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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. Carfax: SUV Involved In Fatal Police Shooting Of Bridgeport Teen Was Stolen

    Carfax: SUV Involved In Fatal Police Shooting Of Bridgeport Teen Was Stolen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Carfax report says that the car at the center of the officer-involved fatal shooting of a Bridgeport teenager had been reported stolen, according to the Connecticut Post. Jayson Negron, 15, who was at the wheel of the 2012 Subaru Forester, was shot to death and his passenger, 21-year-old Julian Fyffe, was wounded on May 9 during what Bridgeport police called a ...

  2. Police: Greenwich Man Sent Threatening Texts To Extort Money From Woman

    Police: Greenwich Man Sent Threatening Texts To Extort Money From Woman

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A 29-year-old Greenwich man was arrested after sending threatening text messages to a woman in an attempt to get money from her, police said. The text messages were sent in a harassing manner, police said, and a countdown was "initiated for the victim to send the male money or consequences would be had." The man repeatedly threatened harm on the victim if ...

  3. Salerno's In Stratford Dishes Up Free Pizza In Celebration Of 70 Years

    Salerno's In Stratford Dishes Up Free Pizza In Celebration Of 70 Years

    STRATFORD, Conn. — In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Salerno's in Stratford on Monday will close its dining room and give away free takeout pizzas. The deal will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The giveaway pizzas will use the original recipe from 1947 — the small Scamorza, according to a Facebook post.No need to call and order: Just drop by, Salerno's said. "All we ask is a $2 donation ...

  4. Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 4.9%

    Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 4.9%

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The unemployment rate in Connecticut inched upward for April and remains higher than jobless rate for the nation, according to the state Department of Labor.The April unemployment rate for Connecticut was estimated at 4.9 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from March when it was 4.8 percent, the Department of Labor announced last week. But the jobless ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Enjoy The Outdoors, Stratford: Sunny Sunday Will Give Way To Rainy Workweek

    Enjoy The Outdoors, Stratford: Sunny Sunday Will Give Way To Rainy Workweek

    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 ...

  10. Comey's Home Sale, New Spot For Ice Cream Top The Week's News In Stratford

    Comey's Home Sale, New Spot For Ice Cream Top The Week's News In Stratford

    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 ...

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