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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. Dense Fog Expected Overnight In Bridgeport, May Hinder Morning Commute

    Dense Fog Expected Overnight In Bridgeport, May Hinder Morning Commute

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — After a dreary day, patchy dense fog will develop late Monday night across Fairfield County, potentially causing hazardous driving conditions through the Tuesday morning commute, the National Weather Service said. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect from midnight until noon Tuesday. Visibilities will be a quarter-mile or less at times, which could make travel ...

  2. Shelton Mom Charged With Hiding Stolen Items In Daughter's Toy Stroller

    Shelton Mom Charged With Hiding Stolen Items In Daughter's Toy Stroller

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 24-year-old Shelton woman hid hundreds of dollars worth of stolen merchandise in daughter’s toy stroller in a shoplifting scheme in Macy’s on Saturday night, Milford police said.Colleen Daly of 132 Spring Glen was charged with fifth-degree larceny, risk of injury and interfering with arrest. Police were called to the Macy's in the Connecticut Post Mall at 1201 Boston ...

  3. Trumbull High School Bus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    Trumbull High School Bus Evacuated After Bomb Threat

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A school bus carrying Trumbull High students was stopped and evacuated Monday afternoon after a possible bomb threat, Trumbull police said.   Trumbull Police closed a portion of Booth Hill Road for the evacuation at about 3 p.m. Monday after receiving an erroneous report of a possible bomb on the bus.Officers tracked down the source of the report and learned that it ...

  4. Truck Rollover, Fallen Wires Close Black Rock Turnpike In Fairfield

    Truck Rollover, Fallen Wires Close Black Rock Turnpike In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Black Rock Turnpike/Route 58  was closed in both directions Monday afternoon at Rock Ridge Road in Fairfield after a truck accident took out a utility pole and wires, according to the Department of Transportation. The crash was first reported at 1:33 p.m. Monday by DOT.The truck rolled over a guard rail and pulled down a utility pole and wires, according to the ...

  5. Gas Leak Forces Students From Stratford's Second Hill Lane School

    Gas Leak Forces Students From Stratford's Second Hill Lane School

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A gas leak forced the evacuation of students and staff from Second Hill Lane Elementary School in Stratford, according to multiple media reports.Everyone was safely moved to the nearby Our Lady of Grace Church, and gas company crews and firefighters were at the school at 65 Second Hill Lane, according to NBC Connecticut.The leak was reported after 9 a.m., and ...

  6. Fire Crews Tackle Blaze In Shelton Condo

    Fire Crews Tackle Blaze In Shelton Condo

    SHELTON, Conn. — Firefighters doused a blaze in a four-unit condominium building in Shelton on Monday morning, according to the Connecticut Post.A heavy fire was reported coming from a second-floor window above a garage at 6 Acorn Hollow in the Tamarack Ridge complex at 5 a.m., the Post said.Firefighters knocked down the blaze by 6 a.m., and an investigation was underway at the condo, ...

  7. Protesters Make Big Stink About Tax Loopholes For Billionaires In Greenwich

    Protesters Make Big Stink About Tax Loopholes For Billionaires In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Members of the Working Families Organization descended on Greenwich on Saturday with an unusual task: They delivered invoices to the estates of billionaire hedge fund managers and private equity managers as they called for an end to tax loopholes for the wealthy.The group of about 30 protesters traveled by bus from Bridgeport to Greenwich for the event, which they ...

  8. Police: Three Shot During Dispute Over Stolen Dirt Bike In Bridgeport

    Police: Three Shot During Dispute Over Stolen Dirt Bike In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Gunfire rang out during a dispute over a stolen dirt bike, injuring three males, on Sunday afternoon in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post.  One victim was shot in the foot and two in the abdomen during the 3:30 p.m. dispute on Trumbull Avenue, the Connecticut Post said. They were taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Bridgeport Hospital by private ...

  9. Grab Your Umbrella: Rain, Drizzle, Fog Dominate Forecast In Bridgeport

    Grab Your Umbrella: Rain, Drizzle, Fog Dominate Forecast In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It looks like the weekend's dreary weather will stick around for another few days in Fairfield County, according to the National Weather Service.Rain, drizzle and fog were on tap for the overnight as a warm front slowly approaches from the south. Temperatures will remain nearly steady or slowly rise overnight to the upper 30s to lower 40s.By Monday, a weak area ...

  10. Bill Seeks To Protect Long Island Sound, Stop Trump's $65M Cut In Funding

    Bill Seeks To Protect Long Island Sound, Stop Trump's $65M Cut In Funding

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Three lawmakers from Connecticut are part of an effort to stop the Trump administration from slashing $65 million a year in funds used to protect and restore Long Island Sound.“This legislation is essential to future restoration efforts, especially in light of the Trump Administration’s plan to eliminate EPA funding for the Sound," said U.S. Rep. Rosa ...

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