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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. 'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    'Vigil Against Hate: Bridgeport Crowd Urged To Stand Up To Racism After Va.

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A vigil was held on the McLevy Green in Bridgeport on Sunday to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va."Join us as we condemn the terrorist acts happening in Charlottesville," said a Facebook post, calling it a "Vigil for Charlottesville and Against Hate."About a hundred people gathered in ...

  2. Police: Bethel Man Thought He Was On Merritt When He Crashed In Parking Lot

    Police: Bethel Man Thought He Was On Merritt When He Crashed In Parking Lot

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old Bethel man was arrested on drunken driving charges after he crashed in a parking lot but told officers he thought he was on the Merritt Parkway, Milford police said. Emanuel Cambra, of 110 Codfish Hill Road, Bethel, was arrested at 3 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, and charged with driving under the influence. Officers responded after Cambra was involved in a ...

  3. First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    First-Ever Residence Hall Opening At UConn-Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. – It's not just for commuters anymore: The first-ever residence hall at the University of Connecticut in Stamford is opening on Wednesday, marking the first student housing at that campus and the only one of its kind at a UConn regional campus.Tours will also be given Wednesday at the new building, which UConn is leasing through a public-private partnership to ensure ...

  4. Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    Police Identify 27-Year-Old Stratford Woman Killed In Shooting

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford police have identified the 27-year-old woman who was shot to death during an argument early Sunday. Raenetta Catchings, of Stratford, was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital as a result of her injuries in the shooting on North Avenue, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said Monday.A 24-year-old man was critically injured in the shooting, he said. No ...

  5. Five Teens Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree After High-Speed Police Pursuit

    Five Teens Charged In Trumbull Crime Spree After High-Speed Police Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five teenagers were arrested after a robbery at the Westfield Trumbull Mall and a high-speed police pursuit for several miles in a BMW SUV that was stolen out of New Canaan, Trumbull police said.  Four of the suspects are juveniles from Waterbury, including a 15-year-old boy who was at the wheel during the speedy pursuit through Trumbull and Bridgeport streets and ...

  6. First Responders Tend To Cyclist Injured During Trail Ride At Lake Mohegan

    First Responders Tend To Cyclist Injured During Trail Ride At Lake Mohegan

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — First responders converged on the Lake Mohegan open space area after a cyclist took a bad spill while trail riding Sunday, according to a Facebook post from the Fairfield Fire Department.   Fairfield firefighters, police officers, and AMR paramedics worked together to help the cyclist, who was placed on a stretcher and transported by the Fire Department's Gator ...

  7. Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    Police: Woman Dead, Man Critically Injured In Shooting In Stratford

    UPDATED: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 27-year-old woman was killed and a 24-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting early Sunday on North Avenue, Stratford police said. The shooting occurred shortly after midnight on the street in front of 1584 North Ave. after a verbal argument, police said in a statement Sunday afternoon. The 27-year-old female victim was pronounced dead at ...

  8. Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    Trumbull Police Arrest 5 In Stolen Car After Two Robberies, Pursuit

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Five people were taken into custody by Trumbull officers Saturday after a crime spree that began with the theft of a car in New Canaan and ended with a police pursuit and included two robberies in between. The suspects stole the car in New Canaan, then traveled to Bridgeport, where they committed an armed street robbery on Orchard Street in Bridgeport, police said ...

  9. Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    Stamford Fire Crews Douse Burning Excavator At Home Depot Construction Site

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Fire crews extinguished a burning excavator at the site of an under-construction Home Depot on Saturday morning, the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter. The construction site is at 1987 W. Main St. Firefighters used foam to quickly extinguish the burning construction equipment, the department said. 

  10. One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    One Person Sent To Hospital After Two-Vehicle Crash In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — One person was sent to the hospital after a two-vehicle crash on Weston Road at Newtown Turnpike in Weston late Saturday, firefighters said via Facebook.   The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Weston Volunteer EMS responded to the accident scene. Weston EMS transported one person to the hospital. The intersection was closed for a short time. 

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