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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. Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A Trumbull man who was found in an ex-girlfriend's home in Milford has been arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, police said Friday.  The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. June 4, when Robert Rubino, 23, of 14 Mohawk Drive, Trumbull, entered the home, looking to make contact with an ex-girlfriend who was not there at the time, police said. Rubino was found by ...

  2. Easton Driver Clocked At 71 mph On Route 59 Charged With DUI

    Easton Driver Clocked At 71 mph On Route 59 Charged With DUI

    EASTON, Conn. — A driver who was traveling 71 mph through Easton was charged with drunken driving as well as a felony count of refusing to be fingerprinted after failing to cooperate with an officer during the arrest process, police said. The June 20 incident began when an Easton officer on stationary radar on Route 59 north of North Park Avenue clocked a motor vehicle traveling south ...

  3. Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The case involving a state parole officer and her boyfriend who were charged with kidnapping a 1-year-old boy has been transferred to a court in Waterbury, according to the Connecticut Post.Superior Court Judge Earl Richard moved the case because of possible conflicts in the Bridgeport courthouse, the Post said.Gladys Marquez, 51, the parole officer, was charged with ...

  4. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  5. Male Volunteer Honored For Work To Fight Domestic Violence In Fairfield

    Male Volunteer Honored For Work To Fight Domestic Violence In Fairfield

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport resident Bill Van Ollefen was named Volunteer of the Year at The Center for Family Justice for his service and commitment to the nonprofit’s mission of transforming victims of domestic and sexual violence into survivors. Van Ollefen received CFJ’s annual Beatrice Boucher award for outstanding volunteer services from Debra A. Greenwood, CFJ’s president and ...

  6. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  7. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  8. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

  9. Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    Men Found Snooping At Westport Home Busted On ID Theft Charges

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A complaint from a Westport resident that a suspicious man was looking in his windows led to the arrest of two Bridgeport men on charges of identity theft and fraudulently purchasing cellphones, police said. The case began at about 4:05 p.m. Tuesday with a complaint about the suspicious person from a resident on Weather Vane Hill, police said. The caller said a male ...

  10. 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to ...

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