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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Murphy: Healthcare Drama Was Distraction As Trump Drags Us Into Another War

    Murphy: Healthcare Drama Was Distraction As Trump Drags Us Into Another War

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Daily Voice welcomes letters to the editor. This piece is from U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.  To the editor: Quietly, while Americans have been focused on the ongoing drama over repealing the Affordable Care Act and the new revelations about the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, President Donald Trump has been busy dramatically expanding the American troop ...

  9. Prostitution Bust At Spa, Uncle's Murder Top Week's News In Bridgeport

    Prostitution Bust At Spa, Uncle's Murder Top Week's News In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – in case you missed it — here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice.Tynisha Hall, a 35-year-old woman charged with murdering her disabled uncle in Bridgeport, bashed him in the back of his head in the bathroom and propped up his dead body with a cigarette in his hand, police said.Guishun Li of ...

  10. Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police Department and the FBI are investigating two suspected pipe bombs found Friday evening in a trailer park in Newtown, police said. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Newtown Police were called to the area of the trailer park at 301 S. Main St. on a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle, police said.  Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Pirhala was shown two ...

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