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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. Sandy Hook Teen Charged In Armed Robbery Of Newtown Gas Station

    Sandy Hook Teen Charged In Armed Robbery Of Newtown Gas Station

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 19-year-old from Sandy Hook — already facing charges in three armed holdups in Norwalk — was charged Tuesday in the the armed robbery of a Newtown gas station back in January, police said.  Stephen Violet, 19, of 1 Underhill Road, Sandy Hook, was arrested on a warrant charging him with first-degree robbery, police said.In the robbery, two men armed with handguns burst ...

  2. Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: GREENWICH, Conn. — State police are seeking information on the crash and the as-yet unidentified man who was killed. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.Update: GREENWiCH, Conn. — One lane of I-95 southbound reopened just before noon Tuesday after a fatal accident in Greenwich, DOT said. Traffic delays of over 7 miles are reported back to Exit 13 in Darien, DOT said. ...

  3. Abbott Tech Ranks Among Best High Schools In Connecticut By U.S. News

    Abbott Tech Ranks Among Best High Schools In Connecticut By U.S. News

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Eight high schools in Connecticut, including four in Fairfield County, are ranked among the Top 500 in the nation in a report released Tuesday from U.S.News and World Report.The top high schools in the state, which earned a gold ranking in the report, are:Amistad Academy in New Haven, #1 in Connecticut, #20 in NationWeston High School, #2 in Connecticut, #231 in ...

  4. Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Updated: WESTPORT, Conn. — A retired police chief suffered minor injuries after he was rescued from a fire Monday morning in the kitchen of his Westport home, according to fire officials. Two dogs were also rescued from the burning home at 189 Cross Highway, said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick.  The man rescued from the fire, former Westport Police Chief Ron ...

  5. Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident who helped to run a drug-trafficking organization out of his family's deli in the city will be behind federal prison bars for over 13 years, prosecutors said. Bobby "B.O." Gutierrez, 37, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, ...

  6. Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — State police were still working Monday to identify the driver killed in the fiery crash of a pickup truck early Sunday in New Fairfield. The accident happened at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at 85 Route 39, state police said. The pickup was traveling south when the driver lost control and the truck slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames, state police said. ...

  7. 27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 27-year-old town woman was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday evening on Currituck Road, Newtown police said.The driver and only occupant of the 2010 Harley Davidson was identified as Jaclyn Ann Schultz, police said. Schultz, of 1 Brookwood Drive, was transported from the scene by the Newtown Ambulance but was pronounced deceased at Danbury Hospital as a result of ...

  8. Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Members of the Coast Guard held a ceremony to honor and celebrate the life of a former Ridgefield High student who was killed 13 years ago in a military attack off the coast of Iraq.Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan "Nate" Bruckenthal, a former Ridgefield resident, was killed April 24, 2004. He was 24. The ceremony was held Friday at Station Eatons Neck on ...

  9. Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fiery car crash on Route 39 near a bar in New Fairfield early Sunday left the driver dead and a passenger in the hospital with serious injuries, according to the News-Times.  The car was southbound on Route 39 at 12:50 a.m. when it hit a utility pole and burst into flames near the ICONS Sports Bar, state police told the News-Times. Route 39 was closed until ...

  10. 6 Teens Hurt In Crash, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In Danbury

    6 Teens Hurt In Crash, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.Metro-North service was blocked on the Danbury Branch on Monday afternoon when an orange moving van got stuck on a hump in the tracks at Long Ridge Road at the West Redding train service. It took a tow truck and props under the ...

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