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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. Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk will soon be home to not one but two fast-food chicken restaurants. And both are new on the restaurant scene in the city. A construction crew is hard at work at 497 Connecticut Ave. on the Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen. The Louisiana-style eatery is known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style fast food.No opening date has been announced for ...

  2. 1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It took nearly three months, but Fairfield's Kristen Geary celebrated as she found herself back in Connecticut on Wednesday after hiking 1,456 miles on the Appalachian Trail.Only 725 miles to go. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail is hard work, harder than any job I will ever have, but there is nothing else I would rather be doing," Geary, who left from Georgia ...

  3. Woman Hit By Car On Old Post Road In Fairfield

    Woman Hit By Car On Old Post Road In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A woman was hit by a car near St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Old Post Road in Fairfield on Wednesday night, according to the Connecticut Post.The woman was alert and conscious when officers arrived after 8:30 p.m., the Post said.Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

  4. Man Found Shot To Death On Railroad Avenue In Bridgeport

    Man Found Shot To Death On Railroad Avenue In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man was found dead Wednesday night on Railroad Avenue in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post. The unidentified victim had been shot in the head, according to the Post. His body was found at about 9:20 p.m., police told the Post. Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

  5. Victim Shot Multiple Times At Greene Homes In Bridgeport

    Victim Shot Multiple Times At Greene Homes In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One person was shot multiple times at the Greene Homes in Bridgeport and taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post.The unidentified victim was in critical but stable condition after the 1:40 p.m. shooting, which occurred in the lobby of Building Three, police told the Post.A witness heard an argument and then about four shots, the ...

  6. Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    An off-duty Connecticut State Trooper responded to a call for help Tuesday night and ended up helping to deliver a baby in a commuter parking lot off Route 2 in Lebanon. At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Connecticut State Police Troop K was notified by Onstar that a woman was actively in labor on the side of Route. 2 eastbound near Exit 22 in Lebanon, state police said. Moments later, Onstar ...

  7. Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for the woman who gave birth to a newborn baby who was found late Sunday behind a Main Street market just a block from the police station. A 911 caller alerted police at 11:38 p.m. to the newborn baby boy, who was found wrapped in several pieces of women's clothing in the bushes behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., police said. The ...

  8. Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge In Fatal OD Of Stratford Woman

    Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Charge In Fatal OD Of Stratford Woman

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 39-year-old Bridgeport man is facing up to 20 years in federal prison in the overdose death of a woman in Stratford after pleading guilty Wednesday, prosecutors said.Ramon "Blade" Killings waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of distribution of heroin, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. ...

  9. Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    NORWALK, Conn. — A viral video shows a sea lion grabbing a young girl off a dock in Canada. But the experts at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk say the entire scary incident could have been avoided. "No one should be feeding sea lions — or any wild animal — like those folks were. And no one should get that close to such a large animal; especially their child; especially turning ...

  10. Redding Police To Step Up Speed Patrols On Turney Road Near Joel Barlow

    Redding Police To Step Up Speed Patrols On Turney Road Near Joel Barlow

    REDDING, Conn. — After finding that cars on Turney Road are speeding — including two school-age drivers ticketed for going nearly 60 mph — the Redding Police Department will step up patrols in the area near Joel Barlow High School, according to the Redding Pilot. The increased speed enforcement will begin next week — just before classes begin at JBHS and right after dismissal, the Pilot ...

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