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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. Himes Vows To Stand Up To Trump On Issues That 'Erode Our Democracy'

    Himes Vows To Stand Up To Trump On Issues That 'Erode Our Democracy'

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — U.S. Rep. Jim Himes was making the rounds last week and holding town hall-styled meetings to hear from voters who are concerned about the policies of President Donald Trump. The meeting held by Himes (D-4th District) at Bridgeport City Hall on Wednesday was attended by a standing-room-only crowd of about 250 people.Himes, unlike many colleagues who made the news, ...

  2. New Canaan Man, 43, Dies In Snowboarding Accident In California

    New Canaan Man, 43, Dies In Snowboarding Accident In California

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 43-year-old man from New Canaan died in a snowboarding accident last week at Northstar California Resort in the Lake Tahoe area, KTVN-TV said. The snowboarder, identified as Michael North, was a guest at the resort, KTVN-TV said. He was found unresponsive in a tree well and pronounced dead at the scene, KTVN-TV said. There were no witnesses to the accident on the ...

  3. 26-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Charged With Murder In Late-Night Shooting Death

    26-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Charged With Murder In Late-Night Shooting Death

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder in a shooting Friday night that sprang from an altercation between two men on Berkshire Avenue in Bridgeport, the Connecticut Post said.  Jovanne Brown of 302 Glenwood Ave. was charged with felony murder, robbery and weapons offenses and held on $1 million bond in the death of 26-year-old Michael Watkins, police told the ...

  4. SUV Slams Into DOT Dump Truck In Construction Zone On I-95 In Bridgeport

    SUV Slams Into DOT Dump Truck In Construction Zone On I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Toyota 4Runner slammed into a state Department of Transportation dump truck in a construction zone on I-95 on Sunday, snarling traffic in the area and prompting warnings from the Connecticut State Police to "move over."  The crash occurred at 10:48 a.m. Sunday as a DOT dump truck with a crash trailer was parked on the right-side shoulder in a working ...

  5. Westport Police Identify Elderly Man Killed When Car Plunges Into River

    Westport Police Identify Elderly Man Killed When Car Plunges Into River

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Police have identified the elderly man who died when his car plunged into the Saugatuck River but had no explanation as to how the car ended up in the cold waters of the tidal river Saturday evening. Richard Lamendola, 76, of Syosset, N.Y., was pulled from the river and pronounced dead at Norwalk, Hospital, police said Sunday morning. But an unidentified woman, whose ...

  6. ICYMI: Murder-Abduction, Arrests In Shooting Top Week's News In Wilton

    ICYMI: Murder-Abduction, Arrests In Shooting Top Week's News In Wilton

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — In case you missed it, here are some of the top news stories and most popular feature stories in the past week across Fairfield County. A 39-year-old Bridgeport man stabbed his girlfriend to death in their home and kidnapped their 6-year-old daughter, prompting an Amber Alert throughout the metro region, police said. The girl was found safe about eight hours ...

  7. Westport Police: Man Dies, Woman Saved After Car Goes Into Saugatuck River

    Westport Police: Man Dies, Woman Saved After Car Goes Into Saugatuck River

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A man died after a car went into the Saugatuck River in Westport, but the actions of diners at a riverside restaurant who called 911 after hearing a woman's screams saved one life Saturday night, police said.At about 7:40 p.m. Saturday, patrons from the Whelk Restaurant at 575 Riverside Ave. heard a woman screaming for help, said a statement from Westport police Lt. ...

  8. Bridgeport Police Investigating Late-Night Fatal Shooting

    Bridgeport Police Investigating Late-Night Fatal Shooting

    RIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police are investigating after a 26-year-old man found shot on Berkshire Avenue late Friday night died of his injuries at Bridgeport Hospital, the Connecticut Post reported.Emergency responders called to an assault found Michael Watkins, who had been shot, at the scene, the Post said.It was unclear whether the fatal shooting was related to an earlier ...

  9. Wilton Police Arrest Suspect In Strong-Arm Robbery At Convenience Store

    Wilton Police Arrest Suspect In Strong-Arm Robbery At Convenience Store

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 32-year-old Brookfield man was arrested Friday and charged with shoving a store clerk and grabbing money out of the cash register of a Bethel convenience store, police said.  The suspect, Maxwell N. Mulligan of 128 Whisconier Road was identified from surveillance video footage of the robbery at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Wheels convenience store at 82 Stony ...

  10. Westport Police: Contractor Failed To Even Start Home Improvement Project

    Westport Police: Contractor Failed To Even Start Home Improvement Project

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A home contractor was arrested after taking over $32,000 from a customer last fall but failing to even begin the promised project, police said. Jeffrey Chirillo, 36, of Milford was arrested Thursday on charges of first-degree larceny and offering to make home improvement without registration, police said. He was held on $75,000 for a March 7 court date. The case began ...

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