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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. Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    Man Charged With DUI After Slamming Into State Police Cruiser On I-95

    A man was arrested after he slammed his car into a Connecticut State Police cruiser on I-95 on Saturday night while troopers were assisting a disabled tour bus, police said.The accident happened at 9:18 p.m. Saturday while troopers from Troop F in Westbrook were with a tour bus that had broken down in the median of I-95 northbound between Exits 56 and 57 in Guilford, state police ...

  2. February Thaw: Temps Warm Up To Near 60 Degrees In Bridgeport

    February Thaw: Temps Warm Up To Near 60 Degrees In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — High temperatures will approach record high levels Sunday across Fairfield County, as warm air and strong sun melts the remaining snowpack on the ground, according to the National Weather Service.   On Sunday, area residents are enjoying a high of about 60 degrees — the record high of 61 degrees was set in 1997, the weather service said.Normal temps for ...

  3. Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    Woman Dies In Fire In Norwalk House

    NORWALK, Conn. — A woman died in a blaze Sunday morning in Norwalk after hoarding conditions in the home made it difficult for firefighters to help her, according to NBC Connecticut. The fire was reported at about 7 a.m. at a house on Bettswood Road that was filled with items that almost reached the ceiling, fire officials told NBC Connecticut. Firefighters, calling it a hoarding ...

  4. Stamford Police Bust Driver With Pot, Loaded Gun At DUI Checkpoint

    Stamford Police Bust Driver With Pot, Loaded Gun At DUI Checkpoint

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 35-year-old man who reeked of marijuana and had loaded .22-caliber pistol sitting in plain view on the center console of his car was busted at a sobriety checkpoint in Stamford early Saturday, police said. The Stamford Police Department set up the sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. Saturday in the area of Hope Street and Toms Road. During this ...

  5. Malloy Proclaims Day Of Remembrance For Japanese-American Internment Camps

    Malloy Proclaims Day Of Remembrance For Japanese-American Internment Camps

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a proclamation designating Sunday, Feb. 19, as Japanese-Americans Day of Remembrance in the State of Connecticut. The recognition honors the victims of Japanese internment camps, which were created exactly 75 years ago this Sunday. It resulted in the forcible removal and incarceration of over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ...

  6. Gallop On Over To See The New Mini Horses At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    Gallop On Over To See The New Mini Horses At Bridgeport's Beardsley Zoo

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Just in time for the mini-break from school next week, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport has a little idea that’s sure to be a big hit with the kids. New to the zoo family is a pair of miniature horses, diminutive charmers named Nutmeg and Caramel. Guests will find them in an exhibit at the New England Farmyard. “This is a great week to announce our miniature ...

  7. Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A man on moped who was hit by a car and knocked to the ground was in critical condition in Bridgeport Hospital on Saturday, Stratford police said.The accident occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, police said, when a Toyota Camry hit the moped.A police investigation determined that the moped was traveling south on Mary Avenue and ...

  8. Stratford Police: Man Robbed Bank, Attempted To Rob Drug Store In Minutes

    Stratford Police: Man Robbed Bank, Attempted To Rob Drug Store In Minutes

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- A Florida man tried to rob a drug store and robbed a bank in Stratford — all within a span of 15 minutes — but was arrested after crashing a stolen car in Milford, police said.Robert Keith Abel, 54, attempted to rob a Walgreens Pharmacy at 12:45 p.m. Friday and then got $1,200 in a robbery at the Webster Bank at 1 p.m., both in Stratford, police said. Abel was ...

  9. Man Struck By Car In Stratford Suffers Serious Injuries

    Man Struck By Car In Stratford Suffers Serious Injuries

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after he was struck by a car Friday night in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post.It was unclear whether the man was a pedestrian or on a moped when the accident occurred at about8:15 p.m. on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, the Connecticut Post said.Canaan Road was closed with a damaged moped and Volkswagen ...

  10. Fairfield Doctor Who Illegally Prescribed Oxycodone Gets Probation

    Fairfield Doctor Who Illegally Prescribed Oxycodone Gets Probation

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A doctor with an office in Fairfield was sentenced Friday to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service for illegally prescribing oxycodone to an out-of-state couple, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.Dr. Paul Bellofiore, 56, of Trumbull, was also banned from writing prescriptions for controlled substances until Oct. 13 when he was sentenced ...

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