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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. Special Ed Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Assault Of Bridgeport Student

    Special Ed Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Assault Of Bridgeport Student

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Central High teacher pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a special education student and requested a jury trial as she made a court appearance Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Post.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, resigned from her teaching job the day after her arrest June 20. She is charged with second-degree sexual assault, accused of having a ...

  2. Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The driver of a tractor-trailer that jackknifed on I-95 north in Bridgeport on Monday, causing nearly 20 miles of traffic jams at one point, was issued a summons in the crash, state police said. Sandra Beckford, 29, of East Hartford was issued a summons for failure to maintain a proper lane and issued a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions, state ...

  3. State Police Taser Then Arrest Bridgeport Man, 34, Walking Along I-95

    State Police Taser Then Arrest Bridgeport Man, 34, Walking Along I-95

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested after fighting with state police troopers who had to Taser him to stop him from walking illegally along the shoulder of I-95 in Bridgeport, state police said. At about 2:45 p.m. Monday, troopers were dispatched to I-95 north in the area just south of Exit 27 on a report of a man walking along the shoulder of the highway, state police ...

  4. Wilton Man, 19, Charged With Sexual Assault

    Wilton Man, 19, Charged With Sexual Assault

    WILTON, Conn. — A 19-year-old Wilton man was arrested Monday on a charge of sexually assaulting a female victim while she slept at his home, police said.Duncan O'Neil was arrested on a warrant in connection with the incident, which police said happened on June 19. O'Neil turned himself in at headquarters, police said.He was released on $20,000 bond and is due in Norwalk Superior Court ...

  5. New Canaan Son To Play Benefit Concert To Help Mom's Fight Against ALS

    New Canaan Son To Play Benefit Concert To Help Mom's Fight Against ALS

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — When Nick Depuy performs in a benefit concert Tuesday in New Canaan, it will be for a cause very near and dear to him. The concert is to help pay for the care of his mother, Ann Depuy, a longtime New Canaan resident who is battling the effects of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  And it is a chance for Nick Depuy and Friends to perform songs from his ...

  6. Woman From New Mexico Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Westport YMCA

    Woman From New Mexico Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Westport YMCA

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A woman from New Mexico was arrested after she left her dog inside her car, where the temperature soared to 113 degrees, while she worked out at the Westport-Weston YMCA, police said.  Lakesha Williams, 39, of Albuquerque, was charged with animal cruelty in the incident on Wednesday, July 19, police said.At about 11:30 that day, the Animal Control Officer and ...

  7. Jackknifed Tractor-Trailer In Bridgeport Slows Traffic For Miles On I-95

    Jackknifed Tractor-Trailer In Bridgeport Slows Traffic For Miles On I-95

    UPDATE: By 2:45 p.m. Monday, the jackknifed tractor-trailer was blocking only one lane of I-95 north in Bridgeport. But in the three hours since the crash, the backup has only increased. A 14-mile traffic jam was reported back to Exit 18 in Westport as the evening rush hour approached.  BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — There was a 7-mile backup on I-95 northbound due to a jackknifed tractor-trailer ...

  8. Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    NORWALk, Conn. — Nury Chavarria, the Norwalk mother of four who has taken sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation, told The Hour that she takes comfort in knowing that she has a large number of supporters.Inside the church, Chavarria said she now has a lot of people around her to help her and her family as they fight an order for her to return to her native Guatemala, The ...

  9. Crushed: Monroe Home Damaged By Fallen Tree

    Crushed: Monroe Home Damaged By Fallen Tree

    MONROE, Conn. — No one was injured when a tree fell on a house in Monroe on Sunday, the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department reported in a Facebook post. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when no one was home, the fire department said.The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene for a little under an hour and assessed the home for any hazards while Eversource shut off power ...

  10. Firefighters Tackle Blaze In Clothing Donation Bin In Shelton

    Firefighters Tackle Blaze In Clothing Donation Bin In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Members of the White Hills Fire Company responded to a fire in a clothing drop-off donation box early Sunday in Shelton, according to a Facebook post.No one was injured as Company 1 and 5 operated at the early fire, the post said.To sign up for Daily Voice's email news alerts, click here and select your hometown.

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