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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. Contractor Charged With Bilking New Canaan Homeowner Out Of $12K

    Contractor Charged With Bilking New Canaan Homeowner Out Of $12K

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Norwalk man was arrested after he failed to complete over $12,000 worth of plumbing and carpentry work at a New Canaan home, police said. Jose B. Ruiz, of 92 Cedar St., Apt. E9, turned himself in to police at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in connection with the complaint. He was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.He took a $12,195 check from ...

  2. Man, 56, Charged With Leaving Threatening Notes At Starbucks In New Canaan

    Man, 56, Charged With Leaving Threatening Notes At Starbucks In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was arrested after he left three handwritten threatening notes at the Starbucks on Park Street, police said. Glen K. Dunbar, of 186 Lakeview Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree breach of peace, New Canaan police said.Officers had been called to the Starbucks at about 10 a.m. Tuesday after an ...

  3. Boughton Hits Fox Business To Pitch Danbury As Home Of Amazon HQ2

    Boughton Hits Fox Business To Pitch Danbury As Home Of Amazon HQ2

    DANBURY, Conn. — The state of Connecticut is officially pushing Stamford and Hartford for Amazon’s second world headquarters. But Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton isn't giving up hope for his city. The popular Republican mayor known for his social media savvy turned to the airwaves Thursday to make the pitch for Danbury with an appearance on the Fox Business program “Mornings With ...

  4. Danbury Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Inside Clothes Dryer

    Danbury Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Inside Clothes Dryer

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters doused a small blaze in a dryer early Thursday at a home at 20 Scuppo Road, firefighters said.Upon arrival, units found smoke coming from the home, said fire spokesman James Gagliardo. Firefighters found a small blaze, which was extinguished and contained to the dryer unit inside the home, he said. The Danbury Fire Marshal’s office is investigating ...

  5. Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A man who was arrested after an hourlong manhunt in a Westport neighborhood on Saturday dropped a stolen handgun during the chase, police said Wednesday.  At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Officer Taylor Field stopped a suspicious vehicle on Bridge Street and asked the driver — Dahonta J. Robert-Hilliard, 27, of Bridgeport — to step out, police said.Robert-Hilliard got out of ...

  6. Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Update: Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is now open. Click here for a story from Daily Voice on the grand opening.NORWALK, Conn. — Lyle Allen and Jes Ritchie of East Norwalk were so excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that they camped out for 24 hours before the grand opening on Thursday morning. Their dedication — and willingness to camp in the parking lot at 467 Connecticut Ave. — paid off. ...

  7. Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    MONROE, Conn. — A 33-year-old Trumbull man was arrested Wednesday in an armed robbery at a bank in Monroe last month, police said.   Joseph Grosso was charged in the robbery of the People’s United Bank at 435 Main St. in Monroe on Sept. 14, police said. During the robbery, a handgun was displayed and over $11,000 was stolen, said Monroe police Lt. Stephen Corrone.Related story: Seen ...

  8. State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    Republican and Democratic state lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have reached a tentative state budget deal, according to the Hartford Courant. The lawmakers offered few details, but said the tentative deal was reached after days of closed-door meetings at the Capitol in Hartford, the Courant said. The deal was made without major input by Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Courant ...

  9. Greenwich Man, 20, Busted On Drug Charges After New Canaan Traffic Stop

    Greenwich Man, 20, Busted On Drug Charges After New Canaan Traffic Stop

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old Greenwich man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night after officers found pot in his car during a traffic stop in New Canaan, police said.Jack James Portu, of 10 The Ave., was pulled over at 8:55 p.m. on Old Stamford Road after an officer saw that his southbound vehicle had a defective marker light, police said.After pulling over the car, the ...

  10. Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The Fairfield teenager who was behind the wheel in a fiery rollover crash that sent him and his five teen passengers to the hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Easton Courier.   Ryan Capozziello, 18, lost control of the Jeep, which rolled, hit two trees and caught fire, the Easton Courier said.Capozziello turned himself ...

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