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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. Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have an arrest warrant for the man suspected of holding up a downtown bar at gunpoint and shooting the bartender last week, a spokesman said Wednesday.   Jachin Brown, 27, who was arrested Nov. 15 after shooting an off-duty officer during a violent armed robbery in Bridgeport, now faces multiple charges in Stratford, according to Stratford Police Sgt. ...

  2. Stamford Mom Awarded A 'Stay' Of Deportation On Thanksgiving Eve

    Stamford Mom Awarded A 'Stay' Of Deportation On Thanksgiving Eve

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Just in time for Thanksgiving, a Stamford mother of two facing deportation was granted a stay on Wednesday afternoon, according to her supporters and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes. "WONDERFUL NEWS: A stay has been granted for Miriam. Her case has been reopened!," said a post on the Facebook page "Keep Miriam Home." Miriam Martinez Lemus, 52, had been denied ...

  3. Police: Norwalk Man Offered To Pay Teen Runner To Have Sex In Waveny Park

    Police: Norwalk Man Offered To Pay Teen Runner To Have Sex In Waveny Park

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old man was charged Wednesday with grabbing a teenage runner and offering to pay her to have sex with him at Waveny Park in New Canaan on Halloween, police said. Andrew Christopher Pacicca, 20, of 6 Chipmunk Lane in Norwalk, turned himself in at New Canaan police headquarters just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, police said.   He was charged with disorderly ...

  4. Supporters Hold Rally For Stamford Mom Who Defied Deportation Order

    Supporters Hold Rally For Stamford Mom Who Defied Deportation Order

    Update: Miriam Martinez Lemus was grated a stay of deportation on Wednesday afternoon. Click here for the latest story from Daily Voice. STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford mom of two who was ordered to be deported to her native Guatemala watched from her apartment window as supporters held a rally on her behalf on Tuesday evening.Many held up signs on the lawn out front saying "Stop ...

  5. Shopping Alert: Malls In Danbury & Trumbull Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

    Shopping Alert: Malls In Danbury & Trumbull Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off this week, bargain hunters have a big decision to make: Head out on Thanksgiving evening or get up early on Black Friday? Bargains will be offered throughout the weekend — but if you are looking to hit the stores at the malls in and around Fairfield County, here are their holiday hours:Danbury Fair Mall in ...

  6. Swastika Found Drawn On Classroom Door At Ridgefield High

    Swastika Found Drawn On Classroom Door At Ridgefield High

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A swastika was found drawn on the inside of a classroom door at Ridgefield High School, according to the Ridgefield Press. The swastika was found on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and a full investigation was done, according to the Ridgefield Press.Principal Stacey Gross called it an unacceptable incident of prejudice, the Press said.This is the second incident this school year ...

  7. Drunken Driver Hits, Seriously Injures 2 Pedestrians In Norwalk, Police Say

    Drunken Driver Hits, Seriously Injures 2 Pedestrians In Norwalk, Police Say

    UPDATED: NORWALK, Conn. — A drunken driver was arrested after hitting and seriously injuring two pedestrians in Norwalk early Wednesday, police said in social media posts.The accident happened on West Avenue at about 1:05 a.m., near Orchard Street, police said. A vehicle had struck two pedestrians and a parked car in the area, police said."NPD Crash Investigators investigated a car ...

  8. There's No 'Rhyme Or Reason' In New Beer From Stamford's Half Full

    There's No 'Rhyme Or Reason' In New Beer From Stamford's Half Full

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford's Half Full Brewery has made a name for itself by brewing up its signature beers. And its newest product will hit the bar on Wednesday — and this one is just a bit different. It's dubbed "Without Rhyme or Reason," and it's the inaugural offering in a limited edition series of new beers. It's what happens if a brewer creates a new flavor — you guessed ...

  9. Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    WATERBURY, Conn. — A car driven by a teenager fleeing Waterbury police on Tuesday afternoon went up onto a sidewalk after a collision with another car, plowing into a group of pedestrians and killing a 3-year-old, Connecticut state police said. At 3:45 p.m., Waterbury police officers in an unmarked car attempted to stop an 18-year-old male suspect who was driving an Acura and was wanted ...

  10. Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    David Cassidy, a 1970s teen idol who once lived in Ridgefield, died Tuesday night, according to NBC News. He was 67 and had been hospitalized in Florida since last week with organ failure.“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” Jo-Ann Geffen, president and CEO of JAG ...

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