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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. Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Death Of Trumbull Native On D.C. Subway

    Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Death Of Trumbull Native On D.C. Subway

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The man who stabbed a Trumbull native to death on a subway in Washington, D.C., two years ago is facing three decades in prison after accepting a plea bargain Thursday, according to the Washington Post. Jasper Spires, 21, waived his right to trial and pleaded guilty to robbing and stabbing to death Kevin Sutherland with a knife on July 4, 2015, on a Metro train, the ...

  2. WestConn Expanding In-State Tuition To Students From NY, NJ, Puerto Rico

    WestConn Expanding In-State Tuition To Students From NY, NJ, Puerto Rico

    DANBURY, Conn. — All students from New York and New Jersey will pay in-state tuition starting this fall at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury in an effort to boost enrollment, the Hartford Courant reported. The plan was approved Thursday by the state Board of Regents for Higher Education, the Courant said.WestConn, which has 140 empty beds in its dorms, has seen a decline ...

  3. Norwalk Contractor Charged With Bilking Homeowner Out Of $12K

    Norwalk Contractor Charged With Bilking Homeowner Out Of $12K

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Norwalk man was arrested after he failed to complete over $12,000 worth of plumbing and carpentry work at a New Canaan home, police said. Jose B. Ruiz, of 92 Cedar St., Apt. E9, turned himself in to police at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday in connection with the complaint. He was charged with conspiracy to commit second-degree larceny.He took a $12,195 check from ...

  4. Man, 56, Charged With Leaving Threatening Notes At Starbucks In New Canaan

    Man, 56, Charged With Leaving Threatening Notes At Starbucks In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was arrested after he left three handwritten threatening notes at the Starbucks on Park Street, police said. Glen K. Dunbar, of 186 Lakeview Ave., Apt. 4, was arrested at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday and charged with second-degree breach of peace, New Canaan police said.Officers had been called to the Starbucks at about 10 a.m. Tuesday after an ...

  5. Boughton Hits Fox Business To Pitch Danbury As Home Of Amazon HQ2

    Boughton Hits Fox Business To Pitch Danbury As Home Of Amazon HQ2

    DANBURY, Conn. — The state of Connecticut is officially pushing Stamford and Hartford for Amazon’s second world headquarters. But Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton isn't giving up hope for his city. The popular Republican mayor known for his social media savvy turned to the airwaves Thursday to make the pitch for Danbury with an appearance on the Fox Business program “Mornings With ...

  6. First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — Cheers erupted and cow bells rang as dozens of customers went through the doors early Thursday for the grand opening of the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk. Most of them had been waiting a long time — a line began to form 24 hours before the opening. And those in line camped out in the parking lot — for fun and for a chance to win a free meal a week for a year. (The prize ...

  7. Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A man who was arrested after an hourlong manhunt in a Westport neighborhood on Saturday dropped a stolen handgun during the chase, police said Wednesday.  At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Officer Taylor Field stopped a suspicious vehicle on Bridge Street and asked the driver — Dahonta J. Robert-Hilliard, 27, of Bridgeport — to step out, police said.Robert-Hilliard got out of ...

  8. 23-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge

    23-Year-Old Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man could face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to federal charges of heroin possession, prosecutors said. Jovanni Reyes made his plea before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly. In late 2016, Bridgeport Police made three controlled purchases of ...

  9. 3 Officers Honored For Making Bridgeport Safer With 'Exceptional' Arrests

    3 Officers Honored For Making Bridgeport Safer With 'Exceptional' Arrests

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Three Bridgeport police officers were given the department's first merit awards for making “exceptional” arrests of felons who posed a danger to the community. The Merit Award for Excellent Arrest was presented on Tuesday, Oct. 17, by Police Chief AJ Perez with the Board of Police Commissioners.The officers who received the Excellent Arrest Awards were Officer ...

  10. Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Update: Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is now open. Click here for a story from Daily Voice on the grand opening.NORWALK, Conn. — Lyle Allen and Jes Ritchie of East Norwalk were so excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that they camped out for 24 hours before the grand opening on Thursday morning. Their dedication — and willingness to camp in the parking lot at 467 Connecticut Ave. — paid off. ...

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