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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. Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Friends are rallying to help a couple from New Milford who were critically injured and are on life support after a car struck their motorcycle in Monroe.At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Danny and Betty Falls were on their motorcycle "on their way home from a wonderful day at Port Jeff, N.Y.," said a GoFundMe campaign started by Kimmy Falls of Danbury. "On the way home ...

  2. Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue in South Norwalk, police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim suffering from life-threatening injuries at the scene, Norwalk police said. The victim was transported to ...

  3. 10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 10-year-old Bridgeport girl suffered serious injuries and will require more surgeries after she stepped up to save a 7-year-old boy from  a dog attack and was attacked herself, police said. The two children were playing in the house at 497 Pearl Harbor St. when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a statement from police spokeswoman ...

  4. Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk mother of four has lost her battle to remain in the U.S. and is scheduled to be deported Thursday to her native Guatemala, a country she left 24 years ago at the age of 19 seeking asylum. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) together called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on Wednesday afternoon to urge a delay in the ...

  5. Second Man Charged In Street Robbery, Assault In Danbury

    Second Man Charged In Street Robbery, Assault In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police made a second arrest in an early morning street robbery that sent two men to the hospital earlier this month, police said. On Monday morning, Samuel Mills, 48, of Danbury, turned himself in to the Danbury Police Department on an active warrant in connection with the July 2 street robbery.Mills was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree assault, ...

  6. Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 44-year-old Stamford man who beat his mother to death in 2015 was committed Wednesday to spend 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital, according to the Stamford Advocate. Timothy Anderson was found not guilty by insanity in March by a three-judge panel in the brutal death of his 76-year-old mother, Maryann Anderson.Anderson, who had mental illnesses for over a ...

  7. Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    Stamford Man, 32, Will Spend 42 Months In Prison For Distributing Oxycodone

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 32-year-old Stamford man will spend three-and-a-half years behind bars for distributing oxycodone and other drugs in the city, federal prosecutors said. Besim Muriqi was also sentenced Wednesday to three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.The case began in January 2015, when Stamford Police received information that Amonda Mendez, also ...

  8. Services Set For Gregory Arnold, 60, Who Died In Brookfield Crash

    Services Set For Gregory Arnold, 60, Who Died In Brookfield Crash

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Gregory A. Arnold of Brookfield died Saturday, July 15, as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was 60. He was the husband of Sue (Wallner) Arnold. He was born in Danbury on March 31, 1957, the son of Muriel A. (Hartop) Arnold of Danbury and the late Antone Arnold. He was a graduate of Danbury High School, Class of 1976.Arnold was looking forward to retirement ...

  9. Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 47-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who lived in Stamford has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking on Wednesday and could face up to 20 years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Christian Paulino Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. ...

  10. Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 46-year-old Stratford man who went missing in the Housatonic River in Shelton was found dead late Wednesday afternoon in the water near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp, police said.At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shelton police received numerous 911 calls reporting a man in the water who appeared to be distressed near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp. Police, Fire and EMS personnel were called ...

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