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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. Mayor Mark Boughton Returns Home To Danbury After Brain Surgery

    Mayor Mark Boughton Returns Home To Danbury After Brain Surgery

    DANBURY, Conn. — He's home: Danbury's favorite son, Mayor Mark Boughton, is back after undergoing surgery last week to remove a benign brain tumor.  "Home with my baby. #ellie," Boughton announced Wednesday via Twitter, along with a picture of his beloved dog curled up by his feet. Dr. Robert Friedlander successfully removed a lemon-size tumor, which was located behind ...

  2. 72-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After He Was Hit By A Car In Bridgeport

    72-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After He Was Hit By A Car In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 72-year-old Bridgeport man died after he was hit by a car while crossing Old Town Road on Wednesday morning, according to the Connecticut Post. The accident happened at about 6:45 a.m. as Albert Youle, 72, was heading for his car, which was parked on McAdoo Avenue in Trumbull, the Post said.The driver of the car cooperated with police at the scene, and it had not ...

  3. 15-Year-Old Danbury Boy Charged With Felony Murder In Death Of 18-Year-Old

    15-Year-Old Danbury Boy Charged With Felony Murder In Death Of 18-Year-Old

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 15-year-old Danbury boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old Danbury man earlier this month, police said. Ronald Massagli, 15, was charged in connection with the death of Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, police said. Bara-Bardo was found alone and unconscious in the roadway next to his vehicle on Abbott Street ...

  4. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High school and a close confidante of President Donald Trump, is the new interim communications director at the White House, according to the Washington Post.  Hicks will fill the role while the administration searches for a permanent replacement for Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired last month after just 10 days on the job, ...

  5. Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is heading toward Newtown — on foot — in preparation for a Town Hall meeting with voters Wednesday evening.For the second summer in a row, the senator is embarking on a “Walk Across Connecticut.” He has taken to the streets and dirt roads of the state to listen to and get feedback from Connecticut residents. Murphy began his walk in Killingly on Sunday morning, ...

  6. Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    UPDATE: Train service was running on schedule Wednesday afternoon following the fatal accident in Port Chester. GREENWICH, Conn. — Long delays were reported Wednesday morning on the New Haven Line after a person was hit by a train in Port Chester, N.Y., Metro-North said. Service between Rye and Greenwich is experiencing delays of 30 to 40 minutes at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Metro-North ...

  7. Police: Stamford Man Busted With Cocaine During DUI Stop In Darien

    Police: Stamford Man Busted With Cocaine During DUI Stop In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man who was stopped after his car swerved over the double-yellow line on Hoyt Street in Darien was arrested on a drug charge, police said.Officers stopped Giovani Gilmar Medina-Flores at 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at Hoyt Street and Lynn Court in his 2005 Toyota 4Runner, police said.The officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from ...

  8. Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted President Donald Trump’s remarks defending racist protesters at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.Blumenthal specifically called out Trump for blaming the violence in Charlottesville on both sides of the conflict, saying, "one side was to blame." One person died over the ...

  9. Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    MONTVILLE, Conn. — The Montville Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Kiggans, 29, who was reported missing on May 4. He was last seen in the Norwich area, state police said.Kiggans has three tattoos: four stars behind his right ear, 'Faith' on his left wrist and 'Loyalty' on his right forearm, state police said. Anyone who knows anything the whereabouts of Kiggans, or ...

  10. Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The New Canaan police chief is reminding residents to protect their valuables after a car stolen in town last weekend was used in a crime spree in Trumbull and Bridgeport. "These crimes may have been prevented," Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski said Tuesday.  On Saturday, Aug. 12, the New Canaan Police Department investigated a complaint that two vehicles ...

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