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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 Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    MONTVILLE, Conn. — The Montville Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Kiggans, 29, who was reported missing on May 4. He was last seen in the Norwich area, state police said.Kiggans has three tattoos: four stars behind his right ear, 'Faith' on his left wrist and 'Loyalty' on his right forearm, state police said. Anyone who knows anything the whereabouts of Kiggans, or ...

  2. Services Set For Enrico Ferrante Sr., 80, Retired Danbury Police Officer

    Services Set For Enrico Ferrante Sr., 80, Retired Danbury Police Officer

    DANBURY, Conn. — Enrico Ferrante Sr. of Danbury, a retired city police officer, died Aug. 10 at Danbury Hospital. He was 80. Ferrante was born Sept. 2,1936, in Ripi, Italy, son of Orlando and Maria (Cortina) Ferrante. He left Italy to go to Venezuela, where he became a horse trainer. He later moved to the United States, where he worked as the meat manager at Pantry Pride and later ...

  3. Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The New Canaan police chief is reminding residents to protect their valuables after a car stolen in town last weekend was used in a crime spree in Trumbull and Bridgeport. "These crimes may have been prevented," Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski said Tuesday.  On Saturday, Aug. 12, the New Canaan Police Department investigated a complaint that two vehicles ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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