'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    'Perfect Storm' Of Repairs, Construction Could Create NYC Commute Chaos, Report Says

    A “perfect storm” of construction and repairs may cause a nightmarish commuter into Manhattan for several years.A New York Post report outlined the troubles commuters may face in the coming years, as crews get set to begin extensive subway repairs, highway construction work, railroad work and other projects that will tie up traffic and cause gridlock in the city.Beginning on Friday, ...

  8. Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    Motorists Pay Most Expensive August Pump Prices In Years

    With the demand for gasoline soaring during the dog days of summer, motorists can expect gas prices to peak to the highest price since 2014.With Labor Day fast approaching, statewide gas prices are beginning to peak, with an average price nationwide of $2.87 per gallon, the most expensive prices in four years. Officials said that there will likely be a spike in prices toward the end of ...

  9. Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Starts 30-Minute Curbside Pickup At Whole Foods

    Amazon Prime members are getting a new bonus from their subscription, as the company joins forces with recently acquired Whole Foods Market to develop a curbside pickup service.Customers in select areas will be able to place orders through the Amazon Prime app, which will essentially turn Whole Foods Markets into a drive-through, with employees loading groceries into cars upon arrival. ...

  10. Man Faces Felony Charge For Drug Dealing After Crash On I-95

    Man Faces Felony Charge For Drug Dealing After Crash On I-95

    An accused drug dealer is facing felony charges after being busted on I-95 in Westchester with Oxycodone and marijuana following an investigation into a car crash in Pelham over the weekend.New York State Police investigators were dispatched to a stretch of I-95 shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, where there was a report of a crash that involved property damage on the interstate ...

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