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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, 44, Killed In Rollover Crash On Parkway

    Stratford Man, 44, Killed In Rollover Crash On Parkway

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man was identified as the driver killed after he was ejected from his SUV in a rollover crash on Saturday afternoon on the Wilbur Cross Parkway/Route 15, according to state police.   Michael Zawadski, 44, was southbound in a 1998 GMC Jimmy on Route 15 between exits 57 and 56 in Orange at 4:15 p.m. when the crash occurred, state police said.A 2002 ...

  2. One Killed, One Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    One Killed, One Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old man was killed and a second person was injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post. The shooting occurred at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on Garibaldi Avenue, police told the Connecticut Post. The identity of the victim, who died at Bridgeport Hospital, was withheld pending notification of his family, the Post said.Two ...

  3. 3 Fatalities Reported On Connecticut Highways At Start Of Holiday Weekend

    3 Fatalities Reported On Connecticut Highways At Start Of Holiday Weekend

    Three people had been killed in two crashes on Connecticut's highways as of Saturday afternoon, state police said. That makes this year's Memorial Day weekend more deadly than 2016. One person died after being ejected from a car in a rollover crash on the southbound Wilbur Cross Parkway/Route 15 in Orange, the Connecticut Post said. One person was injured in the crash at 4:35 p.m. ...

  4. Sights And Sounds: Greenwich Town Party Rocks Out To Welcome Summer

    Sights And Sounds: Greenwich Town Party Rocks Out To Welcome Summer

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich knows how to welcome the summer — and how to throw a party. Saturday was the seventh annual Greenwich Town Party, an all-day musical festival held on the water at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park to welcome the Memorial Day weekend.   The event began under cloudy skies — but comfortably cool temperatures — at about 11 a.m. with kids activities and family-friendly ...

  5. Move Over: Drunken Driver Slams Into Cruiser, Connecticut State Police Say

    Move Over: Drunken Driver Slams Into Cruiser, Connecticut State Police Say

    Connecticut State Police are reminding drivers statewide to slow down and move over after a van slammed into a cruiser stopped for traffic service with its lights activated. The overnight crash happened at 1:02 a.m. Saturday in left lane of I-395 south, state police said.   The cruiser, which was working with DOT crews, was stopped in the left lane of three lanes just north of the Exit ...

  6. Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    DANBURY, Conn. — Five days after a newborn boy was abandoned behind a Main Street store, the baby's mother walked into the lobby of the Danbury Police Department. Officers had been searching for her since they received a 911 call at 11:38 p.m. Sunday reporting the discovery of a baby, wrapped in women's clothing, behind the grocery store at 397 Main St.The woman walked into the lobby at ...

  7. Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. – Birds of a feather flock together. And in the case of flamingos, the features are pink and the flock is called a stand, colony, regiment or a flamboyance.And you can see the leggy pink birds up close and personal and learn more about them this summer at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.A small flamboyance of flamingos will be standing – often, on one leg – in the aviary ...

  8. Are Hot Rails Risky? Sen. Blumenthal Calls Out Metro-North After Derailment

    Are Hot Rails Risky? Sen. Blumenthal Calls Out Metro-North After Derailment

    After reports that hot weather last week may have contributed to the derailment of a New Haven Line train near Rye, N.Y., U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is demanding action from Metro-North.Blumenthal wrote to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti on Friday, calling for the railroad to address the risk "that will only intensify as temperatures continue to warm."Metro-North was ...

  9. Danbury Police Locate Mother Of Newborn Boy Abandoned Behind Store

    Danbury Police Locate Mother Of Newborn Boy Abandoned Behind Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mother of a baby who was abandoned behind a Main Street business has been identified and is being treated at a hospital, Danbury police announced Friday morning. Officers determined her identity just after midnight early Friday, police said. Her identity is not being released to the public at this time, police said. The Danbury Police Department is thanking the ...

  10. Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art food preparation facility for animals — replacing a decades-old commissary. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim joined the zoo at the grand opening of the commissary. To celebrate, the Beardsley Zoo hosted a Commissary Cook Off challenge by eight students from the Trumbull ...

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