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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. Two Men Arrested After Overnight Fracas In The Street In Norwalk

    Two Men Arrested After Overnight Fracas In The Street In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk officers arrested two men early Friday after a disturbance involving 15 to 20 people on the street on Lexington Avenue, The Hour reported.Men and women of all ages were out on the street at about 1 a.m., and officers worked to break up small scrapes as the crowd grew and began to surround them, police told The Hour. Derek Fortini, 22, of Norwalk, shoved an ...

  2. Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Two old friends who share a love for all things Christmas found out that they also shared a common problem when it came to buying a tree — how do you get it home?Three years ago, Bobby Donofrio of Fairfield said he was out at a Christmas tree farm, enjoying the ritual of cutting his own tree with his family. But after tying the tree to the roof of his car, he ...

  3. Turkey Bowl Shocker: New Canaan Shuts Out Top-Ranked Darien

    Turkey Bowl Shocker: New Canaan Shuts Out Top-Ranked Darien

    STAMFORD, Conn. — It was a Turkey Bowl upset as New Canaan High shut out No. 1-ranked Darien High in a Thursday matchup of the two football rivals in a game at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The final score was 27-0. That snapped Darien's 34-game win streak as New Canaan won the Turkey Bowl for the first time in five years.Darien High played the game without two key players, including the ...

  4. New Canaan Police Report Car Break-Ins, Thefts On Thanksgiving Eve

    New Canaan Police Report Car Break-Ins, Thefts On Thanksgiving Eve

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — New Canaan police are renewing their call for local residents to lock their cars and remove valuables after five cars were entered late Wednesday and items were taken. "New Canaan Police wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind residents to "Lock it or Lose it," the department said via Twitter @NewCanaanPolice."5 more cars that were left ...

  5. Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Monroe man was seriously injured when he was thrown by another person into the Housatonic River from the Derby-Shelton Bridge early Thursday, police said.At 1 a.m. Thursday, Shelton police and fire responded to the bridge and saw a 30-year-old man submerged in the water, police said. "Officer David Eldridge swam out to victim and quickly pulled him to shore with ...

  6. Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a male victim at a home on Midwood Road early Thursday, causing serious injuries, police said."The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arriving," police spokesman Lt. Terrence Blake said. "However, based on the preliminary investigation it appears this is an isolated incident."At 1:07 a.m. ...

  7. Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 19-year-old Stamford resident was killed and the driver was seriously injured when their car slammed into a tree on Washington Boulevard near Scalzi Park in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon, police said.The Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is investigating the one-car crash, which occurred at 12:31 p.m. on Washington ...

  8. Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — At least two members of the Darien High football team along with a third teen were arrested Wednesday in an assault on New Canaan teen earlier this month, police said. The arrests came the evening before the Turkey Bowl matchup, the big rivalry between New Canaan High and Darien High. The three teenagers turned themselves in at New Canaan police headquarters at about ...

  9. Person-To-Person Distributes Turkeys With All The Fixings In Norwalk

    Person-To-Person Distributes Turkeys With All The Fixings In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Person-To-Person in Norwalk had a few extra helpers Wednesday as volunteers handed out turkeys and bags stuffed with all the sides to families in need. Residents were thrilled to meet newly re-elected Mayor Harry Rilling, state Sen. Bob Duff and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as they picked up their turkey, stuffing and all the fixings at the Person-To-Person headquarters on ...

  10. Car Fire Slows Rush-Hour Traffic On I-95

    Car Fire Slows Rush-Hour Traffic On I-95

    Update: The crash scene has been cleared. GREENWICH, Conn. — Traffic was jammed on Wednesday afternoon for the Thanksgiving getaway, but it was slowed on I-95 southbound in Greenwich just before 5 p.m. due to a car fire, the Department of Transportation said. The car fire was on I-95 southbound between Exits 4 and 3, DOT said. The left lane is closed in the area, and fire trucks are on ...

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