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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. Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The fire at Earthplace in Westport last week that started in a pile of laundry was ruled an accident, according to the Westport News. The animals were all safe after the fire during the early morning of Friday, April 14. The blaze was sparked by the spontaneous combustion of a linseed oil-soaked cloth that was a bin of laundry, the Westport News said.Fire Marshal ...

  2. Police: Stamford Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    Police: Stamford Man Shot To Death In Downtown Bridgeport

    Update: Bridgeport police have identified the man shot to death at McLevy Green. Click here to read the updated story at Daily Voice.UPDATED: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Stamford man in his 20s was found shot to death across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport overnight, according to the Connecticut Post.The block of downtown Bridgeport around McLevy Green was closed to traffic during ...

  3. Police: Stamford Officer Spots Home Burglary Suspects In Getaway Car

    Police: Stamford Officer Spots Home Burglary Suspects In Getaway Car

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Two men were busted on charges of burglarizing a Stamford home Wednesday afternoon after they were spotted in their getaway SUV by an alert Stamford officer, police said. The incident began at 1:07 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, when Stamford Police received a call that a burglary was in progress at 37 Sutton Drive W., Lt. Diedrich Hohn said in a statement. The caller said ...

  4. Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man was charged with driving up to a girl, grabbing her by the wrist wrist and asking her to get into his car on Tuesday evening, police said. The incident at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, was interrupted by Officer Michael Sellas, who was patrolling on Chestnut Street, police said. He saw suspicious activity in the area of 57 Chestnut St. and approached in his ...

  5. Police: Door Stolen Off Car Near Tennis Courts At Wilton High

    Police: Door Stolen Off Car Near Tennis Courts At Wilton High

    WILTON, Conn. — A rear door was stolen off a Honda CRV while it was parked near the tennis courts at Wilton High School on Monday, The Hour said. Wilton police are investigating the incident, the second one in recent weeks in which a car door was stolen off a vehicle while parked in a town lot.RELATED STORY: Two Doors Stolen Off Car At Wilton Train StationAnyone with information is ...

  6. Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man was taken into custody by federal immigration officials Wednesday while he was in the Danbury courthouse for a pretrial hearing on a sex assault charge, according to the News-Times. Danbury resident Jonathan Rubio, 23, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after he gave alcohol to a 15-year-old girl and raped her, prosecutors ...

  7. More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Experts with the state's tick-testing program are warning of "higher tick abundance" across Connecticut this spring — and they say more are infected with the agent that causes Lyme disease.     “We have received over 450 ticks so far this year," said Dr. Goudarz Molaei, who directs the tick-testing program at the Connecticut Agricultural ...

  8. Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Newtown man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Tuesday afternoon in Sandy Hook, police said. Officers responded at 5:26 p.m. April 18, to a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 195 Riverside Road, police said. The operator and only rider on the bike was identified as Martin Amidon of Glover Lane in Newtown, police said.Related story: Report: Man killed ...

  9. 90-Unit Assisted Living Community Could Spring Up At Former Wilton Nursery

    90-Unit Assisted Living Community Could Spring Up At Former Wilton Nursery

    WILTON, Conn. — A Fairfield developer is seeking to build a 90-unit assisted living and memory care community on the former Young’s Nursery property on Route 7 in Wilton. Senior Living Development LLC of Fairfield applied to the Wilton Land Use Commission last week for approval for the three-story building at the corner of Danbury Road/Route 7 and Orem’s Lane in south Wilton.“This is a ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man will serve nearly six years behind bars for stealing a safe filled with guns from a Shelton home, trading five of the weapons for heroin and leaving two firearms at home, one of which his stepson took to school, prosecutors said. Walter Gonzalez, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to 71 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said ...

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