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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. Fire Heavily Damages Stratford Home, Forces Out Residents

    Fire Heavily Damages Stratford Home, Forces Out Residents

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Six adults were forced out by a fire late Sunday that heavily damaged their Stratford home, according to the Red Cross. The fire was in a home at 265 Peace St. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family’s immediate needs, but no injuries were reported.A second floor bedroom was destroyed by the fire, and two other rooms were severely damaged by smoke and ...

  2. Family Mourns Death Of Man, 51, Whose Body Was Found In Stamford Harbor

    Family Mourns Death Of Man, 51, Whose Body Was Found In Stamford Harbor

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The family of a 51-year-old man from Harrison, N.Y., who went overboard and died in Stamford Harbor late Saturday are mourning his death while looking for answers, according to a report from LoHud.com. The man was identified as Jose Diaz by his ex-wife Michelle Soriano, who said he knew his way around on boats, LoHud.com reported.Diaz was pulled from the water early ...

  3. Bethel Man, 51, Gets 5 Years In Prison For Role In 2 Fatal Drug ODs

    Bethel Man, 51, Gets 5 Years In Prison For Role In 2 Fatal Drug ODs

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 51-year-old Bethel man will spend five years behind bars in connection with the fatal drug overdoses of two people — including one who died in his bedroom, prosecutors said. Paul Mignani, who was sentenced last week, will also serve three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.  On March 28, Mignani waived his right to be indicted and pleaded ...

  4. Diocese Of Bridgeport Celebrates As It Ordains Three New Priests

    Diocese Of Bridgeport Celebrates As It Ordains Three New Priests

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Nearly 700 family, friends and priests celebrated Saturday as three new priests were ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of Bridgeport. The ordination was celebrated in a Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport with Bishop Frank Caggiano.Thew new priests are the Revs. Harry Prieto, José Vasquez, and Timothy Iannacone.All three priests celebrated their ...

  5. Are You Missing Someone? Lost Dog Found In Lordship Area

    Are You Missing Someone? Lost Dog Found In Lordship Area

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A lost dog was found on Baxter Street in the Lordship section of Stratford, reports the Stratford, CT: Lost/Found/Impounded Pets page on Facebook. When found, she was wet, shaking and very tired, according to the Facebook post. A number of comments on the post say this may be an older dog. If anyone has any information on her or if she is your dog, she is with Animal ...

  6. New Fairfield Man Killed In Overnight Crash Into Trailer On I-84

    New Fairfield Man Killed In Overnight Crash Into Trailer On I-84

    BETHEL, Conn. — A New Fairfield man was killed early Sunday when his car slammed into another vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder of  Interstate 84 westbound, according to state police.The crash occurred just after midnight near Exit 9 in Bethel, police said.  Kurtis Liska, 27, of New Fairfield, was driving a GMC Sierra in the right lane when he drifted onto the right ...

  7. Tanker Truck Rolls Over, Spills Antifreeze Across I-95 In Bridgeport

    Tanker Truck Rolls Over, Spills Antifreeze Across I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Traffic was jammed for hours after a tanker truck carrying antifreeze rolled over in a multi-vehicle accident on I-95 north in Bridgeport early Sunday evening, state police said. Immediately after the crash, northbound I-95 was closed in the vicinity of the crash, which was between exits 27 and 27A in Bridgeport, state police said. Eventually, one lane was reopened ...

  8. 1 Person Injured When Sailboat Slams Into Another Boat Off Coast Of Darien

    1 Person Injured When Sailboat Slams Into Another Boat Off Coast Of Darien

    Darien, Conn. – One person was seriously injured when a sailboat with no one at the controls ran into an anchored boat whose occupants were fishing Sunday morning off the coast of Darien, police said.  The collision was reported at 9:45 a.m. about 1 mile west of Greens Ledge Lighthouse on Long Island Sound, Darien Police Detective James Palmieri said in a statement. The 33-foot sailboat ...

  9. Boater Drowns After Falling Overboard Into Stamford Harbor

    Boater Drowns After Falling Overboard Into Stamford Harbor

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 51-year-old man from Harrison, N.Y., drowned after falling overboard in Stamford Harbor late Saturday night, according to Stamford fire officials and multiple media reports. Rescuers had searched the waters for the man for nearly an hour into early Sunday. Boaters noticed the man was missing from their 38-foot cabin cruiser as they approached the docks in Stamford ...

  10. Lane Reopens As Cleanup Continues On I-95 In Bridgeport After Rollover

    Lane Reopens As Cleanup Continues On I-95 In Bridgeport After Rollover

    updated: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One lane of I-95 had reopened by late Sunday as cleanup continued from a tractor-trailer rollover between exits 27 and 27A in Bridgeport that spilled antifreeze on the highway, state police said.The crash at about 6:20 p.m. involved several vehicles and caused traffic delays for hours, state police said. State police were on the scene along wth officials ...

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