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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. Stamford Police: Armed Gunman Fired Shot Into Downtown Crowd

    Stamford Police: Armed Gunman Fired Shot Into Downtown Crowd

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Waterbury man who fired a gunshot into a closing-time crowd on Clark Street in downtown Stamford early Sunday was arrested on multiple charges, police said. At 1:51 a.m. Sunday, Stamford Police Officers John Derisme and Daniel Kokkoros were on foot patrol in the city’s busy downtown, monitoring the closing of the area nightclubs and bars, police said. Derisme saw a ...

  2. Worker At Redding Country Club Charged With Cheating Unemployment

    Worker At Redding Country Club Charged With Cheating Unemployment

    REDDING, Conn. — A man was arrested Friday on charges of fraudulently collecting nearly $12,000 in unemployment compensation benefits while he was working at a country club in Redding, prosecutors said.Jose A. Flete, 48, of Waterbury, was arrested by inspectors from the Unemployment Compensation Fraud Unit in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. He was charged with one count each ...

  3. Ex-Easton Man Gets 9 Years For Cheating Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

    Ex-Easton Man Gets 9 Years For Cheating Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

    EASTON, Conn. — A 65-year-old former Easton man will serve nine years behind bars for defrauding distressed homeowners facing foreclosure and evading taxes, federal prosecutors said.  Timothy W. Burke was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 108 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre ...

  4. Three Men Injured In Three Shootings In Bridgeport

    Three Men Injured In Three Shootings In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Three people were hospitalized after three separate shootings during daylight hours on Saturday in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post. The three shootings occurred, according to the Post: At 8:05 a.m. in the Greene Homes apartments, where a 50-year-old man was left in critical but stable condition after being shot multiple times;.At 3:50 p.m. on Yaremich ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Local Man, 41, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-84 In Danbury

    Local Man, 41, Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-84 In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 41-year-old Danbury man who was traveling the wrong way on I-84 was killed in a head-on crash in the westbound lanes near Exit 3 late Friday night, state police said.State Troopers from Troop A in Southbury are investigating the wrong-way fatal crash, which occurred at 10:45 p.m. Friday and closed I-84 for about five hours.A Ford Focus was traveling east in the ...

  8. Detour: Stony Hill Road In Brookfield Closed Saturday For Construction

    Detour: Stony Hill Road In Brookfield Closed Saturday For Construction

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Stony Hill Road will be closed Saturday, April 29, between Pocono Ridge Road and Gray's Bridge Road, police said. The road will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  "Brookfield Public Works will be hard at work improving the road during that time," police said. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes until the construction is completed. 

  9. State Reminds Danbury Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    State Reminds Danbury Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With bear activity increasing in spring, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents across Connecticut to beware of black bears. DEEP says residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand. Last year, 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of ...

  10. I-84 In Danbury Reopens After Crash With Serious Injuries

    I-84 In Danbury Reopens After Crash With Serious Injuries

    Update: I-84 has reopened Saturday morning, but no further information was available on the crash, DOT said. DANBURY, Conn. — I-84 westbound was closed early Saturday due to a two-vehicle crash with life-threatening injuries, according to Connecticut State Police and state Department of Transportation. The highway was closed between Exits 4 and 3 because of the crash, DOT said. The ...

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