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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. Body Of Missing Mountain Biker Found In Danbury Park

    Body Of Missing Mountain Biker Found In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The body of a mountain biker who had gone missing in Farrington Woods on the West Side of Danbury was found late Tuesday morning, according to NBC Connecticut. The 56-year-old biker was reported missing Monday in Danbury, according to the News-Times. The victim's name has not been released, as the investigation continues into the death, which does not appear to be ...

  2. Firefighters Searching For Missing Bicyclist On West Side Of Danbury

    Firefighters Searching For Missing Bicyclist On West Side Of Danbury

    Update: The missing mountain biker's body was found in the park. Click here for an updated story from the Daily Voice.original story: DANBURY, Conn. — A search is on for a 56-year-old Connecticut mountain bicyclist who was reported missing Monday in Danbury, according to the News-Times. Firefighters searched Tuesday morning along Mill Plain Road, near Sanfords Pond and Farrington Woods, ...

  3. Danbury High Grad Graduates From Police Academy, Joins Brookfield Force

    Danbury High Grad Graduates From Police Academy, Joins Brookfield Force

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — After six months of training and graduating from the Connecticut Police Academy, Brookfield's newest officer, Tommy Robbins, will join the force. Robbins will be hitting the streets on Tuesday to start his 12-week Field Training phase, where he will learn all about the intricacies of Brookfield.  Robbins is a graduate of Danbury High School. He was sworn in Dec. 22, ...

  4. Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) joined Democrats late Monday night in taking over the Senate floor in protest of a GOP bill to overhaul the nation's health care system. Republicans are preparing for votes next week on the plan, which has not yet been made public. Using the hashtag #HoldTheFloor and #Trumpcare, Democrats spoke out in protest, demanding to see the details of the ...

  5. Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    Police: Swastika, Star Of David Smeared In Feces At Stamford TV Studio

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A swastika and a Star of David were found smeared in feces on the window of the Stamford Media Center on Atlantic Street, the Stamford Advocate reported. The anti-Semitic graffiti was found Monday morning on the building, also known as the Rich Forum, where the "Jerry Springer Show," the "Steve Wilkos Show" and the "Maury Show” are taped, ...

  6. 17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    GROTON, Conn. – A Coast Guard boatcrew safely transferred 17 passengers from a grounded schooner near the mouth of the Mystic River on Sunday evening.The schooner was a charter boat carrying 14 seventh-graders and three chaperones from New York on a field trip, according to NBC Connecticut.  At 6:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified ...

  7. Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Stratford Police Department recovered the body of a missing kayaker from the waters of Long Island Sound on Monday afternoon following a daylong search, the Coast Guard said. The deceased man was identified as Gregory Blanco, 41, of Northport, N.Y., the Coast Guard said.His unresponsive body was found at about 4 p.m. by Stratford police in the water south of ...

  8. Storm Slams Newtown, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Power Outages

    Storm Slams Newtown, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Power Outages

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A series of strong storms were blowing across Fairfield County late Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning strikes, rumbles of thunder and street flooding. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Fairfield County until 8 p.m. Monday, with heavy rain, hail, winds of up to 60 mph and flooding possible, the National Weather Service said. The severity ...

  9. Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Update: The body of the missing kayaker has been recovered from Long Island Sound. Click here for the latest from the Daily Voice. original story: STRATFORD, Conn. – An empty kayak found in Long Island Sound that may be linked to a missing New York man has triggered a Coast Guard search near Stratford on Monday. The Coast Guard and other agency crews were searching for a possible person ...

  10. Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich school officials offered condolences as they identified a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a train over the weekend as a junior at Greenwich High School. “We were saddened to learn yesterday of the untimely death of one of our Greenwich High School students from the Class of 2018, a current junior," said Superintendent of Schools Sal Corda said. ...

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