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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. Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin In Fairfield County

    Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Trafficking Heroin In Fairfield County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 40-year-old man who was trafficking heroin as part of a drug ring operating out of his family's deli in Bridgeport will serve 15 years in federal prison, prosecutors said Thursday.  Wilfredo Gutierrez, also known as “Bean” and “Big Pun,”  was committing the crimes all while living in a state halfway house, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.He was also sentenced by ...

  2. Westport Police: Car Break-In Suspects Caught On Camera From Train Station

    Westport Police: Car Break-In Suspects Caught On Camera From Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport police arrested three suspects in a number of car burglaries at the Greens Farms train station after catching them in the act via live-streaming video, police said. The incident began at 11 a.m. Wednesday on a report of suspicious people attempting to gain entry into vehicles at the train station, police said. As patrol officers responded to the scene, members ...

  3. What To Do With Norwalk Snow? World's Largest Dairy Store Builds Mt. Stew

    What To Do With Norwalk Snow? World's Largest Dairy Store Builds Mt. Stew

    NORWALK, Conn. — When it came time to clear the 10 inches of snow that fell in the huge parking lots at Stew Leonard's in Norwalk during Tuesday's storm, the folks at the world's largest dairy store came up with one of their signature big ideas.  President and CEO Stew Leonard Jr. had the snowplow drivers create Mt. Stew in the team member parking lot across the street from Stew ...

  4. Overturned Car Cleared From Merritt In Norwalk

    Overturned Car Cleared From Merritt In Norwalk

    update: The crash scene has been cleared and all lanes of the Merritt are open.NORWALK, Conn. — A rollover crash was blocking one lane of the Merritt Parkway in Norwalk at midday on Wednesday, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation.The crash occurred on the Merritt Parkway northbound between Exit 40B and Exit 41, DOT said. The right lane is closed. The crash was ...

  5. Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    Side Roads Slippery In Fairfield County; Metro-North On Reduced Schedule

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As Fairfield County continues to dig out from a huge nor'easter, overnight freezing temps have left many roads ice-covered and slippery on Wednesday morning. Residual snow and slush on roads and sidewalks will remain frozen Wednesday, as temperatures struggle to reach the mid-20s by the afternoon, the National Weather Service warned. As a result, untreated ...

  6. How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Wilton?

    How Did The Blizzard Stack Up In Wilton?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was billed as a blizzard, expected to drop up to 2 feet of snow across Fairfield County on Tuesday. In the end, while it was certainly the worst storm of the season, it came up short in the snowfall totals. And it was still causing problems early Wednesday. Residual snow and slush was refreezing overnight, resulting in hazardous conditions on roads and ...

  7. I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A massive 10-vehicle chain-reaction pileup occurred as drivers swerved to try to avoid a light pole that was knocked onto I-95 in Fairfield in a previous crash early Tuesday, state police said.      Tom Barberino, 44, of Greenwich, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with serious injuries after his Hyundai Sonata became wedged under a tractor-trailer as part of the ...

  8. Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Norwalk Despite Travel Ban

    Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Norwalk Despite Travel Ban

    NORWALK, Conn. — Crews were clearing the scene of a jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-95 in Norwalk on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The accident occurred on I-95 south between Exits 15 and 14 at about 1:30 p.m., DOT said. I-95 was closed at the time of the accident due to a statewide travel ban on state highways as a winter storm raged. The ...

  9. Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The travel ban on state roads that went into effect early Tuesday morning will be lifted effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced. But Malloy is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible Tuesday evening as travel conditions remain treacherous as snow continues to fall statewide in a late winter blizzard.“By limiting travel on ...

  10. Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Stay off the roads and stay ahead of the shoveling. That was the message Tuesday morning from Gov. Dannel Malloy to Connecticut residents, who are quickly becoming snowbound by a blizzard."it's a good day to make brownies," said Malloy. "A good day to read a book." But first, you may want to tackle that shoveling, with up to 2 feet of snow ...

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