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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. Special Delivery: Stratford EMT & Paramedic Welcome Baby In Ambulance

    Special Delivery: Stratford EMT & Paramedic Welcome Baby In Ambulance

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Someone was in a hurry! A Stratford EMT and a paramedic made a special delivery Tuesday morning in their ambulance. EMT Michael Egan and Paramedic Steve Parise responded to a "maternity 911 call for a woman in labor," according to a Facebook post from Stratford EMS.While EMS Unit 805 was enroute to the emergency department with the mother, they delivered a ...

  2. Stamford Police: Teen Taunted Cop From Motorcycle, Led Pursuit Onto Merritt

    Stamford Police: Teen Taunted Cop From Motorcycle, Led Pursuit Onto Merritt

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford teenager was arrested after he taunted an officer from his motorcycle, ran two red lights, engaged police in pursuit on the Merritt and then hid his motorcycle and said it had been stolen, police said. The incident began at 3:18 p.m. Monday as Lt. Diedrich Hohn was monitoring traffic in the 800 block of High Ridge Road. A black motorcycle with white stripes ...

  3. Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    DANBURY, Conn. — When it came to USA Today's list of "Most livable: America’s 50 best cities to live in," only one city in Connecticut made the grade. Danbury, in northern Fairfield County, made the list at No. 34. The city has a population of 85,008, a median home value of $297,600, a poverty rate of 8.9 percent and a population of 31.3 percent with at least a bachelor’s ...

  4. Get In Line: Grand Opening This Week At Norwalk's New Chick-Fil-A

    Get In Line: Grand Opening This Week At Norwalk's New Chick-Fil-A

    NORWALK, Conn. — The long wait is nearly over: The new Chick-fil-A in Norwalk is set to open this week.And true to Chick-fil-A tradition, the opening will be celebrated with a 24-hour campout the night before. The first 100 people in line for the campout could win free food from the new fast-food restaurant for a year. The grand opening for the new Chick-fil- A is set for Thursday, Oct. ...

  5. Police: Westport Man, 46, Slapped Victim During Argument

    Police: Westport Man, 46, Slapped Victim During Argument

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 46-year-old Westport man was charged with assault after he slapped a victim during an argument, police said. On Saturday, Oct. 14, officers were dispatched to a Westport residence on a report of a disturbance, police said. Upon arrival, officers learned the victim and Justin King had an argument, during which King slapped the victim, police said. King was taken into ...

  6. Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Americares held its 30th Airlift Benefit on Oct. 14 and honored President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush with the inaugural Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award is named for the Americares founders, ordinary citizens who saw a profound need and risked everything to make a difference. It recognizes extraordinary courage and commitment to ...

  7. Easton Residents Report Mailbox Vandalism Spree

    Easton Residents Report Mailbox Vandalism Spree

    EASTON, Conn. — Easton police report receiving a complaint from a resident that a number of mailboxes on their street were damaged by vandals. The complaint was made on Oct. 10, by caller who said their mailbox was damaged overnight on Saturday, Oct. 7. The caller said that several other mailboxes on the street were also damaged.

  8. Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — To make it easier and safer for passengers, Uber has designated a permanent spot for passenger pickup at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The pickup area is at the East Entrance, Door 6 — between Cheesecake Factory and Target, according to Uber officials. The designation of a permanent pickup spot is part of a nationwide partnership between Uber and and the Westfield ...

  9. Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The flu season has begun in Connecticut, and state health officials are advising everyone to get a flu shot.Flu activity has been increasing in Connecticut since the end of August, according to the first weekly report on flu season issued last week by the state Department of Public Health.A total of 23 cases of influenza have been reported from Aug. 27 to Oct. ...

  10. Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    EASTON, Conn. — An Easton resident reported a black bear sighting on Oct. 11, police said. The black bear was walking on the caller’s property toward Staples Road, police said.Multiple black bear sightings have been reported in town. On Monday, Sept. 11, a black bear was spotted in the area of Rock House Road, police said.Then on Tuesday, Sept.12, multiple callers to police reported a ...

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