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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. ME Determines Cause Of Death For Norwalk Woman Killed In Her Home

    ME Determines Cause Of Death For Norwalk Woman Killed In Her Home

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined the cause of death for the 49-year-old woman who was found dead in her Norwalk home early Wednesday morning. Lisa Zemlok died of a blunt impact injury to her head during a homicide, state officials said Friday. Zemlok's body was found at about 1:30 a.m. in her home at 505 Westport Ave. Unit 17 after officers ...

  2. New Fairfield School Nurse Charged With Driving Drunk With Teens In Car

    New Fairfield School Nurse Charged With Driving Drunk With Teens In Car

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield woman who was charged with driving drunk with three teens under 16 in her car last week is the school nurse at Meeting House Hill School in New Fairfield, according to the school website. New Fairfield school Superintendent Alicia Roy could not be reached for comment. Sandra L. Diehl, 45, was found at about 1:20 p.m. Friday, April 21, after the ...

  3. Time For S'mores: Girl Scouts Holds Camp Open Houses For Danbury Kids

    Time For S'mores: Girl Scouts Holds Camp Open Houses For Danbury Kids

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Summer camp can make memories that last for a lifetime. But before sending the young girl in your life off into the wilderness, Girl Scouts of Connecticut is inviting parents and kids to check out the camps this weekend. Girls in Fairfield County can easily attend day camp — and even get bus transportation — to the following Girl Scout camps this summer:Camp ...

  4. Red Cross Comes To Aid Of Two Families After House Fire In Danbury

    Red Cross Comes To Aid Of Two Families After House Fire In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. – The American Red Cross is helping two families – with three adults and one child — after a fire Thursday on Jefferson Avenue in Danbury. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the families’ immediate needs after the blaze. The Red Cross is also providing comfort kits containing personal care items such as toothbrushes, deodorant; shaving supplies and other items. For ...

  5. It's Official: Bridgeport Mayor Ganim To Explore Run For Governor

    It's Official: Bridgeport Mayor Ganim To Explore Run For Governor

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn.  —  Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim hinted about running for governor earlier this month. He will make it official on Friday, according to WFSB-TV. During a taping Thursday for the weekend show "Face the State," Ganim said he will start the process of exploring a gubernatorial run in 2018, WFSB-TV said. Ganim will form an exploratory committee on Friday, the ...

  6. Late Start: Classes In Danbury Schools To Begin After Labor Day This Fall

    Late Start: Classes In Danbury Schools To Begin After Labor Day This Fall

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury students will get a few extra days of summer vacation this year. The 2017-18 school year in Danbury will start after Labor Day, with Tuesday, Sept. 5, as the first day of classes, Superintendent Sal Pascarella announced. This is due to the construction at Danbury High School. “Construction at the high school has been moving along according to schedule,” said ...

  7. Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper To Keep Up Legacy Of Stratford Lawmaker

    Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper To Keep Up Legacy Of Stratford Lawmaker

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Environmental groups are joining forces to to support a full-time Soundkeeper advocate dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island Sound, continuing the legacy of the late Terry Backer of Stratford. Representatives of Soundkeeper Inc. and Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound made the announcement Tuesday.Relaunching this ...

  8. Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Friends of a 27-year-old Newtown woman who died in a motorcycle crash will say goodbye to her at services on Friday. Jackie Schulz was killed Sunday afternoon while riding her 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster on Currituck Road in Newtown, police said. She was wearing a helmet when she crashed into a utility pole, police said.Services will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday ...

  9. Death Of Baby Boy In Bridgeport Ruled A Homicide

    Death Of Baby Boy In Bridgeport Ruled A Homicide

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The death of a male infant who was unresponsive at the Greene Homes in Bridgeport has been ruled a homicide, police said in a statement late Thursday.At 11:15 a.m. Monday, April 24, Bridgeport police responded to Building 3 of the Greene Homes on a report of an unresponsive baby, Capt. Brian Fitzgerald said in a statement. The infant was transported by medics to ...

  10. Police: Man Crashed In Bethel After Fleeing Disturbance In Danbury

    Police: Man Crashed In Bethel After Fleeing Disturbance In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 36-year-old Waterbury man was arrested on multiple charges after he drove away from a domestic disturbance in Danbury, crashed his car in Bethel and fled, Danbury police said. Officers were called at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, to a home on Mountain Road about a domestic disturbance, police said in a statement. As officers were leaving the scene, the suspect drove ...

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