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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. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  2. First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. – It's not just for commuters anymore: The first-ever residence hall at the University of Connecticut in Stamford is opening on Wednesday, marking the first student housing at that campus and the only one of its kind at a UConn regional campus.Tours will also be given Wednesday at the new building, which UConn is leasing through a public-private partnership to ensure ...

  3. Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have identified the 27-year-old woman who was shot to death during an argument early Sunday. Raenetta Catchings, of Stratford, was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital as a result of her injuries in the shooting on North Avenue, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said Monday.A 24-year-old man was critically injured in the shooting, he said. No ...

  4. Homeless Man Arrested In Car Break-In Faces More Charges  In Westport

    Homeless Man Arrested In Car Break-In Faces More Charges In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A homeless man from New York City who was arrested Friday after he was seen breaking into a car in Westport is now facing even more charges, Westport police said Monday.At 4:30 a.m. Friday, a Woodside Avenue homeowner confronted a man later identified as Darius McCallop, 32, who was breaking into his car, police said.McCallop fled toward Kings Highway North, police ...

  5. Five Teens In BMW SUV Stolen In New Canaan Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree

    Five Teens In BMW SUV Stolen In New Canaan Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five teenagers were arrested after a robbery at the Westfield Trumbull Mall and a high-speed police pursuit for several miles in a BMW SUV that was stolen out of New Canaan, Trumbull police said.  Four of the suspects are juveniles from Waterbury, including a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel during the speedy pursuit through Trumbull and Bridgeport streets and ...

  6. Norwalk Cops: Stamford Man Cut Elderly Family Member, Then Stabbed Himself

    Norwalk Cops: Stamford Man Cut Elderly Family Member, Then Stabbed Himself

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Stamford man was arrested after he tried to stab an elderly relative at a home in Norwalk, then turned the knife on himself, The Hour said. The incident occurred the morning of Aug. 6, as Christos Bellios, 56, argued with the family member and grabbed a knife, The Hour said. The female family member sustained superficial, but Bellios stabbed himself multiple times, ...

  7. Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two Westport marine police officers came to the aid of a capsized kayaker Sunday on Long Island Sound, according to a Facebook post.  Westport Marine Officers Kevin Smith and Brendan Fearon helped the kayaker, along with kids, off South Beach at Compo. All made it to shore safely, police said.

  8. Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    UPDATED: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting early Sunday on North Avenue, Stratford police said. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight on the street in front of 1584 North Ave. after a verbal argument, police said in a statement Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at ...

  9. Police Arrest 5 In Car Stolen From New Canaan After Robbery, Pursuit

    Police Arrest 5 In Car Stolen From New Canaan After Robbery, Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five people were taken into custody by Trumbull officers Saturday after a crime spree that began with the theft of a car in New Canaan and ended with a police pursuit and included two robberies in between. The suspects stole the car in New Canaan, then traveled to Bridgeport, where they committed an armed street robbery on Orchard Street in Bridgeport, police said ...

  10. Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Fire crews extinguished a burning excavator at the site of an under-construction Home Depot on Saturday morning, the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter. The construction site is at 1987 W. Main St. Firefighters used foam to quickly extinguish the burning construction equipment, the department said. 

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