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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.

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  1. Instructor Killed, Two Hurt In Plane Crash Near Putnam Border

    Instructor Killed, Two Hurt In Plane Crash Near Putnam Border

    This story has been updated.A male flight instructor was killed and two other people were seriously injured after a four-seat airplane crashed at a small airport on the Sherman-New Milford border on Friday morning, according to NBC Connecticut.The Cessna C-172 aircraft crashed at about t 9:17 a.m., a.m. at the end of Runway 17-35 at Candlelight Farms Airport in New Milford, the Federal ...

  2. Death Of 18-Year-Old Under Investigation In Danbury

    Death Of 18-Year-Old Under Investigation In Danbury

    An investigation is under way following the death of an 18-year-old man who died two days after he was found lying unconscious in a roadway, in Danbury police said Wednesday.Several officers were dispatched on a complaint of suspicious activity in the area of Abbott Street at 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, police said.Upon arrival, officers found Gabriel Bara-Bardo of Danbury unconscious ...

  3. Woman Charged With Drunken Boating On Candlewood Lake

    Woman Charged With Drunken Boating On Candlewood Lake

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A 43-year-old Brookfield woman stopped on Candlewood Lake on Friday night for not having the proper navigation lights was charged with driving a boat under the influence, according to the News-Times.Jennifer Muehlfeld, who was stopped at 8:30 p.m. by Environmental Conservation Police, did not have a Safe Boating Certificate and did not have the proper floatation ...

  4. Stew's Recalls Imitation Crab Meat After Customer Finds Metal Shard

    Stew's Recalls Imitation Crab Meat After Customer Finds Metal Shard

    After a shopper from the Stew Leonard’s store in Danbury returned a package of imitation crab meat after reportedly finding shards of metal in it, the dairy store immediately recalled the item. The return was made Sunday, Aug. 6, and  Stew Leonard’s immediately pulled all of the imitation crab meat from the shelves, the store said in a press release. The store also checked the packages ...

  5. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton To Undergo Surgery To Remove Benign Brain Tumor

    Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton To Undergo Surgery To Remove Benign Brain Tumor

    DANBURY, Conn. — Longtime Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is facing surgery Tuesday to remove a benign brain tumor from behind his left ear, the News-Times reported. Boughton, a Republican candidate for governor in 2018, told the News-Times he expects to make a full recovery after the surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.The tumor, which is about the size of a lemon, is ...

  6. Pilot Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Plane Crash At Danbury Airport

    Pilot Dies Of Injuries Suffered In Plane Crash At Danbury Airport

    The man who was piloting the Cessna SkyHawk that crashed just after takeoff Sunday morning at the Danbury Airport has died of his injuries, according to the News-Times. Authorities have not identified the three men who were aboard the rented plane, but the family of Mark Stern of Redding, Conn., confirmed that he was piloting the plane and that he has died, the News-Times said. The ...

  7. Former Danbury Cop Charged With Reckless Driving In Deadly Off-Duty Chase

    Former Danbury Cop Charged With Reckless Driving In Deadly Off-Duty Chase

    DANBURY — A former Danbury police officer was arrested Friday evening on a charge of reckless driving in connection with a police pursuit and fatal crash in the city in December while he was off duty, state police said. Jamie Hodge, 39, of Danbury turned himself in to State Police in Southbury at 7:30 p.m. Friday and was arrested on a warrant, state police said. He was released on ...

  8. Fire Official Releases Details Of Plane Crash Near Danbury Airport

    Fire Official Releases Details Of Plane Crash Near Danbury Airport

    Three men were injured, one critically, after their rented plane crashed into heavy brush on a hillside just after taking off from Danbury Airport on Sunday morning, the Danbury Fire Department said in a statement.The airplane, a Cessna SkyHawk, took off at about 10:30 a.m. when the tower witnessed the plane crash and called 911, said James Gagliardo, fire department spokesman.The ...

  9. Plane Crashes On Takeoff At Danbury Airport

    Plane Crashes On Takeoff At Danbury Airport

    This story has been updated.Three people were injured in a plane crash on takeoff at Danbury Airport on Sunday morning, Mayor Mark Boughton said.All three people were taken to Danbury Hospital, Boughton said. There was no word on the extent of their injuries. One report said there were critical injuries.A HAZMAT crew was requested for an active fuel leak, according to emergency reports. ...

  10. 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 ...

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