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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. Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fiery car crash on Route 39 near a bar in New Fairfield early Sunday left the driver dead and a passenger in the hospital with serious injuries, according to the News-Times.  The car was southbound on Route 39 at 12:50 a.m. when it hit a utility pole and burst into flames near the ICONS Sports Bar, state police told the News-Times. Route 39 was closed until ...

  2. Murder At McLevy Green, Truck Stuck On Track Top Week's News In Stratford

    Murder At McLevy Green, Truck Stuck On Track Top Week's News In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.Metro-North service was blocked on the Danbury Branch on Monday afternoon when an orange moving van got stuck on a hump in the tracks at Long Ridge Road at the West Redding train service. It took a tow truck and props under the ...

  3. Duo Hit Home Depots In Stratford And Beyond In Crime Spree, Police Say

    Duo Hit Home Depots In Stratford And Beyond In Crime Spree, Police Say

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Through an elaborate merchandise-returning scheme, a couple from New York stole about $33,000 worth of items from a dozen Home Depots across Fairfield and New Haven counties, state police said. Kenneth Mathews, 31, and Marissa Ghiazza, 28, both of Brewster and formerly of Bridgeport, were arrested Friday on warrants after a 3-month-long investigation by state ...

  4. Driver Runs Red Light; Ambulance Crashes Into Tree In Bridgeport

    Driver Runs Red Light; Ambulance Crashes Into Tree In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A teenager is facing charges after running a red light and causing an ambulance to crash into a tree early Saturday in Bridgeport, according to multiple media reports.The crash happened on North Avenue near Wood Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. when the ambulance veered to avoid colliding with the teen's car, then struck a parked car and a tree, WFSB-TV said. Two EMTs ...

  5. Fans Of Bridgeport-Based Alpaca Gnomes Mourn Death Of Bass Player In Crash

    Fans Of Bridgeport-Based Alpaca Gnomes Mourn Death Of Bass Player In Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The members of the Alpaca Gnomes and its fans are mourning the death of the band's bass player in a motorcycle crash in Newtown. Martin V. Amidon IX, 37, a Newtown resident, died late Tuesday afternoon in one-vehicle crash at 195 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook, police said."Thank you for your kindness and outpouring of support and love during this difficult ...

  6. Want A Swiss Army Knife? Victorinox Opens Monroe Warehouse For Sale

    Want A Swiss Army Knife? Victorinox Opens Monroe Warehouse For Sale

    MONROE, Conn. — Have you always wanted an authentic Swiss Army knife? Do you like the Victorinox brand and its high-tech outdoorsy products? Shoppers looking for bargains will find that prices have been slashed at the spring warehouse sale at the Victorinox Swiss Army's headquarters in Monroe"Our Spring Warehouse sale has begun! We hope those who live nearby are able to join ...

  7. Police: Stratford Man Tosses $20K In Heroin As He Runs From DEA Officers

    Police: Stratford Man Tosses $20K In Heroin As He Runs From DEA Officers

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A suspected drug dealer from Stratford was arrested after he discarded $20,000 worth of heroin as he was chased by federal DEA agents outside a Milford hotel on Thursday, police said. Officers from the Drug Enforcement Agency, assisted by the Milford Police Department Tactical Unit, attempted to apprehend Anthony Parowski, 29, who is suspected of selling heroin in ...

  8. Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A GoFundMe effort was launched Thursday afternoon to pay for the memorial service for a 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death just hours earlier in downtown Bridgeport.Bridgeport police identified the victim of the fatal shooting as Max Antoine. He was shot in the torso while crossing McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport after a party at an undisclosed ...

  9. Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — At Starbucks, you get a free drink on your birthday. On Thursday, Heatherly Law made the most of that offer by picking up a special limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino.  The preschool teacher even matched her outfit — and her glittery nail polish — to the multi-colored sugary drink, which has been causing quite a commotion on social media since its debut ...

  10. Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The fire at Earthplace in Westport last week that started in a pile of laundry was ruled an accident, according to the Westport News. The animals were all safe after the fire during the early morning of Friday, April 14. The blaze was sparked by the spontaneous combustion of a linseed oil-soaked cloth that was a bin of laundry, the Westport News said.Fire Marshal ...

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