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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. Stratford Bartender Shot By Robber Recovering As Police Investigate

    Stratford Bartender Shot By Robber Recovering As Police Investigate

    Update: Stratford police released photos of the suspect. Click here for the story. STRATFORD, Conn. — A bartender who was shot in a Stratford bar was in stable condition Wednesday morning as the investigation continued into the armed robbery, police said.The shooting occurred in BAR, which is located on Main Street in Stratford Center, shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, police Capt. Frank ...

  2. Man Struck And Killed By Metro-North Train

    Man Struck And Killed By Metro-North Train

    MILFORD, Conn. — A man was struck and killed by a westbound Metro-North train as it pulled into the station in Milford late Tuesday night.A Metro-North spokeswoman said the incident occurred at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday. The man's identity has not been released, she said.  The incident caused minor delays late Tuesday, but trains were running on schedule Wednesday morning. The MTA police are ...

  3. Bridgeport Lawmaker Calls For Dash Cams After Beating Is Caught On Video

    Bridgeport Lawmaker Calls For Dash Cams After Beating Is Caught On Video

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport lawmaker is calling for dash cameras to be installed on all city police cars after a Facebook video captured officers allegedly beating a teenager during a weekend arrest.State Rep. Christopher Rosario (D) said Tuesday he and other community leaders met with Bridgeport Police Chief AJ Perez to discuss the incident. Rosario and the Bridgeport state ...

  4. Hunters Hit The Woods As Deer Season Opens Wednesday In Connecticut

    Hunters Hit The Woods As Deer Season Opens Wednesday In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Hunters dressed in bright orange will descend on woods and fields across Connecticut as the state firearms hunting season for deer officially opens on Wednesday, Nov. 15.The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recommends the use of a regulated and controlled hunt to control the deer population in Connecticut. Deer have few natural predators, ...

  5. Bartender Shot During Armed Robbery At BAR In Stratford Center

    Bartender Shot During Armed Robbery At BAR In Stratford Center

    Updated stories: Stratford police released photos of the suspect (click here), and the bartender is recovering (click here).original story: STRATFORD, Conn. — A bartender was shot in the abdomen during an armed robbery at BAR in Stratford Center on Tuesday evening, police said. The armed robbery occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday, when an unknown male entered the bar, approached the ...

  6. Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    Danbury Boy, 9, Hailed As Hero For Helping To Save Baby Sister On 911 Call

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 9-year-old in Danbury was hailed as a hero after he worked with a 911 emergency dispatcher to help save the life of his 1-month-old baby sister.  The unidentified boy kept calm and relayed life-saving instructions to his mother. She provided the hands-on care to the premature baby, who had choked on vomit.His work was so professional that the Danbury Fire Department ...

  7. Traffic Alert: Water Main Break Closes Major Intersection In Bridgeport

    Traffic Alert: Water Main Break Closes Major Intersection In Bridgeport

    UPDATE: Water service has been restored to customers, but the roadway still needs to be repaired in the area of North Avenue and Park Avenue in Bridgeport.  original story: BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A large water main break was continuing to cause big headaches at a major intersection in Bridgeport on Tuesday morning.  North Avenue/Route 1 is closed in both directions at Park Avenue because ...

  8. 'Get Back Or You're Next:' Bridgeport Cop Explains Punches Caught On Video

    'Get Back Or You're Next:' Bridgeport Cop Explains Punches Caught On Video

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A female Bridgeport police officer captured on a cellphone video as she repeatedly punched a teenage suspect feared he was carrying a concealed weapon, according to the Connecticut Post.  The incident, with the officer throwing the punches identified as Christina Arroyo, occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Friday as Aaron Kearney Jr. was arrested after a minor car accident ...

  9. Video: Robber Points Gun At Workers' Heads In Bridgeport Pizza Place

    Video: Robber Points Gun At Workers' Heads In Bridgeport Pizza Place

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A surveillance video from the armed robbery of a Little Caesars in Bridgeport shows the suspect putting a handgun right to the head of the workers at the pizza place. The armed robbery at the Little Caesars Pizza Restaurant at 186 North Ave. last Wednesday at about 10:10 p.m. Bridgeport police released the video — which shows the suspect dressed all in black — and ...

  10. NBC Connecticut Names New Chief Meteorologist

    NBC Connecticut Names New Chief Meteorologist

    Ryan Hanrahan has been named as the First Alert Weather team’s new chief meteorologist, effective immediately, at NBC Connecticut/WVIT. He will deliver weather forecasts for the station’s weekday evening newscasts from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and at 11 p.m.“Ryan delivers accurate, no-nonsense forecasts. I am confident he will thrive in this new role,” said Susan Tully, president and general ...

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