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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. Passenger Files $6M Lawsuit Against Bridgeport In Officer-Involved Shooting

    Passenger Files $6M Lawsuit Against Bridgeport In Officer-Involved Shooting

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who was shot by a Bridgeport officer during what police called a stolen vehicle investigation has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit against the city of Bridgeport, Officer James Boulay, other officers and police Chief AJ Perez, according to Fox 61.In an exclusive interview with Fox 61, Julian Fyffe, 21, described his recollection of the May 9 incident, which ...

  2. Bridgeport Hospital's School Of Nursing Finishes On A High Note

    Bridgeport Hospital's School Of Nursing Finishes On A High Note

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – After 133 years of educating nurses, the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing held its final commencement ceremony May 1. The state’s oldest nursing school is preparing to transition from a two-year diploma program to a four-year bachelor of science in nursing program at the University of Bridgeport this fall.“You got started – now keep going,” was the message ...

  3. Fairfield County Parents Warned: '13 Reasons Why' Gets Suicide Wrong

    Fairfield County Parents Warned: '13 Reasons Why' Gets Suicide Wrong

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — ”13 Reasons Why” may be the most-Tweeted about TV show of the year, but a local social worker is warning Fairfield County parents that the Netflix show poses a danger by glamorizing teen suicide. “I find the show very problematic — professionally and personally,” said Emily McCave, associate professor of social work at Quinnipiac University and former ...

  4. Man Pleads Guilty To Bridgeport Store Owner’s Death, Faces 40 Years

    Man Pleads Guilty To Bridgeport Store Owner’s Death, Faces 40 Years

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to the shooting death of a Bridgeport grocery store owner during a robbery two years ago, according to the Connecticut Post. Leighton Vanderberg pleaded guilty to felony murder under the Alford Doctrine during jury selection for the April 11, 2015, slaying of Jose Salgado, owner of Sapiao’s Grocery, the Post said.Vanderberg ...

  5. Sacred Heart University Sends Over 2,000 Graduates Out Into The World

    Sacred Heart University Sends Over 2,000 Graduates Out Into The World

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.— More than 2,000 Sacred Heart University students received diplomas and words of advice and motivation from religious leaders, scholars and classmates at graduation ceremonies.President John J. Petillo addressed undergraduate students Sunday. Petillo told the students to always ask why and to “be uncomfortable so that as you think critically and analytically you may ...

  6. Redding Woman Dies After Attack By Her Own Dog, Police Say

    Redding Woman Dies After Attack By Her Own Dog, Police Say

    REDDING, Conn. — A Redding woman died after she was attacked by her own dog at a home on Deacon Abbott Street on Friday, according to the Redding Pilot. Police are investigating the death of the woman, whose identity was withheld pending notification of her family, the Pilot said. Redding police have the dog in captivity, the Pilot said.  Police Chief Doug Fuchs told the Pilot that the ...

  7. Missing Newtown Woman Located Safe

    Missing Newtown Woman Located Safe

    Update: NEWTOWN, Conn. — The missing woman has made contact with her family and this is no longer a missing persons case, police said. NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown police are attempting to locate a missing woman named Jessica Guay of Alpine Drive in Sandy Hook. Guay is a 36-year-old white woman who was last seen on Thursday, May 11. "We are very concerned for her well-being. Officers ...

  8. Fired FBI Director Comey Sold Westport Home At A Loss

    Fired FBI Director Comey Sold Westport Home At A Loss

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Oftentimes a house goes up in value when someone famous lives there. But that wasn't the case with the Greens Farms estate of recently fired FBI Director James Comey. The home at 6 Westway Road purchased by Comey and his wife in 2010 for $3.05 million was sold in January for $2.475 million, which is $575,000 less than they paid for it, according to records with ...

  9. Baseball Lifer From Stratford Shares Story Of The Road To Major Leagues

    Baseball Lifer From Stratford Shares Story Of The Road To Major Leagues

    MONROE, Conn. — The Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe offers a revealing peek behind the boxscores of Major League Baseball with a talk by baseball authority Bob Wirz of Stratford. There is no charge for admission to the talk on Tuesday, May 23, but registration is recommended at www.ewml.org. Wirz, author of “The Passion of Baseball,” takes fans into the media fishbowl that ...

  10. Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

    Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

    EASTON, Conn. — William "Bill" K. Lane Jr., of Easton, speechwriter for General Electric CEO Jack Welch and a Green Beret, died Wednesday May 10. He was 72. He was the husband of Elizabeth Simmons Lane for 32 years. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 11, 1944, to Virginia Walsh Lane and the late William K. Lane Sr.  Lane was a proud combat veteran, having fought in ...

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