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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.

Karen Tensa's Contributions

  1. Bus Makes Emergency Stop On I-95 To Help Ill Passenger

    Bus Makes Emergency Stop On I-95 To Help Ill Passenger

    NORWALK, Conn. — First responders came to the rescue of a passenger on a Peter Pan bus who had suffered a seizure, according to The Hour. The Peter Pan bus was stopped on southbound I-95 near Exit 15 at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, the Hour said.Two ambulance crews and State Police helped move the unidentified passenger off the bus on a stretcher and take him to Norwalk Hospital in an ...

  2. Stratford Man, 53, Charged In Murder Of Bridgeport Teenager

    Stratford Man, 53, Charged In Murder Of Bridgeport Teenager

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 53-year-old Stratford man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with murder in the shooting death of a Bridgeport teenager in September, police said. Detectives arrested Lonnie Mebane at his house at 65 Masarik Ave. in Stratford, said a statement from Lt. Christopher LaMaine. Mebane was served with an arrest warrant charging him with the murder of 19-year-old ...

  3. Darien Teenager Skates To The Next Level After New England Win

    Darien Teenager Skates To The Next Level After New England Win

    DARIEN, Conn. — Friday will be a big day for Darien figure skater Emilia Murdock. She will be competing for a chance to go to the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating National Championships. And she will be turning 15. Emilia is skating this week at Eastern Sectionals, which are being held in Boxborough, Mass. At Sectionals, she will be competing against the other 11 top novice ladies skaters from ...

  4. Stamford's Patriot Bank Offers 'Live Banker' ATM Kiosk At New Branch

    Stamford's Patriot Bank Offers 'Live Banker' ATM Kiosk At New Branch

    WESTPORT, Conn. — To celebrate the opening of its newest branch in Westport, Stamford-based Patriot Bank presented a $1,000 check to the Westport Sunrise Rotary 21st Century Foundation.The new bank branch, located at 415 East Post Road in the Compo Shopping Plaza, will also offer one of Patriot’s advanced Live Banker ATM machines. That will extend the banking day for customers beyond ...

  5. Lawmaker Demands Answers On Storm Response By Eversource, UI

    Lawmaker Demands Answers On Storm Response By Eversource, UI

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A local lawmaker is questioning the response from Eversource and United Illuminating after some Fairfield County customers were without power for up to three days after a late October rainstorm.  The storm, which brought up to 4 inches of rain and wind gusts of up to 40 mph, left over 100,000 customers without power for multiple days, said State Rep. J.P. ...

  6. Don't Fall For It: Eversource Warns Customers To Beware Of Scams

    Don't Fall For It: Eversource Warns Customers To Beware Of Scams

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Eversource customers pick up their phones and open their doors to find scammers falsely claiming to be “representatives” or “employees” of Eversource on the other side. These individuals threaten to disconnect service if an immediate payment isn’t made with a prepaid debit card, or they use deceptive tactics to mine for customers’ personal account ...

  7. Darien Police Issue Warning: Don't Fall Victim To Car Thieves

    Darien Police Issue Warning: Don't Fall Victim To Car Thieves

    DARIEN, Conn. — In the wake of a months-long spree of car thefts and break-ins, the Darien Police Department is issuing tips for residents to follow to avoid falling victim to thieves. For the past few months, towns in Fairfield County have experienced a substantial increase in the number of both motor vehicle burglaries and stolen motor vehicles, Detective James Palmieri said. The ...

  8. 7-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car As He Walked To School In Stamford

    7-Year-Old Boy Hit By Car As He Walked To School In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 7-year-old boy hit by a car as he walked to school Wednesday suffered only minor injuries, according to the Stamford Advocate.The boy was taken to Stamford Hospital as a precaution for a graze on his head, police told the Advocate. He was walking alone when he was in hit in the crosswalk at Willowbrook Avenue and Hale Street in the Cove neighborhood, the Advocate ...

  9. PHOTOS: Stratford Police Release Photos Of Suspect Who Shot Bartender

    PHOTOS: Stratford Police Release Photos Of Suspect Who Shot Bartender

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police released two surveillance photos of the suspect who shot a bartender Tuesday night during an armed robbery. The photos show the suspect pointing a handgun with his left hand. The suspect is in mostly dark clothing, with what appears to be a gray sweatshirt or jacket, with the hood over his head, and much of his face covered. The photos were released ...

  10. New Canaan Shoplifting Suspect Tracked Down And Arrested On The Merritt

    New Canaan Shoplifting Suspect Tracked Down And Arrested On The Merritt

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Newtown woman suspected of shoplifting clothing from a New Canaan store was tracked down on the Merritt Parkway by Westport officers and arrested, police said. The incident began at about 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, when employees at an Elm Street store reported that a female suspect had stolen about $440 worth of clothing from the store and ran from the scene, New Canaan ...

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