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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. Injured Jet Skier Rescued From Housatonic River By Shelton Firefighters

    Injured Jet Skier Rescued From Housatonic River By Shelton Firefighters

    SHELTON, Conn. — A person injured in a jet ski collision was found clinging to the boat of a Good Samaritan on Saturday in the Housatonic River, according to the Shelton Fire Department. The accident happened near the Sikorsky Bridge, according to a Facebook post.  While out on the water, members of Marine 1 Company 4 were able to pull the man from the water and transport him to the ...

  2. Driver Sent To Hospital After Rollover Crash On Route 8

    Driver Sent To Hospital After Rollover Crash On Route 8

    SHELTON, Conn. — A person was ejected from a car during a rollover crash on Route 8 in Shelton late Friday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from Echo Hose and Fire Company. At 4:53 p.m., fire companies responded to the motor vehicle accident on Route 8 south near Exit 11, the post said. Squad 1 and Engine 2 found a vehicle that rolled over with the occupant ejected. The person ...

  3. Downed Tree Takes Out Power Lines In Shelton

    Downed Tree Takes Out Power Lines In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — The Huntington Fire Co. responded to a call that was close to home as they were returning Thursday night to "3 House," according to a Facebook post.They were dispatched to a tree down with live wires across Huntington Street, the post said.  A crew from United Illuminated arrived shortly thereafter to repair the damage, and the road was reopened.

  4. Pedestrian Killed On High Ridge Road ID'd As 89-Year-Old Stamford Man

    Pedestrian Killed On High Ridge Road ID'd As 89-Year-Old Stamford Man

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The man who was struck and killed late Thursday while crossing High Ridge Road has been identified as an 89-year-old neighborhood resident, the Advocate said. Sanh Truong, of Square Acre Drive, was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by a Toyota Prius while crossing from west to east near Burger King at 11:25 p.m., the Advocate said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, ...

  5. Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The bodies of two missing men — who had been fishing at Penfield Reef in Fairfield when they were swept out into Long Island Sound — were recovered Saturday afternoon, according to media reports. A group of four men from Yonkers, N.Y., had been fishing together — with three were in the water and one on the beach, Police Chief Gary MacNamara told the Connecticut ...

  6. Will You Be Playing, Stratford? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Will You Be Playing, Stratford? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Feeling lucky? Connecticut residents are lining up to buy Powerball tickets as the jackpot for Saturday's drawing jumped to $535 million.But if you won, the $535 million jackpot would have a cash payout of $340.1 million.The jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game’s history. The jackpot has jumped $25 million as sales soared after no winning ticket was sold for last Wednesday's ...

  7. Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Police have identified the man who died after he was struck by a Prius late Thursday while crossing a road in Stamford, but was not releasing his name until his extended family was notified, according to the Stamford Advocate. Neighbors said it was an 89-year-old man who lives in the area and is known for maintaining beautiful gardens on his property, the Advocate ...

  8. Trumbull Police Arrest 3 Teens In Car Stolen Out Of Stamford

    Trumbull Police Arrest 3 Teens In Car Stolen Out Of Stamford

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Three teenagers found driving around town in a stolen car in the middle of the night on Thursday have been arrested, Trumbull police said Friday. At 2:20 a.m. Aug. 17, a Trumbull officer on patrol spotted a 2008 Chevy Cobalt traveling on Old Town Road with the rear plate not illuminated, police said. After the Cobalt was stopped for the equipment violation, the officer ...

  9. Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    UPDATE: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 21-year-old Stratford man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 27-year-old niece early Sunday, the Stratford Police Department said Friday.Michael “Buddha” Catchings was charged with manslaughter in the death of Raenetta Catchings, who was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said. Michael Catchings is the ...

  10. Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    UPDATE: MILFORD, Conn. —  The missing 70-year-old man from Milford was found safe Friday afternoon after he went missing in the morning, according to the Greenwich Fire Department. .He was being evaluated but appeared to be in good condition, officials said.  MILFORD, Conn. — A State Police K-9 is on the scene assisting as the Milford Police Department searches for a missing 70 year-old ...

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