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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. Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Due To Crushing Debt

    Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Due To Crushing Debt

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Toys R Us, the retail giant that has multiple locations in Fairfield County, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Monday due to a crushing debt. Toys R Us officials said they don't have immediate plans to close any of its 1,600 stores, but plans could change during this period of reorganization, Newsweek reported. While all stores will remain operational, customers ...

  2. MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino

    MGM Resorts Promises To Make Bridgeport A 'Destination' With Casino

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — MGM unveiled plans Monday to invest $675 million in building a new casino and resort on the harbor in Bridgeport. To make the announcement, officials from MGM and developer The RCI Group gathered with city and state officials under a tent on an empty expanse of land overlooking Bridgeport Harbor and across from the Bass Pro Shops and Harbor Yard. "This is a big ...

  3. Funeral Services Set For Eric Dimas Diaz, 19, Bridgeport Native

    Funeral Services Set For Eric Dimas Diaz, 19, Bridgeport Native

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Funeral services have been scheduled for Eric Dimas Diaz, a Bridgeport native who died Friday, Sept. 15, at Bridgeport Hospital. He was 19.Diaz most recently lived in Hartford. He was shot in the stomach late last Thursday at the corner of Beadsley Street and Newfield Avenue in Bridgeport, police said.The homicide is still under police investigation. No arrests have ...

  4. Police: Two Men Busted After Suspected Drug Sale In Danbury

    Police: Two Men Busted After Suspected Drug Sale In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 47-year-old Danbury man who was wanted on a court-issued arrest warrant was busted after he was spot selling drugs to a customer in the city, Danbury police said Monday.  At about 9 a.m. Friday, officers spotted William Albers behind the wheel of a car at Town Hill Avenue and South Street in Danbury, police said. Before stopping Albers, investigators saw him involved ...

  5. Wilton Outraged After 'Poacher' Shoots, Kills Two Bears In Town

    Wilton Outraged After 'Poacher' Shoots, Kills Two Bears In Town

    WILTON, Conn. — Many in Wilton are expressing outrage after two black bears were shot to death by an unlicensed bow-and-arrow hunter in the woods off Indian Rock Place on Saturday.Wilton resident Marguerite Tucker O'Connor plans to hold a protest at the Norwalk courthouse Sept. 28 when the two men charged in the bears' death are due to be arraigned.  "I have been in contact with ...

  6. Tropical Storm Watch Dropped For Fairfield County As Jose Moves East

    Tropical Storm Watch Dropped For Fairfield County As Jose Moves East

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Tropical Storm Watch has been dropped for Fairfield County as Jose moves northward but farther out to sea, according to the National Weather Service.The change in the path of the storm was announced Monday evening by the National Weather Service. The watch has also been discontinued for Nassau and Westchester Counties in New York but remains in effect for ...

  7. Multiple Bear Sightings Reported In Easton

    Multiple Bear Sightings Reported In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. — A black bear was spotted in two different places in the town of Easton last week, according to police.At about 1:05 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 11, a black bear was spotted in the area of Rock House Road, police said.Then at about 6:42 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept.12, multiple callers to police reported a black bear sighting in the area of Mile Common and Redding Road.In the past 52 ...

  8. Shelton Man, 53, Dies Of Injuries From Motorcycle Crash

    Shelton Man, 53, Dies Of Injuries From Motorcycle Crash

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 53-year-old man from Shelton has died from the injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash in the city on Thursday night. Robert “Bob” Vincent Freiler, 53, died Friday at Bridgeport Hospital. Shelton police are investigating the crash, which occurred at 7:15 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of Howe Avenue and Grove Street. Shelton police, fire and EMS responded to ...

  9. MGM Planning New Resort Casino For Bridgeport

    MGM Planning New Resort Casino For Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — MGM Resorts International is announcing plans this morning to develop a new casino in Bridgeport.The planned world-class resort casino, which would be called MGM Bridgeport, would be at Steelpointe Harbor in Bridgeport.The announcement will be made at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Steelpointe Harbor, 837 Seaview Ave, Bridgeport.The principals of MGM Resorts ...

  10. Fire Spreads To Roof Of Westport Home; Cat Found Safe

    Fire Spreads To Roof Of Westport Home; Cat Found Safe

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A house fire in Westport reported by a passing motorist spread through the second floor and the roof before firefighters were able to extinguish it two hours later.The two-alarm fire at 298 Saugatuck Ave. was first reported at 2:23 p.m., Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Gootman said. The initial response was four engine companies, one ladder truck and Car 3 from Westport ...

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