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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. Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    Stamford Man Committed To Psychiatric Hospital For Beating Mother To Death

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 44-year-old Stamford man who beat his mother to death in 2015 was committed Wednesday to spend 20 years in a state psychiatric hospital, according to the Stamford Advocate. Timothy Anderson was found not guilty by insanity in March by a three-judge panel in the brutal death of his 76-year-old mother, Maryann Anderson.Anderson, who had mental illnesses for over a ...

  2. Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    Stratford Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands State Park Presumed Dead

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 28-year-old Stratford man was presumed dead after he was swept off a sandbar Friday afternoon at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, according to NBC Connecticut. His body had not been located by Friday night, and the daylong search was called off until Saturday morning, when a recovery effort will resume, NBC Connecticut said.A massive search began early Friday ...

  3. Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Search Mounted For Man Swept Off Sandbar At Silver Sands In Milford

    Update: The missing man has been resumed dead, with recovery efforts scheduled to resume Saturday. Click here for the story at Daily Voice.MILFORD, Conn. — A massive search was underway Friday afternoon for a 28-year-old man who went missing after a wave swept him off a sandbar and into Long Island Sound at Silver Sands State Park in Milford, police said.At about 1 p.m., Milford Police ...

  4. Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    Friends Rally To Help Couple In Critical Condition After Crash In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Friends are rallying to help a couple from New Milford who were critically injured and are on life support after a car struck their motorcycle in Monroe.At 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Danny and Betty Falls were on their motorcycle "on their way home from a wonderful day at Port Jeff, N.Y.," said a GoFundMe campaign started by Kimmy Falls of Danbury. "On the way home ...

  5. Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Police: Man Shot To Death In South Norwalk

    Update: Norwalk police have identified the 26-year-old victim. Click here for the story from Daily Voice.NORWALK, Conn. — A man was shot death Thursday evening on Ely Avenue in South Norwalk, police said in a statement. At 7:45 p.m. Thursday, officers were dispatched to the area of 236 Ely Ave. on a report of shots fired, police said. When officers arrived, they found a male victim ...

  6. 10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    10-Year-Old Bridgeport Girl Hurt While Saving Friend From Dog Attack

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 10-year-old Bridgeport girl suffered serious injuries and will require more surgeries after she stepped up to save a 7-year-old boy from  a dog attack and was attacked herself, police said. The two children were playing in the house at 497 Pearl Harbor St. when the dog bit the boy in the buttocks at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a statement from police spokeswoman ...

  7. Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    Norwalk Mother Of Four To Be Deported Thursday Despite Senators’ Efforts

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk mother of four has lost her battle to remain in the U.S. and is scheduled to be deported Thursday to her native Guatemala, a country she left 24 years ago at the age of 19 seeking asylum. U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) together called the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency on Wednesday afternoon to urge a delay in the ...

  8. DMV Closing Its Offices In Milford, Derby Next Week, Reassigning Staff

    DMV Closing Its Offices In Milford, Derby Next Week, Reassigning Staff

    The state Department of Motor Vehicles will be temporarily closing its part-time service centers Milford and Derby as of Monday and reassigning the staff to other offices.The two offices are open only two days each week and have long lines. The DMV said it is developing strategy to strengthen customer services in its core full-service branch offices.“The DMV lines in Milford City Hall ...

  9. Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    Stamford Man Faces 20 Years In Federal Prison For Trafficking Cocaine

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 47-year-old citizen of the Dominican Republic who lived in Stamford has pleaded guilty to cocaine trafficking on Wednesday and could face up to 20 years in federal prison, prosecutors said. Christian Paulino Rodriguez pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, 500 grams or more of cocaine, said U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. ...

  10. Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    Body Of Missing Stratford Man Found In Housatonic River In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 46-year-old Stratford man who went missing in the Housatonic River in Shelton was found dead late Wednesday afternoon in the water near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp, police said.At 2 p.m. Wednesday, Shelton police received numerous 911 calls reporting a man in the water who appeared to be distressed near the Sunnyside Boat Ramp. Police, Fire and EMS personnel were called ...

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