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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. Three-Peat: Saugatuck Junior Women Row To Third Youth National Championship

    Three-Peat: Saugatuck Junior Women Row To Third Youth National Championship

    WESTPORT, Conn. – To cap off a three-year undefeated streak, the Saugatuck Rowing Club’s women's youth 8+ raced to the gold at the USRowing Youth National Championships, scoring a groundbreaking third straight national title. Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors sent five crews to the national competition June 9 to 11 in Sarasota, Fla.. In addition to the women's youth 8+ win, the women's ...

  2. Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    update: The accident scene has been cleared. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police issued a traffic alert on Friday morning for a rollover accident in the area of 580 Main Ave., just over the Wilton line. The area is near the turn for "Super 7," in a busy retail area of WalMart, Subway, LA Fitness and Starbucks. Police ask driver to avoid the area after the 7:15 a.m. crash. There ...

  3. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  4. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  5. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  6. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

  7. Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A complaint from a Westport resident that a suspicious man was looking in his windows led to the arrest of two Bridgeport men on charges of identity theft and fraudulently purchasing cellphones, police said. The case began at about 4:05 p.m. Tuesday with a complaint about the suspicious person from a resident on Weather Vane Hill, police said. The caller said a male ...

  8. 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to ...

  9. State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    STAMFORD, Conn — The death of a 59-year-old woman who was found lying in the northbound lanes of I-95 late Monday in Stamford is under investigation by the Connecticut State Police. The body of the woman, identified as Harriet R. Okura, of Eastchester, N.Y., was found near Exit 9, state police said.  She was declared dead at about 10:30 p.m. Monday by Stamford emergency services after ...

  10. Harry Connick & Jill Goodacre Put New Canaan Mansion On The Market

    Harry Connick & Jill Goodacre Put New Canaan Mansion On The Market

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — One of New Canaan's most famous couples is moving, according to the Wall Street Journal. Crooner and talk-show Harry Connick Jr. and his wife, model Jill Goodacre Connick, have put their New Canaan mansion on the market for $7.5 million, the WSJ said. Connick did not say where they planned to move but told the Wall Street Journal that he and his wife want to do a new ...

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