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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. 3 Arrested, Large Amount Of Pot Seized In Bust Of Home In Norwalk

    3 Arrested, Large Amount Of Pot Seized In Bust Of Home In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Thick smoke from the burning of a significant amount of marijuana greeted Norwalk officers as they executed a search-and-seizure warrant Tuesday at a Norwalk residence, police said. Officers from the Special Services Division executed the warrant at 8 Muffin Lane, and Zachary Fisher, Sean Michalski and Michael Doyle were found inside, police said . The kitchen area was ...

  2. Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge In Fatal Overdose In Bridgeport

    Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Heroin Charge In Fatal Overdose In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A West Haven man is facing up to 20 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to a federal heroin charge related to the fatal overdose of a Bridgeport man over two years ago, prosecutors said.  John Rodriguez, 37, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bridgeport federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and ...

  3. Bethel Police: Woman Driving Drunk Was In Car Stolen Out Of Bridgeport

    Bethel Police: Woman Driving Drunk Was In Car Stolen Out Of Bridgeport

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 51-year-old woman stopped for driving erratically in Bethel was drunk and behind the wheel of a car stolen out of Bridgeport, police said. The woman, identified as Rebecca Abad Ramirez of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested just before 9 a.m. Monday at Walnut Hill Road and Old Shelter Rock Road, police said.     The arresting officer was dispatched on a report of an erratic ...

  4. Paris Firm Buys Westfield Trumbull Mall As Part Of $16 Billion Deal

    Paris Firm Buys Westfield Trumbull Mall As Part Of $16 Billion Deal

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Westfield Trumbull Mall will soon have a new owner as part of a nearly $16 billion transaction announced Tuesday.The Australian-based Westfield Corp. has been acquired by Unibail-Rodamco, headquartered in Paris, for $15.7 billion.Westfield Corp. owns 30 malls in the country, including the Westfield Trumbull Mall and the shopping center at the World Trade ...

  5. Sandy Hook Promise Releases Video On Warning Signs Ahead Of 5th Anniversary

    Sandy Hook Promise Releases Video On Warning Signs Ahead Of 5th Anniversary

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Just days before the fifth anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise has released a powerful public service announcement showing the warning signs of gun violence. In the video, which is posted above and on YouTube, a reporter does a story for “Tomorrow’s News,” explaining the details of another mass casualty shooting ...

  6. Norwalk Woman Charged With Reckless Driving In Rollover Crash In New Canaan

    Norwalk Woman Charged With Reckless Driving In Rollover Crash In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was charged with reckless driving and drunken driving in connection with a rollover crash in New Canaan last month, police said. Emily Anne Hogan, 37, of 500 West Ave., was arrested late Monday afternoon after turning herself in to police on an active warrant. The one-car crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Nov. 21 near 120 Parade Hill Road in New ...

  7. First Flu Fatality Of The Season Reported In Connecticut

    First Flu Fatality Of The Season Reported In Connecticut

    Connecticut is reporting the first flu-related fatality of the season, the state Department of Public Health announced. The latest update from the Public Health Department reports that 197 people in Connecticut have tested positive for flu so far this season, and "one influenza-associated death in an individual greater than 65 years of age has been reported."No further details ...

  8. Photos: Dozens Left Homeless After Huge Fire At Norwalk Condo Building

    Photos: Dozens Left Homeless After Huge Fire At Norwalk Condo Building

    NORWALK, Conn. — Dozens of people were left homeless after a massive fire ripped through a four-story condo building in Norwalk on Monday evening, officials said.  The fire in the building at 100 Richards Ave. began at about 4:30 p.m. and quickly spread through the StoneWood Condominium, with flames shooting through the roof and heavy smoke visible for blocks, according to witnesses. No ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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