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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. State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Bridgeport

    State Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport police officer was involved in a shooting Wednesday night in the area of Woodmont Avenue, Connecticut State Police said. State police were investigating after the suspect was transported to the hospital.No police officers were shot, state police said.Connecticut News12 said a burglary suspect was shot in the face by a police officer. Earlier in the ...

  2. Bridgeport Man Gets 51 Months For Trafficking Heroin Out Of Barbershop

    Bridgeport Man Gets 51 Months For Trafficking Heroin Out Of Barbershop

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A 29-year-old Bridgeport man will spend 51 months behind bars for his role in trafficking heroin out a city barbershop, prosecutors said. Michael Bennett was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly said. He had pleaded guilty Dec. 21 to one federal count of conspiracy to possess with intent to ...

  3. Swastika, Racist & Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found At Ridgefield High School

    Swastika, Racist & Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found At Ridgefield High School

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A swastika was discovered along with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on the outside of Ridgefield High School, the Ridgefield Press said.  Ridgefield High Principal Stacey Gross sent an email Wednesday, reminding students, staff and parents of the school's values, the Press said.   “I wish to emphasize that those who create such statements serve to offend all of us ...

  4. Police: Expect Heavy Traffic As Connecticut's First Golden Corral Opens

    Police: Expect Heavy Traffic As Connecticut's First Golden Corral Opens

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Connecticut's first Golden Corral prepares to open Thursday for hungry patrons, be prepared for gridlock on the roads as well as at the restaurant's buffet. Even the Milford police issued a warning for Thursday, which is grand opening day for the hugely popular chain."Expect heavy traffic in the area of Turnpike Square for the opening of Golden Corral, ...

  5. John Mayer's Shout-Out To Hometown: Always Going To Be A Kid From Fairfield

    John Mayer's Shout-Out To Hometown: Always Going To Be A Kid From Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – He'll always be that kid from Fairfield, Conn. That's what Grammy-winning singer and songwriter John Mayer told the New York Times in an interview.Mayer, 39, gave the shout-out to his hometown during a lengthy interview promoting his new album, “The Search For Everything,” which is coming out next month. The remarks were published online as part of the outtakes that ...

  6. Driver Suffers Injuries In Crash Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    Driver Suffers Injuries In Crash Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    WILTON, Conn. — No charges have been filed against the driver who lost control of his car early Saturday and slammed into the Naked Greens restaurant on Danbury Road/Route 7 in Wilton, according to The Hour. Zachary Prete, 20, of Orange, was northbound at 2:30 a.m. Saturday when he lost control of his car, traveled across the southbound lanes and slammed into the building at 239 Danbury ...

  7. Bethel Man, 51, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges Linked To 2 Overdose Deaths

    Bethel Man, 51, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges Linked To 2 Overdose Deaths

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 51-year-old Bethel man who pleaded guilty to charges connected to the drug overdose deaths of two women in Bethel is facing up to 20 years in prison, prosecutors said Tuesday.Paul Mignani waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin and cocaine, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut ...

  8. Police: Bank Robbery Suspect From Bridgeport Barricades Himself In Hotel

    Police: Bank Robbery Suspect From Bridgeport Barricades Himself In Hotel

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who was wanted in a Milford bank robbery was busted in Stratford hotel, police said. The Webster Bank at 314 Merwin Ave., Milford, was robbed at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 23.During the robbery, the suspect handed over a note and indicated that he had a bomb, police said. After he was given money, he left in a waiting older model green or gray pickup ...

  9. Bridgeport Man Gets 6 Years In Federal Prison For Stolen Gun Used In Rape

    Bridgeport Man Gets 6 Years In Federal Prison For Stolen Gun Used In Rape

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 53-year-old Bridgeport man will spend six years behind bars for possession of a stolen gun and silencer — items that turned up as part of an investigation into a rape. Roberto Vasquez was also sentenced to three years of supervised release after his prison term by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. ...

  10. Dense Fog Expected Overnight In Trumbull, May Hinder Morning Commute

    Dense Fog Expected Overnight In Trumbull, May Hinder Morning Commute

    Update: The Dense Fog Advisory was canceled overnight by the National Weather Service. FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — After a dreary day, patchy dense fog will develop late Monday night across Fairfield County, potentially causing hazardous driving conditions through the Tuesday morning commute, the National Weather Service said. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect from midnight until noon ...

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