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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. Police: Man Arrested After Popping Wheelies On Stolen Dirt Bike On I-84

    Police: Man Arrested After Popping Wheelies On Stolen Dirt Bike On I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 20-year-old Bethel man was caught riding a stolen dirt bike after troopers spotted him doing wheelies on I-84 in Danbury, according to state police.The incident occurred at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 15, when troopers from Troop A in Southbury were parked near Exit 4 on I-84 westbound in the right shoulder, assisting with a disabled motor vehicle. As the troopers were ...

  2. Police: Man Busted On Speeding Motorcycle With Illegal Weapons On Route 7

    Police: Man Busted On Speeding Motorcycle With Illegal Weapons On Route 7

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A Danbury man was busted after Connecticut State Police troopers found illegal weapons in his motorcycle during a traffic stop on Route 7 in Brookfield.At 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, troopers from Troop A in Southbury were northbound on Route 7 when a motorcycle approached in the left lane at a high rate of speed, state police said. Upon seeing the state police ...

  3. Women's Brawl In Diner, Stanley Cup's Trip Top Week's News In Stratford

    Women's Brawl In Diner, Stanley Cup's Trip Top Week's News In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.One women was arrested after about a dozen women got into an early morning melee at Andros Diner in Fairfield, upending tables, throwing things and punching a waitress in the face last weekend, police said. No one was sure what ...

  4. Boater Dies After Falling Overboard Into Long Island Sound

    Boater Dies After Falling Overboard Into Long Island Sound

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man died after falling into Long Island Sound near Charles Island in Milford on Saturday evening, according to multiple media reports and the Coast Guard. First responders from Milford, West Haven and Stratford as well as the Coast Guard responded just after 6 p.m. to Silver Sands State Park after a woman called 911 to report that her husband had fallen overboard, NBC ...

  5. 6 Teens Hospitalized After 'Very Serious Accident' On Route 107 In Redding

    6 Teens Hospitalized After 'Very Serious Accident' On Route 107 In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — Redding officials were releasing few details about what they called a "very serious car accident on Route 107" that occurred Friday. The one-car crash occurred at 5:45 p.m, and all of the occupants were hospitalized, the News-Time said. A Jeep Liberty lost control, struck a tree and caught fire, according to News12 Connecticut. Six unidentified teens — from ...

  6. Large Fire Shoots Through Roof Of Greenwich Mansion

    Large Fire Shoots Through Roof Of Greenwich Mansion

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A Greenwich mansion was heavily damaged by a large fire Sunday afternoon, according to Greenwich firefighters. Multiple callers reported the blaze at 4 p.m. at 45 Londonderry Drive, according to a post at the Greenwich Professional Firefighters' Facebook page. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy structure fire burning through the roof of the large two-story house, ...

  7. Drought Conditions 'Ease Significantly' Across Fairfield County

    Drought Conditions 'Ease Significantly' Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As temperatures soared across Fairfield County for spring break, some good news came with the warmup."Severe drought" conditions that existed less than a month ago across much of Connecticut have been downgraded to a "moderate drought" in most of Fairfield County, according to the National Weather Service.The amount of Connecticut that is ...

  8. Target Recalls 560,000 Easter Egg Toys

    Target Recalls 560,000 Easter Egg Toys

    Target has issued a massive recall of 560,000 egg toys ahead of Easter Sunday after discovering that they can expand inside of a child's body and cause life-threatening conditions if ingested.The hatch-and-grow eggs were sold in stores nationwide from February through March for about $1.Consumers should immediately take this recalled toy away from children and return it to any Target ...

  9. Danbury Man, 25, Busted In Car On Drug-Dealing Charges

    Danbury Man, 25, Busted In Car On Drug-Dealing Charges

    DANBURY, Conn. – A 25-year-old Danbury man was busted in the parking lot of his apartment building with "a substantial quantity of illegal drugs" in a car, police said. Douglas Meireles, 25, of 120 Triangle St, Unit 6, was arrested at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday on multiple drug charges by officers executing search-and-seizure warrants, police said. Meireles was stopped and ...

  10. Norwalk Police Increase Area Patrols After Triple Shooting

    Norwalk Police Increase Area Patrols After Triple Shooting

    NORWALK, Conn. — Police have assigned additional patrols to the Chapel Street area in Central Norwalk after a triple shooting late Thursday sent three people to the hospital. Detectives are investigating the shooting, which happened at about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, said Lt. Terrence Blake, police public information officer.Initially, officers responded to a report of shots fired on Chapel ...

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