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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. Himes Proposes Bill To Require On-Camera Media Briefings From White House

    Himes Proposes Bill To Require On-Camera Media Briefings From White House

    In response to the Trump administrations’s recent restrictions on press access at the White House, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-4th District) introduced a new bill that would require the White House to hold at least two televised press briefings per week.Himes calls it the Free Press Act. "The White House has begun to dramatically, and in an historically unprecedented way, reduce the ...

  2. Career Criminal Arrested After Alert Stamford Resident Reports Van Break-In

    Career Criminal Arrested After Alert Stamford Resident Reports Van Break-In

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 55-year-old man with a lengthy criminal record and a van filled with allegedly stolen tools was arrested after an alert resident reported a van break-in in progress on the city's East Side, Stamford police said. A caller at 4:24 a.m. Thursday reported he saw someone break into a van parked on William Street, police said. Patrol officers responded and found a van with ...

  3. Cops: Former Employee Stole $150K In Rolexes From New Canaan Jeweler

    Cops: Former Employee Stole $150K In Rolexes From New Canaan Jeweler

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 30-year-old former employee of Manfredi Jewels stole $150,000 worth of Rolexes from the New Canaan store and sold them on eBay, police told Patch.com. Pierce Shortell, of Wallingford was arrested Friday, charged with first-degree larceny and held on $150,000 bond, Patch.com said.The thefts were uncovered when discrepancies appeared in May that showed inventory and ...

  4. Classic Car Catches Fire In Monroe

    Classic Car Catches Fire In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — A crew from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department responded to a small fire in a classic car on Saturday night, according to a Facebook post. Upon arrival at 401 Monroe Turnpike, units found the front bench seat of a classic car had gone up in flames, the post said. Units used a can and the booster line to douse the small blaze.To sign up for Daily Voice's email news ...

  5. Motorcyclist Killed In Three-Vehicle Crash In Brookfield

    Motorcyclist Killed In Three-Vehicle Crash In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash late Saturday on Candlewood Lake Road near Huckleberry Hill Elementary School in Brookfield, police said.The identify of the motorcyclist who died had not been released as of Sunday afternoon, pending notification of family.The Brookfield Police Department is investigating the accident that involved two cars and one ...

  6. Bridgeport Man Killed After Car Slams Into Parked Semi

    Bridgeport Man Killed After Car Slams Into Parked Semi

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man died Saturday night after his 1989 Toyota Corolla wagon slammed into a parked semi-trailer truck on Newfield Avenue in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post.The crash occurred at 7:22 p.m. near the I-95 underpass, trapping the driver as the car became wedged under the trailer, the Post said.Tarryl A. Brown of Bridgeport was transported via ambulance to ...

  7. Suspect In Custody After Home Invasion In Darien

    Suspect In Custody After Home Invasion In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — One suspect is in custody in connection with a home invasion that occurred in Darien on Sunday, police confirmed to the Darien Times.Darien Police Detective James Palmieri said there is no danger to the public, the Darien Times reported.Police provided no further details on the crime — no time and no location, nor did police say whether any charges had yet been filed, ...

  8. Stamford Police Investigate Two Shootings; Officer Takes Victim To Hospital

    Stamford Police Investigate Two Shootings; Officer Takes Victim To Hospital

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford police officer investigating a report of suspicious males found a man who had been shot lying in the middle of Spruce Street on Saturday night, police said. Officer Chris Terrell, who was dispatched to the area of 80 Spruce St., transported the victim to Stamford Hospital for immediate treatment. "We are extremely proud of the actions of Officer Terrell ...

  9. Fatal Boating Crash, New Voice Of Kermit Top Week's News In Fairfield

    Fatal Boating Crash, New Voice Of Kermit Top Week's News In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As summer takes hold across Fairfield County, you may have missed some of the top stories of the past week from the Daily Voice. Before you head outside, check out these most-read items:Randall Pineau, a 52-year old Sandy Hook resident, was killed after his pontoon boat was hit by a ski boat when he was out at night on Lake Zoar. Don’t be surprised if you hear ...

  10. Tens Of Thousands Donated To Help Hero Who Rescued Driver In Westport Crash

    Tens Of Thousands Donated To Help Hero Who Rescued Driver In Westport Crash

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Money and support are pouring in to help a Bridgeport man who was on his way to a job interview when he hopped off a bus to help a man injured in a rollover crash in Westport. A GoFundMe was launched on Friday to benefit Aaron Tucker and his family. By late Saturday, $30,110 of the $35,000 goal had already been pledged by supporters. A car had flipped Wednesday morning ...

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