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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. Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A newborn baby boy was found wrapped in women's clothing behind a Main Street grocery store in Danbury, police said. The case began at 11:38 p.m. Sunday when the Danbury Police Department received a 911 phone call from someone saying they had found a baby near the Polla Supermarket at 399 Main St. Patrol officers arrived and were directed by the caller to the rear of ...

  2. Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    REDDING, Conn. — Police identified a 71-year-old Redding woman as the victim who died last week after being attacked by her own dog in her home, according to the Redding Pilot. Sandra Kaiser of Deacon Abbott Street died May 12 at Danbury Hospital after the attack by the dog, which is a “mixed breed” and “rescue” dog but “not a pitbull,” Police Chief Doug Fuchs told the Redding ...

  3. Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe About To Welcome All To Downtown Danbury

    Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe About To Welcome All To Downtown Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The new concept eatery Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will literally "welcome" everyone as it holds its soft opening this weekend at 274 Main St. in Danbury. The interior walls of the cafe feature the word "welcome" in every language spoken in the city. "Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will provide best-ingredient food and drink to fuel and ...

  4. Cute Kittens: Two Canada Lynx Babies Born At Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

    Cute Kittens: Two Canada Lynx Babies Born At Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — They're still too shy to see visitors. In fact, they haven't even had their first exam by the veterinarian. But the two Canada lynx kittens born April 26 are sure to be main attraction soon at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. Their mother is still extremely protective of the two Canada Lynx babies, or Felis lynx. The zoo staff is respecting her need for ...

  5. Carfax: SUV Involved In Fatal Police Shooting Of Bridgeport Teen Was Stolen

    Carfax: SUV Involved In Fatal Police Shooting Of Bridgeport Teen Was Stolen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Carfax report says that the car at the center of the officer-involved fatal shooting of a Bridgeport teenager had been reported stolen, according to the Connecticut Post. Jayson Negron, 15, who was at the wheel of the 2012 Subaru Forester, was shot to death and his passenger, 21-year-old Julian Fyffe, was wounded on May 9 during what Bridgeport police called a ...

  6. Police: Greenwich Man Sent Threatening Texts To Extort Money From Woman

    Police: Greenwich Man Sent Threatening Texts To Extort Money From Woman

    GREENWICH, Conn. — A 29-year-old Greenwich man was arrested after sending threatening text messages to a woman in an attempt to get money from her, police said. The text messages were sent in a harassing manner, police said, and a countdown was "initiated for the victim to send the male money or consequences would be had." The man repeatedly threatened harm on the victim if ...

  7. Danbury City Carnival Ushers In Summer With Rides, Food, Games At Mall

    Danbury City Carnival Ushers In Summer With Rides, Food, Games At Mall

    DANBURY, Conn. — Do you miss the Danbury Fair? You can recapture the feeling of those good old days of enjoying carnival rides and eating cotton candy last this week. The Powers Great American Midways Carnival is setting up at the Danbury Fair Mall, and the Danbury City Fair will run from May 25 through June 11.The annual fair — which is an annual rite of spring — offers rides for ...

  8. Salerno's In Stratford Dishes Up Free Pizza In Celebration Of 70 Years

    Salerno's In Stratford Dishes Up Free Pizza In Celebration Of 70 Years

    STRATFORD, Conn. — In celebration of its 70th anniversary, Salerno's in Stratford on Monday will close its dining room and give away free takeout pizzas. The deal will run from 4 to 7 p.m. The giveaway pizzas will use the original recipe from 1947 — the small Scamorza, according to a Facebook post.No need to call and order: Just drop by, Salerno's said. "All we ask is a $2 donation ...

  9. Celebrating Early: Bethel Steps Off For Memorial Day Parade

    Celebrating Early: Bethel Steps Off For Memorial Day Parade

    BETHEL, Conn. — Bethel got an early start on the summer season as the town turned out Sunday for the annual Memorial Day Parade. It was the first Memorial Day celebration of the season, with the parade held during a break at the St. Mary's School Carnival. Crowds lined the downtown streets as the Bethel Police Department led off the annual parade. 

  10. Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 4.9%

    Connecticut's Unemployment Rate Inches Up To 4.9%

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The unemployment rate in Connecticut inched upward for April and remains higher than jobless rate for the nation, according to the state Department of Labor.The April unemployment rate for Connecticut was estimated at 4.9 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from March when it was 4.8 percent, the Department of Labor announced last week. But the jobless ...

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