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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. Danbury Police Sergeant Commits Suicide After Barricading Himself In Hotel

    Danbury Police Sergeant Commits Suicide After Barricading Himself In Hotel

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man who barricaded himself in a Southbury hotel and committed suicide has been identified as a Danbury police sergeant, according to WLAD-AM. State Police, including the Tactical Unit, responded with the Southbury Police to the Wyndham Hotel at about 12:30 p.m. on a report of a suicidal man, WLAD said. The man, 38-year old Drew Carlson, a guest of the hotel, was ...

  2. Pound Ridge Teen Found With Assortment Of Drugs In Missing Car, Police Say

    Pound Ridge Teen Found With Assortment Of Drugs In Missing Car, Police Say

    A 19-year-old Pound Ridge man was arrested on multiple charges after New Canaan, Conn., police found him with an assortment of drugs in a car that had been reported missing.Officers were dispatched on a call of someone taking a car from a New Canaan home without permission at 8:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, police said.The car was found shortly thereafter in the parking lot of Walgreen's at ...

  3. Teenage Girl Charged In Connection To Murder Of 18-Year-Old In Danbury

    Teenage Girl Charged In Connection To Murder Of 18-Year-Old In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A teenager girl is now the fourth person to be arrested in connection with the murder of an 18-year-old man earlier this month in Danbury, police said.The juvenile female turned herself in to the Danbury Police Department on an active arrest warrant at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, police said. "The warrant was a result of the investigation into the homicide of Gabriel ...

  4. Student Hit By Car At WestConn

    Student Hit By Car At WestConn

    Updated: DANBURY, Conn. — A student at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury was hit by a car late Tuesday afternoon — the first day of classes, the college said via Facebook. The student was struck by an eastbound car on White Street at the school's Midtown Campus and transported to Danbury Hospital for treatment, WestConn said. His injuries were not life-threatening.The ...

  5. Hillary Clinton Making A Stop At Costco Near Putnam For Book Signing

    Hillary Clinton Making A Stop At Costco Near Putnam For Book Signing

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Want to find out "What Happened" first-hand from 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? You can be among the first to get a signed copy of her upcoming memoir next month at Costco in Brookfield.Clinton, a resident of Chappaqua, N.Y., will head north as part of her book tour to sign copies at Costco at 200 Federal Road, Brookfield, at noon ...

  6. Danbury Firefighters Rescue Dog Before He Goes Down The Drain

    Danbury Firefighters Rescue Dog Before He Goes Down The Drain

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters came to the aid of a dog with its foot stuck in a tub drain Tuesday in a Main Street apartment, according to a Facebook post. A Shift Engine Co. 22, Truck 1, Squad 1 and Car 30 were dispatched to 51 Main St. for the rescue. "Units worked delicately to remove the dog from the tub," the post said. Squad 1 then used the Dremel tool to remove ...

  7. Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    Second Teen Arrested In Felony Murder Of 18-Year-Old Danbury Man

    A second teenager was arrested Thursday and charged with felony murder in connection with the homicide of an 18-year-old Danbury man earlier this month, police said.Danbury detectives determine that Lorenzo Santana, 16, of Danbury, was involved in the homicide of Gabriel Bara-Bardo, 18, on Aug. 5, police said.Police applied for a warrant for his arrest, which was issued Wednesday by ...

  8. Bodies of Two Missing Hudson Valley Fishermen Recovered

    Bodies of Two Missing Hudson Valley Fishermen Recovered

    The bodies of two missing Westchester men who had been fishing when they were swept out into Long Island Sound were recovered Saturday afternoon, according to the Coast GuardA group of four men from Yonkers had been fishing together at Penfield Reef in Fairfield, Conn.,  with three in the water and one on the beach, Police Chief Gary MacNamara told the Connecticut Post.The Coast Guard ...

  9. Student Was Flying Plane In Fatal Crash Near Putnam Border, Police Say

    Student Was Flying Plane In Fatal Crash Near Putnam Border, Police Say

    A juvenile student pilot was at the controls when a plane that took off from Danbury Airport crashed Friday morning, killing the 57-year-old flight instructor and injuring herself and a passenger, according to New Milford police. Anthony Morasco, of New Milford, was presumed dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at 9:17 a.m. at the end of turf runway at Candlelight Farms ...

  10. Man Charged With Manslaughter After Deadly Off-Duty Police Chase In Danbury

    Man Charged With Manslaughter After Deadly Off-Duty Police Chase In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man was charged with manslaughter after leading an off-duty officer on a high-speed chase through a neighborhood that ended with his stolen Ford Explorer rolling multiple times, ejecting his passenger and killing her in December, state police said. Ricardo Andre, 33, of 12 Durant St., was arrested Thursday by state police and charged with first-degree ...

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