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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. Two Teenagers Busted On Pot Charges At Peartree Point Beach In Darien

    Two Teenagers Busted On Pot Charges At Peartree Point Beach In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — A tip from an off-duty officer with his eyes and ears open who believed he saw a drug sale at Peartree Point Beach in Darien led to the bust of two teens on pot charges, police said.  The off-duty officer heard a juvenile say, “I’m sitting on a gram,” an expression used by drug dealers to indicate they have a product, and notified headquarters, police said. He gave ...

  2. K-9 Finds Baggies Of Pot In Danbury Man's Car, New Canaan Police Say

    K-9 Finds Baggies Of Pot In Danbury Man's Car, New Canaan Police Say

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old man from Danbury was stopped for not having a front license plate on his car but ended up busted on multiple charges after a police K-9 officer sniffed out pot in his car, New Canaan police said. Edwin Moots, 20, was arrested after a traffic stop at 9:30 p.m. Saturday as he traveled south on Valley Road in New Canaan, police said.The officer detected ...

  3. Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    Driver Gets Ticket After Tractor-Trailer Jackknifes On I-95 In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The driver of a tractor-trailer that jackknifed on I-95 north in Bridgeport on Monday, causing nearly 20 miles of traffic jams at one point, was issued a summons in the crash, state police said. Sandra Beckford, 29, of East Hartford was issued a summons for failure to maintain a proper lane and issued a verbal warning for traveling too fast for conditions, state ...

  4. Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Missing Danbury Man Found Safe

    Update: Ilidio Carvalheiro has been found safe, Danbury police said Wednesday morning.DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police have issued a Silver Alert for Ilidio Carvalheiro, a 47-year-old Danbury resident who was last seen Monday morning at his home.Carvalheiro is 5-foot-10 and weighs 235 pounds, police said.When last seen at 8 a.m. Monday, Carvalheiro was wearing a grayish-colored polo ...

  5. West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    West Nile-Infected Mosquitoes Trapped In Greenwich, Stratford, Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Beware of the mosquito bite: The West Nile virus has arrived in Fairfield County. Mosquitoes trapped in Greenwich, Stratford and Westport as well as in South Windsor tested positive for the West Nile virus, state officials announced Tuesday. West Nile-infected mosquitoes were also trapped earlier this summer in West Haven.The mosquitoes that tested positive ...

  6. State Police Taser Then Arrest Bridgeport Man, 34, Walking Along I-95

    State Police Taser Then Arrest Bridgeport Man, 34, Walking Along I-95

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested after fighting with state police troopers who had to Taser him to stop him from walking illegally along the shoulder of I-95 in Bridgeport, state police said. At about 2:45 p.m. Monday, troopers were dispatched to I-95 north in the area just south of Exit 27 on a report of a man walking along the shoulder of the highway, state police ...

  7. New Canaan Son To Play Benefit Concert To Help Mom's Fight Against ALS

    New Canaan Son To Play Benefit Concert To Help Mom's Fight Against ALS

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — When Nick Depuy performs in a benefit concert Tuesday in New Canaan, it will be for a cause very near and dear to him. The concert is to help pay for the care of his mother, Ann Depuy, a longtime New Canaan resident who is battling the effects of ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.  And it is a chance for Nick Depuy and Friends to perform songs from his ...

  8. DUI Charge For Norwalk Woman, 20, In Westport Crash That Sent 4 To Hospital

    DUI Charge For Norwalk Woman, 20, In Westport Crash That Sent 4 To Hospital

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A 20-year-old Norwalk woman who was the driver at fault in a three-car pileup in Westport that sent four people to the hospital has been arrested on multiple charges, including DUI and forgery, police said. At 7:40 p.m. April 28, Westport officers responded to the crash at Post Road East and Morningside Drive, police said. All three cars were severely damaged, and four ...

  9. Darien Man Who Blamed Dog For Rollover Crash Charged With DUI

    Darien Man Who Blamed Dog For Rollover Crash Charged With DUI

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 43-year-old Darien man who first told police he rolled over his Jeep in an attempt to avoid a dog in the road admitted "you got me" as they arrested him on drunken-driving charges, police said. At 11 p.m. July 19, officers were dispatched to Raymond Street and Littlebrook Road on a report of a rollover, police said. There, officers found a 2013 black Jeep ...

  10. Woman From New Mexico Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Westport YMCA

    Woman From New Mexico Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car At Westport YMCA

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A woman from New Mexico was arrested after she left her dog inside her car, where the temperature soared to 113 degrees, while she worked out at the Westport-Weston YMCA, police said.  Lakesha Williams, 39, of Albuquerque, was charged with animal cruelty in the incident on Wednesday, July 19, police said.At about 11:30 that day, the Animal Control Officer and ...

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