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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. Protesters Make Big Stink About Tax Loopholes For Billionaires In Greenwich

    Protesters Make Big Stink About Tax Loopholes For Billionaires In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Members of the Working Families Organization descended on Greenwich on Saturday with an unusual task: They delivered invoices to the estates of billionaire hedge fund managers and private equity managers as they called for an end to tax loopholes for the wealthy.The group of about 30 protesters traveled by bus from Bridgeport to Greenwich for the event, which they ...

  2. Police Report Two Car Thefts, More Break-Ins In Norwalk

    Police Report Two Car Thefts, More Break-Ins In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A number of cars were entered and two other vehicles — unlocked with the keys left inside — were reported stolen in Rowayton early Saturday, Norwalk police said. One of the stolen vehicles was recovered in Waterbury, police said. Norwalk officers also located a vehicle that had been stolen in Torrington that had been abandoned in Rowayton, police said. Norwalk police ...

  3. Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police Department and the FBI are investigating two suspected pipe bombs found Friday evening in a trailer park in Newtown, police said. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Newtown Police were called to the area of the trailer park at 301 S. Main St. on a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle, police said.  Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Pirhala was shown two ...

  4. Car Slams Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    Car Slams Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    WILTON, Conn. — A car slammed into the front of Naked Greens in Wilton early Saturday, causing enough damage to close the restaurant for a few days for repairs. The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m., the owner of Naked Greens said. There is a gaping hole in the front of the building, with siding strewn on the sidewalk and electrical meters left hanging in the strip mall building at ...

  5. Stamford Police Call In K-9s To Track Down Teen Suspects In Home Burglary

    Stamford Police Call In K-9s To Track Down Teen Suspects In Home Burglary

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Police K-9s were called in to track down two teenagers who were arrested with backpacks filled with stolen goods from a home break-in Friday afternoon, Stamford police said.  The incident began at 11 a.m. Friday, when a neighbor called police to report suspicious activity at a home on West Glen Drive in an area near the Greenwich border along the Mianus River. ...

  6. UConn Invades Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena For Regional Semifinals

    UConn Invades Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena For Regional Semifinals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Thousands of fans of women's college basketball will head for the Webster Bank Arena in downtown Bridgeport this weekend for a chance to see the hometown favorite UConn Huskies make history.The arena is hosting the NCAA Women’s Bridgeport Regional Semifinals. There are two games on Saturday: In the first game, third-seeded Maryland (32-2) plays 10th-seeded Oregon ...

  7. Fire Rips Through Vacant Home In Weston

    Fire Rips Through Vacant Home In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — A large fire ripped through a vacant home late Friday at 8 White Birch Road in Weston.The Weston Volunteer Fire Department said it responded to the blaze at 8 p.m. Friday.  Upon arrival, heavy fire and flames were visible from the rear of the home, the department said in a Facebook post. Flames were shooting through the roof and as high as the treetops.Arriving units ...

  8. 'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Democrats who represent Connecticut in Washington, D.C., cheered Friday afternoon when the House vote was canceled on President Donald Trump's health care plan, with one senator calling it "a massive failure."House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the plug on the American Health Care Act, the Republican substitute for Obamacare, with Trump's agreement ...

  9. Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman charged with murdering her disabled uncle in Bridgeport slammed him in the back of his head and propped up his body with a cigarette in his hand, according to the Connecticut Post. Tynisha Hall, 35, was arraigned Friday in Superior Court on charges of murder, tampering with evidence and interfering with police. At the hearing, her bond was reduced from ...

  10. Lockdown Lifted At Darien High; Threatening Note Found In Bathroom

    Lockdown Lifted At Darien High; Threatening Note Found In Bathroom

    DARIEN, Conn. — A brief lockdown at Darien High School was lifted Friday afternoon after police determined that a threat written on a bathroom wall unfounded, the Darien Times reported. Darien Police responded twice Friday to the high school — for for a fire alarm and then after the threat was found written on the bathroom wall, the Times said.The note read: “Gonna shoot the school Per. ...

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