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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. Teens Charged In Shooting That Put Schools On Lockdown In Danbury

    Teens Charged In Shooting That Put Schools On Lockdown In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Four teenagers have been charged with shooting a Danbury man in both arms back in September, putting two nearby schools on lockdown and sending the victim to the hospital, police said Friday. The shooting was reported at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at a home on Church Hill Road, police said. Responding officers found a 20-year-old man with two gunshot wounds ...

  2. 17-Year-Old Boy Hit By Own Car As It Rolled Down Hill In Ridgefield

    17-Year-Old Boy Hit By Own Car As It Rolled Down Hill In Ridgefield

    Updated: RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy was hospitalized after he was hit by his own car as he tried to stop it from rolling down a hill in Ridgefield, according to the Ridgefield Press.  The boy became trapped under the car in the accident on Nutmeg Ridge at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and had to be extricated by firefighters, according to the Ridgefield Press. A witness told the ...

  3. Family Says Police Negligence Caused Death Of Poughkeepsie Native

    Family Says Police Negligence Caused Death Of Poughkeepsie Native

    The family of a Poughkeepsie native who committed suicide has filed a lawsuit against the Redding, Conn., Police Department, claiming that negligence at the scene caused him to die, according to the News-Times. Redding officers went to the home of Peter Valenti on April 11, 2016, after he sent multiple text messages to friends seeking police help, the News-Times said. Valenti's parents ...

  4. Danbury Police Continue Search For Missing Woman, 53

    Danbury Police Continue Search For Missing Woman, 53

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury Police are still actively looking for a missing 53-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday, Oct. 20. Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m., police said Thursday.She could be driving a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates of AC98150, similar to the ...

  5. Missing: Danbury Police Seek Help In Finding Missing Woman, 53

    Missing: Danbury Police Seek Help In Finding Missing Woman, 53

    DANBURY, Conn. — The Danbury Police Department is renewing its call for help in location a missing 53-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday, Oct. 20. Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m., police said Thursday.She could be driving a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates ...

  6. Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The 1,500 documents released by the FBI on Tuesday about the investigation into the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown included disturbing new details on the shooter. The report, which was posted online just weeks before the fifth anniversary of the shootings, said that a Newtown resident had warned police that Adam Lanza had threatened to kill ...

  7. Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Update: I-84 reopened to traffic after 2 p.m. Monday, according to Connecticut State Police. WATERBURY, Conn. — Westbound I-84 is closed in Waterbury at midday Monday due to a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car, state police said. There are life-threatening injuries in the crash between Exits 19 and 20, state police said. The crash occurred at about 10:15 a.m., and the ...

  8. Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On Merritt Parkway, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On Merritt Parkway, Police Say

    A driver who entered the Merritt Parkway the wrong way and drove head-on into oncoming traffic caused a rollover crash, state police told the Connecticut Post. One driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries in the crash at about 8:40 p.m. Friday in Trumbull, the Post said. The accident occurred on the northbound side of the Merritt between Exits 47 and 48 in Trumbull, the ...

  9. 43-Year-Old Danbury Man Busted On Drug-Dealing Charges

    43-Year-Old Danbury Man Busted On Drug-Dealing Charges

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 43-year-old Danbury man was arrest on multiple drug-dealing charges after officers armed with a warrant searched his home and car, police said. On Thursday, officers conducted a surveillance stopped Keenan Moore on Nabby Road while he was driving the vehicle listed in the search and seizure warrant, police said. After seizing Moore and his vehicle, investigators ...

  10. Police: Sleeping Driver Takes Off After Slamming Into Danbury Pizza Place

    Police: Sleeping Driver Takes Off After Slamming Into Danbury Pizza Place

    DANBURY, Conn. — A driver who said he fell asleep at the wheel smashed into a destroyed the front of Martino's Pizza and Deli, then took off, Danbury police said. At 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Danbury officers responded to the pizza place at 184 Great Plain Road, near Candlewood Lake, police said. The entire front of the business "was demolished," and the interior sustained extensive ...

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