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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. Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Smoky Blaze In House

    Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Smoky Blaze In House

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters tackled a smoky fire in a home in the downtown area on Friday afternoon.  At about 2 p.m. Friday, the Danbury Fire Department was dispatched to 23 McDermott St. on the report of smoke coming from the house, fire department spokesman James Gagliardo said. The first units on the scene confirmed there was a working fire, he said. Firefighters forced ...

  2. Police: Georgia Woman Stole $773K From UConn By Hacking Account

    Police: Georgia Woman Stole $773K From UConn By Hacking Account

    STORRS, Conn. — A Georgia woman who diverted $773,000 from a University of Connecticut account that were intended to go to Dell computers has been arrested and is now held on $1 million bond, police said Friday. UConn discovered in May that someone had hacked into a bill-paying account and diverted a total of 32 payments meant for Dell over a five-week span, police said. The theft ...

  3. Have You Seen Them? Wilton Police Seek 4 Suspects In Jewelry Store Heist

    Have You Seen Them? Wilton Police Seek 4 Suspects In Jewelry Store Heist

    WILTON, Conn. — Wilton police are searching for four suspects who stole $17,000 worth of jewelry in a "distraction" larceny at Campus Jewelers in Wilton Center on Thursday.  At 2:30 p.m. four suspects — described as three white women and one white man — entered the store at 5 River Road, police said. The three female suspects distracted the two salespersons by looking at items ...

  4. Have You Seen Him? Brookfield Police Seek Info On Bank Robbery Suspect

    Have You Seen Him? Brookfield Police Seek Info On Bank Robbery Suspect

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — About three hours after a Brookfield bank was hit by a robber on Friday, police released a photo of the suspect in a baseball hat. The Newtown Savings Bank branch office at 99 Federal Road was robbed at 8:55 a.m. Friday, Brookfield police said. The location is in a busy retail area near an exit ramp off Route 7, near the Danbury border. Related story: Police ...

  5. 43-Year-Old Danbury Man Busted On Drug-Dealing Charges

    43-Year-Old Danbury Man Busted On Drug-Dealing Charges

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 43-year-old Danbury man was arrest on multiple drug-dealing charges after officers armed with a warrant searched his home and car, police said. On Thursday, officers conducted a surveillance stopped Keenan Moore on Nabby Road while he was driving the vehicle listed in the search and seizure warrant, police said. After seizing Moore and his vehicle, investigators ...

  6. Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Death Of Trumbull Native On D.C. Subway

    Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Death Of Trumbull Native On D.C. Subway

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The man who stabbed a Trumbull native to death on a subway in Washington, D.C., two years ago is facing three decades in prison after accepting a plea bargain Thursday, according to the Washington Post. Jasper Spires, 21, waived his right to trial and pleaded guilty to robbing and stabbing to death Kevin Sutherland with a knife on July 4, 2015, on a Metro train, the ...

  7. WestConn Expanding In-State Tuition To Students From NY, NJ, Puerto Rico

    WestConn Expanding In-State Tuition To Students From NY, NJ, Puerto Rico

    DANBURY, Conn. — All students from New York and New Jersey will pay in-state tuition starting this fall at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury in an effort to boost enrollment, the Hartford Courant reported. The plan was approved Thursday by the state Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Courant said.WestConn, which has 140 empty beds in its dorms, has seen a decline ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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