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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 Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man fleeing police in a stolen car suffered severe injuries when he lost control and slammed into an oncoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz on Route 25 in Newtown late Tuesday, according to Connecticut State Police. Rasheim Lewis, 32, of Danbury, was the only occupant of the Honda, which was "attempting to elude" the Monroe Police Department on the northbound side of ...

  2. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a man outside the downtown McDonald’s in a crime that shocked Stamford two years ago, according to the Stamford Advocate.Marquest Hall pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Advocate said.Hall, who has been described as the lead attacker in the stabbing ...

  3. Stratford Mayor Harkins Won't Seek Re-Election

    Stratford Mayor Harkins Won't Seek Re-Election

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford Mayor John Harkins, a Republican, will not seek re-election this fall, according to the Connecticut Post.  Harkin, who has been mayor since 2009, made the announcement to a lunch meeting of the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and the Rotary Club as part of his State of the Town speech, the Post said. Two hallmarks of his time in office are ...

  4. Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE CEO Vince McMahon crashed his black Bentley in downtown Stamford on Tuesday, about a mile from the headquarters of his wrestling-entertainment conglomerate, according to multiple media reports. McMahon was fine after the minor crash and was expected to attend Tuesday night’s taping of "WWE Smackdown" in Uncasville, said PWinsider.com. It's not clear how ...

  5. Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    updated: HARWINTON, Conn. — The untimely death of a baby found in a bag in a reservoir in Litchfield County was being investigated by State Police Detectives from the Western District Major Crime Unit.At 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, state police troopers from Troop L in Litchfield were notified that a deceased baby was located in a bag in Bristol Reservoir #4, according to a statement from State ...

  6. Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Forbes rolled out its 2017 list of richest people in the world — with Bill Gates at the top again — the number of heralded Connecticut residents has risen from 12 last year to 17 this year. The two richest men in Connecticut — Greenwich residents Ray Dalio and Steve Cohen — are also among the 100 richest people in the world.Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, ...

  7. Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    WILTON, Conn. — Three people, including a firefighter, were sent to the hospital after a barn fire in the Georgetown section of Wilton late Sunday, according to NBC Connecticut.Fire crews from several area towns battled the two-alarm blaze, which began at about 7 p.m. in a barn on Church Street, NBC Connecticut said.Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer ...

  8. Monroe Volunteer Firefighter, 18, Charged With Burglary, Assault In Newtown

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighter, 18, Charged With Burglary, Assault In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two teenagers were arrested after breaking into a Newtown home and assaulting a resident early Saturday, police said. One suspect arrested was Brian Anthony Carriero, 18, who is a volunteer firefighter in Monroe, where he lives. A 17-year-old male was also arrested, but was not identified because he is a juvenile, police said. At 3:23 a.m. March 18, Newtown police ...

  9. Cops: Stratford Man Asked To Buy One Cigarette, Then Attacked Clerk, Patron

    Cops: Stratford Man Asked To Buy One Cigarette, Then Attacked Clerk, Patron

    WESTPORT, Conn. — After a Stratford man was told he couldn't buy just one cigarette at a Westport gas station, he attacked the clerk and an elderly man who tried to call 911 early Sunday, Westport police said.The incident began at 4:30 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to a 911 hangup call from the Exxon gas station at 1510 Post Road E., police said. When Westport Officer David Perez ...

  10. 18-Year-Old Hit In Head Dies After Shooting Outside Bridgeport Apartments

    18-Year-Old Hit In Head Dies After Shooting Outside Bridgeport Apartments

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An 18-year-old who was hit in the head in a shooting Saturday outside a Bridgeport apartment complex has died of his injuries, according to the Connecticut Post.The 19-year-old suspect in the shooting, in which a second 18-year-old was hit multiple times, was in custody in Waterbury in an unrelated robbery there, police told the Post on Sunday.Gregory Francilme died ...

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