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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. State Trooper From Bridgeport Risks Life To Save Another On The Q Bridge

    State Trooper From Bridgeport Risks Life To Save Another On The Q Bridge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Connecticut state trooper from Troop G in Bridgeport put his own life on the line as he moved to stop a man from jumping from the I-95 southbound Q Bridge in New Haven late Friday afternoon. The incident began at about 5:25 p.m. Friday when troopers responded to a report of a man threatening to jump off the bridge, state police said. When they arrived, troopers ...

  5. Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Fatal Stabbing

    Amber Alert Issued For 6-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl After Fatal Stabbing

    UPDATE: Aylin Sofia Hernandez has been found safe in Pennsylvania and her father is in police custody. Click here for updated story.Original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut State Police have issued an Amber Alert for 6-year-old Aylin Sofia Hernandez, of Bridgeport, who might be with her father, according to State Police. He is a suspect in an overnight fatal stabbing in ...

  6. Norwegian Air Launches Bradley Airport Service With $65 Fares To Scotland

    Norwegian Air Launches Bradley Airport Service With $65 Fares To Scotland

    Itching to take a trip overseas and looking for an alternative airport? Norwegian Air International is coming to Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks this summer.Starting June 17, the airline will offer  nonstop service from Bradley to Edinburgh, Scotland, at its trademark low-cost fares, with flights starting at $65 one way. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, officials from the ...

  7. 500 Danbury High Students Stage Walkout Over End Of Trump Harassment Case

    500 Danbury High Students Stage Walkout Over End Of Trump Harassment Case

    DANBURY, Conn. — About 500 Danbury High students staged a peaceful walkout Thursday, with kids streaming out of classes at about 9:30 a.m. in protest of a decision not to press charges against a Trump supporter who harassed minority students at the end of the school day on Inauguration Day.   The Danbury Police Department dispatched several officers to Danbury High for the protest, ...

  8. Sophomore From Stratford Creates Winning 'Doodle 4 Google' Design

    Sophomore From Stratford Creates Winning 'Doodle 4 Google' Design

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Excitement was in the air as ambassadors from Google visited Stratford on Wednesday to name Bunnell High School 10th-grader Sarah Harrison as the winner of this year’s Connecticut Doodle 4 Google Competition. Harrison’s winning artwork was based on the prompt “What I see for the future…” and was revealed during a school assembly Wednesday morning. As winner, she will ...

  9. Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    Powerball Jackpot Surpasses $403 Million For Wednesday's Drawing

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Feeling lucky? The Powerball jackpot has swelled to more than $403 million for Wednesday's drawing. Over 132,000 winning Powerball tickets were sold over Presidents Day weekend — but none won the grand prize jackpot of $361 million. Because no one won the grand prize, the jackpot increased another $54 million, putting Wednesday’s jackpot at an estimated $403 ...

  10. Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    Moped Driver Hit By Car In Stratford Dies From Injuries

    STRATFORD, Conn. — An unidentified man who was hit by a car while riding a moped in Stratford died of his injuries on Tuesday morning, according to the Stratford Star.Police are still investigating the crash, the Star said.The man had been in critical condition in Bridgeport Hospital after the accident, which occurred just before 8 p.m. Friday on Canaan Road near Mary Avenue, police ...

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