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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. Danbury Man Distracted By GPS Slams Police Cruiser On Route 7 In Brookfield

    Danbury Man Distracted By GPS Slams Police Cruiser On Route 7 In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A 38-year-old Danbury man who said he was distracted by checking his GPS when he slammed into a state police cruiser on Route 7 in Brookfield is now facing charges in the crash. The crash back in January sent a state trooper to the hospital, state police said.Brian Glasser, who turned himself in to State Police on Wednesday, was arrested and charged with following ...

  2. State Police Investigate Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84 In Danbury

    State Police Investigate Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84 In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The driver was not hurt and state police were investigating after a tractor-trailer slammed into a Jersey barrier in the center median of I-84 in Danbury and rolled over, according to state police.  The crash on Tuesday night closed lanes in both directions of I-84 near Exit 3, according to the Connecticut State Police. The left lane was closed on the eastbound side, ...

  3. Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The community is rallying online and in person to help an athlete from the Class of 2013 at Ridgefield High School who is battling a rare form of leukemia. Harrison Mauldin, who played lacrosse at Ridgefield High and at Bard College, was diagnosed in March with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, a rare form of leukemia. Mauldin, 22, started chemotherapy in spring. "The ...

  4. K-9 Finds Baggies Of Pot In Danbury Man's Car, New Canaan Police Say

    K-9 Finds Baggies Of Pot In Danbury Man's Car, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old man from Danbury was stopped for not having a front license plate on his car but ended up busted on multiple charges after a police K-9 officer sniffed out pot in his car, New Canaan police said. Edwin Moots, 20, was arrested after a traffic stop at 9:30 p.m. Saturday as he traveled south on Valley Road in New Canaan, police said.The officer detected ...

  5. Esty Praises Purple Heart Recipients In Bid To Improve GI Bill

    Esty Praises Purple Heart Recipients In Bid To Improve GI Bill

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) to expand and improve veterans’ GI Bill benefits passed the House unanimously Monday night, 405-0.Esty spoke in favor of the bill on the House floor during debate.“I want to highlight several veterans who represent why we need this bill today,” Esty said. “The first is a young man ...

  6. Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Ilidio Carvalheiro has been found safe, Danbury police said Wednesday morning.DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police have issued a Silver Alert for Ilidio Carvalheiro, a 47-year-old Danbury resident who was last seen Monday morning at his home.Carvalheiro is 5-foot-10 and weighs 235 pounds, police said.When last seen at 8 a.m. Monday, Carvalheiro was wearing a grayish-colored polo ...

  7. West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Beware of the mosquito bite: The West Nile virus has arrived in Fairfield County. Mosquitoes trapped in Greenwich, Stratford and Westport as well as in South Windsor tested positive for the West Nile virus, state officials announced Tuesday. West Nile-infected mosquitoes were also trapped earlier this summer in West Haven.The mosquitoes that tested positive ...

  8. Lanes Closed In Both Directions After Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84

    Lanes Closed In Both Directions After Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. — Lanes were closed in both directions of I-84 in Danbury on Tuesday night due to a tractor-trailer rollover accident with injuries, according to the Connecticut State Police. The crash is near Exit 3 for Route 7, according to state police. The left lane was closed on the eastbound side, and the left and center lanes were closed on the westbound side, state police said. ...

  9. Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    NORWALk, Conn. — Nury Chavarria, the Norwalk mother of four who has taken sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation, told The Hour that she takes comfort in knowing that she has a large number of supporters.Inside the church, Chavarria said she now has a lot of people around her to help her and her family as they fight an order for her to return to her native Guatemala, The ...

  10. Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Get ready to Ramble: The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club has donated $2,500 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s campaign to create the trail plan for the first 2 miles of the NRVT in Ridgefield. The NRVT is now up to $10,000, halfway to the $20,000 goal for the plan for the trail, which will be known as the Ridgefield Ramble,.“We are honored to be a part of the NRVT in ...

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