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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. Two Injured In Rollover Crash In Weston

    Two Injured In Rollover Crash In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — Two people were sent to the hospital after at two-vehicle rollover crash on Lyons Plain Road in Weston on Saturday, according to a Facebook post from the Weston Volunteer Fire Department. The accident occurred at the intersection of Lyons Plains Road and Fanton Hill Road.The Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded along with Weston Volunteer EMS and Weston Police ...

  2. Can You Help Maddie? Injured Dog Hit By Car Rescued Along I-95 In Westport

    Can You Help Maddie? Injured Dog Hit By Car Rescued Along I-95 In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Police Department is seeking information and support for Maddie, an injured dog who found after being hit by a car on I-95 in Westport on Thursday.  A concerned citizen found the "sweet female black Staffordshire Terrier or possibly Mastiff mix" between Exits 17 and 18, police said. The dog, whom they nicknamed Maddie, appeared to have been ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Busted On 103 Counts Of Anti-Trump Vandalism At UConn

    Bridgeport Man Busted On 103 Counts Of Anti-Trump Vandalism At UConn

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 21-year-old former UConn student from Bridgeport has been arrested in connection with over 100 acts of vandalism, many of them anti-President Donald Trump, on the Storrs campus, according to the Journal Inquirer.Eric Cruz-Lopez was arrested May 7 by UConn police and charged with 103 counts of third-degree criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, according to the Journal ...

  4. Norwalk Police Investigate Shooting; Victim Taken To Hospital

    Norwalk Police Investigate Shooting; Victim Taken To Hospital

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police detectives were on the scene of a shooting Sunday afternoon on Kossuth Street, police said. One victim was transported to the hospital, police said. The victim was not identified, and the extent of the injuries was unknown.Kossuth Street in South Norwalk is closed to all traffic, and all drivers and residents were advised to avoid the area, police ...

  5. Enjoy The Outdoors, Ridgefield: Sunny Sunday Will Give Way To Rainy Week

    Enjoy The Outdoors, Ridgefield: Sunny Sunday Will Give Way To Rainy Week

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Sunday will be a perfect spring day across Fairfield County, with sunny skies, highs in the mid-60s and mild breezes. It's a bit cool but still great for getting outside to garden or to have fun. But that will all change by Monday, according to the National Weather Service.As clouds move in overnight, there is a chance of showers, mainly after 4 a.m., and will ...

  6. Comey's Home Sale, West Point Appointments Top The News In Ridgefield

    Comey's Home Sale, West Point Appointments Top The News In Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. —  Fired FBI Director James Comey was still in the headlines after selling his Westport home at a $575,000 loss and being called a "nut job" by President Donald Trump. The front-runner to replace him at the FBI is former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, a Stamford native. Here are some other top stories from this past week in Fairfield County — click on the ...

  7. 4 Teenage Kayakers Rescued After Capsizing Off Norwalk's Peach Island

    4 Teenage Kayakers Rescued After Capsizing Off Norwalk's Peach Island

    NORWALK, Conn. — Four teenagers who were knocked out of their kayaks off Norwalk and into the 50-degree waters of Long Island Sound were found safe but cold, according to NBC Connecticut. On Friday, four 19-year-old men set out in two two-person kayaks from Burwell Street to Peach Island, NBC Connecticut said. The Norwalk Fire Department's Marine Unit responded after 911 callers ...

  8. Danbury Student Athletes Get Shoe Recycling Project Up And Running

    Danbury Student Athletes Get Shoe Recycling Project Up And Running

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two members of the track team at Danbury High realized that as runners, they have a shoe problem. They replace their training shoes often — but the shoes often still have a lot of life left in them. Leah Sarkisian and Daniel Nichols, who are both DHS juniors, are hosting a Soles4Souls fundraiser at the FCIAC championship track meets next week. The shoe drive will give ...

  9. Pickup Truck Nearly Crashes Onto Preschool Playground In Fairfield

    Pickup Truck Nearly Crashes Onto Preschool Playground In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The driver of a pickup truck was hospitalized Friday evening after nearly crashing into a preschool playground on Grassmere Avenue, according to the Fairfield Sun. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m., when a black Nissan Frontier struck a sign, went onto the sidewalk, hit a parked car and slammed into a fence surrounding Pumpkin Preschool, the Sun said.The preschool is ...

  10. Warning: Dry Season Can Speed Spread Of Blue-Green Algae On Lake Zoar

    Warning: Dry Season Can Speed Spread Of Blue-Green Algae On Lake Zoar

    MONROE, Conn. — The Lake Zoar Authority has issued a public health warning that blue-green algae is likely to present a threat to swimmers and pets this summer on the lake. The threat level is contingent on the summer weather. A dry season intensifies the toxicity, but a rainy climate diminishes the hazard, diluting the presence of the bacteria-like growth. Exposure in high levels ...

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