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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. Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday on heroin charges in the death of a Seymour man who overdosed in Seymour in July, prosecutors said. Richard Estaba, also known as “Raw,” was charged with federal heroin distribution offenses.  On July 9, Seymour Police and emergency medical personnel went to a residence in Seymour on a report of a suspected drug ...

  2. Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man who runs BangTheBook.com, a sports gaming information website, pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading taxes by failing to report over $1.1 million in income. Ryan S. Rozycki, 41, waived his right to be indicted as he pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of federal tax evasion.According to court documents and statements made in ...

  3. Police: 2 Danbury Men Tried To Rob Pedestrian At Gunpoint Near Bar

    Police: 2 Danbury Men Tried To Rob Pedestrian At Gunpoint Near Bar

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two men in a car who tried to rob a pedestrian at gunpoint near the Cowboy Bar in Danbury late Tuesday have been arrested, police said. At 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress near the Wildman Street bar, police said. A man there told officers that he was walking in the area when a vehicle stopped next to him and the passenger asked him ...

  4. Bridgeport Man Charged In Newtown Crash That Killed 86-Year-Old Woman

    Bridgeport Man Charged In Newtown Crash That Killed 86-Year-Old Woman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Bridgeport man is facing charges in connection with a crash in April in Newtown in which an 86-year-old woman died, police said. Terrelle Anderson, 32, was arrested last week and charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seat belt, and failure to keep right on a curve, Newtown police said. The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. April 4. Anderson was ...

  5. Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield woman who searched far and wide for a kidney donor is at home and recovering from successful transplant surgery after finding the answer right in her own backyard. Margaret Karbovanec, a retired Bunnell High School guidance counselor, launched a campaign to find a donor last winter because both of her kidneys were failing. She has polycystic kidney ...

  6. Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser In Monroe For The Center

    Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser In Monroe For The Center

    MONROE, Conn. — For her keynote speech Tuesday at the Speaking of Women fundraiser for The Center for Family Justice, Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" did something she had never done before. For the first time in public, Logan displayed photographs taken of her during a horrifying mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Egypt while she was covering the Arab Spring. The up-close ...

  7. Police: Erratic Driving Report Leads To DWI Arrest Of Danbury Man

    Police: Erratic Driving Report Leads To DWI Arrest Of Danbury Man

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 23-year-old Danbury man was arrested on drunken driving charges in Yorktown, N.Y., on Monday night, police said.Ismael Vasquez-Garcia, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and aggravated driving while intoxicated BAC of .18 percent or more, a misdemeanor, after police said they responded to a report of a vehicle driving erratically on ...

  8. Sixth-Grade Teacher From Newtown Honored By EPA For Innovative Classroom

    Sixth-Grade Teacher From Newtown Honored By EPA For Innovative Classroom

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A sixth-grade teacher in New Canaan who has a tank filled with trout in her classroom is being honored for innovation by the Environmental Protection Agency. Laura Poidomani, who lives in Newtown, is a teacher at Saxe Middle School and has 18 years of experience. She is one of 12 teachers nationwide to receive the with the Presidential Innovation Award for ...

  9. Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Due To Crushing Debt

    Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Due To Crushing Debt

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Toys R Us, the retail giant that has multiple locations in Fairfield County, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday due to a crushing debt. Toys R Us officials said they don't have immediate plans to close any of its 1,600 stores, but plans could change during this period of reorganization, Newsweek reported. While all stores will remain operational, customers ...

  10. MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino

    MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — MGM unveiled plans Monday to invest $675 million in building a new casino and resort on the harbor in Bridgeport. To make the announcement, officials from MGM and developer The RCI Group gathered with city and state officials under a tent on an empty expanse of land overlooking Bridgeport Harbor and across from the Bass Pro Shops and Harbor Yard. "This is a big ...

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