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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. New Storm Maria Becomes Hurricane As Jose Treks Toward New England

    New Storm Maria Becomes Hurricane As Jose Treks Toward New England

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — While most of the East Coast is focusing on the New England-bound Hurricane Jose, there's yet another hurricane churning in the Atlantic Ocean.Maria, which is about 430 miles southeast of the Lesser Antilles, was upgraded Sunday evening from a tropical storm to a hurricane. It is moving toward the Caribbean at 15 mph. In its early stages, Maria is following a ...

  2. 17-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Perry’s Mill Pond In Fairfield

    17-Year-Old Boy Drowns In Perry’s Mill Pond In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — An unresponsive teenager who was pulled from about 15 feet of water at Perry's Mill Pond in Fairfield on Saturday evening has died, according to the Connecticut Post.The 17-year-old boy was transported to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport for treatment, but he died of his injuries, Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara told the Post. The teenager, who was ...

  3. Norwalk Pedestrian, 65, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Identified By Police

    Norwalk Pedestrian, 65, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Identified By Police

    NORWALK, Conn. — The man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver late Friday in Norwalk has been identified as a 65-year-old local man, police said Sunday.   Archie Hilliard, 65, lived on Leonard Street in Norwalk, about 2 miles from where he was found in the road with life-threatening injuries, police said.No arrests have been made in the case.Related story: Unidentified Male Pedestrian ...

  4. Life-Threatening Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Woods Off Merritt

    Life-Threatening Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Woods Off Merritt

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Life-threatening injuries were being reported after a car went off the Merritt Parkway in Stamford and crashed into the woods on Sunday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.  The right lane of the northbound Merritt was closed at Exit 35 after the crash at about 9:25 a.m., state police said. Drivers were urged to reduce speed when approaching the area of the ...

  5. Two Men Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Two Bears In Wilton

    Two Men Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Two Bears In Wilton

    WILTON, Conn. — Two men were arrested on charges of illegally killing two black bears in Wilton after officers caught them carrying animals parts out of the woods on Saturday, according to state Environmental Conservation Police.The two men skinned one of the bears and cut off its paws and head for a trophy, EnCon police said. EnCon police received an anonymous tip Saturday that an ...

  6. Unidentified Male Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Norwalk

    Unidentified Male Pedestrian Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — An unidentified male pedestrian died of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident late Friday night in Norwalk, police said. At 9:14 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a car accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Lowe Street, police said. Arriving officers found a man lying in the street suffering from life-threatening ...

  7. A Murder, A Wedding & A Fighter Jet Flyover Top The News In Fairfield

    A Murder, A Wedding & A Fighter Jet Flyover Top The News In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — In case you missed it, here are the top stories of the past week, as reported by the Daily Voice. Eric Diaz, a 19-year-old Bridgeport man who was found shot in the stomach at Beadsley Street and Newfield Avenue, died of his injuries. It was the city's 20th homicide of the year.The sight of multiple fighter jets flying over parts of Fairfield County last weekend ...

  8. Seen Him? Monroe Police Release Photos Of Bank Robber With Arm In Sling

    Seen Him? Monroe Police Release Photos Of Bank Robber With Arm In Sling

    MONROE, Conn. — Monroe police have released surveillance photos of the man, with his arm in a sling, who robbed the People's Bank in Trumbull at gunpoint Thursday evening. Monroe officers responded to a hold-up alarm at 6 p.m. Thursday at the bank branch at 435 Main St., police said.Employees reported that just before closing, a man entered the bank and demanded cash from a bank teller, ...

  9. Jose Regains Hurricane Status As It Treks Toward Northeast

    Jose Regains Hurricane Status As It Treks Toward Northeast

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Jose, which has been upgraded back to a hurricane, is expected to track close enough to the Northeast to have an impact on Fairfield County's weather next week. The storm is expected to raise seas and winds and to deliver heavy rain to coastal areas and possibly inland as well next week.Storm watches are expected to be issued for the Northeast for late Tuesday ...

  10. Deer Hunter: Strong Fall Archery Season Expected In Southwest CT

    Deer Hunter: Strong Fall Archery Season Expected In Southwest CT

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As the fall archery deer and turkey seasons opened Friday, the best hunting opportunities will be in the southwest corner of the state, said Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.Fall archery hunting season for deer and wild turkey extends to the end of December on private lands and state land bowhunting only areas, and to the end of ...

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