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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. New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield woman is fighting to try to keep her husband in the country after he was ordered to be deported despite working for years and spending tens of thousands of dollars in an attempt to get legal status.  Joel Colindrés, 33, was born in Guatemala and came to the United States without documentation in 2004. He married his wife, Samantha, 35, a U.S. ...

  2. Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Brookfield

    Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Brookfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A fatal shooting in Norwalk, the arrest of a felon with a loaded gun, a huge GoFundMe for a Bridgeport man, a Norwalk mother who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation and a survey of top hot dog stands were among the top stories this past week in Fairfield County. Here are some of the most-read stories at the Daily Voice:Jonas Labaze, a ...

  3. Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Dr. Raymond Sackler of Greenwich, a co-founder of the Stamford-based drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, died July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 1/2 years old.Sackler was a philanthropist, physician, entrepreneur and business leader. With his brothers, they grew the Purdue Pharma drug empire, becoming wealthy through the development of drugs for pain management, ...

  4. Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people died and three others were hospitalized after they suffered drug overdoses on Saturday in five separate incidents across the city, Norwalk police said. The overdoses appeared be linked to crack cocaine that was laced with an opiate, police said.The first three drug overdoses occurred between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker ...

  5. Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced. Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday. The indictment ...

  6. 6 Kids Sent To Hospital After Exposure To Chlorine At Darien Country Club

    6 Kids Sent To Hospital After Exposure To Chlorine At Darien Country Club

    DARIEN, Conn. — At least six kids were sent to the hospital after they were exposed to a large amount of chlorine at the Country Club of Darien on Saturday afternoon, police said. A power outage caused the release of a large amount of the chemical into the pool after 2:30 p.m., police said.Police, Post 53 and the Darien Fire Department responded to the Country Club at 300 Mansfield ...

  7. Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a pickup truck  on Roseville Road near the entrance to McDonald's on Saturday, Westport police said.The serious accident occurred just after 10:30 a.m., and the Roseville Road was closed until nearly 2 p.m. Saturday for the investigation, police said.  Westport Police, EMS, and Fire Department were dispatched ...

  8. Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    MILFORD, Conn. — The search resumed Saturday in the waters of Long Island Sound for the body of a 28-year-old man who was swept by a wave off a sandbar at Silver Sands State Park as he walked from the shore out to Charles Island, according to multiple media reports. The man, now identified by police as 28-year-old George Swaby of Bridgeport, is presumed dead, according to NBC ...

  9. No More Cars: Squantz Pond State Park In New Fairfield Fills Up On Saturday

    No More Cars: Squantz Pond State Park In New Fairfield Fills Up On Saturday

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield is filled to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced via Twitter.

  10. 2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people are dead and a third was in the hospital after suffering drug overdoses in Norwalk on Saturday morning, and police said all three incidents may be linked to crack cocaine laced with an opiate.Officers responded to three separate drug overdoses between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker Road, the second on Suncrest Road and the ...

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