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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. 'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Democrats who represent Connecticut in Washington, D.C., cheered Friday afternoon when the House vote was canceled on President Donald Trump's health care plan, with one senator calling it "a massive failure."House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the plug on the American Health Care Act, the Republican substitute for Obamacare, with Trump's agreement ...

  2. Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman charged with murdering her disabled uncle in Bridgeport slammed him in the back of his head and propped up his body with a cigarette in his hand, according to the Connecticut Post. Tynisha Hall, 35, was arraigned Friday in Superior Court on charges of murder, tampering with evidence and interfering with police. At the hearing, her bond was reduced from ...

  3. Home In Bridgeport Heavily Damaged In Smoky Fire

    Home In Bridgeport Heavily Damaged In Smoky Fire

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A two-and-a-half-story home on Whitney Avenue in Bridgeport was heavily damaged in a smoky fire Friday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post. Heavy smoke was pouring out of the home when firefighters arrived after 1 p.m., the Post said. It took about 40 minutes to knock down the fire, which was on the second and third floors, the Connecticut Post said.No one ...

  4. Shelton Man, 58, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

    Shelton Man, 58, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 58-year-old Shelton man was arrested after state police found more than 250 images and over a dozen videos of child pornography on his computers, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Richard Dore, 58, was charged March 9 and appeared in court Tuesday on charges of with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene ...

  5. Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    DANBURY, Conn. — Kassie Mendes, a Quinnipiac University sophomore from Danbury, was close enough to the terror attack in London on Wednesday to hear the sirens, she told NBC Connecticut. “I knew coming over here that I ran the risk of something like this happening," Mendes, who has wanted to study in London since she was 13, told NBC 30.Mendes and the other 12 Quinnipiac students ...

  6. 5-Year-Old Geography Whiz From Stratford Stars In Meet-Cute Moment On Ellen

    5-Year-Old Geography Whiz From Stratford Stars In Meet-Cute Moment On Ellen

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Nate Seltzer, a 5-year-old geography genius from Stratford, may have met his match in a return appearance on  “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”In a behind-the-scenes clip, Nate meets another 5-year-old expert, Brielle Milla, a girl from Salinas, Calif., who loves the periodic table of the elements. The memorable meeting of the kid experts, which was broadcast on Thursday, ...

  7. Mom Of Dead Baby Boy Found In Reservoir Contacts Connecticut State Police

    Mom Of Dead Baby Boy Found In Reservoir Contacts Connecticut State Police

    HARWINTON, Conn. — The mother of an infant found dead in an upstate reservoir is working with detectives in the investigation and has received medical care, State Police said Thursday in an update on a case that shocked Connecticut earlier this week. The infant has been identified as a boy, born about one to two weeks ago, state police said. The mother, a Connecticut resident, came ...

  8. Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    Drug Trafficker Busted In High-Speed I-95 Chase Gets 52 Months In Prison

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who crashed while leading police on a chase at speeds over 110 mph on I-95 last May after a drug buy was sentenced to 52 months in federal prison for drug trafficking, prosecutors said.Antonio Freeland, also known as “Frezzie,” 27, of Burlington, N.C., was also sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of ...

  9. Fairfield Psychiatrist Gets 26 Months For Illegal Drug Sales To Patients

    Fairfield Psychiatrist Gets 26 Months For Illegal Drug Sales To Patients

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Milford psychiatrist who lives in Fairfield will spend 26 months behind bars for illegally distributing Adderall and Xanax to his patients, federal prosecutors said. Dr. Ljudmil Kljusev was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. Kljusev also faces three years of supervised release after his ...

  10. Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    Silver Alert Issued For Missing 11-Year-Old Stamford Girl

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 11-year-old Stamford girl who has not been seen since Tuesday. Stamford police are searching for Amorah Ferrell, who is listed as an endangered runaway on the Silver Alert.Amorah has black hair and brown eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Amorah is asked to call ...

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