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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. Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 29-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Monday to spend 151 months behind bars for trafficking two minor girls to engage in sex.The prison term for Jason "Boots" Prawl will be followed by five years of supervised release, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.On May 9, Prawl pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a ...

  2. Immigration Case Reopened For Norwalk Mother Ordered Deported To Korea

    Immigration Case Reopened For Norwalk Mother Ordered Deported To Korea

    NORWALK, Conn. — The immigration hearing will be reopened for a Norwalk mother of two who was ordered deported to her native Korea later this month, according to The Hour. Jung Courville learned Monday that an immigration judge in Philadelphia has granted a motion to reopen her case, The Hour said. Her attorney, Sung Hwang, said this decision should halt the order for her to leave the ...

  3. New President & Medical Director Taking The Reins At Silver Hill Hospital

    New President & Medical Director Taking The Reins At Silver Hill Hospital

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Dr. John Santopietro will take over the job as new president and medical director at Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, effective in early September.“On behalf of the entire board, I am delighted to make this announcement,” said Peter Orthwein, chairman of the Silver Hill Hospital Board of Directors. “John has a broad knowledge of the mental healthcare industry on a ...

  4. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  5. Couple Charged With Having Sex By The Sound In Bridgeport

    Couple Charged With Having Sex By The Sound In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two people were arrested after they had sex on the rocks Saturday at West Beach at Seaside Park in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post. Hannah Brouard, 36, of Stratford and David Rodrigues, 41, of Bridgeport, were charged with public indecency and risk of injury to a minor, police told the Post, and Brouard was also charged with interfering with police.Many ...

  6. Fairfield Fire Crews Tackle Burning Van During Rush-Hour On Merritt

    Fairfield Fire Crews Tackle Burning Van During Rush-Hour On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield Fire Department quickly extinguished a burning van on the southbound Merritt Parkway during the Monday morning rush hour. Fire crews responded to the scene of the burning white cargo van, which was just north of the Burr Street overpass, according to a Facebook post. The right lane was closed, with traffic inching by in the left lane, as firefighters ...

  7. First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. – It's not just for commuters anymore: The first-ever residence hall at the University of Connecticut in Stamford is opening on Wednesday, marking the first student housing at that campus and the only one of its kind at a UConn regional campus.Tours will also be given Wednesday at the new building, which UConn is leasing through a public-private partnership to ensure ...

  8. Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have identified the 27-year-old woman who was shot to death during an argument early Sunday. Raenetta Catchings, of Stratford, was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital as a result of her injuries in the shooting on North Avenue, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said Monday.A 24-year-old man was critically injured in the shooting, he said. No ...

  9. Homeless Man Arrested In Car Break-In Faces More Charges  In Westport

    Homeless Man Arrested In Car Break-In Faces More Charges In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A homeless man from New York City who was arrested Friday after he was seen breaking into a car in Westport is now facing even more charges, Westport police said Monday.At 4:30 a.m. Friday, a Woodside Avenue homeowner confronted a man later identified as Darius McCallop, 32, who was breaking into his car, police said.McCallop fled toward Kings Highway North, police ...

  10. Five Teens Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree After High-Speed Police Pursuit

    Five Teens Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree After High-Speed Police Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five teenagers were arrested after a robbery at the Westfield Trumbull Mall and a high-speed police pursuit for several miles in a BMW SUV that was stolen out of New Canaan, Trumbull police said.  Four of the suspects are juveniles from Waterbury, including a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel during the speedy pursuit through Trumbull and Bridgeport streets and ...

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