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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. Brace For Record-Breaking Heat In Fairfield On First Autumn Weekend

    Brace For Record-Breaking Heat In Fairfield On First Autumn Weekend

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It may be the first weekend of fall, but temperatures feel like summer across Fairfield County. And high temps could hit record-breaking levels on Sunday.By Sunday afternoon, the high temperature inland could reach 90 degrees, which would break the record of 89 degrees set back in 1959. And the high temp along the coast is forecast for about 86 degrees, just ...

  2. Bigelow Teas To Two Roads: CT's Best Brands Bask In Spotlight At Capitol

    Bigelow Teas To Two Roads: CT's Best Brands Bask In Spotlight At Capitol

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of familiar — and delicious — brands were in the spotlight this week for the “Discover CT” event in Washington, D.C., as local Connecticut businesses showcased their products in the Capitol. Some of the brands in attendance were from Fairfield County, dishing up tastes or spreading their wares for a welcoming crowd. The businesses included:Poppy’s ...

  3. Another CT National Guard Crew Heads To Caribbean To Help After Hurricane

    Another CT National Guard Crew Heads To Caribbean To Help After Hurricane

    Another cargo plane and seven more Connecticut National Guard airmen are heading to the Caribbean to offer assistance with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria slammed the islands.A second C-130H cargo plane and seven additional Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard departed Saturday, said Gov. Dannel Malloy. The unit, which departed from Bradley Air ...

  4. Danbury Man Charged With Drunken Driving In Garage After Urinating On Car

    Danbury Man Charged With Drunken Driving In Garage After Urinating On Car

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was charged with drunken driving after he drove into the wall of a downtown parking garage twice and urinated on a car early Saturday, according to the News-Times.Arriving officers found the man, Hector Rolando Ordonez-Morocho, 31, asleep and slumped over an ATM, the News-Times.The staff at the Patriot Garage called police after Ordonez-Morocho drove into ...

  5. Fairfield Police Seek Driver Of SUV That Fled Scene Of Accident

    Fairfield Police Seek Driver Of SUV That Fled Scene Of Accident

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle that fled the scene of an accident after causing a large amount of damage.The SUV is a white older model Dodge Durango that is missing its front left bumper, police said.The driver of the vehicle is wanted for evading responsibility of an accident after causing a large amount of ...

  6. Russian Hackers Targeted Connecticut’s Online Voter Registration System

    Russian Hackers Targeted Connecticut’s Online Voter Registration System

    Secretary of the State Denise Merrill confirmed that Connecticut’s online voter registration system was targeted by Russian hackers during last year’s presidential campaign, the Hartford Courant reported..Connecticut was one of 21 states identified by the Department of Homeland Security that Russia attempted to hack, according to Politico.com.The Connecticut system was scanned but not ...

  7. CT National Guard Crews Heads To Help In Puerto Rico After Hurricane

    CT National Guard Crews Heads To Help In Puerto Rico After Hurricane

    The Connecticut National Guard is winging to Puerto Rico and St. Thomas to help with relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Marie.  The State of Connecticut has deployed a C-130H cargo plane and seven Airmen from the 103rd Airlift Wing of the Connecticut National Guard, Gov. Dannel Malloy said. The unit, which departed from Bradley Air National Guard Base in East Granby on Friday, ...

  8. Fleeing Drug Trafficker Busted After Foot Chase, Stratford Police Say

    Fleeing Drug Trafficker Busted After Foot Chase, Stratford Police Say

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A nearly yearlong investigation of a suspected drug trafficker ended with a car and foot chase and the arrest of the suspect on Thursday on multiple charges, including operating a drug factory, Stratford police said.  On Thursday, officers from the Stratford Police Department's Narcotics, Vice & Intelligence Unit concluded their investigation into Robert ...

  9. 2 Bridgeport Men Busted With 8 Others In Drug Operation In Stamford

    2 Bridgeport Men Busted With 8 Others In Drug Operation In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A total of 10 men involved in a large-scale drug-selling operation were busted Thursday as the result of a joint investigation of the Stamford Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.  The men — from Stamford and Bridgeport — were rounded up in raids that began as early as 5:15 a.m. Thursday and continued into the afternoon, Stamford police Capt. ...

  10. Plane Lands On Its Nose At Danbury Airport

    Plane Lands On Its Nose At Danbury Airport

    UPDATED: DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police and firefighters responded to a report of a plane making a "rough landing" at Danbury Municipal Airport on Friday morning.When Danbury fire units arrived after 10:30 a.m. Friday, they found a single-engine Cessna 180 airplane nose down on Runway 35, Assistant Fire Chief Mark Omasta said in a statement.The pilot, Jeffrey Butler, was the ...

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