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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. Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Updated: WESTPORT, Conn. — A retired police chief suffered minor injuries after he was rescued from a fire Monday morning in the kitchen of his Westport home, according to fire officials. Two dogs were also rescued from the burning home at 189 Cross Highway, said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick.  The man rescued from the fire, former Westport Police Chief Ron ...

  2. Report Of 'Semi-Conscious' Teen Leads Police To Drinking Party In Darien

    Report Of 'Semi-Conscious' Teen Leads Police To Drinking Party In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — A father's call to Darien police when his 16-year-old daughter came home “semi-conscious” and "heavily intoxicated" led officers to arrest a teenage hose of an underage drinking party, police said. Officers were dispatched at about midnight April 15 to a Gardiner Street residence along with Darien EMS on a report of a 16-year-old girl who was “semi-conscious,” ...

  3. Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident who helped to run a drug-trafficking organization out of his family's deli in the city will be behind federal prison bars for over 13 years, prosecutors said. Bobby "B.O." Gutierrez, 37, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, ...

  4. Norwalk Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $825K From Two Companies

    Norwalk Man, 64, Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $825K From Two Companies

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 64-year-old Norwalk man could be facing up to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Monday to tax evasion and embezzling nearly $825,000 from two Norwalk companies where he worked, prosecutors said Mark W. Errico pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to interstate transportation of money obtained by fraud and tax ...

  5. Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — State police were still working Monday to identify the driver killed in the fiery crash of a pickup truck early Sunday in New Fairfield. The accident happened at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at 85 Route 39, state police said. The pickup was traveling south when the driver lost control and the truck slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames, state police said. ...

  6. 27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 27-year-old town woman was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday evening on Currituck Road, Newtown police said.The driver and only occupant of the 2010 Harley Davidson was identified as Jaclyn Ann Schultz, police said. Schultz, of 1 Brookwood Drive, was transported from the scene by the Newtown Ambulance but was pronounced deceased at Danbury Hospital as a result of ...

  7. Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Members of the Coast Guard held a ceremony to honor and celebrate the life of a former Ridgefield High student who was killed 13 years ago in a military attack off the coast of Iraq.Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan "Nate" Bruckenthal, a former Ridgefield resident, was killed April 24, 2004. He was 24. The ceremony was held Friday at Station Eatons Neck on ...

  8. Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fiery car crash on Route 39 near a bar in New Fairfield early Sunday left the driver dead and a passenger in the hospital with serious injuries, according to the News-Times.  The car was southbound on Route 39 at 12:50 a.m. when it hit a utility pole and burst into flames near the ICONS Sports Bar, state police told the News-Times. Route 39 was closed until ...

  9. Child Dies In I-95 Crash, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In Norwalk

    Child Dies In I-95 Crash, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In Norwalk

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.Metro-North service was blocked on the Danbury Branch on Monday afternoon when an orange moving van got stuck on a hump in the tracks at Long Ridge Road at the West Redding train service. It took a tow truck and props under the ...

  10. Feathered Friends: Ospreys Can Come Home To Nest In Westport

    Feathered Friends: Ospreys Can Come Home To Nest In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Aspetuck Land Trust is doing its part to help ospreys feel at home in Westport. Ospreys are returning in growing numbers to the Connecticut shoreline thanks to a ban on the pesticide DDT and good habitats made even more attractive with helpful platforms for the birds to build their massive nests. Aspetuck Land Trust stewardship staff members recently installed new ...

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