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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. Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 28-year-old Stratford man was presumed dead after he was swept off a sandbar Friday afternoon at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, according to NBC Connecticut. His body had not been located by Friday night, and the daylong search was called off until Saturday morning, when a recovery effort will resume, NBC Connecticut said.A massive search began early Friday ...

  2. Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Update: The missing man has been resumed dead, with recovery efforts scheduled to resume Saturday. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.MILFORD, Conn. — A massive search was underway Friday afternoon for a 28-year-old man who went missing after a wave swept him off a sandbar and into Long Island Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, police said.At about 1 p.m., Milford Police ...

  3. Delays: Danbury Branch Trains Running Up To 30 Minutes Late

    Delays: Danbury Branch Trains Running Up To 30 Minutes Late

    DANBURY, Conn. — Trains on the Danbury Branch were experiencing delays of up to 30 minutes due to a switch problem on Friday morning, Metro-North said.Metro-North reported the delays just after 8 a.m. Friday. To sign up for email news alerts from Daily Voice, click here and select your hometown.

  4. Stop Academic Meltdown: Norwalk Community College Gives Tips To Stay On Top

    Stop Academic Meltdown: Norwalk Community College Gives Tips To Stay On Top

    NORWALK, Conn. – Every summer, tens of thousands of college-bound students around the country fail to enroll for their upcoming first semester of college because of a common phenomenon known as “summer melt,” says the experts at Norwalk Community College. Many have completed key steps to reach this point -- getting good grades, gaining acceptance to schools and applying for financial ...

  5. 16-Year-Old Arrested As New Canaan Police Bust Underage Drinking Party

    16-Year-Old Arrested As New Canaan Police Bust Underage Drinking Party

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 16-year-old town resident was arrested as New Canaan police busted an underage drinking party with 20 to 30 teens in attendance consuming Bud Light and Coors Light. The party on the back patio of a home in the area of Oenoke Ridge and West Roads was broken up at about 9:20 p.m. Monday after police received an anonymous tip, police said. The teens ran in different ...

  6. Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Update: Norwalk police have identified the 26-year-old victim. Click here for the story from Daily Voice.NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue in South Norwalk, police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim ...

  7. Update: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Update: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    The 26-year-old victim has been identified. Click here for an updated story from Daily Voice.STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED: NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue, Norwalk police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim ...

  8. 10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 10-year-old Bridgeport girl suffered serious injuries and will require more surgeries after she stepped up to save a 7-year-old boy from  a dog attack and was attacked herself, police said. The two children were playing in the house at 497 Pearl Harbor St. when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a statement from police spokeswoman ...

  9. Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk mother of four has lost her battle to remain in the U.S. and is scheduled to be deported Thursday to her native Guatemala, a country she left 24 years ago at the age of 19 seeking asylum. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) together called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on Wednesday afternoon to urge a delay in the ...

  10. Norwalk Man Rejects 30-Year Plea Deal In Murder Of Girlfriend

    Norwalk Man Rejects 30-Year Plea Deal In Murder Of Girlfriend

    NORWALK, Conn. — A man charged with murder in the strangulation death of his longtime girlfriend in their Norwalk home in 2014 turned down a plea bargain to take 30 years in prison in exchange for a guilty plea, The Hour said.Bertony Thompson, 46, could face up to 60 years in prison if convicted of murder.Thompson rejected the offer in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday and now is ...

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