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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. Two Teens Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Bridgeport Gas Station

    Two Teens Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Bridgeport Gas Station

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two teenagers were arrested after injuring a man while trying to carjack his vehicle at a gas station in downtown Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post said.The incident occurred early Saturday at Park Avenue and State Street as the man pulled into the gas station, police told the Post.One teen got into the passenger seat, and the other teen began punching the driver ...

  2. Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A quick-thinking Stamford police officer stopped a carjacking in progress when she spotted a woman crying in a car Monday afternoon on Long Ridge Road near the Merritt Parkway. At 2:50 p.m. Monday, Officer Anna Edwards was traveling in the Stillwater Road/Long Ridge Road area when a silver vehicle pulled over on the southbound lane of Long Ridge Road. Upon closer ...

  3. Police: Pit Bull Attacks 1-Year-Old In Bridgeport

    Police: Pit Bull Attacks 1-Year-Old In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 1-year-old child mauled by a pit bull was taken to Bridgeport Hospital late Monday afternoon, the Connecticut Post reported. The attack occurred on Bond Street, police told the Post. Police confirmed they were investigating but released no other information, the Post said.Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

  4. Redding Police Identify 6 Teens Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

    Redding Police Identify 6 Teens Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

    REDDING, Conn. — Redding police have identified the six teenagers who were injured in a fiery crash early Friday evening on Route 107, according to the Redding Pilot and police.  The teenagers, who were all “critically and seriously injured,” are, according to the Pilot: Thomas Bull, 18, of Fairfield,  Ryan Capozziello, 18, of Fairfield,Grant Ciccarello, 16 of Redding, Ryan Gombos, 16, ...

  5. Cops: Shelton Man, 51, Arrested After Bragging About Setting House On Fire

    Cops: Shelton Man, 51, Arrested After Bragging About Setting House On Fire

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 51-year-old Shelton man was charged with setting a house on fire after he bragged about it to a neighbor, according to the Connecticut Post.Michael Karolkowski was charged with arson, reckless endangerment, breach of peace and interfering with an officer and held on $250,000 bond, police told the Post.Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 doused the fire in the basement ...

  6. Newtown Police K9 Saint Michael Passes Away Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis

    Newtown Police K9 Saint Michael Passes Away Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police Department was mourning Sunday evening after the death of K9 Officer Saint Michael. Saint Michael had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer during the first week of April. "We sincerely appreciate the medical staff at NVS Animal Hospital of Newtown, for doing everything in their power, to give K9 Saint a fighting chance," the Newtown ...

  7. Let's Dance: Westport's Nile Rodgers Joins Jimmy Fallon On 'SNL'

    Let's Dance: Westport's Nile Rodgers Joins Jimmy Fallon On 'SNL'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — To celebrate the first-ever coast-to-coast broadcast of "Saturday Night Live," guest host Jimmy Fallon led a flash mob in a jubilant performance of David Bowie's classic "Let's Dance." And joining in the segment, which featured Fallon, Harry Styles and dozens of dancers parading through the hallways at 30 Rock, was Westport's Nile Rodgers, who ...

  8. Sen. Blumenthal Introducing Passenger Bill Of Rights After United Incident

    Sen. Blumenthal Introducing Passenger Bill Of Rights After United Incident

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — In response to the shocking incident on United Airlines in which a passenger was dragged off an overbooked plane, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal will announce new legislation for a passenger bill of rights on Monday. Blumenthal’s proposal will address bumping, unreasonable delays, excessive fees and other anti-consumer practices. “The brutal and shocking ...

  9. 39-Year-Old Man Suffers Gunshot Wound In Bridgeport

    39-Year-Old Man Suffers Gunshot Wound In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn — A 39-year-old man was shot in the abdomen late Saturday at Boston Avenue and Helen Street, according to the Connecticut Post. He underwent surgery at Bridgeport Hospital and was expected to survive.Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post website. 

  10. Every Dog Has His Day: Fairfield Police K-9 Officer Maverick Turns 3

    Every Dog Has His Day: Fairfield Police K-9 Officer Maverick Turns 3

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield police K-9 Officer Maverick made the most of his Sunday morning off as he celebrated his 3rd birthday.The Fairfield Police Department posted happy birthday wishes for Maverick on Facebook. "I got a couple new @kongcompany toys and some sirloin steak treats. Relaxing this morning and then off to work this evening. Happy Easter!," Maverick posted on ...

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