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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. Stamford Firefighters Tackle Two Separate House Fires In One Day

    Stamford Firefighters Tackle Two Separate House Fires In One Day

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford fire crews were pressed into service twice on Friday, rushing to a fire in the basement of a home in the morning and the washroom of a condo in the evening. The first fire was reported at about 9:41 a.m. Friday at 10 Halliwell Drive. The Stamford Fire Department and Turn of River Fire Department responded, and crews were met by a heavy smoke condition in the ...

  2. Shelton Man, 43, Killed In Car Crash In Bethany

    Shelton Man, 43, Killed In Car Crash In Bethany

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 43-year-old Shelton man was killed in a collision late Friday afternoon on Route 42 in Bethany, according to NBC Connecticut.     John Kwochka was driving west on Cheshire Road/Route 42 shortly before 5 p.m. when his car collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction, NBC Connecticut said.Kowchka was pronounced dead on scene, and the other driver was ...

  3. Lake Zoar Fatality Marks Six Deaths On The Water This Year In Connecticut

    Lake Zoar Fatality Marks Six Deaths On The Water This Year In Connecticut

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The death of a 52-year-old Sandy Hook man after a boat collision Tuesday night on Lake Zoar marked the sixth fatality on the water in Connecticut this year. Randall Pineau was operating a pontoon boat on the lake when it was hit by a ski boat at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Dennis Schain, communications director for DEEP.Pineau was taken to Danbury Hospital, where he ...

  4. Beach Reopens At Squantz Pond; Other State Parks Close Waterfronts

    Beach Reopens At Squantz Pond; Other State Parks Close Waterfronts

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Ready for the rain to end so you can hit the beach? The beach at popular Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield has reopened just in time for the weekend. The waterfront area had been closed for the past week due to poor water quality. But the beach areas at four other state parks have been closed for the weekend due to the presence of certain indicator ...

  5. Man Suspected Of Shooting Couple In Bridgeport Arrested In Stamford

    Man Suspected Of Shooting Couple In Bridgeport Arrested In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A man who is suspected of shooting a couple in Bridgeport last year was arrested Thursday night in Stamford by Stamford police with the help of the US Marshals, according to the Stamford Advocate.  Jonathan Ariza, 24, of Maple Avenue, was arrested in a Center Street home and charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault, reckless endangerment, interfering with ...

  6. Man Threatens To Kill Metro-North Worker At South Norwalk Station, Cops Say

    Man Threatens To Kill Metro-North Worker At South Norwalk Station, Cops Say

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Waterbury man who was loitering at the South Norwalk train station was arrested after he threatened to kill a Metro-North employee who told him to move along,  The Hour said. Raymond Hardy, 34, first threatened to physically harm the employee, then threatened to kill him, police told The Hour.He was charged with second-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace ...

  7. Il Bacio In Danbury Competes For 'Coolest' In DVlicious Ice Cream Contest

    Il Bacio In Danbury Competes For 'Coolest' In DVlicious Ice Cream Contest

    DANBURY, Conn. -- There's no lacking for ice cream in Fairfield County. But where do you go -- and possibly drive out of your way -- for the best?Six finalists, each of which will be profiled this week, are in the running as part of our DVlicious contest. Have you voiced your opinion yet?You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Read on, ...

  8. Bethel Rallies To Help Giggling Pig Rebuild After Devastating Fire

    Bethel Rallies To Help Giggling Pig Rebuild After Devastating Fire

    BETHEL, Conn. — The Bethel community is rallying to help a beloved business that brings the arts to children after a devastating fire ripped through its space early Thursday.  The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio at 178 Greenwood Ave. lost everything in the overnight fire. A GoFundMe campaign is now looking to help the business rebuild. The Giggling Pig opened in Bethel last year and ...

  9. Bridgeport Lawyer Gets 30 Months For Cheating Distressed Homeowners

    Bridgeport Lawyer Gets 30 Months For Cheating Distressed Homeowners

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 51-year-old lawyer who had an office in Bridgeport will spend 30 months behind bars for taking part in a long-running scheme to defraud distressed homeowners throughout Connecticut, prosecutors said.   Bradford Barneys, a Maryland resident who was licensed to practice law in Connecticut, was also sentenced Thursday to three years of supervised release after his ...

  10. Greenwich Police Dredge Pond At Binney Park For Clues In Human Remains Case

    Greenwich Police Dredge Pond At Binney Park For Clues In Human Remains Case

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Investigators from the Greenwich Police Department were back at Binney Park again Thursday as the work continues into a case of human remains first discovered there this past spring. Officers will supervise the planned dredging of the pond there, and were also sifting through dirt on Thursday in Helen Binney Kitchel Park Natural Park in Old Greenwich, according to the ...

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