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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. Friends Rally To Help 4-Year-Old Son Of Newtown Woman Killed In Crash

    Friends Rally To Help 4-Year-Old Son Of Newtown Woman Killed In Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Friends of a 27-year-old Newtown woman who died in a motorcycle crash are rallying to help her 4-year-old son while mourning and preparing for her funeral services on Friday. "On April 23, 2017, my dear friend Jackie took her last ride," her friend Ashley Hubbard posted on a GoFundMe page in tribute to her friend, Jackie Schulz.Schulz was killed while ...

  2. Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper Continues Legacy Of Advocate From Stratford

    Watchdog On Water: Soundkeeper Continues Legacy Of Advocate From Stratford

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Environmental groups are joining forces to to support a full-time Soundkeeper advocate dedicated to protecting and restoring Long Island Sound, continuing the legacy of the late Terry Backer of Stratford. Representatives of Soundkeeper Inc. and Connecticut Fund for the Environment and its bi-state program Save the Sound made the announcement Tuesday.Relaunching this ...

  3. State Police: Man Killed On I-95 May Have Been Hit By 'Large Truck'

    State Police: Man Killed On I-95 May Have Been Hit By 'Large Truck'

    GREENWICH, Conn. — State Police are seeking information about an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle on Tuesday morning on I-95 southbound in Greenwich that left an unidentified man dead. State Police are investigating the fatal accident in which "a pedestrian was struck by an unknown vehicle, possibly a large truck," said a statement from Troop G in ...

  4. Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: I-95 Reopens In Greenwich After Pedestrian Fatality

    Update: GREENWICH, Conn. — State police are seeking information on the crash and the as-yet unidentified man who was killed. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.Update: GREENWiCH, Conn. — One lane of I-95 southbound reopened just before noon Tuesday after a fatal accident in Greenwich, DOT said. Traffic delays of over 7 miles are reported back to Exit 13 in Darien, DOT said. ...

  5. Central High In Bridgeport Ranks Among Best Schools In State By U.S. News

    Central High In Bridgeport Ranks Among Best Schools In State By U.S. News

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Eight high schools in Connecticut, including four in Fairfield County, are ranked among the Top 500 in the nation in a report released Tuesday from U.S.News and World Report.The top high schools in the state, which earned a gold ranking in the report, are:Amistad Academy in New Haven, #1 in Connecticut, #20 in NationWeston High School, #2 in Connecticut, #231 in ...

  6. State Reminds Connecticut Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    State Reminds Connecticut Residents: Be Bear Aware In Spring

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — With bear activity increasing in spring, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is reminding residents across Connecticut to beware of black bears. DEEP says residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand. Last year, 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of ...

  7. Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Former Police Chief, Dogs Rescued From Burning Home In Westport

    Updated: WESTPORT, Conn. — A retired police chief suffered minor injuries after he was rescued from a fire Monday morning in the kitchen of his Westport home, according to fire officials. Two dogs were also rescued from the burning home at 189 Cross Highway, said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kronick.  The man rescued from the fire, former Westport Police Chief Ron ...

  8. Judge Sends Bridgeport Drug Trafficker Linked To ODs To Prison For 13 Years

    Judge Sends Bridgeport Drug Trafficker Linked To ODs To Prison For 13 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Bridgeport resident who helped to run a drug-trafficking organization out of his family's deli in the city will be behind federal prison bars for over 13 years, prosecutors said. Bobby "B.O." Gutierrez, 37, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Victor Bolden in Bridgeport to 160 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, ...

  9. Trumbull Police Arrest Teen In Theft Of Car In Stratford, Seek 2nd Suspect

    Trumbull Police Arrest Teen In Theft Of Car In Stratford, Seek 2nd Suspect

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Officers apprehended one teenager in connection with a car stolen out of Stratford but a second escaped early Sunday in Trumbull, police said. The case began at 5 a.m. Sunday when a resident called Trumbull police to report that two males were checking and trying to enter parked cars on Jerusalem Road.When an officer arrived, the resident directed him to where he saw ...

  10. Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    Police Seek To ID Driver Killed In Fiery Crash Of Pickup In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — State police were still working Monday to identify the driver killed in the fiery crash of a pickup truck early Sunday in New Fairfield. The accident happened at about 12:50 a.m. Sunday at 85 Route 39, state police said. The pickup was traveling south when the driver lost control and the truck slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames, state police said. ...

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