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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. Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — How did authorities determine that a 24-point buck was shot out of state and illegally brought into Connecticut? There were no tick bites on the hide, the State Environmental Police said in a Facebook post.A 65-year-old Newtown man was charged with illegally harvesting the 24-point buck and importing it from Pennsylvania, State Environmental Police said. In February, an ...

  2. Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 54-year-old Norwalk man was arrested Friday on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile earlier this month, police said.Rafael Reyes-Santos was picked up by Special Victims Unit detectives in the parking lot at 1 Muller Park. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, police said.Reyes-Santos, of 133 Monterey Place B-10 Apt. 103 , ...

  3. Weekend Washout Likely As Fog Rolls In Across Brookfield

    Weekend Washout Likely As Fog Rolls In Across Brookfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The dreary weekend weather continued Saturday evening with a Dense Fog Advisory issued until Sunday morning for Fairfield County and southern Connecticut, the National Weather Service. The fog rolled in across the area after Saturday that delivered some wet weather. The fog will worsen into the overnight hours, with visibility of a quarter mile or less. Drivers ...

  4. Stew Leonard Predicts Amazon Purchase Of Whole Foods Will Be Game Changer

    Stew Leonard Predicts Amazon Purchase Of Whole Foods Will Be Game Changer

    NORWALK, Conn. — Amazon's $13.7 billion proposed purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the food industry as the retail giant brings technology and delivery to the table, the president of Norwalk-based Stew Leonard's told NBC Connecticut.  Stew Leonard Jr. said his chain of dairy stores has been looking at new delivery options and more prepared foods — as demanded by millennial ...

  5. New Fairfield Student Saluted As He Heads To West Point

    New Fairfield Student Saluted As He Heads To West Point

    The Connecticut delegation to Washington announced the slate of students from Connecticut who have been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.The announcement was made by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and ...

  6. Aquarion Honors Student, Aspetuck Land Trust For Environmental Projects

    Aquarion Honors Student, Aspetuck Land Trust For Environmental Projects

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Shelton High student and the Aspetuck Land Trust were honored as champions of the environment by Bridgeport's Aquarion Water Co. for their volunteer projects to make the Earth a better place.The seventh annual Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards were handed out at a ceremony held Saturday at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.Aquarion accepted hundreds of nominations ...

  7. 2 Tons Of Fun: Monroe Church Dishes Up Its Annual Strawberry Festival

    2 Tons Of Fun: Monroe Church Dishes Up Its Annual Strawberry Festival

    MONROE, Conn. — Monroe will welcome summer with the 46th edition of its annual Strawberry Festival on the Monroe Green this weekend. The old-fashioned festival run by the Monroe Congregational Church will dish up over 2 tons of tasty treats featuring the fresh fruit. The modern Strawberry Festival follows a tradition started in the late 1800s. What's your favorite way to enjoy ...

  8. Bethel Man Charged In Home Invasion In New Milford

    Bethel Man Charged In Home Invasion In New Milford

    NEW MILFORD, Conn. — A 45-year-old Bethel man is facing multiple charges after attacking people he knew in a New Milford home late Wednesday, according to the News-Times. Mark Benoit was charged with home invasion, stalking, third-degree assault and interfering with a police officer and held on $300,000 bond Thursday, the News-Times reported. Benoit fought with the residents and with ...

  9. NBC Connecticut Won't Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

    NBC Connecticut Won't Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

    The NBC station in Connecticut will not broadcast Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who claims the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School didn't happen, according to EW.com. A firestorm erupted in Connecticut and across the nation over the interview, which is to be broadcast on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" at 7 p.m. Families ...

  10. Four People Sent To Hospital After Crash On I-84 In Newtown

    Four People Sent To Hospital After Crash On I-84 In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Four people were sent to the hospital after a three-car crash Thursday on westbound I-84 in Newtown, according to WLAD-AM. The 11:45 a.m. crash near the Church Hill Road overpass caused backups for about 3 miles, according to WLAD.The crash occurred as one car slowed for traffic and the car behind it could not stop in time and rear-ended the vehicle, state police told ...

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