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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. Police: Danbury Man With Gun Busted Selling Drugs Out Of White St. Business

    Police: Danbury Man With Gun Busted Selling Drugs Out Of White St. Business

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Waterbury man was found with a loaded pistol as he was busted on multiple drug charges Thursday at a business on White Street in Danbury, police said. Officers executed a search warrant at Imperial Sound Studios at 248B White St. and arrested  Omar “Gucci” Thomas, 30, police said. They seized Thomas as he parked a vehicle in front of the business, police said. He had ...

  2. Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — As U.S. Chris Murphy set out Thursday morning for the last 2 miles of his 105-mile walk across Connecticut, he reflected on the differences — and similarities — between the eastern and western sides of the state. "As you're walking through Eastern Connecticut, it's much more agricultural. People there are worried about an aging population and the future of ...

  3. Traffic Detour: Bridge Work Closes Route 7 This Weekend In Ridgefield

    Traffic Detour: Bridge Work Closes Route 7 This Weekend In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Drivers on Route 7 will be unhappy to find out that the major road will be closed all weekend in Ridgefield — starting Friday night — for a bridge construction project.  The closure of Route 7 — part of a major bridge repair project in Branchville — is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, to 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21.Precast concrete bridge abutments will be installed ...

  4. New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator In Bethel

    New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. — When Kristin Dubois and her family moved to Bethel this month for her husband's job, she knew she would miss her native Massachusetts — and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.   But she took some comfort in knowing that Connecticut is represented by Sen. Chris Murphy, another Democrat whose politics she likes. That's why Kristin Dubois headed Thursday morning with her kids, ...

  5. Malloy Calls On Connecticut Republicans To Repudiate Trump's Statements

    Malloy Calls On Connecticut Republicans To Repudiate Trump's Statements

    As the national debate continues on race after the events last weekend in Charlottesville, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered the following prepared remarks during a news conference Thursday afternoon in Hartford. Here is the full text of Malloy's remarks:In the wake of the tragedy at Charlottesville, a conversation has been amplified. It is not a new one. In fact, it is ...

  6. New Fairfield Dad Facing Deportation Granted Last-Minute Temporary Stay

    New Fairfield Dad Facing Deportation Granted Last-Minute Temporary Stay

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield dad was granted a last-minute temporary stay of his deportation Thursday, just hours before he was due to leave the U.S. for his native Guatemala, according to U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. “Reason and justice have prevailed, at least temporarily, enabling Joel Colindres to stay with his family and pursue a fair hearing," ...

  7. Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    DANBURY, Conn. — A second teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old Danbury man earlier this month, police said.Danbury detectives determine that Lorenzo Santana, 16, of Danbury, was involved in the homicide of Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, on Aug. 5, police said.Police applied for a warrant for his arrest, which was issued ...

  8. Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield Overnight

    Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield Overnight

    Update: Metro-North has released more information on this incident. Click here for an updated story from Daily Voice.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train between the Fairfield and Southport stations early Thursday, according to the Connecticut Post.The accident happened at about 12:45 a.m., when a New Haven-bound train hit the person, who has not been ...

  9. Time Is Running Out: New Fairfield Dad Braces For Deportation Thursday

    Time Is Running Out: New Fairfield Dad Braces For Deportation Thursday

    Update: The U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit granted a stay of deportation order Thursday afternoon allowing Joel Colindres to remain in the U.S. Click here to read the updated story from Daily Voice.   NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield dad is running out of time as he fights an order to be deported Thursday to his native Guatemala. "We lost the fight ... for now," his ...

  10. 6-Year-Old From Newtown Asks Murphy: 'How Can We Make America Kind Again?'

    6-Year-Old From Newtown Asks Murphy: 'How Can We Make America Kind Again?'

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — After walking nearly 22 miles in his walk across Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy was greeted with a standing ovation from a crowd of 500 voters at arrived at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown on Thursday evening. "Walking across Connecticut is a great idea in theory," Murphy said after he was introduced by First Selectman Pat Llodra for the town hall ...

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