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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. Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Update: Norwalk police have identified the 26-year-old victim. Click here for the story from Daily Voice.NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue in South Norwalk, police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim ...

  2. 10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 10-year-old Bridgeport girl suffered serious injuries and will require more surgeries after she stepped up to save a 7-year-old boy from  a dog attack and was attacked herself, police said. The two children were playing in the house at 497 Pearl Harbor St. when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a statement from police spokeswoman ...

  3. Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk mother of four has lost her battle to remain in the U.S. and is scheduled to be deported Thursday to her native Guatemala, a country she left 24 years ago at the age of 19 seeking asylum. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) together called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on Wednesday afternoon to urge a delay in the ...

  4. Second Man Charged In Street Robbery, Assault In Danbury

    Second Man Charged In Street Robbery, Assault In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police made a second arrest in an early morning street robbery that sent two men to the hospital earlier this month, police said. On Monday morning, Samuel Mills, 48, of Danbury, turned himself in to the Danbury Police Department on an active warrant in connection with the July 2 street robbery.Mills was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, ...

  5. Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 47-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who lived in Stamford has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking on Wednesday and could face up to 20 years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Christian Paulino Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. ...

  6. Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 46-year-old Stratford man who went missing in the Housatonic River in Shelton was found dead late Wednesday afternoon in the water near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp, police said.At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shelton police received numerous 911 calls reporting a man in the water who appeared to be distressed near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp. Police, Fire and EMS personnel were called ...

  7. Time Running Out For Norwalk Mom Facing Deportation After 24 Years In U.S.

    Time Running Out For Norwalk Mom Facing Deportation After 24 Years In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. — Time is running out for a Norwalk mother of four who left her native Guatemala at age 19 and has lived in the United States for the past 24 years, according to NBC Connecticut.   Lawyers are fighting to help Nury Chavarria, 43, who could be deported on Thursday, NBC Connecticut said. When Chavarria arrived in the U.S., her application for asylum was denied but she ...

  8. 60-Year-Old Brookfield Man ID'd As Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

    60-Year-Old Brookfield Man ID'd As Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — The motorcyclist killed in a crash Saturday night in Brookfield has been identified as 60-year-old town resident Gregory Arnold, according to the News-Times.The crash occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Candlewood Lake Road near Huckleberry Hill Elementary School in Brookfield, police said.It involved two cars and one motorcycle, said police, who have released ...

  9. Two People From Danbury Seriously Injured In Chain-Reaction Crash On I-84

    Two People From Danbury Seriously Injured In Chain-Reaction Crash On I-84

    Two people from Danbury — including a 96-year-old man — suffered serious injuries in a five-car pileup on I-84 west in Putnam County o Monday, according to the New York State Police.The chain-reaction crash, which occurred at about 12:40 p.m. Monday, began when Nancy A. Scott, 64, of Carmel, N.Y., who was traveling west on I-84, failed to slow down as the vehicles in front of her ...

  10. Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Blaze In Package Store

    Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Blaze In Package Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — No one was injured when a liquor store at 88 North St. in Danbury was damaged in an early morning fire on Tuesday, according to media reports.Firefighters in Danbury tackled the blaze, which started just before 6 a.m. in the front corner of Tony Gallo's Hi-Way Package Store, said NBC Connecticut. Residents of the apartments above the store escaped unharmed, and none of ...

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