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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. Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    STRATFORD, Conn. — An unidentified man who was hit by a car while riding a moped in Stratford died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, according to the Stratford Star.Police are still investigating the crash, the Star said.The man had been in critical condition in Bridgeport Hospital after the accident, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, police ...

  2. Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    A man was arrested after he slammed his car into a Connecticut State Police cruiser on I-95 on Saturday night while troopers were assisting a disabled tour bus, police said.The accident happened at 9:18 p.m. Saturday while troopers from Troop F in Westbrook were with a tour bus that had broken down in the median of I-95 northbound between Exits 56 and 57 in Guilford, state police ...

  3. Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    NORWALK, Conn. — A woman died in a blaze Sunday morning in Norwalk after hoarding conditions in the home made it difficult for firefighters to help her, according to NBC Connecticut. The fire was reported at about 7 a.m. at a house on Bettswood Road that was filled with items that almost reached the ceiling, fire officials told NBC Connecticut. Firefighters, calling it a hoarding ...

  4. February Thaw: Temps Warm Up To Near 60 Degrees In Brookfield, Sherman

    February Thaw: Temps Warm Up To Near 60 Degrees In Brookfield, Sherman

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High temperatures will approach record high levels Sunday across Fairfield County, as warm air and strong sun melts the remaining snowpack on the ground, according to the National Weather Service.   On Sunday, area residents are enjoying a high of about 60 degrees — the record high of 61 degrees was set in 1997, the weather service said.Normal temps for ...

  5. Stamford Police Bust Driver With Pot, Loaded Gun At DUI Checkpoint

    Stamford Police Bust Driver With Pot, Loaded Gun At DUI Checkpoint

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 35-year-old man who reeked of marijuana and had loaded .22-caliber pistol sitting in plain view on the center console of his car was busted at a sobriety checkpoint in Stamford early Saturday, police said. The Stamford Police Department set up the sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday in the area of Hope Street and Toms Road. During this ...

  6. Malloy Proclaims Day Of Remembrance For Japanese-American Internment Camps

    Malloy Proclaims Day Of Remembrance For Japanese-American Internment Camps

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a proclamation designating Sunday, Feb. 19, as Japanese-Americans Day of Remembrance in the State of Connecticut. The recognition honors the victims of Japanese internment camps, which were created exactly 75 years ago this Sunday. It resulted in the forcible removal and incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ...

  7. Gallop On Over To See The New Mini Horses At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    Gallop On Over To See The New Mini Horses At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Just in time for the mini-break from school next week, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport has a little idea that’s sure to be a big hit with the kids. New to the zoo family is a pair of miniature horses, diminutive charmers named Nutmeg and Caramel. Guests will find them in an exhibit at the New England Farmyard. “This is a great week to announce our miniature ...

  8. Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A man on moped who was hit by a car and knocked to the ground was in critical condition in Bridgeport Hospital on Saturday, Stratford police said.The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, police said, when a Toyota Camry hit the moped.A police investigation determined that the moped was traveling south on Mary Avenue and ...

  9. Car Theft Suspect Arrested In Darien After Police Pursuit From Stamford

    Car Theft Suspect Arrested In Darien After Police Pursuit From Stamford

    DARIEN, Conn. — One suspect was arrested and others were sought after a stolen car crashed in downtown Darien on Wednesday night after a police pursuit from Stamford, The Darien Times reported.  Stamford police pursued the stolen car along I-95 north and off Exit 11 until the crash in front of the Dunkin' Donuts, the Darien Times said Using canines, police from both Darien and Stamford ...

  10. Cops: Danbury Man Busted On Noise Charge Threatened To Shoot Up Department

    Cops: Danbury Man Busted On Noise Charge Threatened To Shoot Up Department

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 51-year-old Danbury man busted on noise charges twice in one night made the situation far worse by threatening to "get an assault rifle and shoot up the Danbury Police Department," police said.The case began at 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when officers were dispatched to 5 Scuppo Road, Samuels Court, on a complaint of an intoxicated man in Unit 208 pounding on the ...

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