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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. Wanted In Redding: Mark Twain Library Seeking Volunteers For Big Book Sale

    Wanted In Redding: Mark Twain Library Seeking Volunteers For Big Book Sale

    REDDING, Conn. – The Mark Twain Library’s annual book sale over Labor Day weekend features tens of thousands of items. And it requires the help of hundreds of volunteers.The library is putting out a call for volunteers for its 57th Annual Book Fair, which will be held over Labor Day weekend at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road. Volunteers are needed in the days leading up ...

  2. Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted President Donald Trump’s remarks defending racist protesters at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.Blumenthal specifically called out Trump for blaming the violence in Charlottesville on both sides of the conflict, saying, "one side was to blame." One person died over the ...

  3. Little Libraries Pop Up In Monroe Thanks To Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

    Little Libraries Pop Up In Monroe Thanks To Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

    MONROE, Conn. — Book lovers may have noticed a big treat when visiting Wolfe Park and Great Hollow Lake in Monroe. Two "mini-libraries" have popped up on the landscape at the two parks, thanks to the staff at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, according to the Town of Monroe. The Wheeler Fund made a financial donation, and Jerry and Kathy Stevens designed and built ...

  4. Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    WILTON, Conn. — State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican, said the events in Charlottesville over the weekend "both saddened and angered me." The largest group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis to gather in a decade descended on the Virginia college town. They were protesting plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Hundreds of others then arrived to ...

  5. Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    MONTVILLE, Conn. — The Montville Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Kiggans, 29, who was reported missing on May 4. He was last seen in the Norwich area, state police said.Kiggans has three tattoos: four stars behind his right ear, 'Faith' on his left wrist and 'Loyalty' on his right forearm, state police said. Anyone who knows anything the whereabouts of Kiggans, or ...

  6. Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    Lock Your Car: Crime Spree Could Have Been Prevented, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The New Canaan police chief is reminding residents to protect their valuables after a car stolen in town last weekend was used in a crime spree in Trumbull and Bridgeport. "These crimes may have been prevented," Chief of Police Leon Krolikowski said Tuesday.  On Saturday, Aug. 12, the New Canaan Police Department investigated a complaint that two vehicles ...

  7. Suspect Robbed, Assaulted Dunkin' Employee At Parkway Rest Area

    Suspect Robbed, Assaulted Dunkin' Employee At Parkway Rest Area

    NORTH HAVEN, Conn. — A suspect assaulted and robbed an employee at a Dunkin' Donuts at a rest area on the Wilbur Cross Parkway early Tuesday, state police said.  At 4:50 a.m., troopers from Troop I - Bethany responded to the rest area in North Haven for a reported robbery. The suspect walked into the Dunkin' Donuts and demanded money from the employees, state police said. He then ...

  8. Police: Danbury Man Crashed In Restaurant, Fled, Then Reported Car Stolen

    Police: Danbury Man Crashed In Restaurant, Fled, Then Reported Car Stolen

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was arrested after he slammed his car into a restaurant, fled on foot, reported the car stolen in another town and then showed up in the lobby of Danbury Police headquarters causing a disturbance, police said. At about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, officers responded to the report of a crash at Division Street at West Wooster Street, police said. Witnesses ...

  9. Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    Driver Killed When Car Sought In Earlier Crash Hits Tree On Merritt

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A man was killed when the car he was driving — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway late Monday night, police said. The fatal crash occurred at 11:35 p.m. as the 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near Exit 46 of the Merritt near the Fairfield-Trumbull border, state police said. The car began taking the exit ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    Bridgeport Man Gets 12 Years In Federal Prison For Sex Trafficking 2 Girls

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 29-year-old Bridgeport man was sentenced Monday to spend 151 months behind bars for trafficking two minor girls to engage in sex.The prison term for Jason "Boots" Prawl will be followed by five years of supervised release, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut.On May 9, Prawl pleaded guilty to one count of sex trafficking of a ...

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