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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 Teen Charged With Selling Pot After Traffic Stop

    Trumbull Teen Charged With Selling Pot After Traffic Stop

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A 17-year-old local boy was arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffic stop in Trumbull turned up pot, scales, packaging and a large amount of cash, police said. A Trumbull officer on patrol at 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, spotted a vehicle on Main Street with an improperly displayed registration plate, police said. Upon stopping and approaching the car, the ...

  2. Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A stay of deportation was denied Monday for a Stamford woman with two daughters — one of whom needs constant care for diabetes — Miriam Martinez Lemus says she does not plan to leave. The next step is uncertain after U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement ruled that it would not grant Lemus another stay of her deportation – stays it had been granting to her since ...

  3. Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport has received a $1.875 million federal grant to help boost community policing in the state's largest city.Proceeds from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services program grant can be used to "hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance ...

  4. Trumbull Police Department Mourns Death Of Veteran Officer

    Trumbull Police Department Mourns Death Of Veteran Officer

    Update: Funeral services have been set for Saturday for Officer Michael Borucki. Click here for more information from Daily Voice. TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Trumbull Police Department is mourning the death of a veteran officer with 22 years of service on the force. Officer Michael Borucki died after battling cancer since 2013. "It is with heavy hearts that the Trumbull Police ...

  5. Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Officers busted an underage drinking party with up to 70 participants — many of whom are students from Sacred Heart University — and issued a summons to the host, Trumbull police said. Officers received an anonymous tip via the Internet about the party shortly after midnight Sunday, police said. They went to a home on White Plains Road and confirmed that there was a ...

  6. Connecticut's Latest Budget Cuts Hit Hard In Fairfield

    Connecticut's Latest Budget Cuts Hit Hard In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The General Assembly finally passed a $41 billion two-year state budget at the end of last month, but that wasn't the end of cuts in aid funding to towns and cities in Connecticut. On Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a decision to hold back $91 million in state aid to keep the budget balanced.With the budget changes from Malloy, a total of 160 ...

  7. Fairfield Man, Shelton Woman Charged With Violating Protective Orders

    Fairfield Man, Shelton Woman Charged With Violating Protective Orders

    MILFORD, Conn. — A Shelton woman was arrested on charges of violating a protective order after she sent 30 text messages and made seven phone calls to a man in one day, Milford police said. The man has a protective order against Ileena Zamfino, 31, barring her from contacting him, police said.Zamfino was arrested Friday and charged with violation of a protection order and second-degree ...

  8. Tractor-Trailer Rollover Snarls Traffic For Miles On I-84

    Tractor-Trailer Rollover Snarls Traffic For Miles On I-84

    Update: All lanes of I-84 were reopened just before noon on Monday, DOT said.Original story: DANBURY, Conn. — Traffic jams were reported for miles on I-84 after an accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Monday morning, according to Connecticut State Police and the Department of Transportation.The crash blocked two lanes of westbound I-84 between Exits 3 and 2 for much of ...

  9. Westport Police: Fairfield Man Found With Heroin In Speeding Car

    Westport Police: Fairfield Man Found With Heroin In Speeding Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport officer who pulled over a speeding car on Wilton Road found that the driver had heroin in his possession, police said.   In the early morning of Friday, Nov. 17, an officer conducting stationary radar on Wilton Road saw a vehicle traveling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said. The officer stopped the motor vehicle and identified the driver as Andrew Merritt, ...

  10. Car Damaged In Fire In Westport Parking Lot

    Car Damaged In Fire In Westport Parking Lot

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A fire destroyed the interior of a car in a parking lot on Main Street in Westport on Saturday afternoon, according to the Westport Fire Department.  Westport Firefighters responded to the vehicle fire, which was limited to the driver’s compartment of the car, according to a Facebook post from the fire department. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire ...

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