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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. Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A GoFundMe effort was launched Thursday afternoon to pay for the memorial service for a 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death just hours earlier in downtown Bridgeport.Bridgeport police identified the victim of the fatal shooting as Max Antoine. He was shot in the torso while crossing McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport after a party at an undisclosed ...

  2. Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — At Starbucks, you get a free drink on your birthday. On Thursday, Heatherly Law made the most of that offer by picking up a special limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino.  The preschool teacher even matched her outfit — and her glittery nail polish — to the multi-colored sugary drink, which has been causing quite a commotion on social media since its debut ...

  3. Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    Fire In Laundry At Westport's Earthplace Ruled An Accident

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The fire at Earthplace in Westport last week that started in a pile of laundry was ruled an accident, according to the Westport News. The animals were all safe after the fire during the early morning of Friday, April 14. The blaze was sparked by the spontaneous combustion of a linseed oil-soaked cloth that was a bin of laundry, the Westport News said.Fire Marshal ...

  4. Bridgeport Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Near McLevy Green

    Bridgeport Police Investigating Fatal Shooting Near McLevy Green

    Update: Bridgeport police have identified the man shot to death at McLevy Green. Click here to read the updated story at Daily Voice.UPDATED: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Stamford man in his 20s was found shot to death across from McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport overnight, according to the Connecticut Post.The block of downtown Bridgeport around McLevy Green was closed to traffic during ...

  5. Stratford's George Marshall, 78, Bridgeport Firefighter

    Stratford's George Marshall, 78, Bridgeport Firefighter

    STRATFORD, Conn. — George S. Marshall, a Stratford resident and retired Bridgeport firefighter, died April 16 at Bridgeport Hospital. He was 78. Marshall served in the Bridgeport Fire Department for over 25 years and was a U.S. Marine veteran. He was an avid reader and enjoyed going to lunch with family and friends. Marshall was born in Bridgeport to Robert and Rosemary Marshall. He was ...

  6. Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man was charged with driving up to a girl, grabbing her by the wrist wrist and asking her to get into his car on Tuesday evening, police said. The incident at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, was interrupted by Officer Michael Sellas, who was patrolling on Chestnut Street, police said. He saw suspicious activity in the area of 57 Chestnut St. and approached in his ...

  7. Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man was taken into custody by federal immigration officials Wednesday while he was in the Danbury courthouse for a pretrial hearing on a sex assault charge, according to the News-Times. Danbury resident Jonathan Rubio, 23, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after he gave alcohol to a 15-year-old girl and raped her, prosecutors ...

  8. More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Experts with the state's tick-testing program are warning of "higher tick abundance" across Connecticut this spring — and they say more are infected with the agent that causes Lyme disease.     “We have received over 450 ticks so far this year," said Dr. Goudarz Molaei, who directs the tick-testing program at the Connecticut Agricultural ...

  9. Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Newtown man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Tuesday afternoon in Sandy Hook, police said. Officers responded at 5:26 p.m. April 18, to a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 195 Riverside Road, police said. The operator and only rider on the bike was identified as Martin Amidon of Glover Lane in Newtown, police said.Related story: Report: Man killed ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man will serve nearly six years behind bars for stealing a safe filled with guns from a Shelton home, trading five of the weapons for heroin and leaving two firearms at home, one of which his stepson took to school, prosecutors said. Walter Gonzalez, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to 71 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said ...

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