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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. Don't Fall For It: Eversource Warns Customers To Beware Of Scams

    Don't Fall For It: Eversource Warns Customers To Beware Of Scams

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Eversource customers pick up their phones and open their doors to find scammers falsely claiming to be “representatives” or “employees” of Eversource on the other side. These individuals threaten to disconnect service if an immediate payment isn’t made with a prepaid debit card, or they use deceptive tactics to mine for customers’ personal account ...

  2. PHOTOS: Stratford Police Release Photos Of Suspect Who Shot Bartender

    PHOTOS: Stratford Police Release Photos Of Suspect Who Shot Bartender

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police released two surveillance photos of the suspect who shot a bartender Tuesday night during an armed robbery. The photos show the suspect pointing a handgun with his left hand. The suspect is in mostly dark clothing, with what appears to be a gray sweatshirt or jacket, with the hood over his head, and much of his face covered. The photos were released ...

  3. Shoplifting Suspect From Newtown Tracked Down And Arrested On The Merritt

    Shoplifting Suspect From Newtown Tracked Down And Arrested On The Merritt

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Newtown woman suspected of shoplifting clothing from a New Canaan store was tracked down on the Merritt Parkway by Westport officers and arrested, police said. The incident began at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, when employees at an Elm Street store reported that a female suspect had stolen about $440 worth of clothing from the store and ran from the scene, New Canaan ...

  4. Naugatuck Police Searching For Missing Teen Who May Be In North Haven

    Naugatuck Police Searching For Missing Teen Who May Be In North Haven

    Police are searching for a teenager from Naugatuck who was last seen Tuesday afternoon and has been reported missing. Cherilee Estes, 16, was wearing pink leggings with a pink long-sleeved shirt and a Pink brand sweatshirt when she was last seen, Naugatuck police said in a post on Facebook. Estes is 5-foot-1 and weighs 87 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She is possibly with a ...

  5. Stratford Bartender Shot By Robber Recovering As Police Investigate

    Stratford Bartender Shot By Robber Recovering As Police Investigate

    Update: Stratford police released photos of the suspect. Click here for the story. STRATFORD, Conn. — A bartender who was shot in a Stratford bar was in stable condition Wednesday morning as the investigation continued into the armed robbery, police said.The shooting occurred in BAR, which is located on Main Street in Stratford Center, shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, police Capt. Frank ...

  6. Man Struck And Killed By Metro-North Train

    Man Struck And Killed By Metro-North Train

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man was struck and killed by a westbound Metro-North train as it pulled into the station in Milford late Tuesday night.A Metro-North spokeswoman said the incident occurred at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday. The man's identity has not been released, she said.  The incident caused minor delays late Tuesday, but trains were running on schedule Wednesday morning. The MTA police are ...

  7. Bridgeport Lawmaker Calls For Dash Cams After Beating Is Caught On Video

    Bridgeport Lawmaker Calls For Dash Cams After Beating Is Caught On Video

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport lawmaker is calling for dash cameras to be installed on all city police cars after a Facebook video captured officers allegedly beating a teenager during a weekend arrest.State Rep. Christopher Rosario (D) said Tuesday he and other community leaders met with Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez to discuss the incident. Rosario and the Bridgeport state ...

  8. Hunters Hit The Woods As Deer Season Opens Wednesday In Connecticut

    Hunters Hit The Woods As Deer Season Opens Wednesday In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Hunters dressed in bright orange will descend on woods and fields across Connecticut as the state firearms hunting season for deer officially opens on Wednesday, Nov. 15.The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recommends the use of a regulated and controlled hunt to control the deer population in Connecticut. Deer have few natural predators, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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