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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. Malloy Blasts Trump Administration For Acting To 'Divide Americans'

    Malloy Blasts Trump Administration For Acting To 'Divide Americans'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Trump administration and the Department of Justice are "going out of their way to divide Americans and legalize discrimination in our country," Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement Thursday. Malloy is criticizing an amicus brief filed in federal court by the Trump administration’s Department of Justice on Wednesday in a case involving employee ...

  2. Cuteness Alert: Most Beautiful Baby To Ride In Newtown Labor Day Parade

    Cuteness Alert: Most Beautiful Baby To Ride In Newtown Labor Day Parade

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 2-year-old from Seymour will get her first ride in a chauffeur-driven convertible as she takes a star turn in the Newtown Labor Day Parade — and it's all for a good cause.Rylee Everetts, daughter of Ashley and Shane, is the winner of the 2017 Connecticut Beautiful Baby Photo Contest. She was the first runner-up in last year’s contest.The Connecticut Beautiful Baby ...

  3. Combat Military Veteran From Danbury Honored With An Array Of Medals

    Combat Military Veteran From Danbury Honored With An Array Of Medals

    DANBURY, Conn. – Nearly 15 years after he served his country and was wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom, a veteran from Danbury was awarded 16 medals for his military service.  The medals were presented to combat veteran Robert Carpenter, 42, by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-5th District) in a ceremony on the stage at the Danbury Green. Carpenter, in his uniform, was joined by his ...

  4. Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused 'Pill Mill' Doctors From Norwalk

    Federal Grand Jury Indicts Accused 'Pill Mill' Doctors From Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A federal grand jury handed down an indictment on two doctors who practiced medicine at an urgent care facility in Norwalk, charging them with narcotics distribution, health care fraud and money-laundering offenses and spelling out their years-long practice of writing narcotics prescriptions for cash. The indictments against Dr. Bharat Patel, 70, of Milford, and Dr. ...

  5. Malloy Rebukes Trump, Orders No Transgender Discrimination In Armed Forces

    Malloy Rebukes Trump, Orders No Transgender Discrimination In Armed Forces

    Gov. Dannel Malloy acted fast Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump's announcement via Twitter that he intends to ban transgendered individuals from serving in the military in any capacity.  Malloy announced he had signed an executive order reinforcing the state’s nondiscrimination policies within the Connecticut Military Department.The order directs the Connecticut National ...

  6. Fire Smolders For Days In Mulch Pile In Newtown

    Fire Smolders For Days In Mulch Pile In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A fire burning in a mulch pit for three days is keeping crews from Botsford Fire and Rescue Department busy, according to a Facebook post. The mulch pile is on Button Shop Road, the post said Wednesday. The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue has also assisted at the scene with an additional tanker. The mulch pile continues to burn on the inside, and the fire ...

  7. Norwalk Mom Granted Stay Of Deportation, Allowed To Stay In U.S.

    Norwalk Mom Granted Stay Of Deportation, Allowed To Stay In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk mother of four who took sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala has received an emergency stay of deportation and will be allowed to return home with her family.The decision was issued late Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and a federal court, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. ...

  8. Danbury Man Distracted By GPS Slams Police Cruiser On Route 7 In Brookfield

    Danbury Man Distracted By GPS Slams Police Cruiser On Route 7 In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A 38-year-old Danbury man who said he was distracted by checking his GPS when he slammed into a state police cruiser on Route 7 in Brookfield is now facing charges in the crash. The crash back in January sent a state trooper to the hospital, state police said.Brian Glasser, who turned himself in to State Police on Wednesday, was arrested and charged with following ...

  9. State Police Investigate Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84 In Danbury

    State Police Investigate Tractor-Trailer Rollover On I-84 In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The driver was not hurt and state police were investigating after a tractor-trailer slammed into a Jersey barrier in the center median of I-84 in Danbury and rolled over, according to state police.  The crash on Tuesday night closed lanes in both directions of I-84 near Exit 3, according to the Connecticut State Police. The left lane was closed on the eastbound side, ...

  10. Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The community is rallying online and in person to help an athlete from the Class of 2013 at Ridgefield High School who is battling a rare form of leukemia. Harrison Mauldin, who played lacrosse at Ridgefield High and at Bard College, was diagnosed in March with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, a rare form of leukemia. Mauldin, 22, started chemotherapy in spring. "The ...

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