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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. Winter's Last Blast? Snowfall Total Uncertain As Storm Heads To Bridgeport

    Winter's Last Blast? Snowfall Total Uncertain As Storm Heads To Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's hard to believe that Monday is the first day of spring with the remains of this week's blizzard piled up. And winter will make one last blast this weekend — it's just not certain how much snow it will bring across Fairfield County. There is still some uncertainty surrounding the projected snowfall totals for the storm that will impact the area Saturday ...

  2. Connecticut State Police: Shattered Windshield Shows Danger Of Ice Missiles

    Connecticut State Police: Shattered Windshield Shows Danger Of Ice Missiles

    It's been 3 days since the snow storm, yet it's still happening......flying ice from a vehicle traveling WESTBOUND on Route 6 in Andover smashed the windshield of a Tractor Trailer traveling EASTBOUND on Route 6. Clear vehicles of all ice and snow!An ice missile that flew off another vehicle smashed through a tractor trailer windshield in Andover on Friday.While it's been three days ...

  3. Police: On-Duty Security Guard Mugged, Assaulted In Trumbull

    Police: On-Duty Security Guard Mugged, Assaulted In Trumbull

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Trumbull Police are investigating the assault and attempted robbery of an on-duty private security guard in the Oakview Drive area of town.The guard stopped behind a silver Toyota Corolla parked near 100 Oakview Drive at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, police said. As the security guard got out of his vehicle, the driver of the Toyota approached and asked for a light, police ...

  4. Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Bridgeport

    Pizza Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint in Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A carjacker took the car of a pizza delivery driver at gunpoint in Bridgeport and was then involved in two hit-and-run crashes, NBC Connecticut reported.The incident happened earlier this week on Westfield Avenue, NBC Connecticut reported.Police have not found the vehicle or the carjacker but are continuing to investigate, NBC Connecticut said.Click here to read the ...

  5. Woman Found Not Guilty Of Killing Ex-Boyfriend In Bridgeport Parking Lot

    Woman Found Not Guilty Of Killing Ex-Boyfriend In Bridgeport Parking Lot

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A jury found a 36-year-old woman not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend, even though an eyewitness to the fatal shooting testified at her trial, the Connecticut Post said.     Griselle Pizarro was found not guilty Friday in the death of Jacob Lopez, 33, who was shot to death outside the Jehovah’s Witness temple on Huntington ...

  6. Man Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport Reported In Critical Condition

    Man Shot Multiple Times In Bridgeport Reported In Critical Condition

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 20-year-old man was in critical condition and undergoing surgery at Bridgeport Hospital after he was shot multiple times early Friday, the Connecticut Post reported.  The shooting of the unidentified man occurred at about 3 a.m. near Denver Avenue and Denver Court in Bridgeport, the Post said.Police are continuing to investigate, the story said. Click here to read ...

  7. Fairfield U. Kicks Off 75th Birthday With Flag-Raising, Bookstore Party

    Fairfield U. Kicks Off 75th Birthday With Flag-Raising, Bookstore Party

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Fairfield University will kick off its 75th anniversary celebration on its official birthday, Friday, March 17.On St. Patrick’s Day in 1942, with the backdrop of World War II, the Rev. John J. McEleney, S.J. and six of his Jesuit brothers created the articles of association and by-laws for a Jesuit high school and college, originally named The Fairfield College of ...

  8. Dig In: Bridgeport Bishop Gives The OK For Corned Beef On St. Patrick's Day

    Dig In: Bridgeport Bishop Gives The OK For Corned Beef On St. Patrick's Day

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Roman Catholics looking to indulge in corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day — which falls this year on a meatless Friday for the faithful — have been granted a reprieve in Fairfield County. Bridgeport Bishop Frank J. Caggiano has joined other bishops across the country in granting a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from eating meat on Friday, ...

  9. NTSB Cites ‘Aerodynamic Stall' In Plane Crash That Killed Ridgefield Teens

    NTSB Cites ‘Aerodynamic Stall' In Plane Crash That Killed Ridgefield Teens

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The NTSB cited an “aerodynamic stall” and “total loss of engine power” as the probable causes of an airplane crash that killed two college students from Ridgefield in September 2015 in upstate New York.Two teenagers died in the crash — Cathryn 'Carey' Depuy, the pilot, and Ryan Adams, the only passenger. Both were freshmen at Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.She ...

  10. Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin Out Of Bridgeport Deli

    Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin Out Of Bridgeport Deli

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 40-year-old man who was trafficking heroin as part of a drug ring operating out of his family's deli in Bridgeport will serve 15 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Thursday.  Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as “Bean” and “Big Pun,”  was committing the crimes all while living in a state halfway house, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.He was also sentenced by ...

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