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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. Darien Teen Calls Police For Help When Drinking Party Gets 'Out Of Hand'

    Darien Teen Calls Police For Help When Drinking Party Gets 'Out Of Hand'

    DARIEN, Conn. — A Darien teenager called police for help after "word got out" about a parentless party at her home got “out of hand” when over 50 other kids arrived, police said. The call for help came at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, from a home on Bishops Gate, police said. The caller said under-age youths were drinking alcohol without the owner’s permission, police ...

  2. Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Democrats late Monday night in taking over the Senate floor in protest of a GOP bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Republicans are preparing for votes next week on the plan, which has not yet been made public. Using the hashtag #HoldTheFloor and #Trumpcare, Democrats spoke out in protest, demanding to see the details of the ...

  3. Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A swastika and a Star of David were found smeared in feces on the window of the Stamford Media Center on Atlantic Street, the Stamford Advocate reported. The anti-Semitic graffiti was found Monday morning on the building, also known as the Rich Forum, where the "Jerry Springer Show," the "Steve Wilkos Show" and the "Maury Show” are taped, ...

  4. 17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    GROTON, Conn. – A Coast Guard boatcrew safely transferred 17 passengers from a grounded schooner near the mouth of the Mystic River on Sunday evening.The schooner was a charter boat carrying 14 seventh-graders and three chaperones from New York on a field trip, according to NBC Connecticut.  At 6:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified ...

  5. Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Stratford Police Department recovered the body of a missing kayaker from the waters of Long Island Sound on Monday afternoon following a daylong search, the Coast Guard said. The deceased man was identified as Gregory Blanco, 41, of Northport, N.Y., the Coast Guard said.His unresponsive body was found at about 4 p.m. by Stratford police in the water south of ...

  6. Storm Slams New Canaan, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    Storm Slams New Canaan, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A series of strong storms were blowing across Fairfield County late Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning strikes, rumbles of thunder and street flooding. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Fairfield County until 8 p.m. Monday, with heavy rain, hail, winds of up to 60 mph and flooding possible, the National Weather Service said. The severity ...

  7. Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Update: The body of the missing kayaker has been recovered from Long Island Sound. Click here for the latest from the Daily Voice. original story: STRATFORD, Conn. – An empty kayak found in Long Island Sound that may be linked to a missing New York man has triggered a Coast Guard search near Stratford on Monday. The Coast Guard and other agency crews were searching for a possible person ...

  8. Norwalk Firefighters Go To Great Depths To Rescue Ducklings From Drain

    Norwalk Firefighters Go To Great Depths To Rescue Ducklings From Drain

    NORWALK, Conn. — A mother duck and local residents are giving out a shout-out to members of Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1 who came to the rescue of 11 baby ducklings. The little ducks fell down a storm drain on Sunday afternoon on Ponus Avenue, greatly upsetting their mother. Members of Norwalk Fire Department Ladder Co. #1 safely and successfully rescued the ducklings from the ...

  9. Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich school officials offered condolences as they identified a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a train over the weekend as a junior at Greenwich High School. “We were saddened to learn yesterday of the untimely death of one of our Greenwich High School students from the Class of 2018, a current junior," said Superintendent of Schools Sal Corda said. ...

  10. 17-Year-Old Male Hit, Killed By Metro-North Train At Cos Cob

    17-Year-Old Male Hit, Killed By Metro-North Train At Cos Cob

    Update: School officials have identified the victim as a Greenwich High junior. Click here for an update from Daily Voice.Original story: GREENWICH, Conn. — A 17-year-old male was hit and killed by a Metro-North train over the weekend in Greenwich, according to a railroad spokesman. He was hit near the Cos Cob station at 12:01 a.m. Sunday by a southbound train that departed New Haven at ...

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