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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. Two-Car Crash Blocks Lanes On The Merritt In Trumbull

    Two-Car Crash Blocks Lanes On The Merritt In Trumbull

    UPDATE: The crash scene on the Merritt Parkway has been cleared. TRUMBULL, Conn. — A two-crash on the Merritt Parkway is causing delays in the Trumbull area on Monday morning, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The two-vehicle is on the southbound of the Merritt between Exits 48 and 47. The right lane is closed in the area.Delays are reported back past Route ...

  2. Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Barn In New Canaan

    Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Barn In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Flames soared 40 feet into the area as a three-alarm fire completely destroyed a barn in New Canaan on Sunday night, according to the New Canaan Advertiser. The 1,472-square-foot barn was located at 986 South Ave. on a property with a house built in 1790, according to the Advertiser.Blowing embers sparked small fires on three neighboring structures and in nearby ...

  3. This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    There's no doubt Americans are passionate about fast food, but which chain is the favorite?Business Insider and Foursquare teamed up to determine the most popular fast-food chain in each state. And the hands down winner was Chick-fil-A, which is No. 1 in 40 states, including Connecticut.That might come as a surprise in Connecticut, where there are only eight:Brookfield, Danbury Fair ...

  4. Bridgeport Police Investigate Three Armed Robberies Over Weekend

    Bridgeport Police Investigate Three Armed Robberies Over Weekend

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police are investigating three armed robberies that occurred over the weekend, according to the Connecticut Post. The robberies at gunpoint included:A restaurant on East Main Street on Saturday afternoon by two men;A BP gas station on North Avenue by a woman on Saturday; andA delivery man at 300 Remington St early Sunday. No injuries were reported, the ...

  5. Monroe Police Investigate Two Crashes After Drivers Fled The Scene

    Monroe Police Investigate Two Crashes After Drivers Fled The Scene

    MONROE, Conn. — Monroe police were investigating two accidents in which the drivers fled the scene — making an arrest in one crash and looking for a suspect in the other, according to the Monroe Courier. Early Monday, Oct. 9, a car flipped onto its side in a one-car crash on Route 34, knocked over two pedestrian yield signs and hit a tree, the Courier said.The driver fled the scene, and ...

  6. As Family Calls For Action, Bridgeport Police Work To Make Arrest In Murder

    As Family Calls For Action, Bridgeport Police Work To Make Arrest In Murder

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn — Six months after a Stamford man was shot to death in downtown Bridgeport, friends, family and community leaders rallied on McLevy Green on Saturday to demand answers and an arrest in the case.But on that same day, the Bridgeport police said they were near making an arrest in the shooting death of 33-year-old Max Antoine on April 20, according to the Connecticut ...

  7. Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Bridgeport As Drought Conditions Return

    Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Bridgeport As Drought Conditions Return

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As moderate drought conditions return during a stretch of warm, dry fall weather, Connecticut has issued a “high alert” for forest fires this weekend for Fairfield County. The high warning is also in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex Counties.Abnormally mild and dry weather will continue through the weekend as high ...

  8. Jeopardy Contest, Murder Of Hero Barber Top The Week's News In Bridgeport

    Jeopardy Contest, Murder Of Hero Barber Top The Week's News In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — In case you missed it, here are the top stories of the past week in Fairfield County, as reported by Daily Voice. Fans of the fast-food eatery Chick-Fil-A lined up early and camped out at the chain's newest location in Norwalk. The first 100 won free food for a year as crowds turned out to enjoy the new restaurant.The fourth time’s a charm for former WPKN-FM ...

  9. 82-Year-Old Woman Crashes Into Parked Cars In Stamford; Man Critically Hurt

    82-Year-Old Woman Crashes Into Parked Cars In Stamford; Man Critically Hurt

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A man was critically injured when he became trapped under a car after an elderly woman crashed into multiple vehicles in the parking lot of a Stamford apartment complex, the Stamford Advocate said.    The 82-year-old woman struck a dozen parked cars at a high rate of speed at about 8:10 a.m. at the Fountain Terrace apartment complex on Strawberry Hill Avenue, the ...

  10. Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield police K-9 helped to find and rescue two lost elderly hikers late Friday in Ansonia, according to a Facebook post.  Police K-9 Maverick and his handler conducted an extensive search in a forest for the two lost hikers, the post said. The search was successful, and the couple was located safe and sound, the Facebook post said.The Fairfield police also ...

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