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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. Bethel Man, 51, Gets 5 Years In Prison For Role In 2 Fatal Drug ODs

    Bethel Man, 51, Gets 5 Years In Prison For Role In 2 Fatal Drug ODs

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 51-year-old Bethel man will spend five years behind bars in connection with the fatal drug overdoses of two people — including one who died in his bedroom, prosecutors said. Paul Mignani, who was sentenced last week, will also serve three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly.  On March 28, Mignani waived his right to be indicted and pleaded ...

  2. Diocese Of Bridgeport Celebrates As It Ordains Three New Priests

    Diocese Of Bridgeport Celebrates As It Ordains Three New Priests

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Nearly 700 family, friends and priests celebrated Saturday as three new priests were ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of Bridgeport. The ordination was celebrated in a Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral in Bridgeport with Bishop Frank Caggiano.Thew new priests are the Revs. Harry Prieto, José Vasquez, and Timothy Iannacone.All three priests celebrated their ...

  3. Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Resolve Problem At Pizzaland

    Monroe Volunteer Firefighters Resolve Problem At Pizzaland

    MONROE, Conn. — Firefighters responded Friday night to a report of "an electrical burning odor" at McGowan's Pizzaland at 401 Monroe Turnpike, firefighters said. Units responding from the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department found a malfunctioning and shorted electrical outlet, firefighters said. They isolated the power and resolved the problem. For breaking news alerts from Daily ...

  4. New Fairfield Man Killed In Overnight Crash Into Trailer On I-84

    New Fairfield Man Killed In Overnight Crash Into Trailer On I-84

    BETHEL, Conn. — A New Fairfield man was killed early Sunday when his car slammed into another vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder of  Interstate 84 westbound, according to state police.The crash occurred just after midnight near Exit 9 in Bethel, police said.  Kurtis Liska, 27, of New Fairfield, was driving a GMC Sierra in the right lane when he drifted onto the right ...

  5. Tanker Truck Rolls Over, Spills Antifreeze Across I-95 In Bridgeport

    Tanker Truck Rolls Over, Spills Antifreeze Across I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Traffic was jammed for hours after a tanker truck carrying antifreeze rolled over in a multi-vehicle accident on I-95 north in Bridgeport early Sunday evening, state police said. Immediately after the crash, northbound I-95 was closed in the vicinity of the crash, which was between exits 27 and 27A in Bridgeport, state police said. Eventually, one lane was reopened ...

  6. 1 Person Injured When Sailboat Slams Into Another Boat Off Coast Of Darien

    1 Person Injured When Sailboat Slams Into Another Boat Off Coast Of Darien

    Darien, Conn. – One person was seriously injured when a sailboat with no one at the controls ran into an anchored boat whose occupants were fishing Sunday morning off the coast of Darien, police said.  The collision was reported at 9:45 a.m. about 1 mile west of Greens Ledge Lighthouse on Long Island Sound, Darien Police Detective James Palmieri said in a statement. The 33-foot sailboat ...

  7. Boater Drowns After Falling Overboard Into Stamford Harbor

    Boater Drowns After Falling Overboard Into Stamford Harbor

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 51-year-old man from Harrison, N.Y., drowned after falling overboard in Stamford Harbor late Saturday night, according to Stamford fire officials and multiple media reports. Rescuers had searched the waters for the man for nearly an hour into early Sunday. Boaters noticed the man was missing from their 38-foot cabin cruiser as they approached the docks in Stamford ...

  8. Lane Reopens As Cleanup Continues On I-95 In Bridgeport After Rollover

    Lane Reopens As Cleanup Continues On I-95 In Bridgeport After Rollover

    updated: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One lane of I-95 had reopened by late Sunday as cleanup continued from a tractor-trailer rollover between exits 27 and 27A in Bridgeport that spilled antifreeze on the highway, state police said.The crash at about 6:20 p.m. involved several vehicles and caused traffic delays for hours, state police said. State police were on the scene along wth officials ...

  9. Arrests, Crash And Places To Dine Top The Week's News In Newtown

    Arrests, Crash And Places To Dine Top The Week's News In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of shocking police stories, a scary crash into a pond and a list spotlighting places for outdoor dining were among the most-read stories about Fairfield County in the past week.Check out some of the top stories from the Daily Voice: David Gonzalez, a 24-year-old Stratford man, was charged with abducting his ex-girlfriend in Trumbull and viciously ...

  10. St. Bernard Attacks Springer Spaniel At Easton Dog Park, Owner Tells Cops

    St. Bernard Attacks Springer Spaniel At Easton Dog Park, Owner Tells Cops

    EASTON, Conn. — A springer spaniel was attacked — for a second time — by a St. Bernard at the Easton dog park, a resident told police.The resident made the complaint Thursday morning after the incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said. The caller said her dog was attacked by a tri-colored St. Bernard named “Jagger,” police said. The same dog also attacked her dog three ...

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