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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. Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    DANBURY, Conn. — Kassie Mendes, a Quinnipiac University sophomore from Danbury, was close enough to the terror attack in London on Wednesday to hear the sirens, she told NBC Connecticut. “I knew coming over here that I ran the risk of something like this happening," Mendes, who has wanted to study in London since she was 13, told NBC 30.Mendes and the other 12 Quinnipiac students ...

  2. 5-Year-Old Geography Whiz From Stratford Stars In Meet-Cute Moment On Ellen

    5-Year-Old Geography Whiz From Stratford Stars In Meet-Cute Moment On Ellen

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Nate Seltzer, a 5-year-old geography genius from Stratford, may have met his match in a return appearance on  “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”In a behind-the-scenes clip, Nate meets another 5-year-old expert, Brielle Milla, a girl from Salinas, Calif., who loves the periodic table of the elements. The memorable meeting of the kid experts, which was broadcast on Thursday, ...

  3. Mom Of Dead Baby Boy Found In Reservoir Contacts Connecticut State Police

    Mom Of Dead Baby Boy Found In Reservoir Contacts Connecticut State Police

    HARWINTON, Conn. — The mother of an infant found dead in an upstate reservoir is working with detectives in the investigation and has received medical care, State Police said Thursday in an update on a case that shocked Connecticut earlier this week. The infant has been identified as a boy, born about one to two weeks ago, state police said. The mother, a Connecticut resident, came ...

  4. Walking Tour Of Downtown Danbury Promises To Reveal Hidden Gems

    Walking Tour Of Downtown Danbury Promises To Reveal Hidden Gems

    DANBURY, Conn. — Do you know where the hidden murals in Danbury are? Have you ever met a hatter? Like to eat and shop? Join urban and arts enthusiast Ted  Killmer when he leads a free walking tour through the city's downtown.The tour gives residents the opportunity to truly explore their own neighborhood and community.Killmer, a Danbury downtown resident and international arts ...

  5. Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who crashed while leading police on a chase at speeds over 110 mph on I-95 last May after a drug buy was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, prosecutors said.Antonio Freeland, also known as “Frezzie,” 27, of Burlington, N.C., was also sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of ...

  6. Parents Warned About Case Of Whooping Cough At Ridgefield High

    Parents Warned About Case Of Whooping Cough At Ridgefield High

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Parents are being warned after an individual at Ridgefield High School was diagnosed with pertussis — better known as whooping cough, according to the Ridgefield Press.The email sent to parents Wednesday from Stacey Gross, principal of Ridgefield High, did not specify whether the ill person was a student or staff member, the Ridgefield Press said. There is a vaccine ...

  7. Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old Stamford girl who has not been seen since Tuesday. Stamford police are searching for Amorah Ferrell, who is listed as an endangered runaway on the Silver Alert.Amorah has black hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Amorah is asked to call ...

  8. Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man fleeing police in a stolen car suffered severe injuries when he lost control and slammed into an oncoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz on Route 25 in Newtown late Tuesday, according to Connecticut State Police. Rasheim Lewis, 32, of Danbury, was the only occupant of the Honda, which was "attempting to elude" the Monroe Police Department on the northbound side of ...

  9. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a man outside the downtown McDonald’s in a crime that shocked Stamford two years ago, according to the Stamford Advocate.Marquest Hall pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Advocate said.Hall, who has been described as the lead attacker in the stabbing ...

  10. Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE CEO Vince McMahon crashed his black Bentley in downtown Stamford on Tuesday, about a mile from the headquarters of his wrestling-entertainment conglomerate, according to multiple media reports. McMahon was fine after the minor crash and was expected to attend Tuesday night’s taping of "WWE Smackdown" in Uncasville, said PWinsider.com. It's not clear how ...

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