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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. Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: GREENWiCH, Conn. — One lane of I-95 southbound reopened just before noon Tuesday after a fatal accident in Greenwich, DOT said. Traffic delays of over 7 miles are reported back to Exit 13 in Darien, DOT said.  Original story: GREENWICH, Conn. — I-95 southbound was temporarily closed in Greenwich on Tuesday morning due to a pedestrian fatality on the highway, state police said ...

  2. Stratford High Ranks Among Best Schools In Connecticut By U.S. News

    Stratford High Ranks Among Best Schools In Connecticut By U.S. News

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Eight high schools in Connecticut, including four in Fairfield County, are ranked among the Top 500 in the nation in a report released Tuesday from U.S.News and World Report.The top high schools in the state, which earned a gold ranking in the report, are:Amistad Academy in New Haven, #1 in Connecticut, #20 in NationWeston High School, #2 in Connecticut, #231 in ...

  3. State Reminds Stratford Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    State Reminds Stratford Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With bear activity increasing in spring, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents across Connecticut to beware of black bears. DEEP says residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand. Last year, 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of ...

  4. Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Updated: WESTPORT, Conn. — A retired police chief suffered minor injuries after he was rescued from a fire Monday morning in the kitchen of his Westport home, according to fire officials. Two dogs were also rescued from the burning home at 189 Cross Highway, said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick.  The man rescued from the fire, former Westport Police Chief Ron ...

  5. Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    Judge Sends Fairfield County Drug Trafficker To Prison For 13 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident who helped to run a drug-trafficking organization out of his family's deli in the city will be behind federal prison bars for over 13 years, prosecutors said. Bobby "B.O." Gutierrez, 37, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, ...

  6. Trumbull Police Arrest Teen In Theft Of Car In Stratford, Seek 2nd Suspect

    Trumbull Police Arrest Teen In Theft Of Car In Stratford, Seek 2nd Suspect

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Officers apprehended one teenager in connection with a car stolen out of Stratford but a second escaped early Sunday in Trumbull, police said. The case began at 5 a.m. Sunday when a resident called Trumbull police to report that two males were checking and trying to enter parked cars on Jerusalem Road.When an officer arrived, the resident directed him to where he saw ...

  7. Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — State police were still working Monday to identify the driver killed in the fiery crash of a pickup truck early Sunday in New Fairfield. The accident happened at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at 85 Route 39, state police said. The pickup was traveling south when the driver lost control and the truck slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames, state police said. ...

  8. 27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    27-Year-Old Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 27-year-old town woman was killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday evening on Currituck Road, Newtown police said.The driver and only occupant of the 2010 Harley Davidson was identified as Jaclyn Ann Schultz, police said. Schultz, of 1 Brookwood Drive, was transported from the scene by the Newtown Ambulance but was pronounced deceased at Danbury Hospital as a result of ...

  9. Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Members of the Coast Guard held a ceremony to honor and celebrate the life of a former Ridgefield High student who was killed 13 years ago in a military attack off the coast of Iraq.Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan "Nate" Bruckenthal, a former Ridgefield resident, was killed April 24, 2004. He was 24. The ceremony was held Friday at Station Eatons Neck on ...

  10. Shop & Stroll: An Evening Out In Fairfield Will Help Operation Hope

    Shop & Stroll: An Evening Out In Fairfield Will Help Operation Hope

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Shoppers can hit the shops in downtown Fairfield on Thursday evening and help a good cause at the same time. The Town’s Department of Economic & Community Development, in partnership with the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, will sponsor a “Shop & Stroll into Spring” event on April 27. Participating shops in downtown Fairfield will stay open late and offer an ...

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