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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. Connecticut Mourns Death Of Sailor In USS Fitzgerald Collision

    Connecticut Mourns Death Of Sailor In USS Fitzgerald Collision

    A sailor from Connecticut was one of the seven killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan over the weekend, the U.S. Navy announced.  U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh of the Oakville section of Watertown was 25. "This young sailor's death is a reminder of the risks our brave military men and women face each and every ...

  2. 2 Trapped In Crash Involving Tow Truck On I-95 In Fairfield

    2 Trapped In Crash Involving Tow Truck On I-95 In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — One person was trapped under a AAA tow truck and a second stuck in a commercial truck in a big crash Friday night on I-95 in Fairfield, firefighters said. Fairfield firefighters were called to the scene at about 10:15 p.m. Friday on I95 south between Exits 19 and 18. The crash involved several vehicles, including the truck and the tow truck.Fire crews from Fairfield ...

  3. Despite Call By Sandy Hook Families For Boycott, NBC Airs Megyn Kelly Show

    Despite Call By Sandy Hook Families For Boycott, NBC Airs Megyn Kelly Show

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — In Connecticut, the NBC affiliate broadcast an old episode of "George To The Rescue" at 7 p.m. Sunday. But in the rest of the country, NBC aired "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly." The news show opened with a 15-minute interview with Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who says the Sandy Hook school massacre was faked. The broadcast came despite ...

  4. Connecticut Sailor Died On USS Fitzgerald; Flags Lowered To Half-Staff

    Connecticut Sailor Died On USS Fitzgerald; Flags Lowered To Half-Staff

    Connecticut is mourning the death of U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh of the Oakville section of Watertown, who was among those who died on board the USS Fitzgerald in a collision in Japan.The news of his death was announced Sunday by the U.S. Department of the Navy.Gov. Dannel Malloy is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half-staff ...

  5. Thunderstorms, Flash Flood, Tornado Possible In Monday Storm In Newtown

    Thunderstorms, Flash Flood, Tornado Possible In Monday Storm In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A strong storm could dump over 2 inches of rain on Fairfield County on Monday, prompting a Flash Flood Watch for the entire area in the afternoon and into the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The storm could bring strong thunderstorms, strong winds, flash flooding and even the threat of a tornado to Fairfield County.There is a chance of ...

  6. Stamford Police: Man Smoking Pot In Illegally Parked Car Found With Heroin

    Stamford Police: Man Smoking Pot In Illegally Parked Car Found With Heroin

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A man found smoking pot in a car parked in a handicapped parking place in Stamford was busted with nearly 275 folds of heroin, police said. The incident began when Officers William Garay and Daniel DeRocco, on routine patrol, spotted the illegally parked car at about 6 p.m. Saturday in the Harbor Point Area, police said.  They found Benjamin Middleton of 24 Central ...

  7. Firestorm Over Megyn Kelly's Sandy Hook Story Tops Week's News In Newtown

    Firestorm Over Megyn Kelly's Sandy Hook Story Tops Week's News In Newtown

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — One story dominated the news in Fairfield County in the past week: Megyn Kelly's interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, which is scheduled to air on Sunday on NBC. Here are the top stories of the past week in the Daily Voice: The story began when news broke of Kelly's interview Jones, who says the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in ...

  8. Sign Of The Times: Fairfield's Iconic Hi-Ho Switches Off Neon, Turns On LED

    Sign Of The Times: Fairfield's Iconic Hi-Ho Switches Off Neon, Turns On LED

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A crew was hard at work last week, replacing the iconic sign atop the roof of the Hotel Hi-Ho along the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield. It was just a few days earlier that the old landmark sign came down from the roof of the hotel.   The recently refurbished hotel on Black Rock Turnpike is replacing the over 55-year-old neon sign with a more modern LED model. Oh, and an ...

  9. Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — How did authorities determine that a 24-point buck was shot out of state and illegally brought into Connecticut? There were no tick bites on the hide, the State Environmental Police said in a Facebook post.A 65-year-old Newtown man was charged with illegally harvesting the 24-point buck and importing it from Pennsylvania, State Environmental Police said. In February, an ...

  10. Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 54-year-old Norwalk man was arrested Friday on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile earlier this month, police said.Rafael Reyes-Santos was picked up by Special Victims Unit detectives in the parking lot at 1 Muller Park. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, police said.Reyes-Santos, of 133 Monterey Place B-10 Apt. 103 , ...

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