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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. Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    Norwalk Mother Of Four Facing Deportation Finds Support In Church Sanctuary

    NORWALk, Conn. — Nury Chavarria, the Norwalk mother of four who has taken sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation, told The Hour that she takes comfort in knowing that she has a large number of supporters.Inside the church, Chavarria said she now has a lot of people around her to help her and her family as they fight an order for her to return to her native Guatemala, The ...

  2. Crushed: Monroe Home Damaged By Fallen Tree

    Crushed: Monroe Home Damaged By Fallen Tree

    MONROE, Conn. — No one was injured when a tree fell on a house in Monroe on Sunday, the Stepney Volunteer Fire Department reported in a Facebook post. The incident happened Sunday afternoon when no one was home, the fire department said.The Stepney Volunteer Fire Department was on the scene for a little under an hour and assessed the home for any hazards while Eversource shut off power ...

  3. Body Recovered On Charles Island Off Silver Sands State Park

    Body Recovered On Charles Island Off Silver Sands State Park

    MILFORD, Conn. — A body was located on the shore of Charles Island off Silver Sands State Park, and officials were trying to determine whether it was a Bridgeport man who was swept off a sandbar there last week, Milford police said via Twitter.The body was removed to the beach at Silver Sands Beach on Sunday evening by officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental ...

  4. Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One woman died and two other residents were hospitalized after a fire destroyed a house early Sunday in Bridgeport, according to city spokeswoman. The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched to the home at 335 Seltsam Road at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, according to a statement from Bridgeport spokeswoman Rowena White.Three residents were in the home at the ...

  5. Norwalk Man Charged With Trying To Sell Opioid-Laced Crack; 7 ODs Reported

    Norwalk Man Charged With Trying To Sell Opioid-Laced Crack; 7 ODs Reported

    NORWALK, Conn. — A man fought with officers as he was arrested on charges of trying to sell Fentanyl-laced crack cocaine on Saturday, the same day that the Norwalk Police Department dealt with seven overdoses— two of them fatal, police said. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Eric Frank was arrested during an undercover drug buy by members of the Norwalk Police Department's Special Services Division ...

  6. Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Coast Of Fairfield

    Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Coast Of Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 30-foot trawler sank into the waters of Long Island Sound after hitting rocks near the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield at about noon Sunday, according to the Connecticut Post. None of the six passengers aboard was injured, police told the Post.Fairfield police and firefighters, as well as Bridgeport police, rescued the passengers, the Post ...

  7. New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield woman is fighting to try to keep her husband in the country after he was ordered to be deported despite working for years and spending tens of thousands of dollars in an attempt to get legal status.  Joel Colindrés, 33, was born in Guatemala and came to the United States without documentation in 2004. He married his wife, Samantha, 35, a U.S. ...

  8. Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Fairfield

    Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A fatal shooting in Norwalk, the arrest of a felon with a loaded gun, a huge GoFundMe for a Bridgeport man, a Norwalk mother who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation and a survey of top hot dog stands were among the top stories this past week in Fairfield County. Here are some of the most-read stories at the Daily Voice:Jonas Labaze, a ...

  9. Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Dr. Raymond Sackler of Greenwich, a co-founder of the Stamford-based drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, died July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 1/2 years old.Sackler was a philanthropist, physician, entrepreneur and business leader. With his brothers, they grew the Purdue Pharma drug empire, becoming wealthy through the development of drugs for pain management, ...

  10. Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people died and three others were hospitalized after they suffered drug overdoses on Saturday in five separate incidents across the city, Norwalk police said. The overdoses appeared be linked to crack cocaine that was laced with an opiate, police said.The first three drug overdoses occurred between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker ...

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