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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. Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is heading toward Newtown — on foot — in preparation for a Town Hall meeting with voters Wednesday evening.For the second summer in a row, the senator is embarking on a “Walk Across Connecticut.” He has taken to the streets and dirt roads of the state to listen to and get feedback from Connecticut residents. Murphy began his walk in Killingly on Sunday morning, ...

  2. Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    UPDATE: Train service was running on schedule Wednesday afternoon following the fatal accident in Port Chester. GREENWICH, Conn. — Long delays were reported Wednesday morning on the New Haven Line after a person was hit by a train in Port Chester, N.Y., Metro-North said. Service between Rye and Greenwich is experiencing delays of 30 to 40 minutes at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Metro-North ...

  3. Police: Stamford Man Busted With Cocaine During DUI Stop In Darien

    Police: Stamford Man Busted With Cocaine During DUI Stop In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man who was stopped after his car swerved over the double-yellow line on Hoyt Street in Darien was arrested on a drug charge, police said.Officers stopped Giovani Gilmar Medina-Flores at 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13 at Hoyt Street and Lynn Court in his 2005 Toyota 4Runner, police said.The officer smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from ...

  4. Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted President Donald Trump’s remarks defending racist protesters at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.Blumenthal specifically called out Trump for blaming the violence in Charlottesville on both sides of the conflict, saying, "one side was to blame." One person died over the ...

  5. Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    WILTON, Conn. — State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican, said the events in Charlottesville over the weekend "both saddened and angered me." The largest group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis to gather in a decade descended on the Virginia college town. They were protesting plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Hundreds of others then arrived to ...

  6. Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    MONTVILLE, Conn. — The Montville Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Kiggans, 29, who was reported missing on May 4. He was last seen in the Norwich area, state police said.Kiggans has three tattoos: four stars behind his right ear, 'Faith' on his left wrist and 'Loyalty' on his right forearm, state police said. Anyone who knows anything the whereabouts of Kiggans, or ...

  7. Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The New Canaan police chief is reminding residents to protect their valuables after a car stolen in town last weekend was used in a crime spree in Trumbull and Bridgeport. "These crimes may have been prevented," Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski said Tuesday.  On Saturday, Aug. 12, the New Canaan Police Department investigated a complaint that two vehicles ...

  8. Bronx Man Charged In Darien Bank Robbery And Suspected In A Second One

    Bronx Man Charged In Darien Bank Robbery And Suspected In A Second One

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 24-year-old Bronx man was arrested Monday in connection with the June robbery of a bank in Darien in which the suspect indicated he had a weapon, police said.Surveillance photos showed the suspect in the June 12 robbery at the Chase Bank at 454 Post Road was a heavy-set black man with tattoos on his face, police said.Since then, Darien detectives have been working with ...

  9. Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man was killed when the car he was driving — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway late Monday night, police said. The fatal crash occurred at 11:35 p.m. as the 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near Exit 46 of the Merritt near the Fairfield-Trumbull border, state police said. The car began taking the exit ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 29-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Monday to spend 151 months behind bars for trafficking two minor girls to engage in sex.The prison term for Jason "Boots" Prawl will be followed by five years of supervised release, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.On May 9, Prawl pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a ...

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