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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. State Trooper From Bridgeport Risks Life To Save Another On The Q Bridge

    State Trooper From Bridgeport Risks Life To Save Another On The Q Bridge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut state trooper from Troop G in Bridgeport put his own life on the line as he moved to stop a man from jumping from the I-95 southbound Q Bridge in New Haven late Friday afternoon. The incident began at about 5:25 p.m. Friday when troopers responded to a report of a man threatening to jump off the bridge, state police said. When they arrived, troopers ...

  2. Traffic Jam Grows As Two-Vehicle Crash Closes Lanes On I-95 In Fairfield

    Traffic Jam Grows As Two-Vehicle Crash Closes Lanes On I-95 In Fairfield

    Update: The accident scene has been cleared.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A two-vehicle crash has closed two southbound lanes of I-95 in Fairfield late Friday morning, the DOT said. The accident is between Exits 23 and 22, closing the left and center lanes, DOT said. The traffic backup is nearly 4 miles back into Bridgeport as of noon, DOT said.  The accident was reported at about 11:35 a.m. It ...

  3. Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Fatal Stabbing

    Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Fatal Stabbing

    UPDATE: Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been found safe in Pennsylvania and her father is in police custody. Click here for updated story.Original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who might be with her father, according to State Police. He is a suspect in an overnight fatal stabbing in ...

  4. Norwegian Air Launches Bradley Airport Service With $65 Fares To Scotland

    Norwegian Air Launches Bradley Airport Service With $65 Fares To Scotland

    Itching to take a trip overseas and looking for an alternative airport? Norwegian Air International is coming to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks this summer.Starting June 17, the airline will offer  nonstop service from Bradley to Edinburgh, Scotland, at its trademark low-cost fares, with flights starting at $65 one way. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, officials from the ...

  5. 500 Danbury High Students Stage Walkout Over End Of Trump Harassment Case

    500 Danbury High Students Stage Walkout Over End Of Trump Harassment Case

    DANBURY, Conn. — About 500 Danbury High students staged a peaceful walkout Thursday, with kids streaming out of classes at about 9:30 a.m. in protest of a decision not to press charges against a Trump supporter who harassed minority students at the end of the school day on Inauguration Day.   The Danbury Police Department dispatched several officers to Danbury High for the protest, ...

  6. Sophomore At Bunnell High Creates Winning 'Doodle 4 Google' Design

    Sophomore At Bunnell High Creates Winning 'Doodle 4 Google' Design

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Excitement was in the air as ambassadors from Google visited Stratford on Wednesday to name Bunnell High School 10th-grader Sarah Harrison as the winner of this year’s Connecticut Doodle 4 Google Competition. Harrison’s winning artwork was based on the prompt “What I see for the future…” and was revealed during a school assembly Wednesday morning. As winner, she will ...

  7. Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Feeling lucky? The Powerball jackpot has swelled to more than $403 million for Wednesday's drawing. Over 132,000 winning Powerball tickets were sold over Presidents Day weekend — but none won the grand prize jackpot of $361 million. Because no one won the grand prize, the jackpot increased another $54 million, putting Wednesday’s jackpot at an estimated $403 ...

  8. Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    STRATFORD, Conn. — An unidentified man who was hit by a car while riding a moped in Stratford died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, according to the Stratford Star.Police are still investigating the crash, the Star said.The man had been in critical condition in Bridgeport Hospital after the accident, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, police ...

  9. Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    A man was arrested after he slammed his car into a Connecticut State Police cruiser on I-95 on Saturday night while troopers were assisting a disabled tour bus, police said.The accident happened at 9:18 p.m. Saturday while troopers from Troop F in Westbrook were with a tour bus that had broken down in the median of I-95 northbound between Exits 56 and 57 in Guilford, state police ...

  10. Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    NORWALK, Conn. — A woman died in a blaze Sunday morning in Norwalk after hoarding conditions in the home made it difficult for firefighters to help her, according to NBC Connecticut. The fire was reported at about 7 a.m. at a house on Bettswood Road that was filled with items that almost reached the ceiling, fire officials told NBC Connecticut. Firefighters, calling it a hoarding ...

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