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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. Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A complaint from a Westport resident that a suspicious man was looking in his windows led to the arrest of two Bridgeport men on charges of identity theft and fraudulently purchasing cellphones, police said. The case began at about 4:05 p.m. Tuesday with a complaint about the suspicious person from a resident on Weather Vane Hill, police said. The caller said a male ...

  2. 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to ...

  3. State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    STAMFORD, Conn — The death of a 59-year-old woman who was found lying in the northbound lanes of I-95 late Monday in Stamford is under investigation by the Connecticut State Police. The body of the woman, identified as Harriet R. Okura, of Eastchester, N.Y., was found near Exit 9, state police said.  She was declared dead at about 10:30 p.m. Monday by Stamford emergency services after ...

  4. Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Democrats late Monday night in taking over the Senate floor in protest of a GOP bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Republicans are preparing for votes next week on the plan, which has not yet been made public. Using the hashtag #HoldTheFloor and #Trumpcare, Democrats spoke out in protest, demanding to see the details of the ...

  5. Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A swastika and a Star of David were found smeared in feces on the window of the Stamford Media Center on Atlantic Street, the Stamford Advocate reported. The anti-Semitic graffiti was found Monday morning on the building, also known as the Rich Forum, where the "Jerry Springer Show," the "Steve Wilkos Show" and the "Maury Show” are taped, ...

  6. 17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    GROTON, Conn. – A Coast Guard boatcrew safely transferred 17 passengers from a grounded schooner near the mouth of the Mystic River on Sunday evening.The schooner was a charter boat carrying 14 seventh-graders and three chaperones from New York on a field trip, according to NBC Connecticut.  At 6:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified ...

  7. Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Stratford Police Department recovered the body of a missing kayaker from the waters of Long Island Sound on Monday afternoon following a daylong search, the Coast Guard said. The deceased man was identified as Gregory Blanco, 41, of Northport, N.Y., the Coast Guard said.His unresponsive body was found at about 4 p.m. by Stratford police in the water south of ...

  8. Storm Slams Stratford, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    Storm Slams Stratford, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A series of strong storms were blowing across Fairfield County late Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning strikes, rumbles of thunder and street flooding. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Fairfield County until 8 p.m. Monday, with heavy rain, hail, winds of up to 60 mph and flooding possible, the National Weather Service said. The severity ...

  9. Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Update: The body of the missing kayaker has been recovered from Long Island Sound. Click here for the latest from the Daily Voice. original story: STRATFORD, Conn. – An empty kayak found in Long Island Sound that may be linked to a missing New York man has triggered a Coast Guard search near Stratford on Monday. The Coast Guard and other agency crews were searching for a possible person ...

  10. Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich school officials offered condolences as they identified a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a train over the weekend as a junior at Greenwich High School. “We were saddened to learn yesterday of the untimely death of one of our Greenwich High School students from the Class of 2018, a current junior," said Superintendent of Schools Sal Corda said. ...

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