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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. Complications From Flu Caused Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy From New Canaan

    Complications From Flu Caused Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy From New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Flu and pneumonia followed by sepsis was the cause of death of a 10-year-old boy from New Canaan who died suddenly over the weekend, according to the New Canaan News Online. Nico Mallozzi began to feel ill last Thursday, Jan. 11, and traveled to Buffalo, N.Y., to be with his hockey team over the weekend, New Canaan Director of Health Dr. David Reed told New Canaan ...

  2. 21-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Bridgeport's First Homicide Of The Year

    21-Year-Old Man Shot To Death In Bridgeport's First Homicide Of The Year

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 21-year-old Bridgeport man who was shot to death early Tuesday is the city's first homicide victim of the year, police said.At 12:28 a.m., officers responded to a report of shots fired at The Snack Shop at 604 Newfield Ave., according to a police statement. Before officers arrived, the victim had been transported to Bridgeport Hospital by private car, where he was ...

  3. Police: Two Teens Sold Liquid Pot, Vape Pens To Darien High Students

    Police: Two Teens Sold Liquid Pot, Vape Pens To Darien High Students

    DARIEN, Conn. — Two 19-year-old men have been busted on charges of selling high-potency liquid marijuana, regular marijuana, and vape pens to smoke the liquid pot to Darien High School students, police said late Monday.Kason Sumpter of Norwalk and Gregory Goldstein of Wilton were arrested just after midnight Saturday after Darien officers made undercover drug buys from the two in the ...

  4. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Expected To Meet With House Intel Committee

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Expected To Meet With House Intel Committee

    White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High School, is expected to meet with the House Intelligence Committee this week as part of the Russia investigation, according to CNN. Hicks, 28, was usually by President Donald Trump's side during the campaign, attending nearly every rally as his press secretary, CNN said. The House panel wants to ask Hicks ...

  5. Brothers From Newtown Named As Winners In Sen. Murphy's MLK Essay Contest

    Brothers From Newtown Named As Winners In Sen. Murphy's MLK Essay Contest

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two brothers from Newtown are among the winners in the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge sponsored by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. “Dr. King inspired us all to fight for justice and equality. For the second year in a row, I’m totally blown away by the essays and ideas of these students. It was hard to pick just a few winners,” said Murphy.Kenneth ...

  6. New Canaan School Chief Offers Reassurances After Death Of 10-Year-Old

    New Canaan School Chief Offers Reassurances After Death Of 10-Year-Old

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Superintendent of Schools Bryan Luizzi is offering reassurances and guidance to parents after a 10-year-old boy from New Canaan died suddenly over the weekend. Nico Mallozzi died Sunday after he became ill at a hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. The cause of his unexpected death has not been determined, but the West School fourth-grader had tested positive for ...

  7. Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The fourth-grader from New Canaan who died unexpectedly over the weekend had tested positive for Type B Flu, according to the New Canaan Advertiser.Nico Mallozzi, 10, died Sunday after he became ill at a hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., according to multiple reports.According to Dr. David Reed, New Canaan’s director of health, Nico’s brother is now hospitalized ...

  8. Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes State Police Cruiser On I-95

    Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes State Police Cruiser On I-95

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 26-year-old Darien woman was charged with drunken driving after drove the wrong way on I-95 and sideswiped a Connecticut State Police cruiser in Darien overnight. Multiple 911 callers reported a wrong-way vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, state police said.  A 2016 Audi A3 was spotted traveling in the wrong direction at a high ...

  9. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On His Holiday

    Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On His Holiday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – As Connecticut and the nation mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, ConnecticutHistory.org is highlighting the civil rights leader's experiences in the Nutmeg State.ConnecticutHistory.org reminds residents that King's dream had its roots partially in Connecticut, where he worked as a 15-year-old to earn money for school and his family."In the ...

  10. New Canaan Mourns Unexpected Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    New Canaan Mourns Unexpected Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    UPDATE: The cause of death has not been determined, but the 10-year-old boy had tested positive for Type B Flu. Click here for the updated story at Daily Voice.NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The town of New Canaan is mourning the unexpected death of a 10-year-old boy who died Sunday morning after becoming ill while at a hockey tournament, according to media reports. Nico Mallozzi was a ...

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