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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. Danbury Driver Blames Cats After Car Becomes Impaled Upright On Wire

    Danbury Driver Blames Cats After Car Becomes Impaled Upright On Wire

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury woman blamed two cats for forcing her to swerve and crash into a utility pole guide wire on New Street, leaving her car suspended above the road, according to the WLAD-AM website. The driver, Francoise St. Pierre, 52, suffered a minor facial injury and was charged with driving without insurance, failure to drive right and operating an unregistered vehicle, ...

  2. Newtown Man, 67, Charged With Making Pipe Bombs At Trailer Park

    Newtown Man, 67, Charged With Making Pipe Bombs At Trailer Park

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 67-year-old Newtown man was arrested Friday on charges of manufacturing multiple explosive devices at a mobile home park in town in what police called a "most serious and dangerous case."Larry Bailey of 301 S. Main St. Newtown was arrested on a state warrant by Detective Daniel McAnaspie and Officer Steven Borges, along with FBI Special Agent Keith Hall at ...

  3. NBC, Megyn Kelly Overhaul Interview With Sandy Hook Hoaxster After Backlash

    NBC, Megyn Kelly Overhaul Interview With Sandy Hook Hoaxster After Backlash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — NBC News is scrambling to put out the firestorm surrounding Megyn Kelly's interview with Alex Jones after outraged Sandy Hook families slammed the network for giving a platform to the conspiracy theorist who claims the mass killing at the Newtown elementary school was a hoax.Kelly has "completely overhauled" the Jones interview, scheduled to be broadcast on ...

  4. Free Totes, Special Deals As Danbury's Pour Me Cafe Celebrates Opening

    Free Totes, Special Deals As Danbury's Pour Me Cafe Celebrates Opening

    DANBURY, Conn. — After celebrating with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday night, Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will keep the party going with special events all day Friday for its grand opening. Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe is the creation of downtown entrepreneur Andrea Gartner, former executive director of CityCenter Danbury. Pour Me features grab-and-go in the morning, ...

  5. 27-Year-Old Man Found On Private Property In Newtown Charged With Burglary

    27-Year-Old Man Found On Private Property In Newtown Charged With Burglary

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 27-year-old Newtown man was arrested on a burglary charge after he was found walking about on someone else's property in town at 10 p.m. Wednesday, police said. Officers responding to a complaint of a suspicious person on Brushy Hill Road found Andrew Korngiebel, of 33 Greenbriar Lane, on the property, police said. Korngiebel had gone into an open garage on the ...

  6. First Bust Of Carfentanil As Deadly Opioid Moves Into Connecticut

    First Bust Of Carfentanil As Deadly Opioid Moves Into Connecticut

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport man busted on drug charges will be the first person in Connecticut prosecuted in a federal case involving carfentanil, a dangerous and deadly opioid, prosecutors said Thursday. Charles Thelusma, 43, was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, carfentanil and U47700, prosecutors ...

  7. SHU Student Charged With Making Up Rape Story May Face 2 Years In Prison

    SHU Student Charged With Making Up Rape Story May Face 2 Years In Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman charged with making up a story that she was raped by two football players while they were students at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield learned Thursday that she may be facing two years in prison, the Connecticut Post said.Nikki Yovino, 19, appeared shocked by the plea bargain offered in an appearance in Bridgeport Superior Court on Thursday with her ...

  8. Trader Joe's Issues Ice Cream Recall Due To Potential Metal Bits

    Trader Joe's Issues Ice Cream Recall Due To Potential Metal Bits

    Trader Joe's has issued an ice cream recall after bits of metal that were found in the Matcha Green Tea flavor.No injuries or illnesses had been reported as of June 10.All potentially affected product has been removed from store shelves and destroyed.Trader Joe's locations can be found in Danbury, Darien Fairfield, Stamford and Westport in Fairfield County.CLICK HERE for more ...

  9. Better Than Ever: Modern Hi-Ho Sign Checks In At Iconic Fairfield Hotel

    Better Than Ever: Modern Hi-Ho Sign Checks In At Iconic Fairfield Hotel

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A crew was hard at work Wednesday, replacing the iconic sign atop the roof of the Hotel Hi-Ho along the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield. It was just a few days ago that the old landmark sign came down from the roof of the hotel.   The recently refurbished hotel on Black Rock Turnpike is replacing the over 55-year-old neon sign with a more modern LED model. Oh, and an ...

  10. Anti-Semitic Symbols, Racist Statements Found At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    Anti-Semitic Symbols, Racist Statements Found At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Anti-Semitic symbols and statements have been found on the stage at Ballard Park along with racist statements, the Ridgefield Press said. The graffiti, which was found at about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, has been cleaned off, police told the Press.“Responding officers discovered anti- Semitic symbols and statements, as well as racist statements on the park stage,” Capt. ...

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