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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. St. Bernard Attacks Springer Spaniel At Easton Dog Park, Owner Tells Cops

    St. Bernard Attacks Springer Spaniel At Easton Dog Park, Owner Tells Cops

    EASTON, Conn. — A springer spaniel was attacked — for a second time — by a St. Bernard at the Easton dog park, a resident told police.The resident made the complaint Thursday morning after the incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The caller said her dog was attacked by a tri-colored St. Bernard named “Jagger,” police said. The same dog also attacked her dog three ...

  2. Fairfield Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide Involving Mother, Girl

    Fairfield Police Investigate Possible Murder-Suicide Involving Mother, Girl

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police were investigating the untimely death of a local woman and injuries to her 8-year-old daughter on Saturday, the Connecticut Post reported.  It was a possible attempted murder/suicide, NBC Connecticut reported. The investigation began after the daughter went to a Barlow Road neighbor for help, the Post said. The girl showed signs of strangulation and ...

  3. Storms Move Out, Great Summer Weekend Weather Ahead For Danbury

    Storms Move Out, Great Summer Weekend Weather Ahead For Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It rained overnight and into the early morning across Fairfield County, but that won't dampen the whole weekend. In fact, by late Saturday morning, the clouds were moving out and the sun was beginning to peek out. And best of all — the fireworks are on for Saturday night in Bridgeport, Danbury and Easton. (Click here for a Daily Voice story on area pyrotechnic ...

  4. Looking For Fireworks? Enjoy A Display Tonight In Danbury

    Looking For Fireworks? Enjoy A Display Tonight In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — It's not yet July, but crowds can already begin to enjoy Independence Day fireworks. The summer's fireworks begin Saturday, with many shows scheduled across Fairfield County through the Fourth of July.   Here is the schedule — be sure to mark the date: Saturday, June 24thBridgeport: Barnum Festival at the Seaside Park at 9 p.m. (No rain date)Danbury: Candlewood ...

  5. From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    NORWALK, Conn. – Call it the Sounds of Summer Savings: The City of Norwalk is partnering with many area attractions for a new savings initiative for Norwalk residents and visitors. How do you save? Pay full price at one of the 10 participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other ones.“The City of Norwalk welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the many ...

  6. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  7. Have You Spotted A Bear? Brookfield Police Say Leave Them Alone

    Have You Spotted A Bear? Brookfield Police Say Leave Them Alone

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A number of black bears have been spotted recently in town — and that's completely normal, according to the Brookfield Police Department. "We have been getting reports of some black bear sightings in town. Please be aware that this is consistent with a bear's normal behaviors as they forage for food," Brookfield police said in a Facebook post. In the past ...

  8. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  9. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  10. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

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