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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. Bartender Shot During Armed Robbery At BAR In Stratford Center

    Bartender Shot During Armed Robbery At BAR In Stratford Center

    Updated stories: Stratford police released photos of the suspect (click here), and the bartender is recovering (click here).original story: STRATFORD, Conn. — A bartender was shot in the abdomen during an armed robbery at BAR in Stratford Center on Tuesday evening, police said. The armed robbery occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, when an unknown male entered the bar, approached the ...

  2. Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 9-year-old in Danbury was hailed as a hero after he worked with a 911 emergency dispatcher to help save the life of his 1-month-old baby sister.  The unidentified boy kept calm and relayed life-saving instructions to his mother. She provided the hands-on care to the premature baby, who had choked on vomit.His work was so professional that the Danbury Fire Department ...

  3. 'Get Back Or You're Next:' Bridgeport Cop Explains Punches Caught On Video

    'Get Back Or You're Next:' Bridgeport Cop Explains Punches Caught On Video

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A female Bridgeport police officer captured on a cellphone video as she repeatedly punched a teenage suspect feared he was carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Connecticut Post.  The incident, with the officer throwing the punches identified as Christina Arroyo, occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday as Aaron Kearney Jr. was arrested after a minor car accident ...

  4. Video: Robber Points Gun At Workers' Heads In Bridgeport Pizza Place

    Video: Robber Points Gun At Workers' Heads In Bridgeport Pizza Place

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A surveillance video from the armed robbery of a Little Caesars in Bridgeport shows the suspect putting a handgun right to the head of the workers at the pizza place. The armed robbery at the Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant at 186 North Ave. last Wednesday at about 10:10 p.m. Bridgeport police released the video — which shows the suspect dressed all in black — and ...

  5. NBC Connecticut Names New Chief Meteorologist

    NBC Connecticut Names New Chief Meteorologist

    Ryan Hanrahan has been named as the First Alert Weather team’s new chief meteorologist, effective immediately, at NBC Connecticut/WVIT. He will deliver weather forecasts for the station’s weekday evening newscasts from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m.“Ryan delivers accurate, no-nonsense forecasts. I am confident he will thrive in this new role,” said Susan Tully, president and general ...

  6. Danbury Dispatcher Teams With 9-Year-Old Boy To Save Choking Baby

    Danbury Dispatcher Teams With 9-Year-Old Boy To Save Choking Baby

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury emergency dispatcher gave a 9-year-old boy who dialed 911 the information he needed to help save a baby from choking, according to a Facebook post from the Danbury Fire Department.The incident happened Saturday, as Danbury Fire & EMS Units were dispatched on the report of a baby choking, the department said. The baby's 9-year-old brother dialed 911. The ...

  7. Norwalk River Valley Trail Prepares To Make Push For The 'Redding Mile'

    Norwalk River Valley Trail Prepares To Make Push For The 'Redding Mile'

    REDDING, Conn. — The team that is working to complete the Norwalk River Valley Trail is readying its push for the Redding Mile — that town’s first leg of the trail.Stuart Green and David Pattee, the Redding leaders of the NRVT, led a hike on Oct. 28 on the Wilton Loop, a showcase trail for the NRVT. First Selectman Julia Pemberton and a dozen Redding residents joined the hike.“It’s ...

  8. Sleet-Snow-Rain Mix In The Morning Forecast For Fairfield County

    Sleet-Snow-Rain Mix In The Morning Forecast For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It may be a bleak Monday morning across Fairfield County, with the forecast calling for a mix of rain and snow with cold temps. The National Weather Service said there's a 30 percent chance of precipitation on Monday. The wintry mix will turn to all rain by the afternoon.  It will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 45, but the wind chill values will be 25 and ...

  9. Bridgeport Police Investigating Officers' Conduct In Friday Arrest

    Bridgeport Police Investigating Officers' Conduct In Friday Arrest

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. —  Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez confirmed that he has ordered an investigation after a Facebook video surfaced showing five officers beating a teenager.  The Office of Internal Affairs will conduct the investigation into the incident involving the arrest of an 18-year-old Bridgeport man after he reported a minor car accident on Seaview Avenue after 9 p.m. Friday, ...

  10. Elections, Missing Woman & TV Show's Jokes Top The Week's News In Danbury

    Elections, Missing Woman & TV Show's Jokes Top The Week's News In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — There are some new faces among Fairfield County's politicians after last week's elections. A car belonging to a missing Danbury woman was found. And a longtime Norwalk resident is tired of joke's at his hometown's expense on a TV show. ICYMI: Here are the top stories of the past week, from the Daily Voice: A car belonging to Laelcira DeLima, a 53-year-old ...

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