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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. Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    DANBURY, Conn. — Five days after a newborn boy was abandoned behind a Main Street store, the baby's mother walked into the lobby of the Danbury Police Department. Officers had been searching for her since they received a 911 call at 11:38 p.m. Sunday reporting the discovery of a baby, wrapped in women's clothing, behind the grocery store at 397 Main St.The woman walked into the lobby at ...

  2. Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. – Birds of a feather flock together. And in the case of flamingos, the features are pink and the flock is called a stand, colony, regiment or a flamboyance.And you can see the leggy pink birds up close and personal and learn more about them this summer at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.A small flamboyance of flamingos will be standing – often, on one leg – in the aviary ...

  3. Are Hot Rails Risky? Sen. Blumenthal Calls Out Metro-North After Derailment

    Are Hot Rails Risky? Sen. Blumenthal Calls Out Metro-North After Derailment

    After reports that hot weather last week may have contributed to the derailment of a New Haven Line train near Rye, N.Y., U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is demanding action from Metro-North.Blumenthal wrote to Metro-North President Joseph Giulietti on Friday, calling for the railroad to address the risk "that will only intensify as temperatures continue to warm."Metro-North was ...

  4. Services Set For Easton's Susan Ross, Leader Of Fairfield County Nonprofit

    Services Set For Easton's Susan Ross, Leader Of Fairfield County Nonprofit

    EASTON, Conn. — Susan Ross, a senior nonprofit executive for more than 40 years, died at home in Easton on May 17. She had battled both pancreatic and breast cancer for over seven years. She served as the president/CEO of the Fairfield County Community Foundation from 1996 to 2011, focusing on improving public schools, increasing affordable housing, improving the lives of low-income ...

  5. Danbury Police Locate Mother Of Newborn Boy Abandoned Behind Store

    Danbury Police Locate Mother Of Newborn Boy Abandoned Behind Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mother of a baby who was abandoned behind a Main Street business has been identified and is being treated at a hospital, Danbury police announced Friday morning. Officers determined her identity just after midnight early Friday, police said. Her identity is not being released to the public at this time, police said. The Danbury Police Department is thanking the ...

  6. Elderly Bethel Woman Killed In Head-On Crash Near School In Danbury

    Elderly Bethel Woman Killed In Head-On Crash Near School In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — An 85-year-old Bethel woman was killed in crash near a Danbury elementary school on Thursday afternoon, police said. The crash near at 130 Shelter Rock Road, near Shelter Rock Elementary School, was reported at 12:42 p.m. Thursday, police said. Frankie Macnear 44, of Brewster, N.Y., was speeding in his 2002 Honda Civic southeast on Shelter Rock Road and crossed the ...

  7. Tractor-Trailer Goes Down Embankment Off I-95 In Stratford

    Tractor-Trailer Goes Down Embankment Off I-95 In Stratford

    Update: The crash scene has been cleared.STRATFORD, Conn. — Traffic was jammed along I-95 in Stratford after a tractor-trailer went down an embankment on Friday morning, according to the Department of Transportation. The crash occurred between Exits 34 and 32, DOT said. Traffic was backed up at least 3 miles to Exit 36 in Milford as of 8 a.m., DOT said.At least one lane was blocked as ...

  8. Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art food preparation facility for animals — replacing a decades-old commissary. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim joined the zoo at the grand opening of the commissary. To celebrate, the Beardsley Zoo hosted a Commissary Cook Off challenge by eight students from the Trumbull ...

  9. Bridgeport Police Identify Man Shot To Death Near Park

    Bridgeport Police Identify Man Shot To Death Near Park

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police identified the victim of Wednesday night's fatal shooting as a 43-year-old New Haven man, according to the Connecticut Post. Lawane Toles was found with a gunshot wound to the head on Railroad Avenue near Went Field Park, the Post said. Earlier on Wednesday, an unidentified 17-year-old boy who was shot multiple times at the Greene Homes apartments ...

  10. Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The father of a 10-month-old Bridgeport boy who died of head injuries last month was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, the Connecticut Post said. Derrick Siberon, of Bridgeport surrendered himself to police Thursday and was held on $250,000 bond, the Post said.Related Story: Death Of Baby Boy In Bridgeport Ruled A HomicideBRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The ...

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