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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. Fire Smolder For Days In Mulch Pile In Newtown

    Fire Smolder For Days In Mulch Pile In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A fire burning in a mulch pit for three days is keeping crews from Botsford Fire and Rescue Department busy, according to a Facebook post. The mulch pile is on Button Shop Road, the post said Wednesday. The Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue has also assisted at the scene with an additional tanker. The mulch pile continues to burn on the inside, and the fire ...

  2. Norwalk Mom Granted Stay Of Deportation, Allowed To Stay In U.S.

    Norwalk Mom Granted Stay Of Deportation, Allowed To Stay In U.S.

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk mother of four who took sanctuary in a New Haven church to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala has received an emergency stay of deportation and will be allowed to return home with her family.The decision was issued late Wednesday afternoon by the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and a federal court, according to Gov. Dannel Malloy and U.S. ...

  3. Malloy Rebukes Trump, Orders No Transgender Discrimination In Armed Forces

    Malloy Rebukes Trump, Orders No Transgender Discrimination In Armed Forces

    Gov. Dannel Malloy acted fast Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump's announcement via Twitter that he intends to ban transgendered individuals from serving in the military in any capacity.  Malloy announced he had signed an executive order reinforcing the state’s nondiscrimination policies within the Connecticut Military Department.The order directs the Connecticut National ...

  4. Driver Distracted By GPS Slams Into Police Cruiser On Route 7

    Driver Distracted By GPS Slams Into Police Cruiser On Route 7

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A 38-year-old Danbury man who said he was distracted by checking his GPS when he slammed into a state police cruiser on Route 7 in Brookfield is now facing charges in the crash. The crash back in January sent a state trooper to the hospital, state police said.Brian Glasser, who turned himself in to State Police on Wednesday, was arrested and charged with following ...

  5. Shelton Man's Car Stolen While He Works Out At Trumbull Gym

    Shelton Man's Car Stolen While He Works Out At Trumbull Gym

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A Shelton man was left stranded after a workout at LA Fitness at the Westfield Mall in Trumbull after his car was stolen from the parking lot Monday night, police said. The man arrived at the gym at 5065 Main St. at about 9:30 p.m. in his 2013 Hyundai Sonata, police said. He left his keys and belongings in an unlocked locker in the men’s locker room while he worked ...

  6. Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    Community Rallies To Help Ridgefield High Grad With Rare Form Of Leukemia

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The community is rallying online and in person to help an athlete from the Class of 2013 at Ridgefield High School who is battling a rare form of leukemia. Harrison Mauldin, who played lacrosse at Ridgefield High and at Bard College, was diagnosed in March with T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, a rare form of leukemia. Mauldin, 22, started chemotherapy in spring. "The ...

  7. Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The driver of a tractor-trailer that jackknifed on I-95 north in Bridgeport on Monday, causing nearly 20 miles of traffic jams at one point, was issued a summons in the crash, state police said. Sandra Beckford, 29, of East Hartford was issued a summons for failure to maintain a proper lane and issued a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions, state ...

  8. Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Ilidio Carvalheiro has been found safe, Danbury police said Wednesday morning.DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police have issued a Silver Alert for Ilidio Carvalheiro, a 47-year-old Danbury resident who was last seen Monday morning at his home.Carvalheiro is 5-foot-10 and weighs 235 pounds, police said.When last seen at 8 a.m. Monday, Carvalheiro was wearing a grayish-colored polo ...

  9. West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Beware of the mosquito bite: The West Nile virus has arrived in Fairfield County. Mosquitoes trapped in Greenwich, Stratford and Westport as well as in South Windsor tested positive for the West Nile virus, state officials announced Tuesday. West Nile-infected mosquitoes were also trapped earlier this summer in West Haven.The mosquitoes that tested positive ...

  10. Special Ed Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Assault Of Bridgeport Student

    Special Ed Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Sex Assault Of Bridgeport Student

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A former Central High teacher pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a special education student and requested a jury trial as she made a court appearance Tuesday, according to the Connecticut Post.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, resigned from her teaching job the day after her arrest June 20. She is charged with second-degree sexual assault, accused of having a ...

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