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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 Crashed In Restaurant, Fled, Then Reported Car Stolen

    Police: Danbury Man Crashed In Restaurant, Fled, Then Reported Car Stolen

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was arrested after he slammed his car into a restaurant, fled on foot, reported the car stolen in another town and then showed up in the lobby of Danbury Police headquarters causing a disturbance, police said. At about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, officers responded to the report of a crash at Division Street at West Wooster Street, police said. Witnesses ...

  2. Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man was killed when the car he was driving — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway late Monday night, police said. The fatal crash occurred at 11:35 p.m. as the 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near Exit 46 of the Merritt near the Fairfield-Trumbull border, state police said. The car began taking the exit ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 29-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Monday to spend 151 months behind bars for trafficking two minor girls to engage in sex.The prison term for Jason "Boots" Prawl will be followed by five years of supervised release, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.On May 9, Prawl pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a ...

  4. Friends Rally To Help Family Of Danbury Man, 20, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    Friends Rally To Help Family Of Danbury Man, 20, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

    DANBURY, Conn. — Friends of an 20-year-old Danbury man who died in a motorcycle crash are rallying to help his parents pay for his funeral. Guilherme "Gui" Freitas Rola, a graduate of Henry Abbott Tech High School, was killed in a crash on South Street in Danbury on Sunday, Aug. 7. "The expenses for this are simply a lot to bear for his family, and I am asking for any and ...

  5. Immigration Case Reopened For Norwalk Mother Ordered Deported To Korea

    Immigration Case Reopened For Norwalk Mother Ordered Deported To Korea

    NORWALK, Conn. — The immigration hearing will be reopened for a Norwalk mother of two who was ordered deported to her native Korea later this month, according to The Hour. Jung Courville learned Monday that an immigration judge in Philadelphia has granted a motion to reopen her case, The Hour said. Her attorney, Sung Hwang, said this decision should halt the order for her to leave the ...

  6. New President & Medical Director Taking The Reins At Silver Hill Hospital

    New President & Medical Director Taking The Reins At Silver Hill Hospital

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Dr. John Santopietro will take over the job as new president and medical director at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, effective in early September.“On behalf of the entire board, I am delighted to make this announcement,” said Peter Orthwein, chairman of the Silver Hill Hospital Board of Directors. “John has a broad knowledge of the mental healthcare industry on a ...

  7. Services Set For Anthony 'Duke' Morasco, Died In New Milford Plane Crash

    Services Set For Anthony 'Duke' Morasco, Died In New Milford Plane Crash

    NEW MILFORD, Conn. — Anthony J. "Duke" Morasco, a Danbury-based flight instructor, mechanic and craftsman who also loved to write and sing, died Friday, Aug. 11, in a plane crash in New Milford. He was 57.Morasco was a graduate of New Milford High School. He attended Heidelberg College in Ohio and Western Connecticut State University. At the time of his death, he was employed ...

  8. Services Set For Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, Of Danbury

    Services Set For Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, Of Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Gabriel Antes "Gabe" Bara-Bardo, a lifelong Danbury resident and a student at ACE Alternative Center of Excellence, died Saturday, Aug. 5. He was 18.He was born in Danbury on July 26, 1999.  Bara-Bardo loved music and was an avid guitarist who had aspirations to attend music school. He loved the art of tattoos and spending time with friends. He was an ...

  9. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  10. Police: Bethel Man Thought He Was On Merritt When He Crashed In Parking Lot

    Police: Bethel Man Thought He Was On Merritt When He Crashed In Parking Lot

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old Bethel man was arrested on drunken driving charges after he crashed in a parking lot but told officers he thought he was on the Merritt Parkway, Milford police said. Emanuel Cambra, of 110 Codfish Hill Road, Bethel, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, and charged with driving under the influence. Officers responded after Cambra was involved in a ...

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