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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. Man, 62, Charged With Causing Disturbance At Westport Restaurant

    Man, 62, Charged With Causing Disturbance At Westport Restaurant

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 62-year-old local man was arrested on charges of causing a disturbance at a Westport restaurant and refusing to leave, police said. On Tuesday, arriving officers found Gerard Gaspel of Westport as he was leaving the restaurant, police said. Gaspel was identified as the man who had been causing a disturbance inside, police said. Two investors were meeting when Gaspel ...

  2. Fairfield Entrepreneur's Tree Transporter Makes Christmas Tradition Easier

    Fairfield Entrepreneur's Tree Transporter Makes Christmas Tradition Easier

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Two old friends who share a love for all things Christmas found out that they also shared a common problem when it came to buying a tree — how do you get it home?Three years ago, Bobby Donofrio of Fairfield said he was out at a Christmas tree farm, enjoying the ritual of cutting his own tree with his family. But after tying the tree to the roof of his car, he ...

  3. Turkey Bowl Shocker: New Canaan Shuts Out Top-Ranked Darien

    Turkey Bowl Shocker: New Canaan Shuts Out Top-Ranked Darien

    STAMFORD, Conn. — It was a Turkey Bowl upset as New Canaan High shut out No. 1-ranked Darien High in a Thursday matchup of the two football rivals in a game at Boyle Stadium in Stamford. The final score was 27-0. That snapped Darien's 34-game win streak as New Canaan won the Turkey Bowl for the first time in five years.Darien High played the game without two key players, including the ...

  4. Monroe First Responders Handle Thanksgiving Crash On Turkey Roost Road

    Monroe First Responders Handle Thanksgiving Crash On Turkey Roost Road

    MONROE, Conn. — It was a bit of coincidence as Monroe first-responders headed early Thursday to Turkey Roost Road for a one-car crash. The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department responded at 1 a.m. along with EMS and police officers, according to a Facebook post from the fire department.  One car had crashed into a pole on Turkey Roost Road. There were no injuries, but "there was ...

  5. Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    Shelton Officer Rescues Monroe Man Thrown Off Bridge

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Monroe man was seriously injured when he was thrown by another person into the Housatonic River from the Derby-Shelton Bridge early Thursday, police said.At 1 a.m. Thursday, Shelton police and fire responded to the bridge and saw a 30-year-old man submerged in the water, police said. "Officer David Eldridge swam out to victim and quickly pulled him to shore with ...

  6. Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    Male Victim Suffers 'Serious' Wounds In Stabbing At Norwalk Home

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a male victim at a home on Midwood Road early Thursday, causing serious injuries, police said."The suspect(s) fled the scene prior to police arriving," police spokesman Lt. Terrence Blake said. "However, based on the preliminary investigation it appears this is an isolated incident."At 1:07 a.m. ...

  7. Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    Teen Killed, Driver Critically Injured When Car Slams Into Tree In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 19-year-old Stamford resident was killed and the driver was seriously injured when their car slammed into a tree on Washington Boulevard near Scalzi Park in Stamford on Wednesday afternoon, police said.The Stamford Police Department’s Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad is investigating the one-car crash, which occurred at 12:31 p.m. on Washington ...

  8. Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    Two Darien High Football Players Arrested In Assault Of New Canaan Teen

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — At least two members of the Darien High football team along with a third teen were arrested Wednesday in an assault on New Canaan teen earlier this month, police said. The arrests came the evening before the Turkey Bowl matchup, the big rivalry between New Canaan High and Darien High. The three teenagers turned themselves in at New Canaan police headquarters at about ...

  9. Sen. Murphy Helps Person-To-Person Distribute Turkeys With All The Fixings

    Sen. Murphy Helps Person-To-Person Distribute Turkeys With All The Fixings

    NORWALK, Conn. — Person-To-Person in Norwalk had a few extra helpers Wednesday as volunteers handed out turkeys and bags stuffed with all the sides to families in need. Residents were thrilled to meet newly re-elected Mayor Harry Rilling, state Sen. Bob Duff and U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy as they picked up their turkey, stuffing and all the fixings at the Person-To-Person headquarters on ...

  10. Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Suspect In Shooting At Stratford Bar

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have an arrest warrant for the man suspected of holding up a downtown bar at gunpoint and shooting the bartender last week, a spokesman said Wednesday.   Jachin Brown, 27, who was arrested Nov. 15 after shooting an off-duty officer during a violent armed robbery in Bridgeport, now faces multiple charges in Stratford, according to Stratford Police Sgt. ...

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