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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: 10 Busted In Large-Scale Drug Operation In Stamford

    Police: 10 Busted In Large-Scale Drug Operation In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A total of 10 men involved in a large-scale drug-selling operation were busted Thursday as the result of a joint investigation of the Stamford Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.  The men — from Stamford and Bridgeport — were rounded up in raids that began as early as 5:15 a.m. Thursday and continued into the afternoon, Stamford police Capt. ...

  2. Plane Lands On Its Nose At Danbury Airport

    Plane Lands On Its Nose At Danbury Airport

    UPDATED: DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police and firefighters responded to a report of a plane making a "rough landing" at Danbury Municipal Airport on Friday morning.When Danbury fire units arrived after 10:30 a.m. Friday, they found a single-engine Cessna 180 airplane nose down on Runway 35, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said in a statement.The pilot, Jeffrey Butler, was the ...

  3. Police: Teen Busted Smoking Pot In Front Of His New Canaan Home

    Police: Teen Busted Smoking Pot In Front Of His New Canaan Home

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — An 18-year-old man who was caught smoking pot in a car with no license plates in front of his New Canaan home was issued an infraction, police said.At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, officers responded to a complaint on Harrison Avenue, police said.An officer who spoke with the teen noticed the odor of marijuana and saw a bong on the passenger side floor, police said. The ...

  4. Deputy Fire Chief Retires After 39 Years Of Service To Westport

    Deputy Fire Chief Retires After 39 Years Of Service To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kepchar is retiring after 39 years on the force in Westport."It's been my honor and pleasure serving Westport all these years," Kepchar said on Facebook. "t's hard to believe something so dear to me is coming to an end. I will not be a stranger in my retirement!! God Bless!!!"He was congratulated on his retirement by First ...

  5. How Does Connecticut Rank When It Comes To The Richest States?

    How Does Connecticut Rank When It Comes To The Richest States?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It probably comes as no surprise that Connecticut is one of the richest states in the United States.But it might be a surprise to learn that the Nutmeg State ranks only as the sixth richest state in America in the latest “Richest and Poorest States” report from 24/7 Wall St.Here are the statistics on No. 6 Connecticut:Median household income: $73,433 (far more ...

  6. Don't Purchase Used Car With Flood Damage, CT Better Business Bureau Says

    Don't Purchase Used Car With Flood Damage, CT Better Business Bureau Says

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Better Business Bureau in Connecticut is alerting consumers about vehicles that have been damaged in hurricanes that are expected to inundate the used car market. A used car might look pristine, but it may have hidden, extensive flood damage.Among the hundreds of thousands of cars in flood-ravaged areas after hurricanes, there are vehicles that insurance ...

  7. Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa; Norwalk Police Assist

    Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa; Norwalk Police Assist

    WILTON, Conn. — A 43-year-old woman was busted on prostitution charges at the In Spa in Wilton on Wednesday evening after complaints that "commercial sex acts" were being conducted there, police said. The Wilton Police Department, with the assistance of the Norwalk Police Department, initiated an investigation into prostitution activity at the In Spa, located on the second ...

  8. Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    NORWALK, Conn. — There's a new tick to worry about in Connecticut: A sizable population of a species that has been linked to an allergy to red meat in humans has been discovered on an island in Norwalk, state environmental officials said.The presence of the lone star ticks was detected in June after a South Norwalk resident reported a deer acting strangely on Manresa Island, according ...

  9. Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — An eagle-eyed officer spotted a woman acting in a suspicious manner near Latham Park in Stamford and ended up arresting her on drug charges Wednesday afternoon, police said.   At about 3 p.m., Sgt. Richard Gasparino was monitoring Latham Park on Bedford Street, police said. He saw the woman get out of the rear passenger door of a vehicle parked in an adjacent parking ...

  10. What's Going On: Keep Busy With Stamford's New Digital Community Calendar

    What's Going On: Keep Busy With Stamford's New Digital Community Calendar

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Looking for a new digital way to keep track of everything that is happening in Stamford? There's a new App — and website — for that.   Stamford Mayor David Martin, Economic Development Director Thomas Madden and the City of Stamford on Wednesday announced the launch of a new community calendar. Local groups can upload their calendars and events, and residents can use ...

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