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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. Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    WATERBURY, Conn. — A car driven by a teenager fleeing Waterbury police on Tuesday afternoon went up onto a sidewalk after a collision with another car, plowing into a group of pedestrians and killing a 3-year-old, Connecticut state police said. At 3:45 p.m., Waterbury police officers in an unmarked car attempted to stop an 18-year-old male suspect who was driving an Acura and was wanted ...

  2. Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    David Cassidy, a 1970s teen idol who once lived in Ridgefield, died Tuesday night, according to NBC News. He was 67 and had been hospitalized in Florida since last week with organ failure.“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” Jo-Ann Geffen, president and CEO of JAG ...

  3. Smoky Fire Shuts Down McDonald's In Trumbull For Several Hours

    Smoky Fire Shuts Down McDonald's In Trumbull For Several Hours

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The McDonald's on Hawley Lane in Trumbull was closed for several hours on Tuesday after a smoky fire in a frialator, according to a Facebook post from the Nichols Fire Department.The Nichols Fire Department responded to the fire on Tuesday morning. The manager kept the fire in check by using a portable extinguisher, the Facebook post said. Firefighters found a moderate ...

  4. Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Looking to catch a train for an early escape from work on Wednesday? Want to head into New York City on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or to go shopping on Friday?Check the Metro-North holiday schedule for service changes from Wednesday through Sunday before you head out to the train station. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, take flight on an early ...

  5. Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Two old friends who share a love for all things Christmas found out that they also shared a common problem when it came to buying a tree — how do you get it home?Three years ago, Bobby Donofrio of Fairfield said he was out at a Christmas tree farm, enjoying the ritual of cutting his own tree with his family. But after tying the tree to the roof of his car, he ...

  6. Abandoned 911 Call Leads Darien Officers To Man Violating Protective Order

    Abandoned 911 Call Leads Darien Officers To Man Violating Protective Order

    DARIEN, Conn. — A Darien man was charged with violating a protective order after officers responded to an abandoned 911 call at a home in town, police said. At 10:25 a.m. Nov. 15, officers went to an unidentified home and spoke to the victim of a domestic incident, police said.The victim told officers that Christopher H. McGovern, 55, of Darien, had knocked several items off of the ...

  7. Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A stay of deportation was denied Monday for a Stamford woman with two daughters — one of whom needs constant care for diabetes — Miriam Martinez Lemus says she does not plan to leave. The next step is uncertain after U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement ruled that it would not grant Lemus another stay of her deportation – stays it had been granting to her since ...

  8. Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport has received a $1.875 million federal grant to help boost community policing in the state's largest city.Proceeds from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services program grant can be used to "hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance ...

  9. Norwalk Man Charged With Burglarizing Home, Stealing Car In Darien

    Norwalk Man Charged With Burglarizing Home, Stealing Car In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. —  A Norwalk man has been charged with stealing a car, burglarizing a home and taking items from motor vehicles during a weeklong crime spree in Darien over the summer, police said.In late August, the Darien Police Department investigated several overnight car burglaries, car thefts, and the overnight burglary of home on Noroton Avenue. During the home burglary, two ...

  10. Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Officers busted an underage drinking party with up to 70 participants — many of whom are students from Sacred Heart University — and issued a summons to the host, Trumbull police said. Officers received an anonymous tip via the Internet about the party shortly after midnight Sunday, police said. They went to a home on White Plains Road and confirmed that there was a ...

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