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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. Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Dr. Raymond Sackler of Greenwich, a co-founder of the Stamford-based drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, died July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 1/2 years old.Sackler was a philanthropist, physician, entrepreneur and business leader. With his brothers, they grew the Purdue Pharma drug empire, becoming wealthy through the development of drugs for pain management, ...

  2. Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people died and three others were hospitalized after they suffered drug overdoses on Saturday in five separate incidents across the city, Norwalk police said. The overdoses appeared be linked to crack cocaine that was laced with an opiate, police said.The first three drug overdoses occurred between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker ...

  3. Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced. Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday. The indictment ...

  4. 6 Kids Sent To Hospital After Exposure To Chlorine At Darien Country Club

    6 Kids Sent To Hospital After Exposure To Chlorine At Darien Country Club

    DARIEN, Conn. — At least six kids were sent to the hospital after they were exposed to a large amount of chlorine at the Country Club of Darien on Saturday afternoon, police said. A power outage caused the release of a large amount of the chemical into the pool after 2:30 p.m., police said.Police, Post 53 and the Darien Fire Department responded to the Country Club at 300 Mansfield ...

  5. Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a pickup truck  on Roseville Road near the entrance to McDonald's on Saturday, Westport police said.The serious accident occurred just after 10:30 a.m., and the Roseville Road was closed until nearly 2 p.m. Saturday for the investigation, police said.  Westport Police, EMS, and Fire Department were dispatched ...

  6. Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    MILFORD, Conn. — The search resumed Saturday in the waters of Long Island Sound for the body of a 28-year-old man who was swept by a wave off a sandbar at Silver Sands State Park as he walked from the shore out to Charles Island, according to multiple media reports. The man, now identified by police as 28-year-old George Swaby of Bridgeport, is presumed dead, according to NBC ...

  7. 2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people are dead and a third was in the hospital after suffering drug overdoses in Norwalk on Saturday morning, and police said all three incidents may be linked to crack cocaine laced with an opiate.Officers responded to three separate drug overdoses between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker Road, the second on Suncrest Road and the ...

  8. GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — "Amazing." That's how one book lover described the opening day of the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale in Fairfield on Friday.But don't despair: With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, the book sale will continue all weekend and  through Tuesday, July 25, at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s ...

  9. Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Get ready to Ramble: The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club has donated $2,500 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s campaign to create the trail plan for the first 2 miles of the NRVT in Ridgefield. The NRVT is now up to $10,000, halfway to the $20,000 goal for the plan for the trail, which will be known as the Ridgefield Ramble,.“We are honored to be a part of the NRVT in ...

  10. Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man will spend three-and-a-half years behind bars for distributing oxycodone and other drugs in the city, federal prosecutors said. Besim Muriqi was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.The case began in January 2015, when Stamford Police received information that Amonda Mendez, also ...

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