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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. Man Caught With Fully Loaded Gun In I-84 Speeding Stop

    Man Caught With Fully Loaded Gun In I-84 Speeding Stop

    A man was busted with an illegal and fully loaded handgun when stopped in a speeding car on I-84 in Danbury on Sunday, state police said. Pierre Clemat, 27, of Brockton, Mass., was a passenger in a vehicle traveling 79 mph in a section of I-84 east near Exit 5 in Danbury marked at 55 mph at 1 p.m. Sunday, state police said. A trooper pulled the car over and detected the odor of ...

  2. Driver With Sun In Eyes Slams Into Flatbed Of Tractor-Trailer On I-84

    Driver With Sun In Eyes Slams Into Flatbed Of Tractor-Trailer On I-84

    A driver who reportedly had the sun in his eyes slammed into the flatbed of a parked tractor-trailer on I-84 in Danbury on Friday morning, firefighters said. At 7:30 a.m. Friday, the Danbury Fire Department was dispatched to I-84 eastbound near the Exit 2 on ramp for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, fire units found the four-door sedan wedged under the tractor-trailer flatbed, ...

  3. Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Backups On I-84

    Two-Vehicle Crash Causes Backups On I-84

    This story has been updated.Traffic backups were reported on a stretch of I-84 near the Putnam border during the Wednesday morning commute.The traffic jam lasted for 1.5 miles between Exits 3 and 1 in Danbury because of the crash near Exit 1, Connecticut DOT said. 

  4. Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Garage After Urinating On Car In Danbury

    Man Charged With Drunk Driving In Garage After Urinating On Car In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was charged with drunken driving after he drove into the wall of a downtown parking garage twice and urinated on a car early Saturday, according to the News-Times.Arriving officers found the man, Hector Rolando Ordonez-Morocho, 31, asleep and slumped over an ATM, the News-Times.The staff at the Patriot Garage called police after Ordonez-Morocho drove into ...

  5. Ex-Couple Busted On Multiple Drug Charges In Danbury, Police Say

    Ex-Couple Busted On Multiple Drug Charges In Danbury, Police Say

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury woman arrested on a warrant on drug charges was found in her car with a "substantial sum of money, drug paraphernalia, suspected stolen retail merchandise and shoplifting tools," police said.Danbury police executed search-and-seizure warrants at 7:15 p.m. Thursday on Nicole Maria Crutchfield, 31, and her attic apartment at 34 Wildman St., third ...

  6. Two Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Bears Near Westchester Border

    Two Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Bears Near Westchester Border

    Two men were arrested on charges of illegally killing two black bears after officers caught them carrying animals parts out of the woods on Saturday in Wilton, Conn., near the border of Lewisboro in Northern Westchester, according to Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police.The two men skinned one of the bears and cut off its paws and head for a trophy, EnCon police said. EnCon ...

  7. Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At Book Signing Near Putnam

    Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At Book Signing Near Putnam

    Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton's first book signing in the area was a big hit as a large crowd turned out Saturday as she signed copies of her newly released book, "What Happened" in Brookfield, Conn.Some arrived Friday night to wait on line to be assured of meeting the former first lady and secretary of state when she arrived around noon.When Clinton, dressed in a royal ...

  8. Man Falls Off Roof, Becomes Impaled On Metal Stand For BBQ In Danbury

    Man Falls Off Roof, Becomes Impaled On Metal Stand For BBQ In Danbury

    UPDATED: DANBURY, Conn. — A man who fell from the roof of a Danbury social club landed on a barbecue grill rotisserie stand and became impaled on a large piece of metal Tuesday morning, Danbury firefighters said. The man was in serious condition and undergoing surgery at Danbury Hospital to remove the piece of metal, a firefighter saidlAt about 9:30 a.m., Danbury firefighters and EMS ...

  9. JFK's Granddaughter Marries Medical School Student From Area

    JFK's Granddaughter Marries Medical School Student From Area

    A fourth-year medical student from the area married his Yale college sweetheart on Saturday — the granddaughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, according to multiple reports.Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg and George Winchester Moran of Greenwich, Conn., were married Sept. 9 at the bride’s family home on Martha’s Vineyard, according to People. Deval L. Patrick, the former ...

  10. Driver Extricated After Rollover Crash In Danbury

    Driver Extricated After Rollover Crash In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters freed an injured driver who was trapped in the car after a rollover crash at 7:15 a.m. Thursday on Ball Pond Road. The Danbury Fire Department along with Danbury Police and Western Connecticut Health Network EMS were dispatched to the accident in the area of Ball Pond Road and Pondcrest Road. Fire Marshal Tyler Bergemann was in the area of the crash ...

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