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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. Greenwich YMCA Marlins Diver Wins Gold At Junior Pan Am Games

    Greenwich YMCA Marlins Diver Wins Gold At Junior Pan Am Games

    GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich YMCA Marlins diver Carolina Sculti brought home a gold medal from the recent 2017 Junior Pan American Championships Victoria, British Columbia.Sculti, 17, and her diving partner, Anne Fowler, shined in the 14 to 18 girls’ synchronized 3-meter, scoring 65.70 on their final dive to earn gold. Sculti, of Rye, N.Y., is a 2016 Junior World Championships team ...

  2. Woman Charged With Collecting $10K In Unemployment While Working In Norwalk

    Woman Charged With Collecting $10K In Unemployment While Working In Norwalk

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. —  A 45-year-old Bridgeport woman collected nearly $10,000 in unemployment benefits while working at a Norwalk supermarket, according to the office of the chief state’s attorney. Lisa A. Rolston, of 32 Beechwood Ave., was arrested last week and charged with first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and unemployment compensation fraud.Rolston "grossly ...

  3. CT Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threats Against Federal Judge

    CT Man Pleads Guilty To Making Threats Against Federal Judge

    A Hartford man is facing up to five years in federal prison after pleading guilty Friday to making threats against a U.S. bankruptcy court judge in Connecticut, prosecutors said.Dusan Mladen, also known as David Mladen, 62, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven to one count of making a false statement to a federal law enforcement agent who was ...

  4. Danbury Woman, 22, Charged With Abandoning Baby Mulls Plea Deal

    Danbury Woman, 22, Charged With Abandoning Baby Mulls Plea Deal

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 22-year-old Danbury woman charged with abandoning her newborn son behind a Main Street market is considering a plea deal in the case, according to the News-Times. Anny Castillo, 22, was charged with child abandonment, risk of injury and cruelty to persons in July. Her newborn son was found at 11:30 p.m. May 21 behind the Zaytuna Grocery by a man walking in the area ...

  5. Stew Leonard's Next Big Opening Will Be Into New Jersey

    Stew Leonard's Next Big Opening Will Be Into New Jersey

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk-based Stew Leonard's has submitted plans to build a giant dairy store as part of the redevelopment of the Paramus Park Mall in New Jersey, NorthJersey.com reports.A 12-screen movie theater is also part of the plan to replace the Sears anchor store at the Paramus Park Mall, NorthJersey.com reports.The farm-style supermarket would occupy the first floor of Sears ...

  6. Where's The Very Best Pizza In America? Connecticut!

    Where's The Very Best Pizza In America? Connecticut!

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Daily Meal has come out with its latest rankings of the “101 Best Pizzas In America” for 2017 — and the No. 1 pizza in the nation can be found right here in Fairfield County. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, with locations in Danbury, Fairfield and New Haven, among others, landed at the top of the list — again. Pepe’s white clam pie is the No. 1 ...

  7. 'Petal It Forward' Brings Flower Power To The Streets Of Stamford

    'Petal It Forward' Brings Flower Power To The Streets Of Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Drivers and pedestrians were startled Wednesday by the sight of three women in bright pink holding armloads of roses along the streets of downtown Stamford at lunchtime on Wednesday. And they were surprised to learn their mission. The women from Stamford Florist hit the streets to spread good cheer by giving away flowers to passersby. And every person got TWO free ...

  8. Naked Man Found Shot To Death At Bridgeport Housing Complex

    Naked Man Found Shot To Death At Bridgeport Housing Complex

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 24-year-old man died after he was shot seven times at Building 1 of the Greene Homes apartment complex late Wednesday afternoon, according to city spokesman Av Harris. The victim "appears to have been high on PCP" and "was found naked," Harris said in a statement. The fatal shooting took place at about 5:30 p.m., Harris said. Bridgeport police ...

  9. Kayaker Rescued From Long Island Sound Tells Harrowing Tale Of Survival

    Kayaker Rescued From Long Island Sound Tells Harrowing Tale Of Survival

    NORWALK, Conn. — A fisherman whose kayak sank in Long Island Sound had a harrowing tale of survival to tell after he was rescued from Greens Ledge Lighthouse off the coast of Norwalk, according to CBS News.  Michael Diaz, 56, spent 17 hours treading water as he drifted as much as 20 miles across the Sound, from Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., where he was fishing for striped bass on Saturday, CBS ...

  10. Community Rallies To Help Family Of Artist Who Drowned In Stamford

    Community Rallies To Help Family Of Artist Who Drowned In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The community is rallying to help the family of a 33-year-old Stamford man who drowned last week in Stamford Harbor. Rasheed D. Hines died Friday "in an unfortunate accident due to drowning," his family said in a post on a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funeral expenses."Rasheed was a smart, free-spirited, talented artist who made the Dean's List ...

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