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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. Police: Man Shot In Head Crashes Into Ambulance In Bridgeport

    Police: Man Shot In Head Crashes Into Ambulance In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who had been shot in the head and was driving crashed his car into an ambulance Wednesday evening in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post. The crash occurred near Central and Barnum Avenues just before 8 p.m., police told the Post.The man, who was heavily bleeding, may have been trying to drive himself to the hospital, the Connecticut Post said. The ...

  2. Flood Watch: Heavy Rain, Melting Snow Could Make A Mess In Fairfield County

    Flood Watch: Heavy Rain, Melting Snow Could Make A Mess In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Heavy rain combined with melting snow is in the forecast for Friday morning through Saturday, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for Fairfield County and all of Connecticut. The weather Thursday will be foggy and cloudy, with a high near 49. By nighttime, rain will move into the area with widespread fog.By Friday, moderate to heavy rain ...

  3. Experienced New Leader Hits The Squash Courts At Chelsea Piers In Stamford

    Experienced New Leader Hits The Squash Courts At Chelsea Piers In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Chelsea Piers Connecticut is welcoming John Musto, a former captain of the Yale University Squash Team, as its new director of squash. “John is a tremendous addition to the Chelsea Piers Squash Club,” said Greta Wagner, executive director of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “John is known as a being a versatile and top coach for every level of player. He has trained top ...

  4. Have You Seen Him? Norwalk Police Seek Suspect In Car Break-In At Local Gym

    Have You Seen Him? Norwalk Police Seek Suspect In Car Break-In At Local Gym

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who stole credit cards and jewelry from a motor vehicle at a local gym. Detectives are investigating the motor vehicle burglary, which occurred Saturday, Jan. 6, at the Fitness Edge on Westport Avenue, police said. The stolen credit cards were subsequently used in Bridgeport, police ...

  5. Newman’s Own Foundation Gives $10K Grant To Darien's P2P To Help Needy

    Newman’s Own Foundation Gives $10K Grant To Darien's P2P To Help Needy

    DARIEN, Conn. – Person-to-Person has received a $10,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation for the Emergency Assistance Program which provides food, clothing, financial assistance and casework counseling to the working poor and people experiencing a situational crisis.For nearly 30 years, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have supported the work of Person-to-Person. Its mission – ...

  6. Eversource Takes To The Sky To Check For Storm Damage In Darien

    Eversource Takes To The Sky To Check For Storm Damage In Darien

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — After last week’s blizzard, Eversource is surveying high-voltage power lines around the state with helicopters, checking for any storm damage that may threaten electric reliability. The flights will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.Helicopters will survey these towns: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, ...

  7. Rep: Herbst Made Bigoted Attack On Gay Chief Justice Nominee From Stamford

    Rep: Herbst Made Bigoted Attack On Gay Chief Justice Nominee From Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — State Rep. William Tong of Stamford called out Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst of Trumbull for criticizing the governor's choice of a new State Supreme Court chief justice. Tong, a Democrat, called Herbst’s criticism "bigoted." Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald of Stamford, whom Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to nominate for chief justice, is ...

  8. Malloy Calls For Ban On Bump Stocks In Connecticut

    Malloy Calls For Ban On Bump Stocks In Connecticut

    Gov. Dannel Malloy's first proposal for the 2018 legislative session would ban the purchase and sale of bump stocks, binary triggers systems, and trigger cranks in Connecticut.“Bump stocks are cheap, they are deadly, and they have no place in our society,” Malloy said. The device, known as a "rate of fire enhancement," was used by the gunman in the deadly mass shooting in Las ...

  9. Still On The Loose: Connecticut State Police Searching For Escaped Inmate

    Still On The Loose: Connecticut State Police Searching For Escaped Inmate

    Connecticut State Police have released a wanted poster as they continue to search for a 25-year-old inmate who escaped from a state prison on Sunday. "Jerry Mercado is wanted for ESCAPE from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield on 1/7/18," the wanted poster says. Here is a description of the suspect: Name: Jerry Mercado Date of birth: 10/18/1992 Age: 25 Race: ...

  10. New York Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking 120 Pounds Of Pot In Stamford

    New York Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking 120 Pounds Of Pot In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking over 120 pounds of marijuana to Stamford and selling 40 pounds of it to a local man, prosecutors said. Gustavo Garcia, 29, of Queens, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. He was the second man to plead guilty in the ...

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