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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. 60-Year-Old Brookfield Man ID'd As Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

    60-Year-Old Brookfield Man ID'd As Motorcyclist Killed In Crash

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — The motorcyclist killed in a crash Saturday night in Brookfield has been identified as 60-year-old town resident Gregory Arnold, according to the News-Times.The crash occurred at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Candlewood Lake Road near Huckleberry Hill Elementary School in Brookfield, police said.It involved two cars and one motorcycle, said police, who have released ...

  2. Dump Truck Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Large Rock In Easton

    Dump Truck Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Large Rock In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. — A dump truck driver traveling erratically northbound on Route 58 from Fairfield into Easton was arrested on drunken-driving charges after crashing into a large rock, Easton police said. At 9:45 p.m. July 12, a 911 caller reported the dump truck had crossed the double yellow line and nearly hit oncoming vehicles, police said.  Multiple callers reported that the truck went ...

  3. Purr-fect View: Beardsley Zoo Opens Viewing Area For Rare Amur Leopards

    Purr-fect View: Beardsley Zoo Opens Viewing Area For Rare Amur Leopards

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – If you want to get a better look at the rare Amur leopards at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, you're in luck. The zoo has opened its newest renovation this summer: A large viewing window and sheltered wooden platform has been added to make it easier for visitors to check out the rarest big cats in the world, the Amur leopard. “We finished our new viewing ...

  4. Facebook Posts Help Monroe Police Identify, Arrest Suspect In Home Break-In

    Facebook Posts Help Monroe Police Identify, Arrest Suspect In Home Break-In

    MONROE, Conn. — A 28-year-old man who was arrested on multiple charges in a Monroe home burglary was identified thanks to Facebook posts of photos from surveillance cameras, police said. Steven Aberg was arrested Friday, July 14, and charged with third-degree burglary, second-degree criminal trespass, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree larceny, fraudulent use of ATM, credit ...

  5. Bridgeport Police Dog Tracks Down Missing 9-Year-Old Boy With Special Needs

    Bridgeport Police Dog Tracks Down Missing 9-Year-Old Boy With Special Needs

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Bridgeport Police K9 officer Zeus and his partner Officer Ryan Mullenax successfully tracked down a 9-year-old boy with special needs who wandered away from home.  The Bridgeport Police Department is singing the praises of the two valued members of the force for the rescue.The boy was reported missing by his mother at about 9 p.m. Sunday, July 9, from his home on ...

  6. Two In Critical Condition After Car Hits Motorcycle In Monroe

    Two In Critical Condition After Car Hits Motorcycle In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Two people were in critical condition Monday after their motorcycle was hit by a car on Route 25 in Monroe on Sunday night, police said.The southbound Hyundai Sonata crossed the center line at 7:12 p.m. and hit a motorcycle traveling north near Bart Road, Monroe police said.The two from the motorcycle were being treated at St. Vincent’s Medical Center and were listed in ...

  7. Second Man Charged With Murder In May Shooting Death In Stratford

    Second Man Charged With Murder In May Shooting Death In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have made a second arrest in a May shooting death, charging a 24-year-old Bridgeport man with murder, police said. Cris Concepcion, 24, of Bridgeport, was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting death of Andre Pettway, 27, of Bridgeport, said a statement from Stratford Police Capt. Frank Eannotti. Concepcion was charged with murder, weapons ...

  8. Stamford Teen Arrested After Entering Darien Home, Attacking Officers

    Stamford Teen Arrested After Entering Darien Home, Attacking Officers

    DARIEN, Conn. – A16-year-old boy from Stamford was arrested after a bizarre incident in Darien in which he entered a home, assaulted a teenage resident and fought with responding officers and EMS workers, police said.    The incident began at 4:45 p.m. Sunday when Darien officers responded to a Post Road home on a report of an unknown person in the residence, police said.The teen had ...

  9. Stamford Officers Dive In To Rescue 7-Year-Old From Water Off Cummings Park

    Stamford Officers Dive In To Rescue 7-Year-Old From Water Off Cummings Park

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Three Stamford police officers dove into the waters off Cummings Park to save a 7-year-old boy who fell into Long Island Sound from the fishing pier Sunday night, police said.The boy could not swim and was holding onto a pylon in the water to stay afloat, police said.  Stamford officers arrived at Cummings Park at 6:27 p.m. Sunday and saw a child about 70 feet out with ...

  10. Math Whiz Match-Up: Men From Bethel & Stratford Face Off On 'Superhuman'

    Math Whiz Match-Up: Men From Bethel & Stratford Face Off On 'Superhuman'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Two math whizzes from Fairfield County will prove that computing is a superpower at they meet up Monday night and compete for a $50,000 grand prize on the TV show "Superhuman."  One contestant with local ties is Stratford’s Jonathan Matte, 47, who by day is a math teacher at Greens Farms Academy in Westport. Another of the six contestants is Ethan ...

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