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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. Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Newtown As Drought Conditions Return

    Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Newtown As Drought Conditions Return

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As moderate drought conditions return during a stretch of warm, dry fall weather, Connecticut has issued a “high alert” for forest fires this weekend for Fairfield County. The high warning is also in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex Counties.Abnormally mild and dry weather will continue through the weekend as high ...

  2. New Chick-Fil-A, Jeopardy Contest Top The Week's News In Newtown

    New Chick-Fil-A, Jeopardy Contest Top The Week's News In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — In case you missed it, here are the top stories of the past week in Fairfield County, as reported by Daily Voice. Fans of the fast-food eatery Chick-Fil-A lined up early and camped out at the chain's newest location in Norwalk. The first 100 won free food for a year as crowds turned out to enjoy the new restaurant.The fourth time’s a charm for former WPKN-FM ...

  3. 82-Year-Old Woman Crashes Into Parked Cars In Stamford; Man Critically Hurt

    82-Year-Old Woman Crashes Into Parked Cars In Stamford; Man Critically Hurt

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A man was critically injured when he became trapped under a car after an elderly woman crashed into multiple vehicles in the parking lot of a Stamford apartment complex, the Stamford Advocate said.    The 82-year-old woman struck a dozen parked cars at a high rate of speed at about 8:10 a.m. at the Fountain Terrace apartment complex on Strawberry Hill Avenue, the ...

  4. Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    Fairfield Police K-9 Maverick Helps Find Two Lost, Elderly Hikers

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield police K-9 helped to find and rescue two lost elderly hikers late Friday in Ansonia, according to a Facebook post.  Police K-9 Maverick and his handler conducted an extensive search in a forest for the two lost hikers, the post said. The search was successful, and the couple was located safe and sound, the Facebook post said.The Fairfield police also ...

  5. First Responders Rescue Injured Bicyclist In Easton's Trout Brook Valley

    First Responders Rescue Injured Bicyclist In Easton's Trout Brook Valley

    EASTON, Conn. — First responders from Easton and surrounding towns rescued a biker who broke his leg on a trail deep in the woods of the Trout Brook Valley, according to the Easton Courier. After the injured cyclist called 911 for help at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Easton police were able to determine his location via the GPS coordinates from his phone, the Courier said. First responders ...

  6. As Family Calls For Action, Bridgeport Police Work To Make Arrest In Murder

    As Family Calls For Action, Bridgeport Police Work To Make Arrest In Murder

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn — Six months after a Stamford man was shot to death in downtown Bridgeport, friends, family and community leaders rallied on McLevy Green on Saturday to demand answers and an arrest in the case.But on that same day, the Bridgeport police said they were near making an arrest in the shooting death of 33-year-old Max Antoine on April 20, according to the Connecticut ...

  7. This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    There's no doubt Americans are passionate about fast food, but which chain is the favorite?Business Insider and Foursquare teamed up to determine the most popular fast-food chain in each state. And the hands down winner was Chick-fil-A, which is No. 1 in 40 states, including Connecticut.That might come as a surprise in Connecticut, where there are only eight:Brookfield, Danbury Fair ...

  8. Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Newtown As Drought Conditions Return

    Risk Of Fire Danger 'High' In Newtown As Drought Conditions Return

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- As moderate drought conditions return during a stretch of warm, dry fall weather, Connecticut has issued a “high alert” for forest fires this weekend for Fairfield County. The high warning is also in effect for Litchfield, Hartford, Tolland, Windham, New Haven and Middlesex Counties.Abnormally mild and dry weather will continue through the weekend as high ...

  9. Police: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On The Merritt

    Police: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On The Merritt

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A driver who entered the Merritt Parkway the wrong way and drove head-on into oncoming traffic caused a rollover crash, state police told the Connecticut Post. One driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries in the crash at about 8:40 p.m. Friday, the Post said. The accident occurred on the northbound side of the Merritt between Exits 47 and 48 in Trumbull, the ...

  10. Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Smoky Blaze In House

    Danbury Firefighters Knock Down Smoky Blaze In House

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters tackled a smoky fire in a home in the downtown area on Friday afternoon.  At about 2 p.m. Friday, the Danbury Fire Department was dispatched to 23 McDermott St. on the report of smoke coming from the house, fire department spokesman James Gagliardo said. The first units on the scene confirmed there was a working fire, he said. Firefighters forced ...

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