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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. Danbury Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Inside Clothes Dryer

    Danbury Firefighters Extinguish Blaze Inside Clothes Dryer

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters doused a small blaze in a dryer early Thursday at a home at 20 Scuppo Road, firefighters said.Upon arrival, units found smoke coming from the home, said fire spokesman James Gagliardo. Firefighters found a small blaze, which was extinguished and contained to the dryer unit inside the home, he said. The Danbury Fire Marshal’s office is investigating ...

  2. First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — Cheers erupted and cow bells rang as dozens of customers went through the doors early Thursday for the grand opening of the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk. Most of them had been waiting a long time — a line began to form 24 hours before the opening. And those in line camped out in the parking lot — for fun and for a chance to win a free meal a week for a year. (The prize ...

  3. Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    Westport Police: Man Captured After Manhunt Dropped Stolen Gun During Chase

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A man who was arrested after an hourlong manhunt in a Westport neighborhood on Saturday dropped a stolen handgun during the chase, police said Wednesday.  At about 11 a.m. Saturday, Officer Taylor Field stopped a suspicious vehicle on Bridge Street and asked the driver — Dahonta J. Robert-Hilliard, 27, of Bridgeport — to step out, police said.Robert-Hilliard got out of ...

  4. Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Update: Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is now open. Click here for a story from Daily Voice on the grand opening.NORWALK, Conn. — Lyle Allen and Jes Ritchie of East Norwalk were so excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that they camped out for 24 hours before the grand opening on Thursday morning. Their dedication — and willingness to camp in the parking lot at 467 Connecticut Ave. — paid off. ...

  5. Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    Man Charged With Dragging Kid Into Water, Dunking Him At Milford Beach

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man is facing an assault charge after he dragged a kid at a Milford beach to the water and dunked him underwater several times, police said. Jermaine Lewis, 39, of Waterbury, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant. He was charged with second-degree breach of peace, third-degree assault and risk of injury. Lewis is accused of "dragging a juvenile into the beach water ...

  6. Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    Trumbull Man, 33, Charged With Robbing Monroe Bank At Gunpoint

    MONROE, Conn. — A 33-year-old Trumbull man was arrested Wednesday in an armed robbery at a bank in Monroe last month, police said.   Joseph Grosso was charged in the robbery of the People’s United Bank at 435 Main St. in Monroe on Sept. 14, police said. During the robbery, a handgun was displayed and over $11,000 was stolen, said Monroe police Lt. Stephen Corrone.Related story: Seen ...

  7. State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    Republican and Democratic state lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have reached a tentative state budget deal, according to the Hartford Courant. The lawmakers offered few details, but said the tentative deal was reached after days of closed-door meetings at the Capitol in Hartford, the Courant said. The deal was made without major input by Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Courant ...

  8. Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The Fairfield teenager who was behind the wheel in a fiery rollover crash that sent him and his five teen passengers to the hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Easton Courier.   Ryan Capozziello, 18, lost control of the Jeep, which rolled, hit two trees and caught fire, the Easton Courier said.Capozziello turned himself ...

  9. Cops: Restaurant Worker Stabbed With Wine Bottle Opener Treated In Danbury

    Cops: Restaurant Worker Stabbed With Wine Bottle Opener Treated In Danbury

    A restaurant employee from Westchester County was arrested after stabbing a co-worker repeatedly with a wine bottle opener, said New York State Police.New York State Police trooper received a report from Danbury Hospital, where a patient came in at 3:15 a.m. Sunday with multiple stab wounds.During the investigation, police said it was determined that the victim was assaulted by a ...

  10. Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Update: The first campers in line say the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is worth the wait. Click here for the story from Daily Voice. And click here for the story on the grand opening.  NORWALK, Conn. — The first Chick-fil-A in Norwalk doesn’t open until Thursday, but that didn’t stop the line from beginning to form before dawn on Wednesday for the grand opening. About 20 people arrived at ...

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