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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. Several Chickens Killed In Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On I-84

    Several Chickens Killed In Tractor-Trailer Rollover Crash On I-84

    SOUTHBURY, Conn. — It took over six hours to finish the cleanup after a tractor-trailer carrying a load of over 5,000 live chickens and ducks rolled over on I-84 on Saturday in Southbury, Connecticut State Police said. The accident occurred on eastbound I-84 near Exit 13 at about 6 a.m. and caused traffic backups into Newtown for hours, according to Connecticut State Police.The ...

  2. Vehicle Slides Off Snowy Road & Into Waterway In Weston

    Vehicle Slides Off Snowy Road & Into Waterway In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — The Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded on a snowy Saturday afternoon to a one-car crash on Old Redding Road near the country club. The vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a "small waterway," the fire department said in a Facebook post. A tow truck was needed to remove the vehicle from the waterway, the post said. No injuries were reported. 

  3. Do You Know These Phone Thieves? Norwalk Police Seek To ID Suspects

    Do You Know These Phone Thieves? Norwalk Police Seek To ID Suspects

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk detectives are asking for help from the public in identifying two suspects who have stolen several iPhones from the AT&T and Verizon stores in the city. Police did not say when or how many cellphones were stolen.Anyone who has information or can identify these two men is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at 203-854-3011 or the Norwalk Police Tip Line at ...

  4. Sen. Murphy Hosting Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Impact Of Tax Bill

    Sen. Murphy Hosting Town Hall Meeting To Discuss Impact Of Tax Bill

    NORWALK, Conn. — Want to know more about the recently passed Republican tax bill? U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the topic on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at Norwalk High School, 55 County St., Norwalk. Murphy voted against the bill, saying in a statement that the GOP plan “will be a disaster for the economy.”Murphy: “Teachers, Factory Workers, ...

  5. Tractor-Trailer Carrying Live Chickens Rolls Over On I-84

    Tractor-Trailer Carrying Live Chickens Rolls Over On I-84

    A tractor-trailer carrying 5,000 live chickens crashed and rolled over on eastbound I-84 near Exit 13 in Southbury on Saturday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.The crash occurred at about 6 a.m., and traffic delays were still being reported late Saturday morning on I-4, with heavy backups to Exit 10 in Newtown after 11 a.m., according to the Connecticut Department of ...

  6. Office Building On Westport Island Listed For Sale For First Time

    Office Building On Westport Island Listed For Sale For First Time

    WESTPORT, Conn. – One of the area's most distinctive office buildings – One Gorham Island in downtown Westport, complete with 360-degree river views – is up for sale for the time, Colliers International Group Inc. announced. The 41,000-square-foot office building is located on a 7-acre private island on the Saugatuck River in Westport.“One Gorham Island is the most sought after business ...

  7. Police Bust 'Stash House' In Bridgeport, Make 2 Arrests And Seize 9 Guns

    Police Bust 'Stash House' In Bridgeport, Make 2 Arrests And Seize 9 Guns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police made two arrests and seized a large quantity of narcotics and nine illegal guns as a result of two recent investigations into gang activity in Bridgeport.     In the past three weeks, the Statewide Urban Violence Cooperative Crime Control Task Force — which includes members of Connecticut State Police and Bridgeport Police Department — executed two ...

  8. Fire Breaks Out In Greenwich Mansion During GOP Gubernatorial Fundraiser

    Fire Breaks Out In Greenwich Mansion During GOP Gubernatorial Fundraiser

    GREENWICH, Conn. — It was a fundraising event that Republicans won't soon forget after a fire broke out in the basement of the Greenwich home hosting the event Thursday night, Greenwich Time said.    The mansion in the exclusive Belle Haven neighborhood was crowded with people attending a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik of Westport, but everyone was evacuated ...

  9. Bruegger's Bagels In New Canaan To Close Its Doors

    Bruegger's Bagels In New Canaan To Close Its Doors

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Another coffee shop bites the dust in New Canaan. Bruegger’s Bagels on South Avenue will close for good on Sunday, according to the NewCanaanite.com. The popular chain bagel shop has operated in the center of town for two decades, the NewCanaanite said.  Earlier this fall, the nearby coffee shop Kaahve also closed its doors for good.Click here for the story at the ...

  10. West Haven Man Charged In Monroe Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    West Haven Man Charged In Monroe Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    MONROE, Conn. — A West Haven man has been arrested in connection with a car vs. motorcycle accident over the summer that killed a Brookfield businessman and seriously injured his wife, police said. Louis Maiorino, 58, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, Dec. 7, and charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle, failure to drive in the proper lane and second-degree assault.Maiorino was ...

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