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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. Silver Alerts Issued For Missing Brother, Sister From Bridgeport

    Silver Alerts Issued For Missing Brother, Sister From Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Silver Alerts have been issued for a teenage brother and sister from Bridgeport who have have gone missing, according to WTNH-TV.Bridgeport Police are seeking 15-year-old Zaire Hill and 13-year-old Genesis Hill, who they believe are together, WTNH said. Anyone with information about the siblings is asked to call Bridgeport Police at 203-581-5293.Click here to see the ...

  2. Fire Breaks Out In Building On Campus Of Fairfield University

    Fire Breaks Out In Building On Campus Of Fairfield University

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A trash fire broke out in the empty Central Utilities Facility building on the Fairfield University campus on Sunday morning, drawing 10 fire units from town to tackle the smoky blaze. At 8:48 a.m., the Fairfield Fire Department received a report of an automatic fire alarm from the CUF building, said Assistant Chief Roger Caisse.On-duty Fairfield University ...

  3. Memorial Day Washout? Here's The Holiday Forecast, Bridgeport

    Memorial Day Washout? Here's The Holiday Forecast, Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's just a day away from the unofficial start of summer, and the weather forecast for Memorial Day is a soggy one for Fairfield County. There is an 80 percent chance of rain for Monday, which could spoil plans for parades and barbecues on the holiday, according to the National Weather Service.The weather will be better — if cloudy — on Sunday, with a high ...

  4. Arrest In Baby Death, Cop Busted On Drug Charges Top The News In Bridgeport

    Arrest In Baby Death, Cop Busted On Drug Charges Top The News In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A Fairfield police narcotics detective was charged with stealing drugs from the department, and a newborn baby was found alive behind a grocery store in Danbury. Those were two of the top stories this past week in Fairfield County. Here are some of the top stories: Detective Stephen Rilling, 40, the Head Narcotics Investigator for Fairfield police since April ...

  5. Experience Camps Of Westport Gets $70K To Help Grieving Children

    Experience Camps Of Westport Gets $70K To Help Grieving Children

    WESTPORT, Conn. – A Little HOPE Inc., a national nonprofit dedicated to finding innovative ways to help children grieve, has given Westport-based Experience Camps a grant of $70,000 to expand across the country.Experience Camps provide free one-week camps for children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. Along with swimming, arts and crafts, and team ...

  6. Stratford Man, 44, Killed In Rollover Crash On Parkway

    Stratford Man, 44, Killed In Rollover Crash On Parkway

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man was identified as the driver killed after he was ejected from his SUV in a rollover crash on Saturday afternoon on the Wilbur Cross Parkway/Route 15, according to state police.   Michael Zawadski, 44, was southbound in a 1998 GMC Jimmy on Route 15 between exits 57 and 56 in Orange at 4:15 p.m. when the crash occurred, state police said.A 2002 ...

  7. One Killed, One Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    One Killed, One Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old man was killed and a second person was injured in a shooting Saturday evening in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post. The shooting occurred at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on Garibaldi Avenue, police told the Connecticut Post. The identity of the victim, who died at Bridgeport Hospital, was withheld pending notification of his family, the Post said.Two ...

  8. 3 Fatalities Reported On Connecticut Highways At Start Of Holiday Weekend

    3 Fatalities Reported On Connecticut Highways At Start Of Holiday Weekend

    Three people had been killed in two crashes on Connecticut's highways as of Saturday afternoon, state police said. That makes this year's Memorial Day weekend more deadly than 2016. One person died after being ejected from a car in a rollover crash on the southbound Wilbur Cross Parkway/Route 15 in Orange, the Connecticut Post said. One person was injured in the crash at 4:35 p.m. ...

  9. Move Over: Drunken Driver Slams Into Cruiser, Connecticut State Police Say

    Move Over: Drunken Driver Slams Into Cruiser, Connecticut State Police Say

    Connecticut State Police are reminding drivers statewide to slow down and move over after a van slammed into a cruiser stopped for traffic service with its lights activated. The overnight crash happened at 1:02 a.m. Saturday in left lane of I-395 south, state police said.   The cruiser, which was working with DOT crews, was stopped in the left lane of three lanes just north of the Exit ...

  10. Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    Mother Of Newborn Boy Walked Into Danbury Police Station

    DANBURY, Conn. — Five days after a newborn boy was abandoned behind a Main Street store, the baby's mother walked into the lobby of the Danbury Police Department. Officers had been searching for her since they received a 911 call at 11:38 p.m. Sunday reporting the discovery of a baby, wrapped in women's clothing, behind the grocery store at 397 Main St.The woman walked into the lobby at ...

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