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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. Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man is facing an assault charge after he dragged a kid at a Milford beach to the water and dunked him underwater several times, police said. Jermaine Lewis, 39, of Waterbury, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault and risk of injury. Lewis is accused of "dragging a juvenile into the beach water ...

  2. Drug Dealer Busted In Bridgeport Gets Prison For Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

    Drug Dealer Busted In Bridgeport Gets Prison For Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A citizen of the Dominican Republic who was caught distributing heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in Bridgeport has been sentenced to prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after he was deported, prosecutors said. Luis Manuel Rodriguez Burgos, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport, said U.S. ...

  3. Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    MONROE, Conn. — A 33-year-old Trumbull man was arrested Wednesday in an armed robbery at a bank in Monroe last month, police said.   Joseph Grosso was charged in the robbery of the People’s United Bank at 435 Main St. in Monroe on Sept. 14, police said. During the robbery, a handgun was displayed and over $11,000 was stolen, said Monroe police Lt. Stephen Corrone.Related story: Seen ...

  4. State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    Republican and Democratic state lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have reached a tentative state budget deal, according to the Hartford Courant. The lawmakers offered few details, but said the tentative deal was reached after days of closed-door meetings at the Capitol in Hartford, the Courant said. The deal was made without major input by Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Courant ...

  5. Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The Fairfield teenager who was behind the wheel in a fiery rollover crash that sent him and his five teen passengers to the hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Easton Courier.   Ryan Capozziello, 18, lost control of the Jeep, which rolled, hit two trees and caught fire, the Easton Courier said.Capozziello turned himself ...

  6. Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Update: The first campers in line say the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is worth the wait. Click here for the story from Daily Voice. And click here for the story on the grand opening.  NORWALK, Conn. — The first Chick-fil-A in Norwalk doesn’t open until Thursday, but that didn’t stop the line from beginning to form before dawn on Wednesday for the grand opening. About 20 people arrived at ...

  7. It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Looking for seasonal work? McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire 1,200 restaurant employees in Connecticut. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of McDonald’s shows that 67 percent of Millennials will look for a seasonal job.Knowing more than half of hires at company-owned restaurants are 24 years old or younger, ...

  8. Greenwich's Dalio Adds To Billions But Drops A Spot On Forbes 400 List

    Greenwich's Dalio Adds To Billions But Drops A Spot On Forbes 400 List

    GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich's Ray Dalio, the richest man in Connecticut, dropped a rung on the Forbes 400 Ranking of the Richest Americans — but not as much as President Donald Trump. Dalio, whose net worth increased a whopping $1.1 billion, actually dropped from No. 25 to No. 26 on the list, which was released Tuesday. Trump, who has been trumpeting the gains the stock market has seen ...

  9. Special Delivery: Stratford EMT & Paramedic Welcome Baby In Ambulance

    Special Delivery: Stratford EMT & Paramedic Welcome Baby In Ambulance

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Someone was in a hurry! A Stratford EMT and a paramedic made a special delivery Tuesday morning in their ambulance. EMT Michael Egan and Paramedic Steve Parise responded to a "maternity 911 call for a woman in labor," according to a Facebook post from Stratford EMS.While EMS Unit 805 was enroute to the emergency department with the mother, they delivered a ...

  10. Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    DANBURY, Conn. — When it came to USA Today's list of "Most livable: America’s 50 best cities to live in," only one city in Connecticut made the grade. Danbury, in northern Fairfield County, made the list at No. 34. The city has a population of 85,008, a median home value of $297,600, a poverty rate of 8.9 percent and a population of 31.3 percent with at least a bachelor’s ...

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