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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. Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    Flock Of Flamingos Comes Home To Roost This Summer At Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. – Birds of a feather flock together. And in the case of flamingos, the features are pink and the flock is called a stand, colony, regiment or a flamboyance.And you can see the leggy pink birds up close and personal and learn more about them this summer at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.A small flamboyance of flamingos will be standing – often, on one leg – in the aviary ...

  2. Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art food preparation facility for animals — replacing a decades-old commissary. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim joined the zoo at the grand opening of the commissary. To celebrate, the Beardsley Zoo hosted a Commissary Cook Off challenge by eight students from the Trumbull ...

  3. Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The father of a 10-month-old Bridgeport boy who died of head injuries last month was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, the Connecticut Post said. Derrick Siberon, of Bridgeport surrendered himself to police Thursday and was held on $250,000 bond, the Post said.Related Story: Death Of Baby Boy In Bridgeport Ruled A HomicideBRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The ...

  4. 1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It took nearly three months, but Fairfield's Kristen Geary celebrated as she found herself back in Connecticut on Wednesday after hiking 1,456 miles on the Appalachian Trail.Only 725 miles to go. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail is hard work, harder than any job I will ever have, but there is nothing else I would rather be doing," Geary, who left from Georgia ...

  5. Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    An off-duty Connecticut State Trooper responded to a call for help Tuesday night and ended up helping to deliver a baby in a commuter parking lot off Route 2 in Lebanon. At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Connecticut State Police Troop K was notified by Onstar that a woman was actively in labor on the side of Route. 2 eastbound near Exit 22 in Lebanon, state police said. Moments later, Onstar ...

  6. Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for the woman who gave birth to a newborn baby who was found late Sunday behind a Main Street market just a block from the police station. A 911 caller alerted police at 11:38 p.m. to the newborn baby boy, who was found wrapped in several pieces of women's clothing in the bushes behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., police said. The ...

  7. Stony Hill Firefighters Tackle Blaze Under Dump Truck On I-84

    Stony Hill Firefighters Tackle Blaze Under Dump Truck On I-84

    BETHEL, Conn. — A fire under a dump truck on I-84 was doused Wednesday by crews on Engine 1 from the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company, according to a Facebook post.  The Connecticut State Police and Connecticut Department of Transportation also responded to handle the fire. The fire occurred on I-84 east between Exits 8 and 9. The blaze was contained with fire extinguishers.

  8. Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    NORWALK, Conn. — A viral video shows a sea lion grabbing a young girl off a dock in Canada. But the experts at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk say the entire scary incident could have been avoided. "No one should be feeding sea lions — or any wild animal — like those folks were. And no one should get that close to such a large animal; especially their child; especially turning ...

  9. Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A newborn baby boy was found wrapped in women's clothing behind a Main Street grocery store in Danbury, police said. The case began at 11:38 p.m. Sunday when the Danbury Police Department received a 911 phone call from someone saying they had found a baby near the Polla Supermarket at 399 Main St. Patrol officers arrived and were directed by the caller to the rear of ...

  10. Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    REDDING, Conn. — Police identified a 71-year-old Redding woman as the victim who died last week after being attacked by her own dog in her home, according to the Redding Pilot. Sandra Kaiser of Deacon Abbott Street died May 12 at Danbury Hospital after the attack by the dog, which is a “mixed breed” and “rescue” dog but “not a pitbull,” Police Chief Doug Fuchs told the Redding ...

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