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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. Connecticut State Police: Shattered Windshield Shows Danger Of Ice Missiles

    Connecticut State Police: Shattered Windshield Shows Danger Of Ice Missiles

    It's been 3 days since the snow storm, yet it's still happening......flying ice from a vehicle traveling WESTBOUND on Route 6 in Andover smashed the windshield of a Tractor Trailer traveling EASTBOUND on Route 6. Clear vehicles of all ice and snow!An ice missile that flew off another vehicle smashed through a tractor trailer windshield in Andover on Friday.While it's been three days ...

  2. Danbury Stepping Out For St. Patrick's Day Parade & Party

    Danbury Stepping Out For St. Patrick's Day Parade & Party

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be step off on Sunday, March 19, in downtown Danbury. The parade begins at St. Peter's Church on Main Street at 2:30 p.m. Bands, floats and marchers will make their way down Main Street, up West Street, onto Lake Avenue and finish up at the Greater Danbury Irish Cultural Center at 6 Lake Ave. The GDICC will serve corned ...

  3. Dig In: Bridgeport Bishop Gives The OK For Corned Beef On St. Patrick's Day

    Dig In: Bridgeport Bishop Gives The OK For Corned Beef On St. Patrick's Day

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Roman Catholics looking to indulge in corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day — which falls this year on a meatless Friday for the faithful — have been granted a reprieve in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has joined other bishops across the country in granting a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from eating meat on Friday, ...

  4. NTSB Cites ‘Aerodynamic Stall' In Plane Crash That Killed Ridgefield Teens

    NTSB Cites ‘Aerodynamic Stall' In Plane Crash That Killed Ridgefield Teens

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The NTSB cited an “aerodynamic stall” and “total loss of engine power” as the probable causes of an airplane crash that killed two college students from Ridgefield in September 2015 in upstate New York.Two teenagers died in the crash — Cathryn 'Carey' Depuy, the pilot, and Ryan Adams, the only passenger. Both were freshmen at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.She ...

  5. Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin In Fairfield County

    Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin In Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 40-year-old man who was trafficking heroin as part of a drug ring operating out of his family's deli in Bridgeport will serve 15 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Thursday.  Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as “Bean” and “Big Pun,”  was committing the crimes all while living in a state halfway house, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.He was also sentenced by ...

  6. Westport Police: Car Break-In Suspects Caught On Camera From Train Station

    Westport Police: Car Break-In Suspects Caught On Camera From Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport police arrested three suspects in a number of car burglaries at the Greens Farms train station after catching them in the act via live-streaming video, police said. The incident began at 11 a.m. Wednesday on a report of suspicious people attempting to gain entry into vehicles at the train station, police said. As patrol officers responded to the scene, members ...

  7. It's A Girl: Brookfield Police Celebrate Special Delivery

    It's A Girl: Brookfield Police Celebrate Special Delivery

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Two Brookfield police officers made a very special delivery of a baby who "was simply not going to wait."Baby Natalie is now 1 month old, but Officers Eric Birdseye and Devin Quintard have known her since Day 1.Just over a month ago, on Feb. 12, the Brookfield Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an address in town. When the caller reported that his ...

  8. What To Do With Norwalk Snow? World's Largest Dairy Store Builds Mt. Stew

    What To Do With Norwalk Snow? World's Largest Dairy Store Builds Mt. Stew

    NORWALK, Conn. — When it came time to clear the 10 inches of snow that fell in the huge parking lots at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk during Tuesday's storm, the folks at the world's largest dairy store came up with one of their signature big ideas.  President and CEO Stew Leonard Jr. had the snowplow drivers create Mt. Stew in the team member parking lot across the street from Stew ...

  9. Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Fairfield County continues to dig out from a huge nor'easter, overnight freezing temps have left many roads ice-covered and slippery on Wednesday morning. Residual snow and slush on roads and sidewalks will remain frozen Wednesday, as temperatures struggle to reach the mid-20s by the afternoon, the National Weather Service warned. As a result, untreated ...

  10. How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Danbury?

    How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Danbury?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was billed as a blizzard, expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow across Fairfield County on Tuesday. In the end, while it was certainly the worst storm of the season, it came up short in the snowfall totals. And it was still causing problems early Wednesday. Residual snow and slush was refreezing overnight, resulting in hazardous conditions on roads and ...

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