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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. 69-Year-Old Man Hurt After He Falls Overboard Near Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    69-Year-Old Man Hurt After He Falls Overboard Near Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 69-year-old man suffered cuts when he fell out of a malfunctioning boat and was hit by the propeller while he was fishing Sunday afternoon off the coast of Fairfield, according to police and media reports. Marine units from the Fairfield and Westport police departments assisted the boater in the water of Long Island Sound near Penfield Reef Lighthouse. When officers ...

  2. Fairfield American Falls, 6-3, To Texas In Little League World Series

    Fairfield American Falls, 6-3, To Texas In Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It was a tough loss Sunday for Fairfield American as the boys from Connecticut lost to Texas, 6-3, in their second game of the Little League World Series.Christian Mumphrey led the drive for Lufkin, Texas, hitting two home runs as the Southwest champions moved on step closer to the title game. It was the first tournament loss for Fairfield American, which had 19 ...

  3. Top Stories In Bridgeport: Mother & Daughter Tase Clerk, Arrests In Murders

    Top Stories In Bridgeport: Mother & Daughter Tase Clerk, Arrests In Murders

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Many of the top stories this past week in Fairfield County involved arrests in serious crimes. Two teens were charged with felony murder in Danbury, a Stratford man was charged with manslaughter in the death of his niece and a family of four were charged in the murder of a Bridgeport man. And a woman and her young daughter were charged with using a taser on a ...

  4. Fairfield American Steps To The Plate Sunday For Game 2 Of World Series

    Fairfield American Steps To The Plate Sunday For Game 2 Of World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- The boys on the Fairfield American team will continue their storied summer as they take the field Sunday morning for their second game in the Little League World Series.  The game is scheduled for 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Pa. Fairfield American, the New England champions, will take on the team from Lufkin, Texas, the Southwest ...

  5. Injured Jet Skier Rescued From Housatonic River By Shelton Firefighters

    Injured Jet Skier Rescued From Housatonic River By Shelton Firefighters

    SHELTON, Conn. — A person injured in a jet ski collision was found clinging to the boat of a Good Samaritan on Saturday in the Housatonic River, according to the Shelton Fire Department. The accident happened near the Sikorsky Bridge, according to a Facebook post.  While out on the water, members of Marine 1 Company 4 were able to pull the man from the water and transport him to the ...

  6. Driver Sent To Hospital After Rollover Crash On Route 8

    Driver Sent To Hospital After Rollover Crash On Route 8

    SHELTON, Conn. — A person was ejected from a car during a rollover crash on Route 8 in Shelton late Friday afternoon, according to a Facebook post from Echo Hose and Fire Company. At 4:53 p.m., fire companies responded to the motor vehicle accident on Route 8 south near Exit 11, the post said. Squad 1 and Engine 2 found a vehicle that rolled over with the occupant ejected. The person ...

  7. Downed Tree Takes Out Power Lines In Shelton

    Downed Tree Takes Out Power Lines In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — The Huntington Fire Co. responded to a call that was close to home as they were returning Thursday night to "3 House," according to a Facebook post.They were dispatched to a tree down with live wires across Huntington Street, the post said.  A crew from United Illuminated arrived shortly thereafter to repair the damage, and the road was reopened.

  8. Pedestrian Killed On High Ridge Road ID'd As 89-Year-Old Stamford Man

    Pedestrian Killed On High Ridge Road ID'd As 89-Year-Old Stamford Man

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The man who was struck and killed late Thursday while crossing High Ridge Road has been identified as an 89-year-old neighborhood resident, the Advocate said. Sanh Truong, of Square Acre Drive, was not in a crosswalk when he was hit by a Toyota Prius while crossing from west to east near Burger King at 11:25 p.m., the Advocate said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, ...

  9. Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The bodies of two missing men — who had been fishing at Penfield Reef in Fairfield when they were swept out into Long Island Sound — were recovered Saturday afternoon, according to media reports. A group of four men from Yonkers, N.Y., had been fishing together — with three were in the water and one on the beach, Police Chief Gary MacNamara told the Connecticut ...

  10. Will You Be Playing, Bridgeport? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Will You Be Playing, Bridgeport? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Feeling lucky? Connecticut residents are lining up to buy Powerball tickets as the jackpot for Saturday's drawing jumped to $535 million.But if you won, the $535 million jackpot would have a cash payout of $340.1 million.The jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game’s history. The jackpot has jumped $25 million as sales soared after no winning ticket was sold for last Wednesday's ...

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