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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. Fire Breaks Out In Greenwich Mansion During GOP Gubernatorial Fundraiser

    Fire Breaks Out In Greenwich Mansion During GOP Gubernatorial Fundraiser

    GREENWICH, Conn. — It was a fundraising event that Republicans won't soon forget after a fire broke out in the basement of the Greenwich home hosting the event Thursday night, Greenwich Time said.    The mansion in the exclusive Belle Haven neighborhood was crowded with people attending a fundraiser for gubernatorial candidate Steve Obsitnik of Westport, but everyone was evacuated ...

  2. West Haven Man Charged In Monroe Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    West Haven Man Charged In Monroe Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

    MONROE, Conn. — A West Haven man has been arrested in connection with a car vs. motorcycle accident over the summer that killed a Brookfield businessman and seriously injured his wife, police said. Louis Maiorino, 58, was arrested on a warrant on Thursday, Dec. 7, and charged with misconduct with a motor vehicle, failure to drive in the proper lane and second-degree assault.Maiorino was ...

  3. Shelton Chef Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Road-Rage Death On Route 8/25

    Shelton Chef Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Road-Rage Death On Route 8/25

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A jury Thursday found a chef from Shelton guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the stabbing death of a Bridgeport man during a road rage dispute nearly three years ago, according to the Connecticut Post. But Tony Espiinal, 39, was found not guilty of murder in the death of Bryant Kelly, 27, in a confrontation on the Route 8/25 Connector at 11:30 p.m. Dec. 18, ...

  4. Load Of Trash On Garbage Truck Catches Fire In Fairfield

    Load Of Trash On Garbage Truck Catches Fire In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fire in a load of trash on a garbage truck Wednesday morning on the Post Road in Fairfield could have been much worse, according to the Fairfield Fire Department.  But Lt. Phil Higgins, one of the first to respond to the 6 a.m. near the Starbucks at 1740 Post Road, instructed the driver of the garbage truck to dump the flaming refuse into the road. That action ...

  5. Bridgeport Woman Charged With Shoplifting Air Conditioner

    Bridgeport Woman Charged With Shoplifting Air Conditioner

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport woman was charged with shoplifting an air conditioner from a store in Milford over the summer, police said. Sharon Woods, 48, of 334 Orchard St., No. 302, Bridgeport, took a $120 air conditioner from the Ocean State Job Lot on Bridgeport Avenue in Milford on July 10 without paying, police said. She was arrested on an active warrant, and Milford police ...

  6. Dozens Rally In Support Of Immigrants Rights At Stamford Courthouse

    Dozens Rally In Support Of Immigrants Rights At Stamford Courthouse

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Immigrants and their allies rallied Wednesday outside the Stamford Courthouse, calling on the Trump administration to create a more just and considerate national immigration policy.The local rally was held in support of the massive “Defend Our Immigrant Communities” mobilization that took place the same day in Washington, D.C.The Stamford rally included Mayor David ...

  7. Shopping Frenzy: It's Tent Sale Time At Norwalk's Dooney & Bourke

    Shopping Frenzy: It's Tent Sale Time At Norwalk's Dooney & Bourke

    NORWALK, Conn. -- In a holiday shopping experience unique to Norwalk, Dooney & Bourke hosts a special annual event that brings hundreds of customers together all under one tent. And that event begins on Thursday, Dec. 7. The sale of fine leather goods from Dooney & Bourke — including purses, luggage, wallets, accessories and more — runs through the weekend at its headquarters ...

  8. UB Student Identified As Pedestrian Killed By Car In Shelton

    UB Student Identified As Pedestrian Killed By Car In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — The man who was struck and killed by a car in Shelton has been identified as a 27-year-old graduate student at the University of Bridgeport who is from India, according to Shelton police. Naga Tulasi Ram Bethapudi was the pedestrian who was hit during a multi-vehicle crash late Tuesday along Bridgeport Avenue, Shelton police said Wednesday morning. He was living in ...

  9. Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Along Waterbury Branch

    Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Along Waterbury Branch

    UPDATE: BEACON FALLS, Conn. — A female was struck and killed by a Metro-North train along the Waterbury Branch in Beacon Falls on Wednesday morning, Metro-North said. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. just north of the Beacon Falls train station, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said.  No information was available on the identity, age or hometown of the female, pending the ...

  10. Propane Heater Blamed For Fatal Fire In Shelton Mobile Home

    Propane Heater Blamed For Fatal Fire In Shelton Mobile Home

    SHELTON, Conn. — A portable propane heater is the likely cause of a fire in a Shelton mobile home that left an elderly man dead on Friday, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Before completing the investigation, the fire marshal is awaiting a ruling from the medical examiner on the cause of death of 75-year-old Richard Kowalsky, the Valley Independent Sentinel said.The fire ...

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