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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

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: Woman Hit By Car And Pinned Underneath It In Norwalk

    Police: Woman Hit By Car And Pinned Underneath It In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by a car and pinned underneath it in a strip mall parking lot in Norwalk on Sunday afternoon, according to The Hour. Officers who were dispatched to 205 Main St. at 3:15 p.m. found the woman trapped under the car, police told The Hour. Firefighters used tools to raise the car and free the woman, who was taken to Norwalk ...

  2. Full-Scale Search Underway For Inmate Who Escaped From Connecticut Prison

    Full-Scale Search Underway For Inmate Who Escaped From Connecticut Prison

    A full-scale search is underway for an inmate who escaped Sunday from the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield, Connecticut State Police said. At 3:15 p.m. Sunday, the prison was placed on lockdown after a prisoner was not accounted for during a routine facility count, state police said. The offender, identified as Jerry Mercado, 25, is classified as a low-risk offender. He ...

  3. Staples Grad Wins Golden Globe For Best Song From P.T. Barnum Movie

    Staples Grad Wins Golden Globe For Best Song From P.T. Barnum Movie

    WESTPORT, Conn. — For the second year in a row, Staples High School grad Justin Paul and his writing partner, Benj Pasek, won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.They accepted the award during Sunday night's telecast on NBC. Their winning song is "This is Me" from the movie-musical "The Greatest Showman," which is about Bridgeport's own P.T. ...

  4. Check Your Ticket: $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Connecticut

    Check Your Ticket: $1 Million Powerball Ticket Sold In Connecticut

    Check your tickets: It wasn't the top prize, but a Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Connecticut for Saturday night's big drawing. For the top jackpot of $570 million, one winning ticket was sold in New Hampshire that matched all five numbers and the Powerball.The winning numbers are: 12 29 30 33 61 and Powerball 26.The Connecticut ticket matched five numbers.    Also in ...

  5. Death Of Hedge Fund Exec, Blast Of Snow Top The Week's News In Westport

    Death Of Hedge Fund Exec, Blast Of Snow Top The Week's News In Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — This past week marked the first week of 2018, and it was a busy one across Fairfield County. It began with the birth of the first babies of the year and ended with a powerful nor'easter that carried a blast of arctic air. Here are some of the top stories of the first week of the year, as reported by Daily Voice: Fairfield resident Lynette Wagner, 59, was struck ...

  6. Stamford Man Busted With 40 Pounds Of Pot Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

    Stamford Man Busted With 40 Pounds Of Pot Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 36-year-old Stamford man busted with nearly 40 pounds of pot last summer pleaded guilty Friday to a federal marijuana-trafficking offense, prosecutors said. William Reyes, also known as “Big Head,” made his plea before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.According to court ...

  7. Homeowner, Police Officer Sent To Hospital After Fire In Easton House

    Homeowner, Police Officer Sent To Hospital After Fire In Easton House

    EASTON, Conn. — An Easton homeowner and an Easton police officer were taken to the hospital after a fire in the basement heavily damaged a local house, according to The Hour. The fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. Friday at 25 Deerfield Drive, The Hour said. The temperature at the time was in the single digits, with strong winds on a frigid night. The homeowner appeared to be ...

  8. Redding's Mark Twain Library Closed Until Further Notice

    Redding's Mark Twain Library Closed Until Further Notice

    REDDING, Conn. — The Mark Twain Library in Redding is closed and facing a big repair job. The town's library will be closed until further notice while the furnace is replaced, according to an announcement. The library closed its doors at noon last Tuesday because of the lack of heat. On Wednesday, officials determined that a new furnace was needed. "The library will remain closed ...

  9. Deep Freeze: Wind Chill Advisory Extended To Sunday For Fairfield County

    Deep Freeze: Wind Chill Advisory Extended To Sunday For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The dangerous deep freeze is not over for Fairfield County. A Wind Chill Advisory has been extended until 8 a.m. Sunday for Fairfield County as well as most of Connecticut and the tri-state area. The very cold wind chills of 10 below zero to 20 below zero can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. The high on Saturday will near 11 degrees — ...

  10. Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close

    Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It's too cold even for the animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, which is closed Saturday due to the frigid weather. The popular family destination is normally open every day of the year (except for three holidays). But the single digit temperatures and wind chills near -20 below are too cold for the animals — and the visitors.   Whether it’s a blustery day of ...

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