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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. New Fairfield Dad Facing Deportation Granted Last-Minute Temporary Stay

    New Fairfield Dad Facing Deportation Granted Last-Minute Temporary Stay

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield dad was granted a last-minute temporary stay of his deportation Thursday, just hours before he was due to leave the U.S. for his native Guatemala, according to U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. “Reason and justice have prevailed, at least temporarily, enabling Joel Colindres to stay with his family and pursue a fair hearing," ...

  2. Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    DANBURY, Conn. — A second teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old Danbury man earlier this month, police said.Danbury detectives determine that Lorenzo Santana, 16, of Danbury, was involved in the homicide of Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, on Aug. 5, police said.Police applied for a warrant for his arrest, which was issued ...

  3. Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield Overnight

    Person Struck, Killed By Train In Fairfield Overnight

    Update: Metro-North has released more information on this incident. Click here for an updated story from Daily Voice.FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A person was struck and killed by a Metro-North train between the Fairfield and Southport stations early Thursday, according to the Connecticut Post.The accident happened at about 12:45 a.m., when a New Haven-bound train hit the person, who has not been ...

  4. Time Is Running Out: New Fairfield Dad Braces For Deportation Thursday

    Time Is Running Out: New Fairfield Dad Braces For Deportation Thursday

    Update: The U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit granted a stay of deportation order Thursday afternoon allowing Joel Colindres to remain in the U.S. Click here to read the updated story from Daily Voice.   NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield dad is running out of time as he fights an order to be deported Thursday to his native Guatemala. "We lost the fight ... for now," his ...

  5. 6-Year-Old From Newtown Asks Murphy: 'How Can We Make America Kind Again?'

    6-Year-Old From Newtown Asks Murphy: 'How Can We Make America Kind Again?'

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — After walking nearly 22 miles in his walk across Connecticut, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy was greeted with a standing ovation from a crowd of 500 voters at arrived at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown on Thursday evening. "Walking across Connecticut is a great idea in theory," Murphy said after he was introduced by First Selectman Pat Llodra for the town hall ...

  6. Mayor Mark Boughton Returns Home To Danbury After Brain Surgery

    Mayor Mark Boughton Returns Home To Danbury After Brain Surgery

    DANBURY, Conn. — He's home: Danbury's favorite son, Mayor Mark Boughton, is back after undergoing surgery last week to remove a benign brain tumor.  "Home with my baby. #ellie," Boughton announced Wednesday via Twitter, along with a picture of his beloved dog curled up by his feet. Dr. Robert Friedlander successfully removed a lemon-size tumor, which was located behind ...

  7. Indictment: Ex-Newtown Lawyer Stole $1.9M From Clients, Family, Friends

    Indictment: Ex-Newtown Lawyer Stole $1.9M From Clients, Family, Friends

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A federal grand jury indicted a 61-year-old former lawyer from Newtown on Wednesday on charges of defrauding clients, family members and friends of over $1.9 million, prosecutors said.  Thomas M. Murtha, who previously had a law office in Bridgeport, was indicted on four counts of federal wire fraud, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. From November ...

  8. 72-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After He Was Hit By A Car In Bridgeport

    72-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies After He Was Hit By A Car In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 72-year-old Bridgeport man died after he was hit by a car while crossing Old Town Road on Wednesday morning, according to the Connecticut Post. The accident happened at about 6:45 a.m. as Albert Youle, 72, was heading for his car, which was parked on McAdoo Avenue in Trumbull, the Post said.The driver of the car cooperated with police at the scene, and it had not ...

  9. 15-Year-Old Danbury Boy Charged With Felony Murder In Death Of 18-Year-Old

    15-Year-Old Danbury Boy Charged With Felony Murder In Death Of 18-Year-Old

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 15-year-old Danbury boy was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old Danbury man earlier this month, police said. Ronald Massagli, 15, was charged in connection with the death of Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, police said. Bara-Bardo was found alone and unconscious in the roadway next to his vehicle on Abbott Street ...

  10. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High school and a close confidante of President Donald Trump, is the new interim communications director at the White House, according to the Washington Post.  Hicks will fill the role while the administration searches for a permanent replacement for Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired last month after just 10 days on the job, ...

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