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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut ktensa@dailyvoice.com

Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to writing local news, enjoying winter sports and reading nonfiction books.

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  1. NY Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa

    NY Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa

    WILTON, Conn. — A 43-year-old woman was busted on prostitution charges at the In Spa in Wilton on Wednesday evening after complaints that "commercial sex acts" were being conducted there, police said. The Wilton Police Department, with the assistance of the Norwalk Police Department, initiated an investigation into prostitution activity at the In Spa, located on the second ...

  2. Driver Extricated After Slamming Into Danbury Building In Overnight Crash

    Driver Extricated After Slamming Into Danbury Building In Overnight Crash

    DANBURY, Conn. — A driver had to be extricated from a car after crashing into a building early Thursday on West Street near downtown Danbury, firefighters said. At about 4:20 a.m., Danbury Fire, Police, and EMS Units were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on West Street near Oil Mill Road. A small car had left the roadway, struck the building at 152 West St. and landed in bushes, ...

  3. Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    NORWALK, Conn. — There's a new tick to worry about in Connecticut: A sizable population of a species that has been linked to an allergy to red meat in humans has been discovered on an island in Norwalk, state environmental officials said.The presence of the lone star ticks was detected in June after a South Norwalk resident reported a deer acting strangely on Manresa Island, according ...

  4. Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday on heroin charges in the death of a Seymour man who overdosed in Seymour in July, prosecutors said. Richard Estaba, also known as “Raw,” was charged with federal heroin distribution offenses.  On July 9, Seymour Police and emergency medical personnel went to a residence in Seymour on a report of a suspected drug ...

  5. Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man who runs BangTheBook.com, a sports gaming information website, pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading taxes by failing to report over $1.1 million in income. Ryan S. Rozycki, 41, waived his right to be indicted as he pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of federal tax evasion.According to court documents and statements made in ...

  6. Police: 2 Danbury Men Tried To Rob Pedestrian At Gunpoint Near Bar

    Police: 2 Danbury Men Tried To Rob Pedestrian At Gunpoint Near Bar

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two men in a car who tried to rob a pedestrian at gunpoint near the Cowboy Bar in Danbury late Tuesday have been arrested, police said. At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress near the Wildman Street bar, police said. A man there told officers that he was walking in the area when a vehicle stopped next to him and the passenger asked him ...

  7. Bridgeport Man Charged In Newtown Crash That Killed 86-Year-Old Woman

    Bridgeport Man Charged In Newtown Crash That Killed 86-Year-Old Woman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Bridgeport man is facing charges in connection with a crash in April in Newtown in which an 86-year-old woman died, police said. Terrelle Anderson, 32, was arrested last week and charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt, and failure to keep right on a curve, Newtown police said. The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. April 4. Anderson was ...

  8. Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield woman who searched far and wide for a kidney donor is at home and recovering from successful transplant surgery after finding the answer right in her own backyard. Margaret Karbovanec, a retired Bunnell High School guidance counselor, launched a campaign to find a donor last winter because both of her kidneys were failing. She has polycystic kidney ...

  9. Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser In Monroe For The Center

    Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser In Monroe For The Center

    MONROE, Conn. — For her keynote speech Tuesday at the Speaking of Women fundraiser for The Center for Family Justice, Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" did something she had never done before. For the first time in public, Logan displayed photographs taken of her during a horrifying mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Egypt while she was covering the Arab Spring. The up-close ...

  10. Police: Erratic Driving Report Leads To DWI Arrest Of Danbury Man

    Police: Erratic Driving Report Leads To DWI Arrest Of Danbury Man

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 23-year-old Danbury man was arrested on drunken driving charges in Yorktown, N.Y., on Monday night, police said.Ismael Vasquez-Garcia, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and aggravated driving while intoxicated BAC of .18 percent or more, a misdemeanor, after police said they responded to a report of a vehicle driving erratically on ...

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