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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. Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old Stamford girl who has not been seen since Tuesday. Stamford police are searching for Amorah Ferrell, who is listed as an endangered runaway on the Silver Alert.Amorah has black hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Amorah is asked to call ...

  2. Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man fleeing police in a stolen car suffered severe injuries when he lost control and slammed into an oncoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz on Route 25 in Newtown late Tuesday, according to Connecticut State Police. Rasheim Lewis, 32, of Danbury, was the only occupant of the Honda, which was "attempting to elude" the Monroe Police Department on the northbound side of ...

  3. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a man outside the downtown McDonald’s in a crime that shocked Stamford two years ago, according to the Stamford Advocate.Marquest Hall pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Advocate said.Hall, who has been described as the lead attacker in the stabbing ...

  4. Democrat Almeida Throws Hat In Ring In Race For Danbury Mayor

    Democrat Almeida Throws Hat In Ring In Race For Danbury Mayor

    DANBURY, Conn. — The Democrats in Danbury are preparing for fall. On Tuesday evening at Democratic Town Committee offices, longtime Danbury resident Al Almeida announced his candidacy for mayor.Flanked by state and local officials, including state Rep. Bob Godfrey, state Rep. David Arconti, city Councilman Tom Saadi, and former Mayor Gene Eriquez, Almeida said the city needs new ...

  5. Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE CEO Vince McMahon crashed his black Bentley in downtown Stamford on Tuesday, about a mile from the headquarters of his wrestling-entertainment conglomerate, according to multiple media reports. McMahon was fine after the minor crash and was expected to attend Tuesday night’s taping of "WWE Smackdown" in Uncasville, said PWinsider.com. It's not clear how ...

  6. Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    updated: HARWINTON, Conn. — The untimely death of a baby found in a bag in a reservoir in Litchfield County was being investigated by State Police Detectives from the Western District Major Crime Unit.At 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, state police troopers from Troop L in Litchfield were notified that a deceased baby was located in a bag in Bristol Reservoir #4, according to a statement from State ...

  7. Danbury Is Home To One Of Richest Men In World As Billionaire List Grows

    Danbury Is Home To One Of Richest Men In World As Billionaire List Grows

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Forbes rolled out its 2017 list of richest people in the world — with Bill Gates at the top again — the number of heralded Connecticut residents has risen from 12 last year to 17 this year. The two richest men in Connecticut — Greenwich residents Ray Dalio and Steve Cohen — are also among the 100 richest people in the world.Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, ...

  8. Teen Arrested In Shooting In Broad Daylight In Danbury

    Teen Arrested In Shooting In Broad Daylight In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 19-year-old Danbury man was Monday morning in connection with a shooting last month in broad daylight, police said. At 3 p.m. Feb. 24, officers responded to the Danbury Hospital emergency room on a report of a gunshot victim, police said. Officers and investigators from the Detective Bureau interviewed the adult male victim, who had suffered a non-life-threatening ...

  9. Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    WILTON, Conn. — Three people, including a firefighter, were sent to the hospital after a barn fire in the Georgetown section of Wilton late Sunday, according to NBC Connecticut.Fire crews from several area towns battled the two-alarm blaze, which began at about 7 p.m. in a barn on Church Street, NBC Connecticut said.Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer ...

  10. Police: Volunteer Firefighter Broke Into Newtown Home, Assaulted Victim

    Police: Volunteer Firefighter Broke Into Newtown Home, Assaulted Victim

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two teenagers were arrested after breaking into a Newtown home and assaulting a resident early Saturday, police said. One suspect arrested was Brian Anthony Carriero, 18, who is a volunteer firefighter in Monroe, where he lives. A 17-year-old male was also arrested, but was not identified because he is a juvenile, police said. At 3:23 a.m. March 18, Newtown police ...

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