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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 Steals SUV Left Running In Danbury Driveway, Slashes Tires On Cars

    Man Steals SUV Left Running In Danbury Driveway, Slashes Tires On Cars

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man hopped into an SUV that was left running in a driveway and took off, forcing the victim to slide out of the way of the speeding vehicle Wednesday morning, Danbury police said. Officers dispatched to Grand Street learned that a resident had started his 2008 GMC Denali and left it running in his driveway to warm up at about 8 a.m., police said. The man was armed ...

  2. Man Recovering After Metro-North Train Hits Car In Redding

    Man Recovering After Metro-North Train Hits Car In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The man whose car was hit by a train in Redding late Tuesday is recovering, a Metro-North spokesman said Wednesday.  The person, who was taken to Danbury Hospital after the incident, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said.A commuter train hit the car, which was on the tracks at the crossing at Topstone Road in Redding, which ...

  3. Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North was warning customers to expect crowded trains Wednesday morning because fewer cars were in operation on the New Haven Line."Customers should anticipate crowded trains this morning due to the unavailability of several train cars requiring wheel repair on account of yesterday's weather-related slippery rail conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience," ...

  4. Train Hits Car On Tracks In Redding Along Danbury Branch, Metro-North Says

    Train Hits Car On Tracks In Redding Along Danbury Branch, Metro-North Says

    UPDATED: REDDING, Conn. — A commuter train hit a car that was on the tracks at Topstone Road in Redding along the Danbury Branch on Tuesday night, Metro-North said.The one person in the car, whose condition was unknown, was taken to the hospital, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said. Service was suspended in both directions along the Danbury Branch for over two hours after the ...

  5. 27-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Shelton

    27-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 27-year-old male pedestrian from Waterbury was struck by a car and killed after a multi-vehicle crash in Shelton on Tuesday evening, police said. The accident occurred near 350 Bridgeport Ave., between Platt Road to Cots Street, at about 7:20 p.m., police said.  The Shelton Police Department, Shelton Fire Department, and EMS were dispatched to the scene, police ...

  6. Fairfield's John Mayer Hospitalized For Emergency Appendectomy

    Fairfield's John Mayer Hospitalized For Emergency Appendectomy

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Singer-songwriter John Mayer, a Fairfield native, was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday morning in New Orleans. Mayer, 40, who has been touring this fall with the Dead & Company, had been due to perform in a concert Dec. 5 in New Orleans. But that concert date has been postponed, Dead & Company‏ announced via Twitter. "Information on ...

  7. Police: Trio Tried To Pass Fake Bills At Sears In Milford

    Police: Trio Tried To Pass Fake Bills At Sears In Milford

    MILFORD, Conn. — Three people from Staten Island, N.Y., tried to use counterfeit money at the Sears in the Connecticut Post mall in Milford, police said.Officers responded Saturday to the Sears, where they found three people with "numerous" fake $100, $50 and $20 bills in their possession, police said.   Christina Gallo, 18, was charged with possession of marijuana and ...

  8. Police: Stratford Mom Arrested After Yelling At Student On School Bus

    Police: Stratford Mom Arrested After Yelling At Student On School Bus

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford mom was arrested after she hopped onto a school bus and yelled at a student who had wiped spit on her daughter's backpack the day before, according to the Connecticut Post. Tashika Smart, 28, was charged Friday with second-degree breach of peace, police told the Post. On the school bus on Thursday, a fifth-grader spit on a kindergartner then wiped the spit ...

  9. Cops: Bridgeport Man Threatened Victim With Scissors, Took Car In Westport

    Cops: Bridgeport Man Threatened Victim With Scissors, Took Car In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested after threatening a victim with a pair of scissors in a Westport home and then taking the victim's car without permission, police said.  At 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officers were dispatched to a Westport home on a report that a vehicle had been taken without the owner’s permission, police said.  Officers learned that the victim and Pedro Piedade ...

  10. Stamford Man, 52, Gets Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack

    Stamford Man, 52, Gets Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Selling Crack

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 52-year-old Stamford man known as "Uncle Easy" and "Bones" will spend more than five years behind bars for selling crack in Connecticut and heroin in Vermont, prosecutors said Monday.  Wayne Alexander was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford to 64 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, ...

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