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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. Police Increasing Presence At Brien McMahon After More Graffiti Is Found

    Police Increasing Presence At Brien McMahon After More Graffiti Is Found

    NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police will have an increased presence at Brien McMahon this week after more threatening graffiti was found at the high school on Monday, according to the principal.   Brien McMahon Principal Scott Hurwitz sent an email Monday to reassure parents about the situation.  Last week, Hurwitz had emailed parents about graffiti found written on a bathroom wall that ...

  2. Milford Cops: Man Found Passed Out At Truck Stop Assaulted First Responders

    Milford Cops: Man Found Passed Out At Truck Stop Assaulted First Responders

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man who was found drunkenly passed out at a truck stop in Milford was arrested after the assaulted first responders, police said. A complaint was made of an "unwanted person" at 10:10 p.m. Sunday at the Pilot Travel Center at 433 Old Gate Lane off I-95. Officers found Christopher Peckham, 48, of 583 Anderson Ave., Milford, "unconscious and intoxicated ...

  3. Rep. Himes Talks About Russia & Donald Trump Jr. On 'Meet The Press'

    Rep. Himes Talks About Russia & Donald Trump Jr. On 'Meet The Press'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As a Democratic member on the House Intelligence Committee, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes says, 'we've seen a lot of contact' between Russia and Trump campaign.On Sunday's "Meet the Press," host Chuck Todd did an exclusive interview with Himes (D-4th District) about  Donald Trump Jr.'s recent appearance in front of the House Intelligence Committee.In the closed ...

  4. Mario Batali, Owner Of Westport's Tarry Lodge, Accused Of Sexual Harassment

    Mario Batali, Owner Of Westport's Tarry Lodge, Accused Of Sexual Harassment

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Famous chef Mario Batali, who owns the popular Tarry Lodge in Westport, is the latest man to come under fire after accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct.Batali has been removed as co-host of the afternoon talk show "The Chew" while ABC reviews the allegations, and The Food Network has put "Molto Mario" on hold, according to multiple media ...

  5. Homeless Man, 39, Charged With Threatening To Kill New Canaan Residents

    Homeless Man, 39, Charged With Threatening To Kill New Canaan Residents

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 39-year-old homeless man was arrested Monday after he sent text messages threatening to kill New Canaan residents and violated a protective order, police said. The case began Monday, Nov. 27, when an unspecified number of New Canaan residents and a Seattle resident reported they had received threatening text messages from Keith A. Wolfe, New Canaan police said in a ...

  6. Police: Two From Bridgeport Offered To Sell Drugs To Police Detectives

    Police: Two From Bridgeport Offered To Sell Drugs To Police Detectives

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two people from Bridgeport were busted on narcotics charges after they tried to sell drugs to detectives in a hotel parking lot in Milford, police said. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, as the Milford Police Department's TAC Unit was conducting an anti-crime patrol in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 111 Schoolhouse Road, police ...

  7. Two Men Charged In Attempted Home Invasion With Shooting In Danbury

    Two Men Charged In Attempted Home Invasion With Shooting In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted home invasion at an apartment near downtown Danbury in which one of them was shot, police said. The two suspects were arrested Saturday by Norwalk police and charged in the November incident in Danbury, police said. At about 9 p.m. Nov. 2, officers responded to a residence on Foster Street in Danbury on a report ...

  8. Westport Library Earns Five-Star Rating As Renovation Work Continues

    Westport Library Earns Five-Star Rating As Renovation Work Continues

    WESTPORT, Conn. — For the third year in a row, the Westport Library has earned the prestigious Five-Star Status from the Library Journal, the nation’s premier publication for libraries. "This award is a welcome recognition of the library team’s work and it is a great honor to be designated again this year," Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer aid.This annual ...

  9. Dog Teams Trained To Detect Explosives For Connecticut State Police

    Dog Teams Trained To Detect Explosives For Connecticut State Police

    Eight K9 teams have graduated from the Connecticut State Police Canine Training Unit — including one dog that came to national attention as he was raised on the "Today" show.The ceremony was held last week for the K9 teams in 190th Explosive Detection Class.The canine teams, five of which are Connecticut State Police, are all trained in explosive detection. Four of the ...

  10. Norwalk Police Offer An E-Commerce Safe Zone For Buyers & Sellers

    Norwalk Police Offer An E-Commerce Safe Zone For Buyers & Sellers

    NORWALK, Conn. — Are you looking for a safe place to finish an internet sale? The Norwalk Police Department can help with that.There is an E-Commerce Safe Zone located at the The Norwalk Police Department. "We encourage community members to use the South Main Street parking of Police Headquarters to conduct E-Commerce transactions this holiday season. We want you to have a safe ...

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