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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. Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    Five More Billionaires: Connecticut Adds To Forbes List Of Richest In World

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Forbes rolled out its 2017 list of richest people in the world — with Bill Gates at the top again — the number of heralded Connecticut residents has risen from 12 last year to 17 this year. The two richest men in Connecticut — Greenwich residents Ray Dalio and Steve Cohen — are also among the 100 richest people in the world.Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, ...

  2. Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    Firefighter, Two Others Sent To Hospital After Blaze In Georgetown Barn

    WILTON, Conn. — Three people, including a firefighter, were sent to the hospital after a barn fire in the Georgetown section of Wilton late Sunday, according to NBC Connecticut.Fire crews from several area towns battled the two-alarm blaze, which began at about 7 p.m. in a barn on Church Street, NBC Connecticut said.Members of the Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer ...

  3. Monroe Volunteer Firefighter, 18, Charged With Burglary, Assault In Newtown

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighter, 18, Charged With Burglary, Assault In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two teenagers were arrested after breaking into a Newtown home and assaulting a resident early Saturday, police said. One suspect arrested was Brian Anthony Carriero, 18, who is a volunteer firefighter in Monroe, where he lives. A 17-year-old male was also arrested, but was not identified because he is a juvenile, police said. At 3:23 a.m. March 18, Newtown police ...

  4. Westport Cops: Man Asked To Buy One Cigarette, Then Attacked Clerk, Patron

    Westport Cops: Man Asked To Buy One Cigarette, Then Attacked Clerk, Patron

    WESTPORT, Conn. — After a Stratford man was told he couldn't buy just one cigarette at a Westport gas station, he attacked the clerk and an elderly man who tried to call 911 early Sunday, Westport police said.The incident began at 4:30 a.m. Sunday when officers responded to a 911 hangup call from the Exxon gas station at 1510 Post Road E., police said. When Westport Officer David Perez ...

  5. 18-Year-Old Hit In Head Dies After Shooting Outside Bridgeport Apartments

    18-Year-Old Hit In Head Dies After Shooting Outside Bridgeport Apartments

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — An 18-year-old who was hit in the head in a shooting Saturday outside a Bridgeport apartment complex has died of his injuries, according to the Connecticut Post.The 19-year-old suspect in the shooting, in which a second 18-year-old was hit multiple times, was in custody in Waterbury in an unrelated robbery there, police told the Post on Sunday.Gregory Francilme died ...

  6. Panhandler From Bridgeport Busted At Westport Train Station With Taser

    Panhandler From Bridgeport Busted At Westport Train Station With Taser

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 53-year-old panhandler from Bridgeport was arrested Friday at the Westport Train Station after officers found a taser in his jacket pocket, police said.Westport Officer Taylor Field responded at about 4 p.m. on a report of a suspicious person asking commuters for money as they got off the train, police said. When Field found Frazier at the train station, the ...

  7. Family Of Four Displaced By Fire In Stratford Home

    Family Of Four Displaced By Fire In Stratford Home

    STRATFORD, Conn. — No one was injured but a family of four was displaced by a fire in their Stratford home early Saturday, according to Patch.com.The fire, reported shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday at at 584 Woodend Road, was contained to a second-floor bedroom, Patch.com said. But the entire second floor sustained smoke and heat damage, while the first floor saw moderate smoke damage, the ...

  8. 10-Car Pileup, Death Of Man In River, Blizzard Top News In Bridgeport

    10-Car Pileup, Death Of Man In River, Blizzard Top News In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.A massive 10-vehicle chain-reaction pileup began as drivers swerved to try to avoid a light pole that had been knocked onto the travel lanes of I-95 in Fairfield in a previous crash overnight Tuesday, state police said. One man, who ...

  9. 'Ellen' Puts 5-Year-Old From Stratford On The Map For His Geography Skills

    'Ellen' Puts 5-Year-Old From Stratford On The Map For His Geography Skills

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Nate Seltzer, a 5-year-old from Stratford, wowed the crowd at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with his encyclopedic knowledge of geography and his joke about Donald Trump. Nate, who is obsessed with maps and geography, appeared on the show earlier this week, and the video (above) has over 835,000 views on YouTube.  To cheers from the crowd, Nate revealed his favorite ...

  10. Afternoon Shooting Sends Two Teens To The Hospital In Bridgeport

    Afternoon Shooting Sends Two Teens To The Hospital In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two 19-year-old men were sent to St. Vincent's Hospital — one in critical condition — after a shooting Saturday afternoon in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post.The teen in critical condition was shot in the head, and the other teen was shot multiple times but was expected to survive, police told the Post after the shooting behind 201 Bretton St. There was ...

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