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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. Brookfield Firefighters Respond To Smoke-Filled Home

    Brookfield Firefighters Respond To Smoke-Filled Home

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — It was a happy ending as the Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department responded to smoky conditions at a home on Oak Grove Road on Thursday morning but found no fire.  At 8 a.m., firefighters from both companies responded and found the house was filled with smoke, according to a Facebook post. The residents had safely already evacuated the home, the post said. Shortly ...

  2. Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Monroe man was seriously injured when he was thrown by another person into the Housatonic River from the Derby-Shelton Bridge early Thursday, police said.At 1 a.m. Thursday, Shelton police and fire responded to the bridge and saw a 30-year-old man submerged in the water, police said. "Officer David Eldridge swam out to victim and quickly pulled him to shore with ...

  3. Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a male victim at a home on Midwood Road early Thursday, causing serious injuries, police said."The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arriving," police spokesman Lt. Terrence Blake said. "However, based on the preliminary investigation it appears this is an isolated incident."At 1:07 a.m. ...

  4. Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 19-year-old Stamford resident was killed and the driver was seriously injured when their car slammed into a tree on Washington Boulevard near Scalzi Park in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon, police said.The Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is investigating the one-car crash, which occurred at 12:31 p.m. on Washington ...

  5. Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — At least two members of the Darien High football team along with a third teen were arrested Wednesday in an assault on New Canaan teen earlier this month, police said. The arrests came the evening before the Turkey Bowl matchup, the big rivalry between New Canaan High and Darien High. The three teenagers turned themselves in at New Canaan police headquarters at about ...

  6. Sen. Murphy Helps Person-To-Person Distribute Turkeys With All The Fixings

    Sen. Murphy Helps Person-To-Person Distribute Turkeys With All The Fixings

    NORWALK, Conn. — Person-To-Person in Norwalk had a few extra helpers Wednesday as volunteers handed out turkeys and bags stuffed with all the sides to families in need. Residents were thrilled to meet newly re-elected Mayor Harry Rilling, state Sen. Bob Duff and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as they picked up their turkey, stuffing and all the fixings at the Person-To-Person headquarters on ...

  7. Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Looking to catch a train to New York City on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or to go shopping on Friday?Check the Metro-North holiday schedule for service changes this holiday weekend before you head out to the train station. On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, Metro-North will operate a modified weekend schedule with additional inbound trains for everyone heading to ...

  8. Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have an arrest warrant for the man suspected of holding up a downtown bar at gunpoint and shooting the bartender last week, a spokesman said Wednesday.   Jachin Brown, 27, who was arrested Nov. 15 after shooting an off-duty officer during a violent armed robbery in Bridgeport, now faces multiple charges in Stratford, according to Stratford Police Sgt. ...

  9. Stamford Mom Awarded A 'Stay' Of Deportation On Thanksgiving Eve

    Stamford Mom Awarded A 'Stay' Of Deportation On Thanksgiving Eve

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Stamford mother of two facing deportation was granted a stay on Wednesday afternoon, according to her supporters and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. "WONDERFUL NEWS: A stay has been granted for Miriam. Her case has been reopened!," said a post on the Facebook page "Keep Miriam Home." Miriam Martinez Lemus, 52, had been denied ...

  10. Supporters Hold Rally For Stamford Mom Who Defied Deportation Order

    Supporters Hold Rally For Stamford Mom Who Defied Deportation Order

    Update: Miriam Martinez Lemus was grated a stay of deportation on Wednesday afternoon. Click here for the latest story from Daily Voice. STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford mom of two who was ordered to be deported to her native Guatemala watched from her apartment window as supporters held a rally on her behalf on Tuesday evening.Many held up signs on the lawn out front saying "Stop ...

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