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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. 23-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge

    23-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to federal charges of heroin possession, prosecutors said. Jovanni Reyes made his plea before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly. In late 2016, Bridgeport Police made three controlled purchases of ...

  2. 3 Officers Honored For Making Bridgeport Safer With 'Exceptional' Arrests

    3 Officers Honored For Making Bridgeport Safer With 'Exceptional' Arrests

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Three Bridgeport police officers were given the department's first merit awards for making “exceptional” arrests of felons who posed a danger to the community. The Merit Award for Excellent Arrest was presented on Tuesday, Oct. 17, by Police Chief AJ Perez with the Board of Police Commissioners.The officers who received the Excellent Arrest Awards were Officer ...

  3. Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Update: Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is now open. Click here for a story from Daily Voice on the grand opening.NORWALK, Conn. — Lyle Allen and Jes Ritchie of East Norwalk were so excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that they camped out for 24 hours before the grand opening on Thursday morning. Their dedication — and willingness to camp in the parking lot at 467 Connecticut Ave. — paid off. ...

  4. Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man is facing an assault charge after he dragged a kid at a Milford beach to the water and dunked him underwater several times, police said. Jermaine Lewis, 39, of Waterbury, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault and risk of injury. Lewis is accused of "dragging a juvenile into the beach water ...

  5. Drug Dealer Busted In Bridgeport Gets Prison For Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

    Drug Dealer Busted In Bridgeport Gets Prison For Illegally Re-Entering U.S.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A citizen of the Dominican Republic who was caught distributing heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in Bridgeport has been sentenced to prison for illegally re-entering the U.S. after he was deported, prosecutors said. Luis Manuel Rodriguez Burgos, 36, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport, said U.S. ...

  6. Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    MONROE, Conn. — A 33-year-old Trumbull man was arrested Wednesday in an armed robbery at a bank in Monroe last month, police said.   Joseph Grosso was charged in the robbery of the People’s United Bank at 435 Main St. in Monroe on Sept. 14, police said. During the robbery, a handgun was displayed and over $11,000 was stolen, said Monroe police Lt. Stephen Corrone.Related story: Seen ...

  7. State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    Republican and Democratic state lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have reached a tentative state budget deal, according to the Hartford Courant. The lawmakers offered few details, but said the tentative deal was reached after days of closed-door meetings at the Capitol in Hartford, the Courant said. The deal was made without major input by Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Courant ...

  8. Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The Fairfield teenager who was behind the wheel in a fiery rollover crash that sent him and his five teen passengers to the hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Easton Courier.   Ryan Capozziello, 18, lost control of the Jeep, which rolled, hit two trees and caught fire, the Easton Courier said.Capozziello turned himself ...

  9. Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Update: The first campers in line say the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is worth the wait. Click here for the story from Daily Voice. And click here for the story on the grand opening.  NORWALK, Conn. — The first Chick-fil-A in Norwalk doesn’t open until Thursday, but that didn’t stop the line from beginning to form before dawn on Wednesday for the grand opening. About 20 people arrived at ...

  10. It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Looking for seasonal work? McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire 1,200 restaurant employees in Connecticut. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of McDonald’s shows that 67 percent of Millennials will look for a seasonal job.Knowing more than half of hires at company-owned restaurants are 24 years old or younger, ...

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