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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. Light Snow May Sweep Through Newtown In Time For Afternoon Commute

    Light Snow May Sweep Through Newtown In Time For Afternoon Commute

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — is it too cold to snow? Nope. Temperatures will "heat up" across Fairfield County on Friday — from the teens into the mid-20s anyway. And there's a good chance of a light snowfall just in time to mess up the commute. The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook," calling for light snow to develop late Friday afternoon ...

  2. Trumbull Police Union Makes Donation In Honor Of Sandy Hook Psychologist

    Trumbull Police Union Makes Donation In Honor Of Sandy Hook Psychologist

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Trumbull Police Union made a donation to the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center. During November, Trumbull Police Officers were allowed to grow beards or goatees to raise money in an effort to support the Counseling Center. They made a donation in the amount of $1,000.Pictured ...

  3. Danbury Teen Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Woman In Brookfield

    Danbury Teen Charged With Assaulting Pregnant Woman In Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A Danbury teen was charged with third-degree assault of a pregnant woman during a domestic disturbance at a home in Brookfield, according to the News-Times. Jonathan Joyner, 19, of Danbury, was arrested at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home on Candlewood Lake Road, the News-Times said. Alexandra Leeds, also of Danbury, was also arrested and charged with ...

  4. Monroe Native, 25, Joins New Canaan Police Force

    Monroe Native, 25, Joins New Canaan Police Force

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Monroe native with a year of professional baseball under his belt will join the New Canaan Police Department. Robert Rizzitelli, 25, is from Monroe and is a graduate of Masuk High School. Rizzitelli was most recently employed by MEDPATH Partners as a clinical recruiter. Before that, he played one season of professional baseball for the White Sands Pupfish in the ...

  5. Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Remember Joe and his dog, Bronson? Thanks to Diana Paladino Christopher, the next chapter is unfolding in the life of the formerly homeless Norwalk man. Many in the Norwalk community banded together last winter to help Joe, who lived in his van with his black Labrador retriever. (He agreed to be identified by only his first name.) And this week, Joe will be moving into ...

  6. Driver Of Car Hit By Train In Redding Under Investigation For Possible DUI

    Driver Of Car Hit By Train In Redding Under Investigation For Possible DUI

    REDDING, Conn. — The driver of car that ended up on the tracks in Redding and was hit by a Metro-North train last week is under investigation by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department. The incident on the evening of Dec. 5 is being investigated "as a possible," MTA spokesman Nancy Gamerman said Thursday.  Related story: Man Recovering After Metro-North ...

  7. Fairfield County Schools Announce Delayed Starts

    Fairfield County Schools Announce Delayed Starts

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of schools and school districts have announced delayed starts for Thursday, Dec. 14, because of the overnight snow. Update: Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport and Notre Dame in Fairfield are now CLOSED.Here is the list of delays for Thursday:  Bethel Public Schools: 2 Hour DelayBridgeport Public Schools: 2 Hour Delay Brookfield Public ...

  8. Wall Of Remembrance Honors Sandy Hook Shooting Victims On 5th Anniversary

    Wall Of Remembrance Honors Sandy Hook Shooting Victims On 5th Anniversary

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Wall Of Remembrance — a temporary exhibit of photos of the victims — is on display at the Newtown Municipal Center as the town marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting.The black-and-white photos were installed Monday to offer a space for reflection as the town honors the 26 victims of the deadly attack on Dec. 14, 2012.A sign on a table welcomes ...

  9. Bethel Police: Bridgeport Driver Arrested After Leaving Crash Scene On Foot

    Bethel Police: Bridgeport Driver Arrested After Leaving Crash Scene On Foot

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 32-year-old Bridgeport man was arrested after fleeing the scene of a crash in Bethel that closed Putnam Park Road/Route 58 for hours, Bethel police said.  A passerby reported that a car had hit a utility pole at about 3:35 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, on Putnam Park Road in Bethel, police said. Officers found the sedan that had hit the utility pole, however, the driver had ...

  10. Bethel Police: Woman Driving Drunk Was In Car Stolen Out Of Bridgeport

    Bethel Police: Woman Driving Drunk Was In Car Stolen Out Of Bridgeport

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 51-year-old woman stopped for driving erratically in Bethel was drunk and behind the wheel of a car stolen out of Bridgeport, police said. The woman, identified as Rebecca Abad Ramirez of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested just before 9 a.m. Monday at Walnut Hill Road and Old Shelter Rock Road, police said.     The arresting officer was dispatched on a report of an erratic ...

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