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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. Have You Seen Her? Lucy's Puppies Miss Her After She Goes Missing In Weston

    Have You Seen Her? Lucy's Puppies Miss Her After She Goes Missing In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — Lucy, a little white dog who recently had a litter of puppies, has gone missing from her home in Weston, and her owners are offering a reward for her safe return.Her missing poster is placed on the Facebook page for the CT Dog Gone Recovery Volunteer Network. "She recently had puppies that miss her terribly," says the poster. Lucy, who looks a lot like a ...

  2. Friends Rally To Help 4-Year-Old Son Of Newtown Woman Killed In Crash

    Friends Rally To Help 4-Year-Old Son Of Newtown Woman Killed In Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Friends of a 27-year-old Newtown woman who died in a motorcycle crash are rallying to help her 4-year-old son while mourning and preparing for her funeral services on Friday. "On April 23, 2017, my dear friend Jackie took her last ride," her friend Ashley Hubbard posted on a GoFundMe page in tribute to her friend, Jackie Schulz.Schulz was killed while ...

  3. Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper Continues Legacy Of Advocate From Stratford

    Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper Continues Legacy Of Advocate From Stratford

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Environmental groups are joining forces to to support a full-time Soundkeeper advocate dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island Sound, continuing the legacy of the late Terry Backer of Stratford. Representatives of Soundkeeper Inc. and Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound made the announcement Tuesday.Relaunching this ...

  4. State Police: Man Killed On I-95 May Have Been Hit By 'Large Truck'

    State Police: Man Killed On I-95 May Have Been Hit By 'Large Truck'

    GREENWICH, Conn. — State Police are seeking information about an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Tuesday morning on I-95 southbound in Greenwich that left an unidentified man dead. State Police are investigating the fatal accident in which "a pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle, possibly a large truck," said a statement from Troop G in ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. Ridgefield High Ranks Among Best Schools In Nation By U.S. News

    Ridgefield High Ranks Among Best Schools In Nation 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 ...

  8. State Reminds Ridgefield Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    State Reminds Ridgefield Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With bear activity increasing in spring, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents across Connecticut to beware of black bears. DEEP says residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand. Last year, 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...

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