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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. Police: Renter From Easton Steals $28,000 In Jewelry, Cash From Home

    Police: Renter From Easton Steals $28,000 In Jewelry, Cash From Home

    EASTON, Conn. — A 24-year-old Easton man has been charged with stealing $28,000 in cash and jewelry from a Milford home where he lived as a renter, police said.In December, Milford Police Department received a complaint about missing money and jewelry from a Milford residence.The police investigation led to the arrest of Nicholas Bodine, 24, of 558 Morehouse Road, Easton.Numerous pieces ...

  2. Bridgeport Firefighters Assist At Blaze In Stratford; Two Cars Destroyed

    Bridgeport Firefighters Assist At Blaze In Stratford; Two Cars Destroyed

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two cars and the garage were destroyed and the house was severely damaged in a fire Tuesday morning in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post. No one was home when the fire broke out at the one-story home on North Peters Lane near the Roosevelt Forest at about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, the Post said.No one was injured in the fire, but heavy smoke could be seen in the ...

  3. Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer Ends But Not Before Extending Into CT

    Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer Ends But Not Before Extending Into CT

    Update: Steve Stephens killed himself just before noon Tuesday in Erie, Pa., according to multiple reports. original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The manhunt is now nationwide for a man who posted a video on Facebook as he randomly shot an elderly man to death in Cleveland. Billboards with the suspect's picture and his car are posted along I-95 and in other parts of the state on ...

  4. Two Teens Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Bridgeport Gas Station

    Two Teens Charged With Attempted Carjacking At Bridgeport Gas Station

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two teenagers were arrested after injuring a man while trying to carjack his vehicle at a gas station in downtown Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post said.The incident occurred early Saturday at Park Avenue and State Street as the man pulled into the gas station, police told the Post.One teen got into the passenger seat, and the other teen began punching the driver ...

  5. Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A quick-thinking Stamford police officer stopped a carjacking in progress when she spotted a woman crying in a car Monday afternoon on Long Ridge Road near the Merritt Parkway. At 2:50 p.m. Monday, Officer Anna Edwards was traveling in the Stillwater Road/Long Ridge Road area when a silver vehicle pulled over on the southbound lane of Long Ridge Road. Upon closer ...

  6. Police: Pit Bull Attacks 1-Year-Old In Bridgeport

    Police: Pit Bull Attacks 1-Year-Old In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 1-year-old child mauled by a pit bull was taken to Bridgeport Hospital late Monday afternoon, the Connecticut Post reported. The attack occurred on Bond Street, police told the Post. Police confirmed they were investigating but released no other information, the Post said.Click here to read the story at the Connecticut Post.

  7. 2 Fairfield Teens Among Six Injured In Fiery Crash In Redding

    2 Fairfield Teens Among Six Injured In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — Redding police have identified the six teenagers who were injured in a fiery crash early Friday evening on Route 107, according to the Redding Pilot and police.  The teenagers, who were all “critically and seriously injured,” are, according to the Pilot: Thomas Bull, 18, of Fairfield,  Ryan Capozziello, 18, of Fairfield,Grant Ciccarello, 16 of Redding, Ryan Gombos, 16, ...

  8. Cops: Shelton Man, 51, Arrested After Bragging About Setting House On Fire

    Cops: Shelton Man, 51, Arrested After Bragging About Setting House On Fire

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 51-year-old Shelton man was charged with setting a house on fire after he bragged about it to a neighbor, according to the Connecticut Post.Michael Karolkowski was charged with arson, reckless endangerment, breach of peace and interfering with an officer and held on $250,000 bond, police told the Post.Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. 1 doused the fire in the basement ...

  9. Newtown Police K9 Saint Michael Passes Away Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis

    Newtown Police K9 Saint Michael Passes Away Weeks After Cancer Diagnosis

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police Department was mourning Sunday evening after the death of K9 Officer Saint Michael. Saint Michael had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer during the first week of April. "We sincerely appreciate the medical staff at NVS Animal Hospital of Newtown, for doing everything in their power, to give K9 Saint a fighting chance," the Newtown ...

  10. Let's Dance: Westport's Nile Rodgers Joins Jimmy Fallon On 'SNL'

    Let's Dance: Westport's Nile Rodgers Joins Jimmy Fallon On 'SNL'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — To celebrate the first-ever coast-to-coast broadcast of "Saturday Night Live," guest host Jimmy Fallon led a flash mob in a jubilant performance of David Bowie's classic "Let's Dance." And joining in the segment, which featured Fallon, Harry Styles and dozens of dancers parading through the hallways at 30 Rock, was Westport's Nile Rodgers, who ...

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