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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. Police: Milford Men Killed 20 Chickens With Their Bare Hands On Christmas

    Police: Milford Men Killed 20 Chickens With Their Bare Hands On Christmas

    MILFORD, Conn. — Two men who killed 20 chickens with their bare hands early on Christmas Day were arrested after a “gruesome animal cruelty investigation,” Milford police said. Gregory Ulrich, 28, and John Budnovitch IV, 21, both of Milford, are facing multiple charges of animal cruelty, Milford police said after the Wednesday night arrests.The two first smashed the windows of several ...

  2. Check Your Ticket: 'Winning' Powerball Ticket Sold In CT Is Worth $150K

    Check Your Ticket: 'Winning' Powerball Ticket Sold In CT Is Worth $150K

    No one won the jackpot in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, but someone in Connecticut is $150,000 richer. A total of 47,475 "winning" Powerball tickets were sold in Connecticut for the drawing. And one ticket — which matched four numbers, the Powerball and the Powerplay — is worth $150,000, according to the Connecticut Lottery Corp. For the rest of the winners: 35 people ...

  3. It's A Whiteout: Nor'easter Intensifies As It Moves Into Fairfield County

    It's A Whiteout: Nor'easter Intensifies As It Moves Into Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The nor'easter slamming Connecticut is growing stronger. Fairfield County residents woke up to whiteout conditions as the storm began Thursday morning, with the entire county under a Winter Storm Warning. By 9 a.m., the National Weather Service had issued an alert for Fairfield County that the storm is intensifying. Conditions were reported as cold, very snowy ...

  4. What To Expect As Nor'Easter Slams Into Fairfield County

    What To Expect As Nor'Easter Slams Into Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — You better have your bread, milk, and eggs because you likely won't be heading to the store Thursday as a nor'easter slams into Fairfield County. What should residents expect from this powerful storm? All of Fairfield County, along with the rest of the state, is under a Winter Storm Warning through 1 a.m. Friday.   Snow is forecast to enter the state by about 4 ...

  5. WestConn In Danbury Closed Thursday Due To Snowstorm

    WestConn In Danbury Closed Thursday Due To Snowstorm

    DANBURY, Conn. — Western Connecticut State University will be closed Thursday, Jan. 4, and all classes are canceled due to the approaching snowstorm.Essential personnel should report for work as usual, WCSU said.Snow parking rules will be in effect, restricting parking to certain areas. All Midtown campus residents must park in the White Street garage (except the top deck).All Westside ...

  6. Shelton Attorney Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge In Child Sex Assault Case

    Shelton Attorney Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge In Child Sex Assault Case

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 51-year-old lawyer from Shelton who was arrested last summer on charges of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity, prosecutors said.  U.S. Attorney John Durham said Peter G. Kruzynski pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Alker Meyer in New Haven.According to court ...

  7. Police ID Fairfield Woman Killed In Pedestrian Accident In Stamford

    Police ID Fairfield Woman Killed In Pedestrian Accident In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford police identified the woman who was struck and killed by a car as she walked to work Tuesday morning as they continued to investigate the details of what exactly happened, according to the Stamford Advocate.   Fairfield resident Lynette Wagner, 59, died of her injuries at Stamford Hospital, the Advocate said. She worked at the new Henkel corporate headquarters ...

  8. Wilton Police: Teen Stole Car Left Running At Georgetown Gas Station

    Wilton Police: Teen Stole Car Left Running At Georgetown Gas Station

    WILTON, Conn. — A teenager was arrested after hopping into a car left with its engine running at a gas station on Route 7 in Wilton and causing the owner to fall as they sped off, police said.  Officers were called to the Georgetown Shell Gas Station at 912 Danbury Road at 12 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, police said. The car's owner had parked but left the vehicle running while to go into the ...

  9. 3 Men Arrested In Armed Robberies At Bodegas, Liquor Stores In Danbury

    3 Men Arrested In Armed Robberies At Bodegas, Liquor Stores In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Three men have been arrested in a series of armed robberies at several bodegas and liquor stores in Danbury since September, and more arrests are expected, police said Wednesday.Danbury detectives identified the three suspects, who are believed to have been involved in most, if not all, of these reported crimes. Detectives interviewed victims and witnesses and collected ...

  10. Fire Breaks Out In Norwalk Apartment Building; Tenants Evacuated

    Fire Breaks Out In Norwalk Apartment Building; Tenants Evacuated

    NORWALK, Conn. — Six apartments were damaged but no injuries were reported in a fire Wednesday morning at Carlton Court in Norwalk, according to media reports and social media posts from first responders. Tenants in the complex on Monterey Place evacuated as the fire broke out at about 7:30 a.m., according to the Connecticut Post. The temperature was about 10 degrees, and buses were ...

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