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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. Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    Vigils Planned In Bridgeport, Danbury To Rally Against Violence In Va.

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — At least two vigils planned for Sunday in Fairfield County are among hundreds planned across the nation to rally against the violence at a White Nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Va.The Danbury Vigil in Solidarity with Charlottesville Victims Against Hate is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Danbury Library, 170 Main St.Organizers invited participants to ...

  2. Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Newtown

    Plane Crash, Baby Left In SUV, Near-Drowning Top The News In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It was a busy week in the news around Fairfield County. Top stories at the Daily Voice ranged from a fatal plane crash and a fatal motorcycle crash to the recovery of a child who nearly drowned and a baby who survived 45 minutes in a hot SUV. Here are the top stories of the past week, in case you missed it: Guilherme Rola, a 20-year-old from Danbury, was killed ...

  3. Murphy Steps Off For 2nd Walk Across CT, With Stops In Newtown, Danbury

    Murphy Steps Off For 2nd Walk Across CT, With Stops In Newtown, Danbury

    For the second summer in a row, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) will embark on a “Walk Across Connecticut,” taking to the streets and dirt roads to listen to and get feedback from Connecticut residents. Murphy will begin his walk in Killingly on Sunday morning, and walk 103 miles through 21 towns over the next five days. The trip will end in northern Fairfield County, with a stop ...

  4. 10 Left Homeless After Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home In Norwalk

    10 Left Homeless After Fire Rips Through Multi-Family Home In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — The American Red Cross came to the aid of 10 adults in two families who were displaced by a fire that ripped through their multi-family dwelling in Norwalk on Saturday. One firefighter suffered minor burns in battling the blaze, the Norwalk Fire Marine Co. said on Facebook.The fire in the two-story home at 67 Fair St. was reported at about 12:17 p.m., The Hour ...

  5. Big Victory Sends Fairfield American To Little League World Series

    Big Victory Sends Fairfield American To Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The boys on the Fairfield American Little League team routed Maine, 10-0, to win the New England championship on Saturday afternoon. But even bigger: That victory sends them to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.Fairfield will play the Mid-Atlantic Region champion (the winner of New Jersey vs. Maryland), on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Williamsport. The game ...

  6. Connecticut Leaders Denounce Violence In Va.; Vigil Planned In Bridgeport

    Connecticut Leaders Denounce Violence In Va.; Vigil Planned In Bridgeport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As leaders in Connecticut denounced the violence in Charlottesville, Va., after white supremacists clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday, community groups were banding together to hold a vigil on Sunday in Bridgeport to condemn the clashes.    "There is no place for hatred, bigotry, or violence" in our nation, Gov. Dannel Malloy said via ...

  7. Norwalk Man, 25, Sent Death Threats Via Text, New Canaan Police Say

    Norwalk Man, 25, Sent Death Threats Via Text, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 25-year-old Norwalk man who sent text messages threatening "harm and death" to a victim was arrested Friday evening, New Canaan police said. The victim went to New Canaan police headquarters at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and showed officers threatening text messages from Kyle Cichowicz, police said. Police described the multiple text messages as ...

  8. Police: Student Was Flying Plane In New Milford Crash; Instructor Killed

    Police: Student Was Flying Plane In New Milford Crash; Instructor Killed

    DANBURY, Conn. — A juvenile student pilot was at the controls when a plane crashed Friday morning in New Milford, killing the 57-year-old flight instructor and injuring herself and a passenger, according to New Milford police. Anthony Morasco, of New Milford, was presumed dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 9:17 a.m. at the end of turf runway at Candlelight Farms Airport ...

  9. Danbury Man Charged With Manslaughter After Deadly Off-Duty Police Chase

    Danbury Man Charged With Manslaughter After Deadly Off-Duty Police Chase

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was charged with manslaughter after leading an off-duty officer on a high-speed chase through a neighborhood that ended with his stolen Ford Explorer rolling multiple times, ejecting his passenger and killing her in December, state police said. Ricardo Andre, 33, of 12 Durant St., was arrested Thursday by state police and charged with first-degree ...

  10. Police: New Canaan Mom Left Baby Alone In Hot SUV For 45 Minutes

    Police: New Canaan Mom Left Baby Alone In Hot SUV For 45 Minutes

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A New Canaan mother was arrested after she left her 11-week-old baby alone in a hot SUV for 48 minutes last month while she went shopping, buying shoes and a large mint lemonade, police said. Kathryn Ferguson, 34, turned herself in to police at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, and was arrested and charged with risk of injury to a child. She was released on $20,000 bond for an ...

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