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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. Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    Police: Norwalk Man, 32, Grabs Girl By Wrist, Asks Her To Get Into Car

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man was charged with driving up to a girl, grabbing her by the wrist wrist and asking her to get into his car on Tuesday evening, police said. The incident at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, was interrupted by Officer Michael Sellas, who was patrolling on Chestnut Street, police said. He saw suspicious activity in the area of 57 Chestnut St. and approached in his ...

  2. Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    Immigration Officials Detain Man Charged With Sex Assault At Danbury Court

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man was taken into custody by federal immigration officials Wednesday while he was in the Danbury courthouse for a pretrial hearing on a sex assault charge, according to the News-Times. Danbury resident Jonathan Rubio, 23, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor after he gave alcohol to a 15-year-old girl and raped her, prosecutors ...

  3. More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    More Ticks — And More Ticks With Lyme — Found Across Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Experts with the state's tick-testing program are warning of "higher tick abundance" across Connecticut this spring — and they say more are infected with the agent that causes Lyme disease.     “We have received over 450 ticks so far this year," said Dr. Goudarz Molaei, who directs the tick-testing program at the Connecticut Agricultural ...

  4. Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Newtown man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Tuesday afternoon in Sandy Hook, police said. Officers responded at 5:26 p.m. April 18, to a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 195 Riverside Road, police said. The operator and only rider on the bike was identified as Martin Amidon of Glover Lane in Newtown, police said.Related story: Report: Man killed ...

  5. Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man will serve nearly six years behind bars for stealing a safe filled with guns from a Shelton home, trading five of the weapons for heroin and leaving two firearms at home, one of which his stepson took to school, prosecutors said. Walter Gonzalez, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to 71 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said ...

  6. Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer Ends But Not Before Extending Into CT

    Manhunt For Cleveland Facebook Killer Ends But Not Before Extending Into CT

    Update: Steve Stephens killed himself just before noon Tuesday in Erie, Pa., according to multiple reports. original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The manhunt is now nationwide for a man who posted a video on Facebook as he randomly shot an elderly man to death in Cleveland. Billboards with the suspect's picture and his car are posted along I-95 and in other parts of the state on ...

  7. Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    Alert Stamford Police Officer Stops Attempted Carjacking In Progress

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A quick-thinking Stamford police officer stopped a carjacking in progress when she spotted a woman crying in a car Monday afternoon on Long Ridge Road near the Merritt Parkway. At 2:50 p.m. Monday, Officer Anna Edwards was traveling in the Stillwater Road/Long Ridge Road area when a silver vehicle pulled over on the southbound lane of Long Ridge Road. Upon closer ...

  8. Wilton Police Investigate Dispute At Home That Injured One

    Wilton Police Investigate Dispute At Home That Injured One

    WILTON, Conn. — Wilton police were investigating after one person sustained minor injuries in a dispute at a home at Whipple Road and Ivy Lane on Monday afternoon, The Hour said.Several police cars and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene at about 3 p.m., The Hour said.Police declined to provide further details.Click here to read the story at The Hour website.

  9. Two Residents Displaced After Stove Fire In Stamford Apartment

    Two Residents Displaced After Stove Fire In Stamford Apartment

    STAMFORD, Conn. – The American Red Cross is helping two adults who were displaced after a fire Sunday afternoon in their apartment on Rose Park Avenue in Stamford. The Red Cross provided assistance to meet the family's immediate needs, including comfort kits with personal care items.The fire started in a stove in their third-floor apartment, according to the Stamford Advocate. A ...

  10. Redding Police Identify 6 Teens Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

    Redding Police Identify 6 Teens Seriously Injured In Fiery Crash

    REDDING, Conn. — Redding police have identified the six teenagers who were injured in a fiery crash early Friday evening on Route 107, according to the Redding Pilot and police.  The teenagers, who were all “critically and seriously injured,” are, according to the Pilot: Thomas Bull, 18, of Fairfield,  Ryan Capozziello, 18, of Fairfield,Grant Ciccarello, 16 of Redding, Ryan Gombos, 16, ...

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