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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. Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    Newtown Police: Two Suspected Pipe Bombs Found In Trailer Park

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police Department and the FBI are investigating two suspected pipe bombs found Friday evening in a trailer park in Newtown, police said. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, the Newtown Police were called to the area of the trailer park at 301 S. Main St. on a report of vandalism to a motor vehicle, police said.  Upon arrival, Officer Matthew Pirhala was shown two ...

  2. Car Slams Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    Car Slams Into Naked Greens In Wilton

    WILTON, Conn. — A car slammed into the front of Naked Greens in Wilton early Saturday, causing enough damage to close the restaurant for a few days for repairs. The accident happened at about 2:30 a.m., the owner of Naked Greens said. There is a gaping hole in the front of the building, with siding strewn on the sidewalk and electrical meters left hanging in the strip mall building at ...

  3. UConn Invades Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena For Regional Semifinals

    UConn Invades Bridgeport's Webster Bank Arena For Regional Semifinals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Thousands of fans of women's college basketball will head for the Webster Bank Arena in downtown Bridgeport this weekend for a chance to see the hometown favorite UConn Huskies make history.The arena is hosting the NCAA Women’s Bridgeport Regional Semifinals. There are two games on Saturday: In the first game, third-seeded Maryland (32-2) plays 10th-seeded Oregon ...

  4. Fire Rips Through Vacant Home In Weston

    Fire Rips Through Vacant Home In Weston

    WESTON, Conn. — A large fire ripped through a vacant home late Friday at 8 White Birch Road in Weston.The Weston Volunteer Fire Department said it responded to the blaze at 8 p.m. Friday.  Upon arrival, heavy fire and flames were visible from the rear of the home, the department said in a Facebook post. Flames were shooting through the roof and as high as the treetops.Arriving units ...

  5. 'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    'Dodged Disaster:' Connecticut Democrats Cheer Death Of GOP Healthcare Plan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Democrats who represent Connecticut in Washington, D.C., cheered Friday afternoon when the House vote was canceled on President Donald Trump's health care plan, with one senator calling it "a massive failure."House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the plug on the American Health Care Act, the Republican substitute for Obamacare, with Trump's agreement ...

  6. Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    Bridgeport Police: Niece Killed Uncle, Then Propped Up Body With Cigarette

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A woman charged with murdering her disabled uncle in Bridgeport slammed him in the back of his head and propped up his body with a cigarette in his hand, according to the Connecticut Post. Tynisha Hall, 35, was arraigned Friday in Superior Court on charges of murder, tampering with evidence and interfering with police. At the hearing, her bond was reduced from ...

  7. Home In Bridgeport Heavily Damaged In Smoky Fire

    Home In Bridgeport Heavily Damaged In Smoky Fire

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A two-and-a-half-story home on Whitney Avenue in Bridgeport was heavily damaged in a smoky fire Friday afternoon, according to the Connecticut Post. Heavy smoke was pouring out of the home when firefighters arrived after 1 p.m., the Post said. It took about 40 minutes to knock down the fire, which was on the second and third floors, the Connecticut Post said.No one ...

  8. Shelton Man, 58, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

    Shelton Man, 58, Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 58-year-old Shelton man was arrested after state police found more than 250 images and over a dozen videos of child pornography on his computers, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Richard Dore, 58, was charged March 9 and appeared in court Tuesday on charges of with first-degree possession of child pornography and promoting a minor in an obscene ...

  9. Police: Shelton Woman Violated Protective Order With Texts, Calls

    Police: Shelton Woman Violated Protective Order With Texts, Calls

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 30-year-old woman from Shelton was charged with violation of a protective order after making calls and sending texts to a man in Milford, police said. Ileena Zamfino, of 124 Bridgeport Ave., was arrested at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant and charged with violation of a protective order by Milford police.She violated a court-set protective order by contacting a male ...

  10. Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    Quinnipiac Student From Danbury Studying In London Recounts Terror Attack

    DANBURY, Conn. — Kassie Mendes, a Quinnipiac University sophomore from Danbury, was close enough to the terror attack in London on Wednesday to hear the sirens, she told NBC Connecticut. “I knew coming over here that I ran the risk of something like this happening," Mendes, who has wanted to study in London since she was 13, told NBC 30.Mendes and the other 12 Quinnipiac students ...

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