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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. Tractor-Trailer Rollover Snarls Traffic For Miles On I-84

    Tractor-Trailer Rollover Snarls Traffic For Miles On I-84

    Update: All lanes of I-84 were reopened just before noon on Monday, DOT said.Original story: DANBURY, Conn. — Traffic jams were reported for miles on I-84 after an accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Monday morning, according to Connecticut State Police and the Department of Transportation.The crash blocked two lanes of westbound I-84 between Exits 3 and 2 for much of ...

  2. Westport Police: Fairfield Man Found With Heroin In Speeding Car

    Westport Police: Fairfield Man Found With Heroin In Speeding Car

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Westport officer who pulled over a speeding car on Wilton Road found that the driver had heroin in his possession, police said.   In the early morning of Friday, Nov. 17, an officer conducting stationary radar on Wilton Road saw a vehicle traveling 52 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said. The officer stopped the motor vehicle and identified the driver as Andrew Merritt, ...

  3. Car Damaged In Fire In Westport Parking Lot

    Car Damaged In Fire In Westport Parking Lot

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A fire destroyed the interior of a car in a parking lot on Main Street in Westport on Saturday afternoon, according to the Westport Fire Department.  Westport Firefighters responded to the vehicle fire, which was limited to the driver’s compartment of the car, according to a Facebook post from the fire department. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire ...

  4. Stamford Mom Of Ill Child Faces Deadline For Deportation To Guatemala

    Stamford Mom Of Ill Child Faces Deadline For Deportation To Guatemala

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford woman with two daughters — one of whom needs constant care for her diabetes — is staring at a deadline of Monday to be deported to her native Guatemala.  Miriam Martinez-Lemus, 52, came to the U.S. in 1992, fleeing political unrest and civil war in her home country, according to a Facebook post from her supporters. She unsuccessfully filed for asylum, and ...

  5. Two Cars Damaged In Rollover Crash In Monroe

    Two Cars Damaged In Rollover Crash In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Two car were damaged but no serious injuries were reported in a rollover crash Friday evening in Monroe, according to a Facebook post. Three fire companies — from Monroe, Stevenson and Stepney — responded to the accident at 5:30 p.m. Friday, the Facebook post said.The crash occurred at Wheeler Road and Route 110. Photos showed at least one car had rolled over, and a ...

  6. Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Onetime teenage heartthrob David Cassidy, who once lived in Ridgefield, is hospitalized in Florida in critical condition with organ failure, USA Today reported on Sunday.Cassidy, 67, who is also battling dementia, needs a liver transplant and is in the ICU, USA Today said.In February, Cassidy revealed his devastating diagnosis and stopped touring as a musician. His grandfather and ...

  7. Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    After a series of deadly mass shootings, even gun owners are showing nearly unanimous support for universal background checks for those looking to buy guns, according to a new national Quinnipiac University Poll.American voters support the checks by a whopping 95 percent to 4 percent — including 94 percent to 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, said the Q Poll, ...

  8. Power Outages Growing As Wind Picks Up Across Fairfield County

    Power Outages Growing As Wind Picks Up Across Fairfield County

    Updated: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Power outages were growing Sunday as strong winds picked up across Fairfield County. The entire region was under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said. Winds of 15 to 20 mph were reported, with gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph.As of 7:10 p.m., the following power outages were reported by Eversource and United ...

  9. Man Dies In Large Fire In His Stratford Home

    Man Dies In Large Fire In His Stratford Home

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man died in a large fire in his home on Melville Street on Saturday evening, the fire department said. The 23 firefighters at the scene had the blaze in the 2.5-story home under control within about 30 minutes, according to an Instagram post. "Unfortunately, one victim succumbed to their injuries," the fire department said. The fire broke out at ...

  10. Wind Won't Stop Balloons In Stamford Parade

    Wind Won't Stop Balloons In Stamford Parade

    UPDATE: Strong winds can't stop the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular! Parade organizers announced the balloons will go up as planned, and the parade will start 30 minutes late, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Original story: STAMFORD, Conn. — For the second year in a row, strong winds are threatening the blockbuster balloon parade in Stamford, one of the biggest events of the year in ...

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