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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. Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    NORWALK, Conn. — There's a new tick to worry about in Connecticut: A sizable population of a species that has been linked to an allergy to red meat in humans has been discovered on an island in Norwalk, state environmental officials said.The presence of the lone star ticks was detected in June after a South Norwalk resident reported a deer acting strangely on Manresa Island, according ...

  2. Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — An eagle-eyed officer spotted a woman acting in a suspicious manner near Latham Park in Stamford and ended up arresting her on drug charges Wednesday afternoon, police said.   At about 3 p.m., Sgt. Richard Gasparino was monitoring Latham Park on Bedford Street, police said. He saw the woman get out of the rear passenger door of a vehicle parked in an adjacent parking ...

  3. Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    Bridgeport Man Charged With Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested Wednesday on heroin charges in the death of a Seymour man who overdosed in Seymour in July, prosecutors said. Richard Estaba, also known as “Raw,” was charged with federal heroin distribution offenses.  On July 9, Seymour Police and emergency medical personnel went to a residence in Seymour on a report of a suspected drug ...

  4. Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    Norwalk Man Who Runs Sports Gaming Info Site Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk man who runs BangTheBook.com, a sports gaming information website, pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading taxes by failing to report over $1.1 million in income. Ryan S. Rozycki, 41, waived his right to be indicted as he pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of federal tax evasion.According to court documents and statements made in ...

  5. Have You Seen Her? Silver Alert Issued For Shelton Teen

    Have You Seen Her? Silver Alert Issued For Shelton Teen

    SHELTON, Conn. — State police have issued a Silver Alert for Joy Milano, a 15-year-old from Shelton who went missing on Wednesday. Joy was described as white with brown eyes and brown hair. She is 5-foot-4 and weighs 165 pounds.She went missing from Shelton and was described as an endangered runaway. if you have any information on the whereabouts of Joy Milano, call the Shelton Police ...

  6. Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning House In Greenwich

    Firefighters Rescue Dog From Burning House In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich firefighters rescued a dog from a burning home on Indian Field Road in Cos Cob on Wednesday morning, according to the Greenwich Post.Firefighters found the dog inside a crate while searching the smoke-filled home, the Post said.The fire, reported at 11a.m., closed Indian Field Road near Morningside Drive for about an hour, according to the Greenwich Fire ...

  7. Bridgeport Man Linked To Home Break-In In New Canaan Through DNA

    Bridgeport Man Linked To Home Break-In In New Canaan Through DNA

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 27-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday in a New Canaan home break-in nearly two years ago after he was tied to the crime through his DNA , police said. A burglar used force to enter a home on Snowberry Lane on Oct. 21, 2015, police said.Officers processed the scene and were able to get a blood sample off a piece of broken glass and the door where the ...

  8. Services Set For Shelton's Jessica Tills, 52, Bridgeport Sergeant

    Services Set For Shelton's Jessica Tills, 52, Bridgeport Sergeant

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police Sgt. Jessica R. Tillson of Shelton died Saturday, Sept. 16, at her home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was 52. Tillson was born in Bridgeport on Sept. 14, 1965, the daughter of Charlene Schliebe Tillson of Bridgeport and the late Thomas A. Tillson Sr. She was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1983 and also attended the ...

  9. Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    Fairfield Woman Who Searched Far For Kidney Donor Finds One In Her Backyard

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A Fairfield woman who searched far and wide for a kidney donor is at home and recovering from successful transplant surgery after finding the answer right in her own backyard. Margaret Karbovanec, a retired Bunnell High School guidance counselor, launched a campaign to find a donor last winter because both of her kidneys were failing. She has polycystic kidney ...

  10. Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser For The Center In Bridgeport

    Lara Logan Tells Tale Of Healing At Fundraiser For The Center In Bridgeport

    MONROE, Conn. — For her keynote speech Tuesday at the Speaking of Women fundraiser for The Center for Family Justice, Lara Logan of "60 Minutes" did something she had never done before. For the first time in public, Logan displayed photographs taken of her during a horrifying mass sexual assault in Tahrir Square in Egypt while she was covering the Arab Spring. The up-close ...

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