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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. Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two Westport marine police officers came to the aid of a capsized kayaker Sunday on Long Island Sound, according to a Facebook post.  Westport Marine Officers Kevin Smith and Brendan Fearon helped the kayaker, along with kids, off South Beach at Compo. All made it to shore safely, police said.

  2. Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    UPDATED: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting early Sunday on North Avenue, Stratford police said. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight on the street in front of 1584 North Ave. after a verbal argument, police said in a statement Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at ...

  3. Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five people were taken into custody by Trumbull officers Saturday after a crime spree that began with the theft of a car in New Canaan and ended with a police pursuit and included two robberies in between. The suspects stole the car in New Canaan, then traveled to Bridgeport, where they committed an armed street robbery on Orchard Street in Bridgeport, police said ...

  4. Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Fire crews extinguished a burning excavator at the site of an under-construction Home Depot on Saturday morning, the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter. The construction site is at 1987 W. Main St. Firefighters used foam to quickly extinguish the burning construction equipment, the department said. 

  5. One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Weston Road at Newtown Turnpike in Weston late Saturday, firefighters said via Facebook.   The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer EMS responded to the accident scene. Weston EMS transported one person to the hospital. The intersection was closed for a short time. 

  6. Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — At least two vigils planned for Sunday in Fairfield County are among hundreds planned across the nation to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va.The Danbury Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville Victims Against Hate is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Danbury Library, 170 Main St.Organizers invited participants to ...

  7. Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Norwalk

    Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Norwalk

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was a busy week in the news around Fairfield County. Top stories at the Daily Voice ranged from a fatal plane crash and a fatal motorcycle crash to the recovery of a child who nearly drowned and a baby who survived 45 minutes in a hot SUV. Here are the top stories of the past week, in case you missed it: Guilherme Rola, a 20-year-old from Danbury, was killed ...

  8. Murphy Steps Off For 2nd Walk Across CT, With Stops In Newtown, Danbury

    Murphy Steps Off For 2nd Walk Across CT, With Stops In Newtown, Danbury

    For the second summer in a row, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will embark on a “Walk Across Connecticut,” taking to the streets and dirt roads to listen to and get feedback from Connecticut residents. Murphy will begin his walk in Killingly on Sunday morning, and walk 103 miles through 21 towns over the next five days. The trip will end in northern Fairfield County, with a stop ...

  9. 10 Left Homeless After Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home In Norwalk

    10 Left Homeless After Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — The American Red Cross came to the aid of 10 adults in two families who were displaced by a fire that ripped through their multi-family dwelling in Norwalk on Saturday. One firefighter suffered minor burns in battling the blaze, the Norwalk Fire Marine Co. said on Facebook.The fire in the two-story home at 67 Fair St. was reported at about 12:17 p.m., The Hour ...

  10. Big Victory Sends Fairfield American To Little League World Series

    Big Victory Sends Fairfield American To Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The boys on the Fairfield American Little League team routed Maine, 10-0, to win the New England championship on Saturday afternoon. But even bigger: That victory sends them to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.Fairfield will play the Mid-Atlantic Region champion (the winner of New Jersey vs. Maryland), on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Williamsport. The game ...

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