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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. Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced. Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday. The indictment ...

  2. GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    GoodReads: Book Lovers Descend On Huge Pequot Library Summer Sale

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — "Amazing." That's how one book lover described the opening day of the 57th annual Pequot Library Summer Book Sale in Fairfield on Friday.But don't despair: With an estimated 140,000 books to choose from, the book sale will continue all weekend and  through Tuesday, July 25, at the Southport library.Dubbed “The Best Book Sale in New England,” the library’s ...

  3. Easton Animal Control Seizes Wandering, Defecating Goats That Belong To Vet

    Easton Animal Control Seizes Wandering, Defecating Goats That Belong To Vet

    EASTON, Conn. — The Easton animal control officer has seized from an Easton veterinarian a number of goats that were eating grass and defecating on a neighbor's property, police said. The goats have been taken to the Easton Animal Control Shelter, and the costs are mounting up for the goats' owner, Dr. Sherif Lawendy, police said. On July 12, a Maple Road resident called police to ...

  4. Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man will spend three-and-a-half years behind bars for distributing oxycodone and other drugs in the city, federal prosecutors said. Besim Muriqi was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.The case began in January 2015, when Stamford Police received information that Amonda Mendez, also ...

  5. Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 44-year-old Stamford man who beat his mother to death in 2015 was committed Wednesday to spend 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital, according to the Stamford Advocate. Timothy Anderson was found not guilty by insanity in March by a three-judge panel in the brutal death of his 76-year-old mother, Maryann Anderson.Anderson, who had mental illnesses for over a ...

  6. Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 28-year-old Stratford man was presumed dead after he was swept off a sandbar Friday afternoon at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, according to NBC Connecticut. His body had not been located by Friday night, and the daylong search was called off until Saturday morning, when a recovery effort will resume, NBC Connecticut said.A massive search began early Friday ...

  7. Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Update: The missing man has been resumed dead, with recovery efforts scheduled to resume Saturday. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.MILFORD, Conn. — A massive search was underway Friday afternoon for a 28-year-old man who went missing after a wave swept him off a sandbar and into Long Island Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, police said.At about 1 p.m., Milford Police ...

  8. Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Friends are rallying to help a couple from New Milford who were critically injured and are on life support after a car struck their motorcycle in Monroe.At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Danny and Betty Falls were on their motorcycle "on their way home from a wonderful day at Port Jeff, N.Y.," said a GoFundMe campaign started by Kimmy Falls of Danbury. "On the way home ...

  9. Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Update: Norwalk police have identified the 26-year-old victim. Click here for the story from Daily Voice.NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue in South Norwalk, police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim ...

  10. 10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 10-year-old Bridgeport girl suffered serious injuries and will require more surgeries after she stepped up to save a 7-year-old boy from  a dog attack and was attacked herself, police said. The two children were playing in the house at 497 Pearl Harbor St. when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a statement from police spokeswoman ...

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