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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. 

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    Probe Into Four Deaths Prompts Massive Kia Recall

    More than 500,000 Kias are being recalled after a glitch was discovered that may prevent airbags from deploying, as investigators continue their probe into four deaths that may have been related to the vehicles.The recall of 507,000 Kias comes after the announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it was investigating why airbags had failed to deploy in Kias ...

  2. Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    Walmart, Sam's Club To Limit Opioid Prescriptions

    With the country in the midst of an opioid epidemic, Walmart is taking efforts to curtail drug abuse by its customers.Officials announced Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies around the country will fill all opioid prescriptions with no more than a seven-day supply, capping daily dosages at 50 morphine milligram equivalents.The new policy is in line with guidelines provided by the Centers ...

  3. US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    US Withdrawal From Iran Deal Sparks Concerns Of Gas Price Spike

    Just as gas prices began leveling off, according to a AAA report, there is a new fear of a spike in prices following President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran nuclear deal.Trump announced Tuesday afternoon not to waive sanctions on Iran, effectively terminating the United States’ participation in the Iran Nuclear Agreement which has prevented Iran ...

  4. Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    Number Getting Illnesses From Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas Triples, CDC Says

    With temperatures warming up, federal officials are warning area residents to be alert during Lyme Disease Awareness Month in May and through the summer.Illnesses from mosquito, tick, and flea bites have tripled nationally in the past decade, with more than 640,000 cases reported during the 13 years from 2004 through 2016, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

  5. Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Alert Issued For Raw Oyster Norovirus Outbreak

    Consumers should stay away from raw oysters for now, according to federal officials, who have issued an alert regarding potentially contaminated products that may leave some sick.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working with federal, state, and local officials regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from Canada, which have made their way to the area, with the FDA ...

  6. Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    Parent Of A Teen? Here's How To Screen For Substance Abuse, CDC Says

    The Centers for Disease Control has released a guide to assist parents in helping teenagers avoid using or abusing substances such as alcohol of marijuana.According to the CDC, “substance use by teens can have a big impact on their health and well-being. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), through a cooperative agreement with the CDC, developed a guide for implementing substance ...

  7. FDA IDs Source Of Tainted Romaine That Caused E. Coli Scare

    FDA IDs Source Of Tainted Romaine That Caused E. Coli Scare

    Federal investigators have linked an E. coli outbreak contaminating romaine lettuce that has sickened nearly 100 people over 22 states - including in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut - to an Arizona farm.For weeks, consumers have been warned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have advised residents to avoid romaine lettuce when shopping, as 98 people fell ill ...

  8. New Update On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Issued By CDC

    New Update On Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Issued By CDC

    Consumers are being reminded to avoid romaine lettuce in the produce aisle as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues collecting information about an E. coli outbreak that could make people sick.Dozens have been sickened in recent weeks, including patients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, according to the CDC, which reported that the contamination outbreak stems ...

  9. Amazon Hikes Cost Of Prime Service By 20 Percent

    Amazon Hikes Cost Of Prime Service By 20 Percent

    Amazon Prime is about to cost customers a few more dimes.Actually, more than a few.A 20-percent increase to be precise.Citing new Prime features and increased costs, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced on Thursday afternoon that the cost of membership will be upped to $119 annually beginning on May 11 for new customers. Existing members will see their bill increased as of June 16.Prime ...

  10. Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Biggest Danger On Roads Is Now Distracted Driving, AAA Says

    Distracted, not drunk, drugged or aggressive drivers are the biggest cause of concern for motorists, according to a survey conducted by AAA.According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety this week, distracted driving has reached the top of the list of growing dangers on local roadways, surpassing aggressive or impaired drivers.The study states that 88 percent of ...

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