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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. Sacred Heart University Sends Over 2,000 Graduates Out Into The World

    Sacred Heart University Sends Over 2,000 Graduates Out Into The World

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.— More than 2,000 Sacred Heart University students received diplomas and words of advice and motivation from religious leaders, scholars and classmates at graduation ceremonies.President John J. Petillo addressed undergraduate students Sunday. Petillo told the students to always ask why and to “be uncomfortable so that as you think critically and analytically you may ...

  2. Redding Woman Dies After Attack By Her Own Dog, Police Say

    Redding Woman Dies After Attack By Her Own Dog, Police Say

    REDDING, Conn. — A Redding woman died after she was attacked by her own dog at a home on Deacon Abbott Street on Friday, according to the Redding Pilot. Police are investigating the death of the woman, whose identity was withheld pending notification of her family, the Pilot said. Redding police have the dog in captivity, the Pilot said.  Police Chief Doug Fuchs told the Pilot that the ...

  3. Missing Newtown Woman Located Safe

    Missing Newtown Woman Located Safe

    Update: NEWTOWN, Conn. — The missing woman has made contact with her family and this is no longer a missing persons case, police said. NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown police are attempting to locate a missing woman named Jessica Guay of Alpine Drive in Sandy Hook. Guay is a 36-year-old white woman who was last seen on Thursday, May 11. "We are very concerned for her well-being. Officers ...

  4. Fired FBI Director Comey Sold Westport Home At A Loss

    Fired FBI Director Comey Sold Westport Home At A Loss

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Oftentimes a house goes up in value when someone famous lives there. But that wasn't the case with the Greens Farms estate of recently fired FBI Director James Comey. The home at 6 Westway Road purchased by Comey and his wife in 2010 for $3.05 million was sold in January for $2.475 million, which is $575,000 less than they paid for it, according to records with ...

  5. Baseball Lifer From Stratford Shares Story Of The Road To Major Leagues

    Baseball Lifer From Stratford Shares Story Of The Road To Major Leagues

    MONROE, Conn. — The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe offers a revealing peek behind the boxscores of Major League Baseball with a talk by baseball authority Bob Wirz of Stratford. There is no charge for admission to the talk on Tuesday, May 23, but registration is recommended at www.ewml.org. Wirz, author of “The Passion of Baseball,” takes fans into the media fishbowl that ...

  6. Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

    Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

    EASTON, Conn. — William "Bill" K. Lane Jr., of Easton, speechwriter for General Electric CEO Jack Welch and a Green Beret, died Wednesday May 10. He was 72. He was the husband of Elizabeth Simmons Lane for 32 years. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1944, to Virginia Walsh Lane and the late William K. Lane Sr.  Lane was a proud combat veteran, having fought in ...

  7. Shooting Death Of Teen By Cop Tops The Week's News In Stratford

    Shooting Death Of Teen By Cop Tops The Week's News In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The fatal shooting of a teenage suspect in a stolen car by a Bridgeport police officer, the robbery of a Norwalk bank by a woman in a Walmart vest and President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey are among the top news stories in Fairfield County this past week.Jayson Negron, a 15-year-old sophomore at Bunnell High School, was shot and killed by ...

  8. Junior League Raises $9K In Healthy Families 5K Walk/Run At Beardsley Zoo

    Junior League Raises $9K In Healthy Families 5K Walk/Run At Beardsley Zoo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, along with its Board of Directors, is thanking the sponsors of its third annual 5K Run/Walk fundraiser. The event was held Sunday, April 2, at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport and coordinated by Marty Schaivone of MS Running Productions. They would also like to extend a special thank you to state Sen. Tony Hwang ...

  9. Services Set For Jaclyn Patton, 34, Nets Dancer, Exec From Fairfield

    Services Set For Jaclyn Patton, 34, Nets Dancer, Exec From Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Services have been set for Jaclyn Sabol Patton of Fairfield, a choreographer and dancer for the then-New Jersey Nets, who died Tuesday, May 9, of brain cancer. She was 34. Patton began performing with the Nets dancers in 2005. She was the host of "Jac Of All Nets," a video feature on the team's website, and worked with the NBA as a choreographer.She was also ...

  10. Bridgeport Woman Charged In Hit-And-Run Crash; 80-Year-Old Man Killed

    Bridgeport Woman Charged In Hit-And-Run Crash; 80-Year-Old Man Killed

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 39-year-old Bridgeport woman was arrested in a hit-and-run accident Friday that killed an 80-year-old man, according to the Connecticut Post. David Haddon of Bridgeport, who was crossing Boston Avenue at Mill Hill Avenue when he was struck by a car, died later of his injuries, the Post said. The driver did not stop after hitting Haddon, but a witness gave police a ...

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