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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. Will You Be Playing, Brookfield? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Will You Be Playing, Brookfield? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Feeling lucky? Connecticut residents are lining up to buy Powerball tickets as the jackpot for Saturday's drawing jumped to $535 million.But if you won, the $535 million jackpot would have a cash payout of $340.1 million.The jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game’s history. The jackpot has jumped $25 million as sales soared after no winning ticket was sold for last Wednesday's ...

  2. Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Police have identified the man who died after he was struck by a Prius late Thursday while crossing a road in Stamford, but was not releasing his name until his extended family was notified, according to the Stamford Advocate. Neighbors said it was an 89-year-old man who lives in the area and is known for maintaining beautiful gardens on his property, the Advocate ...

  3. Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    UPDATE: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 21-year-old Stratford man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 27-year-old niece early Sunday, the Stratford Police Department said Friday.Michael “Buddha” Catchings was charged with manslaughter in the death of Raenetta Catchings, who was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said. Michael Catchings is the ...

  4. Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    UPDATE: MILFORD, Conn. —  The missing 70-year-old man from Milford was found safe Friday afternoon after he went missing in the morning, according to the Greenwich Fire Department. .He was being evaluated but appeared to be in good condition, officials said.  MILFORD, Conn. — A State Police K-9 is on the scene assisting as the Milford Police Department searches for a missing 70 year-old ...

  5. State Closes Swim Areas At Indian Wells, Silver Sands Due To Bacteria

    State Closes Swim Areas At Indian Wells, Silver Sands Due To Bacteria

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — If you're planning to hit the beach this weekend, you may need to change your plans: The state of Connecticut has closed the swim areas at four state parks due to water quality issues. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released the following beach closure information:   The swim area at Indian Wells State Park in Shelton is ...

  6. Police: Danbury Man With Gun Busted Selling Drugs Out Of White St. Business

    Police: Danbury Man With Gun Busted Selling Drugs Out Of White St. Business

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Waterbury man was found with a loaded pistol as he was busted on multiple drug charges Thursday at a business on White Street in Danbury, police said. Officers executed a search warrant at Imperial Sound Studios at 248B White St. and arrested  Omar “Gucci” Thomas, 30, police said. They seized Thomas as he parked a vehicle in front of the business, police said. He had ...

  7. Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — As U.S. Chris Murphy set out Thursday morning for the last 2 miles of his 105-mile walk across Connecticut, he reflected on the differences — and similarities — between the eastern and western sides of the state. "As you're walking through Eastern Connecticut, it's much more agricultural. People there are worried about an aging population and the future of ...

  8. Traffic Detour: Bridge Work Closes Route 7 This Weekend In Ridgefield

    Traffic Detour: Bridge Work Closes Route 7 This Weekend In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Drivers on Route 7 will be unhappy to find out that the major road will be closed all weekend in Ridgefield — starting Friday night — for a bridge construction project.  The closure of Route 7 — part of a major bridge repair project in Branchville — is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21.Precast concrete bridge abutments will be installed ...

  9. New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator In Bethel

    New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. — When Kristin Dubois and her family moved to Bethel this month for her husband's job, she knew she would miss her native Massachusetts — and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.   But she took some comfort in knowing that Connecticut is represented by Sen. Chris Murphy, another Democrat whose politics she likes. That's why Kristin Dubois headed Thursday morning with her kids, ...

  10. Malloy Calls On Connecticut Republicans To Repudiate Trump's Statements

    Malloy Calls On Connecticut Republicans To Repudiate Trump's Statements

    As the national debate continues on race after the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks during a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hartford. Here is the full text of Malloy's remarks:In the wake of the tragedy at Charlottesville, a conversation has been amplified. It is not a new one. In fact, it is ...

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