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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. Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield police K-9 helped to find and rescue two lost elderly hikers late Friday in Ansonia, according to a Facebook post.  Police K-9 Maverick and his handler conducted an extensive search in a forest for the two lost hikers, the post said. The search was successful, and the couple was located safe and sound, the Facebook post said.The Fairfield police also ...

  2. First Responders Rescue Injured Bicyclist In Easton's Trout Brook Valley

    First Responders Rescue Injured Bicyclist In Easton's Trout Brook Valley

    EASTON, Conn. — First responders from Easton and surrounding towns rescued a biker who broke his leg on a trail deep in the woods of the Trout Brook Valley, according to the Easton Courier. After the injured cyclist called 911 for help at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Easton police were able to determine his location via the GPS coordinates from his phone, the Courier said. First responders ...

  3. Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Stamford As Drought Conditions Return

    Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Stamford As Drought Conditions Return

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As moderate drought conditions return during a stretch of warm, dry fall weather, Connecticut has issued a “high alert” for forest fires this weekend for Fairfield County. The high warning is also in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex Counties.Abnormally mild and dry weather will continue through the weekend as high ...

  4. Police: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On The Merritt

    Police: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On The Merritt

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A driver who entered the Merritt Parkway the wrong way and drove head-on into oncoming traffic caused a rollover crash, state police told the Connecticut Post. One driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries in the crash at about 8:40 p.m. Friday, the Post said. The accident occurred on the northbound side of the Merritt between Exits 47 and 48 in Trumbull, the ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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