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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. Car Fire Cleared From Merritt Parkway

    Car Fire Cleared From Merritt Parkway

    UPDATE: The scene of the car fire has been cleared. The Fairfield Fire Department responded and doused the fire, which occurred near Exit 42 in Fairfield. Click here for an updated story from Daily Voice.  WESTPORT, Conn. — A car fire was reported on the southbound side of the Merritt Parkway during Monday morning rush hour, the state Department of Transportation said. The fire ...

  2. Norwalk Cops: Stamford Man Cut Elderly Family Member, Then Stabbed Himself

    Norwalk Cops: Stamford Man Cut Elderly Family Member, Then Stabbed Himself

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Stamford man was arrested after he tried to stab an elderly relative at a home in Norwalk, then turned the knife on himself, The Hour said. The incident occurred the morning of Aug. 6, as Christos Bellios, 56, argued with the family member and grabbed a knife, The Hour said. The female family member sustained superficial, but Bellios stabbed himself multiple times, ...

  3. First Responders Tend To Cyclist Injured During Trail Ride At Lake Mohegan

    First Responders Tend To Cyclist Injured During Trail Ride At Lake Mohegan

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — First responders converged on the Lake Mohegan open space area after a cyclist took a bad spill while trail riding Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the Fairfield Fire Department.   Fairfield firefighters, police officers, and AMR paramedics worked together to help the cyclist, who was placed on a stretcher and transported by the Fire Department's Gator ...

  4. Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    Westport Marine Officers Help Capsized Kayaker Off Compo

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Two Westport marine police officers came to the aid of a capsized kayaker Sunday on Long Island Sound, according to a Facebook post.  Westport Marine Officers Kevin Smith and Brendan Fearon helped the kayaker, along with kids, off South Beach at Compo. All made it to shore safely, police said.

  5. Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    UPDATED: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting early Sunday on North Avenue, Stratford police said. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight on the street in front of 1584 North Ave. after a verbal argument, police said in a statement Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at ...

  6. Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five people were taken into custody by Trumbull officers Saturday after a crime spree that began with the theft of a car in New Canaan and ended with a police pursuit and included two robberies in between. The suspects stole the car in New Canaan, then traveled to Bridgeport, where they committed an armed street robbery on Orchard Street in Bridgeport, police said ...

  7. Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Fire crews extinguished a burning excavator at the site of an under-construction Home Depot on Saturday morning, the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter. The construction site is at 1987 W. Main St. Firefighters used foam to quickly extinguish the burning construction equipment, the department said. 

  8. One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Weston Road at Newtown Turnpike in Weston late Saturday, firefighters said via Facebook.   The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer EMS responded to the accident scene. Weston EMS transported one person to the hospital. The intersection was closed for a short time. 

  9. Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — At least two vigils planned for Sunday in Fairfield County are among hundreds planned across the nation to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va.The Danbury Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville Victims Against Hate is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Danbury Library, 170 Main St.Organizers invited participants to ...

  10. Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Westport

    Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was a busy week in the news around Fairfield County. Top stories at the Daily Voice ranged from a fatal plane crash and a fatal motorcycle crash to the recovery of a child who nearly drowned and a baby who survived 45 minutes in a hot SUV. Here are the top stories of the past week, in case you missed it: Guilherme Rola, a 20-year-old from Danbury, was killed ...

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