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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

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.

Karen Tensa's Contributions

  1. Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North was warning customers to expect crowded trains Wednesday morning because fewer cars were in operation on the New Haven Line."Customers should anticipate crowded trains this morning due to the unavailability of several train cars requiring wheel repair on account of yesterday's weather-related slippery rail conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience," ...

  2. Man Pulls Out Gun During Dispute At Deli Parking Lot In Danbury, Police Say

    Man Pulls Out Gun During Dispute At Deli Parking Lot In Danbury, Police Say

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 55-year-old Danbury man was arrested after "threatening to shoot people" with a handgun during a dispute in the parking lot of a deli, police said.  The incident occurred at 12:55 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in the parking lot of Amigos Deli at 130 West St., police said. The complainant/victim told officers that the man with a gun was Vincent Mourning, police said. ...

  3. Police: Danbury Boy Was Sexually Assaulted By 2 Men He Met On Dating App

    Police: Danbury Boy Was Sexually Assaulted By 2 Men He Met On Dating App

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two men have been arrested on sexual assault charges after a 15-year-old male from Danbury reported he "had a sexual encounter" with two adult men he had met through a dating app, police said Friday. The teenager went to the Danbury Police Department, accompanied by his parents, to make the complaint just after midnight on July 12. The incident had happened ...

  4. Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Looking to catch a train to New York City on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or to go shopping on Friday?Check the Metro-North holiday schedule for service changes this holiday weekend before you head out to the train station. On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, Metro-North will operate a modified weekend schedule with additional inbound trains for everyone heading to ...

  5. ID Released For Worker Killed In Factory Explosion In Hudson Valley

    ID Released For Worker Killed In Factory Explosion In Hudson Valley

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Officials have identified the worker killed in a huge explosion and fire at the Verla International manufacturing plant in New Windsor on Monday. The Medical Examiners Office positively identified the deceased worker as William Huntington, 57, of Newburgh, said a statement from Town of New Windsor Police Lt. Michael Farbent.“Bill was a valued employee, and we at ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. I-84 Reopens After Hours-Long Closure Following Fiery Crash

    I-84 Reopens After Hours-Long Closure Following Fiery Crash

    This story has been updated.A fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-84 just before dawn caused the closure of the highway through early Saturday afternoon in Southbury, Connecticut state police said.  The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-84 between Exits 16 and 17 after two tractor-trailers crashed and one burst into flames, state police said.  Despite ...

  8. Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Food, Hummus Products Due To Listeria Concern

    Stop & Shop Recalls Frozen Food, Hummus Products Due To Listeria Concern

    This story has been updated.Stop & Shop is warning customers to check their freezers. The grocery store chain has issued a recall for the store brand of frozen corn as well as a Hummus product because of a potential Listeria contamination. The recall is for 16-ounce packages of whole kernel frozen sweet corn with the UPC code 68826700676.The recall was issued Tuesday. Customers may ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan pulled away from her competitors with a mile to go to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday, becoming the first American to win the women's event in 40 years.Flanagan's unofficial time was 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds on the 26.2-mile course through all five boroughs. Mary Keitany of Kenya, who won in New York twice in the past three years, finished second behind ...

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