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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. Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    Search Resumes Saturday For Bridgeport Man Swept Off Sandbar At State Park

    MILFORD, Conn. — The search resumed Saturday in the waters of Long Island Sound for the body of a 28-year-old man who was swept by a wave off a sandbar at Silver Sands State Park as he walked from the shore out to Charles Island, according to multiple media reports. The man, now identified by police as 28-year-old George Swaby of Bridgeport, is presumed dead, according to NBC ...

  2. No More Cars: Squantz Pond State Park In New Fairfield Fills Up On Saturday

    No More Cars: Squantz Pond State Park In New Fairfield Fills Up On Saturday

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield is filled to parking capacity and closed to new vehicles as of 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced via Twitter.

  3. 2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    2 Dead, 1 Hospitalized After Drug Overdoses In Norwalk, Police Say

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people are dead and a third was in the hospital after suffering drug overdoses in Norwalk on Saturday morning, and police said all three incidents may be linked to crack cocaine laced with an opiate.Officers responded to three separate drug overdoses between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker Road, the second on Suncrest Road and the ...

  4. Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    Serious Injuries: Bicyclist Hit By Pickup Truck Near McDonald's In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A bicyclist suffered serious injuries after being struck by a pickup truck  on Roseville Road near the entrance to McDonald's on Saturday, Westport police said.The serious accident occurred just after 10:30 a.m., and the Roseville Road was closed until nearly 2 p.m. Saturday for the investigation, police said.  Westport Police, EMS, and Fire Department were dispatched ...

  5. Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced. Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday. The indictment ...

  6. GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — "Amazing." That's how one book lover described the opening day of the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale in Fairfield on Friday.But don't despair: With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, the book sale will continue all weekend and  through Tuesday, July 25, at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s ...

  7. Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Get ready to Ramble: The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club has donated $2,500 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s campaign to create the trail plan for the first 2 miles of the NRVT in Ridgefield. The NRVT is now up to $10,000, halfway to the $20,000 goal for the plan for the trail, which will be known as the Ridgefield Ramble,.“We are honored to be a part of the NRVT in ...

  8. Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man will spend three-and-a-half years behind bars for distributing oxycodone and other drugs in the city, federal prosecutors said. Besim Muriqi was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.The case began in January 2015, when Stamford Police received information that Amonda Mendez, also ...

  9. Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 44-year-old Stamford man who beat his mother to death in 2015 was committed Wednesday to spend 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital, according to the Stamford Advocate. Timothy Anderson was found not guilty by insanity in March by a three-judge panel in the brutal death of his 76-year-old mother, Maryann Anderson.Anderson, who had mental illnesses for over a ...

  10. Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 28-year-old Stratford man was presumed dead after he was swept off a sandbar Friday afternoon at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, according to NBC Connecticut. His body had not been located by Friday night, and the daylong search was called off until Saturday morning, when a recovery effort will resume, NBC Connecticut said.A massive search began early Friday ...

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