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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. Purr-fect View: Beardsley Zoo Opens Viewing Area For Rare Amur Leopards

    Purr-fect View: Beardsley Zoo Opens Viewing Area For Rare Amur Leopards

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – If you want to get a better look at the rare Amur leopards at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, you're in luck. The zoo has opened its newest renovation this summer: A large viewing window and sheltered wooden platform has been added to make it easier for visitors to check out the rarest big cats in the world, the Amur leopard. “We finished our new viewing ...

  2. Danbury Firefighters Come To The Rescue As Ducklings Go Down The Drain

    Danbury Firefighters Come To The Rescue As Ducklings Go Down The Drain

    DANBURY, Conn. — It was the Danbury Fire Department to the rescue as a family of baby ducklings fell down into a storm drain downtown on Monday morning. The call came at 6:45 a.m. Monday to summon firefighters to the area near the Municipal Parking Garage on Delay Street to rescue a group of ducklings in a storm drain. Upon arrival, firefighters "were met by a frantic mother duck, ...

  3. Second Man Charged With Murder In May Shooting Death In Stratford

    Second Man Charged With Murder In May Shooting Death In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have made a second arrest in a May shooting death, charging a 24-year-old Bridgeport man with murder, police said. Cris Concepcion, 24, of Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting death of Andre Pettway, 27, of Bridgeport, said a statement from Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti. Concepcion was charged with murder, weapons ...

  4. Stamford Teen Arrested After Entering Darien Home, Attacking Officers

    Stamford Teen Arrested After Entering Darien Home, Attacking Officers

    DARIEN, Conn. – A16-year-old boy from Stamford was arrested after a bizarre incident in Darien in which he entered a home, assaulted a teenage resident and fought with responding officers and EMS workers, police said.    The incident began at 4:45 p.m. Sunday when Darien officers responded to a Post Road home on a report of an unknown person in the residence, police said.The teen had ...

  5. Stamford Officers Dive In To Rescue 7-Year-Old From Water Off Cummings Park

    Stamford Officers Dive In To Rescue 7-Year-Old From Water Off Cummings Park

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Three Stamford police officers dove into the waters off Cummings Park to save a 7-year-old boy who fell into Long Island Sound from the fishing pier Sunday night, police said.The boy could not swim and was holding onto a pylon in the water to stay afloat, police said.  Stamford officers arrived at Cummings Park at 6:27 p.m. Sunday and saw a child about 70 feet out with ...

  6. Math Whiz Match-Up: Men From Bethel & Stratford Face Off On 'Superhuman'

    Math Whiz Match-Up: Men From Bethel & Stratford Face Off On 'Superhuman'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Two math whizzes from Fairfield County will prove that computing is a superpower at they meet up Monday night and compete for a $50,000 grand prize on the TV show "Superhuman."  One contestant with local ties is Stratford’s Jonathan Matte, 47, who by day is a math teacher at Greens Farms Academy in Westport. Another of the six contestants is Ethan ...

  7. 3 Women Get Into Late-Night Fight At Diner In Danbury; One Sent To Hospital

    3 Women Get Into Late-Night Fight At Diner In Danbury; One Sent To Hospital

    DANBURY, Conn. — Three women were arrested after they got into a late-night fight at Elmer's Diner in Danbury, and one of them ended up at Danbury Hospital with bruises, scratches and a bite on the arm, according to the News-Times.The fight began after 2 a.m. Saturday, between Kennly Caceres, 24, and sisters Carla and Michell Morla, both 27, the News-Times said. Police said the Moria ...

  8. Himes Proposes Bill To Require On-Camera Media Briefings From White House

    Himes Proposes Bill To Require On-Camera Media Briefings From White House

    In response to the Trump administrations’s recent restrictions on press access at the White House, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th District) introduced a new bill that would require the White House to hold at least two televised press briefings per week.Himes calls it the Free Press Act. "The White House has begun to dramatically, and in an historically unprecedented way, reduce the ...

  9. Career Criminal Arrested After Alert Stamford Resident Reports Van Break-In

    Career Criminal Arrested After Alert Stamford Resident Reports Van Break-In

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 55-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record and a van filled with allegedly stolen tools was arrested after an alert resident reported a van break-in in progress on the city's East Side, Stamford police said. A caller at 4:24 a.m. Thursday reported he saw someone break into a van parked on William Street, police said. Patrol officers responded and found a van with ...

  10. Cops: Former Employee Stole $150K In Rolexes From New Canaan Jeweler

    Cops: Former Employee Stole $150K In Rolexes From New Canaan Jeweler

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 30-year-old former employee of Manfredi Jewels stole $150,000 worth of Rolexes from the New Canaan store and sold them on eBay, police told Patch.com. Pierce Shortell, of Wallingford was arrested Friday, charged with first-degree larceny and held on $150,000 bond, Patch.com said.The thefts were uncovered when discrepancies appeared in May that showed inventory and ...

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