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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. TV Show Puts The Spotlight On Architect's Work On Greenwich Estate

    TV Show Puts The Spotlight On Architect's Work On Greenwich Estate

    GREENWICH, Conn. – A video tour of one of Greenwich’s most stunning and elegant homes shows off the "eclectic but homey" work of Douglas VanderHorn, an award-winning local architect.VanderHorn and the home were recently featured on the “New England Living” television show with host Parker Kelley.  In the episode (watch above or on YouTube), Kelley tours one of one of ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95 In Stamford

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

    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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. After Five-Car Pileup In Stamford, Driver Charged With DUI

    After Five-Car Pileup In Stamford, Driver Charged With DUI

    STAMFORD, Conn. — After a day of drinking, a Stamford man who was driving recklessly in downtown Stamford caused two crashes, one of which involved five cars and serious injuries, police said. The driver involved had a blood alcohol content that was more than three times the legal limit of .08, police said. The incident began at about 6:05 p.m. Sunday, when Officer Jessica Bloomberg ...

  9. Darien Teen Calls Police For Help When Drinking Party Gets 'Out Of Hand'

    Darien Teen Calls Police For Help When Drinking Party Gets 'Out Of Hand'

    DARIEN, Conn. — A Darien teenager called police for help after "word got out" about a parentless party at her home got “out of hand” when over 50 other kids arrived, police said. The call for help came at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, from a home on Bishops Gate, police said. The caller said under-age youths were drinking alcohol without the owner’s permission, police ...

  10. Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Democrats late Monday night in taking over the Senate floor in protest of a GOP bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Republicans are preparing for votes next week on the plan, which has not yet been made public. Using the hashtag #HoldTheFloor and #Trumpcare, Democrats spoke out in protest, demanding to see the details of the ...

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