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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. Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who crashed while leading police on a chase at speeds over 110 mph on I-95 last May after a drug buy was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, prosecutors said.Antonio Freeland, also known as “Frezzie,” 27, of Burlington, N.C., was also sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of ...

  2. Fairfield Psychiatrist Gets 26 Months For Illegal Drug Sales To Patients

    Fairfield Psychiatrist Gets 26 Months For Illegal Drug Sales To Patients

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Milford psychiatrist who lives in Fairfield will spend 26 months behind bars for illegally distributing Adderall and Xanax to his patients, federal prosecutors said. Dr. Ljudmil Kljusev was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. Kljusev also faces three years of supervised release after his ...

  3. Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old Stamford girl who has not been seen since Tuesday. Stamford police are searching for Amorah Ferrell, who is listed as an endangered runaway on the Silver Alert.Amorah has black hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Amorah is asked to call ...

  4. Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    Driver Injured As Police Pursuit Of Stolen Car Ends With Crash In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A man fleeing police in a stolen car suffered severe injuries when he lost control and slammed into an oncoming 2014 Mercedes-Benz on Route 25 in Newtown late Tuesday, according to Connecticut State Police. Rasheim Lewis, 32, of Danbury, was the only occupant of the Honda, which was "attempting to elude" the Monroe Police Department on the northbound side of ...

  5. Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    Teen Pleads Guilty To Fatal Stabbing Outside McDonald’s In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a man outside the downtown McDonald’s in a crime that shocked Stamford two years ago, according to the Stamford Advocate.Marquest Hall pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter and will be sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Advocate said.Hall, who has been described as the lead attacker in the stabbing ...

  6. Police: Route 25 Closed In Newtown Due To Serious Crash

    Police: Route 25 Closed In Newtown Due To Serious Crash

    update: NEWTOWN, Conn. — Route 25/South Main Street in Newtown was closed overnight due to a serious crash with injuries, Newtown Police said in a statement late Tuesday. The road was closed in front of the commercial shopping strip in Sand Hill Plaza, police said. The road will be closed for the "next eight hours," police said at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.It was not clear ...

  7. Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    Vince McMahon Crashes Bentley Near WWE's HQ In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — WWE CEO Vince McMahon crashed his black Bentley in downtown Stamford on Tuesday, about a mile from the headquarters of his wrestling-entertainment conglomerate, according to multiple media reports. McMahon was fine after the minor crash and was expected to attend Tuesday night’s taping of "WWE Smackdown" in Uncasville, said PWinsider.com. It's not clear how ...

  8. Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    Body Of Dead Baby Found In Bag In Reservoir In Litchfield County

    updated: HARWINTON, Conn. — The untimely death of a baby found in a bag in a reservoir in Litchfield County was being investigated by State Police Detectives from the Western District Major Crime Unit.At 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, state police troopers from Troop L in Litchfield were notified that a deceased baby was located in a bag in Bristol Reservoir #4, according to a statement from State ...

  9. Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Forbes rolled out its 2017 list of richest people in the world — with Bill Gates at the top again — the number of heralded Connecticut residents has risen from 12 last year to 17 this year. The two richest men in Connecticut — Greenwich residents Ray Dalio and Steve Cohen — are also among the 100 richest people in the world.Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, ...

  10. Teen Arrested In Shooting In Broad Daylight In Danbury

    Teen Arrested In Shooting In Broad Daylight In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 19-year-old Danbury man was Monday morning in connection with a shooting last month in broad daylight, police said. At 3 p.m. Feb. 24, officers responded to the Danbury Hospital emergency room on a report of a gunshot victim, police said. Officers and investigators from the Detective Bureau interviewed the adult male victim, who had suffered a non-life-threatening ...

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