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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. Minor Derailment Causing Delays For New Haven Line Trains, Metro-North Says

    Minor Derailment Causing Delays For New Haven Line Trains, Metro-North Says

    Update: The MTA is working overnight to restore full train service for the morning commute. Click here for an update from Daily Voice. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A "slow-speed minor" train derailment near the station in Rye, N.Y., is causing big delays along the entire New Haven Line early Thursday evening, Metro-North said.No injuries were reported in the incident, Metro-North ...

  2. Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman Called The Front-Runner For Top FBI Job

    Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman Called The Front-Runner For Top FBI Job

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford resident Joseph Lieberman, a former three-term Democratic U.S. senator from Connecticut, is President Donald Trump's top choice to be the next FBI director, according to Politico.com.Trump fired James Comey, a former Westport resident, last week and has interviewed four candidates to replace him, according to Politico.com.Trump bonded with Lieberman, the story ...

  3. Tractor-Trailer Vs. Car Crash Caused Big Slowdowns On I-95

    Tractor-Trailer Vs. Car Crash Caused Big Slowdowns On I-95

    Update: The accident scene was cleared late Thursday morning, but the crash caused delays for hours. STRATFORD, Conn. — A tractor-trailer crash is causing traffic jams on I-95 northbound in Stratford on Thursday morning, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.Traffic is backed up for 5 miles from Exit 26 to Exit 33, DOT said. The crash — involving a tractor-trailer ...

  4. Spicer: Trump Meeting With Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman About FBI Post

    Spicer: Trump Meeting With Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman About FBI Post

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Former U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman is one of four candidates for FBI director who are meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, according to The Hill.Lieberman, a Stamford resident and native, was Al Gore's running mate on the 2000 Democratic ticket for president. Lieberman was a U.S. senator from Connecticut from Jan. 3, 1989, to Jan. 3, 2013. He was a Democrat, ...

  5. Bridgeport Man, 23, Admits Selling Heroin For Months To Overdose Victim

    Bridgeport Man, 23, Admits Selling Heroin For Months To Overdose Victim

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to selling heroin for months to a Milford man who died of an overdose, prosecutors said. On Oct. 27, police and emergency medical personnel found a 37-year-old male found slumped over in the downstairs living area of a Milford home, prosecutors said. They attempted lifesaving ...

  6. Man Arrested In Fatal Overdose In Shelton Now Faces Federal Drug Charges

    Man Arrested In Fatal Overdose In Shelton Now Faces Federal Drug Charges

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 26-year-old man arrested on state charges in connection with the overdose death of a Shelton woman is now facing federal charges in the case, prosecutors said. Corey Senior of New Haven was arrested Tuesday on a federal criminal complaint charging him with heroin distribution offenses, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. Senior appeared Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate ...

  7. Passenger Files $6M Lawsuit Against Bridgeport In Officer-Involved Shooting

    Passenger Files $6M Lawsuit Against Bridgeport In Officer-Involved Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who was shot by a Bridgeport officer during what police called a stolen vehicle investigation has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit against the city of Bridgeport, Officer James Boulay, other officers and police Chief AJ Perez, according to Fox 61.In an exclusive interview with Fox 61, Julian Fyffe, 21, described his recollection of the May 9 incident, which ...

  8. Stratford Students Join Last Class At Bridgeport Hospital School Of Nursing

    Stratford Students Join Last Class At Bridgeport Hospital School Of Nursing

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – After 133 years of educating nurses, the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing held its final commencement ceremony May 1. The state’s oldest nursing school is preparing to transition from a two-year diploma program to a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program at the University of Bridgeport this fall.“You got started – now keep going,” was the message ...

  9. Fairfield County Parents Warned: '13 Reasons Why' Gets Suicide Wrong

    Fairfield County Parents Warned: '13 Reasons Why' Gets Suicide Wrong

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — ”13 Reasons Why” may be the most-Tweeted about TV show of the year, but a local social worker is warning Fairfield County parents that the Netflix show poses a danger by glamorizing teen suicide. “I find the show very problematic — professionally and personally,” said Emily McCave, associate professor of social work at Quinnipiac University and former ...

  10. Man Pleads Guilty To Bridgeport Store Owner’s Death, Faces 40 Years

    Man Pleads Guilty To Bridgeport Store Owner’s Death, Faces 40 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to the shooting death of a Bridgeport grocery store owner during a robbery two years ago, according to the Connecticut Post. Leighton Vanderberg pleaded guilty to felony murder under the Alford Doctrine during jury selection for the April 11, 2015, slaying of Jose Salgado, owner of Sapiao’s Grocery, the Post said.Vanderberg ...

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