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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. Local Man, 41, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-84 In Danbury

    Local Man, 41, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-84 In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 41-year-old Danbury man who was traveling the wrong way on I-84 was killed in a head-on crash in the westbound lanes near Exit 3 late Friday night, state police said.State Troopers from Troop A in Southbury are investigating the wrong-way fatal crash that occurred at 10:45 p.m. Friday and closed I-84 for about five hours.A Ford Focus was traveling east in the ...

  2. Aquarion Eases Watering Rules In New Canaan; Reservoir Levels Still Low

    Aquarion Eases Watering Rules In New Canaan; Reservoir Levels Still Low

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Aquarion Water Co. announced new rules for sprinkler irrigation in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford as reservoir levels improve but lag below last year’s levels.With the hottest months just around the corner, Aquarion and local officials are restricting outdoor watering in the four towns to a maximum of twice weekly, on set days and during set time ...

  3. New Canaan High School Custodian Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

    New Canaan High School Custodian Charged With Workers' Comp Fraud

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A custodian at a New Canaan school who was supposedly left unable to work due to an on-the-job injury was arrested after he was caught working another job, state officials said. Courtney Wills, 37, of Bridgeport was arrested Tuesday  by inspectors from the Workers’ Compensation Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney and charged with one count ...

  4. Ex-Easton Man Gets 9 Years For Cheating Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

    Ex-Easton Man Gets 9 Years For Cheating Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

    EASTON, Conn. — A 65-year-old former Easton man will serve nine years behind bars for defrauding distressed homeowners facing foreclosure and evading taxes, federal prosecutors said.  Timothy W. Burke was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 108 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre ...

  5. Time For S'mores: Girl Scouts Holds Camp Open Houses For New Canaan Kids

    Time For S'mores: Girl Scouts Holds Camp Open Houses For New Canaan Kids

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Summer camp can make memories that last for a lifetime. But before sending the young girl in your life off into the wilderness, Girl Scouts of Connecticut is inviting parents and kids to check out the camps this weekend. Girls in Fairfield County can easily attend day camp — and even get bus transportation — to the following Girl Scout camps this summer:Camp ...

  6. State Reminds New Canaan Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    State Reminds New Canaan Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With bear activity increasing in spring, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents across Connecticut to beware of black bears. DEEP says residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand. Last year, 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of ...

  7. Off Track: Train Wheel Goes Off The Rails On New Canaan Branch

    Off Track: Train Wheel Goes Off The Rails On New Canaan Branch

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — An empty train that had one wheel jump the tracks was to blame for problems along the New Canaan Branch on Thursday evening, a Metro-North spokesman said. Delays were first reported at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with Metro-North blaming a disabled train near the New Canaan station. A train dropped off all of its passengers at the end of the branch, then headed for the ...

  8. Bank Robbery Suspect Eludes Capture As Greenwich Police Mount Manhunt

    Bank Robbery Suspect Eludes Capture As Greenwich Police Mount Manhunt

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Officers went door-to-door and helicopters flew overhead in a manhunt in Greenwich on Friday evening, but a suspect who brazenly robbed a bank twice as well as a gas station eluded capture, according to the Greenwich Police Department. The search began at about 6 p.m., when the suspect engaged Greenwich police in a pursuit onto I-95, where "he bailed out and ran ...

  9. Police Investigating Death Of 1-Month-Old Baby In Stamford

    Police Investigating Death Of 1-Month-Old Baby In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The death of a 1-month-old baby boy in Stamford is under investigation by police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Stamford Advocate reported.First responders were called to the baby's home on Perry Street at 10:30 a.m. Thursday because he was not breathing, the Advocate said. The unidentified baby was pronounced dead at Stamford Hospital, the Advocate ...

  10. ME Determines Cause Of Death For Norwalk Woman Killed In Her Home

    ME Determines Cause Of Death For Norwalk Woman Killed In Her Home

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death for the 49-year-old woman who was found dead in her Norwalk home early Wednesday morning. Lisa Zemlok died of a blunt impact injury to her head during a homicide, state officials said Friday. Zemlok's body was found at about 1:30 a.m. in her home at 505 Westport Ave. Unit 17 after officers ...

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