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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. Danbury Firefighters Rescue Injured Worker From  Construction Site

    Danbury Firefighters Rescue Injured Worker From Construction Site

    DANBURY, Conn. — Firefighters came to the rescue of a worker who suffered a head injury Thursday morning at a home construction site in Danbury on Candlewood Lake.With the help of a local tree company, firefighters set up a rope system and basket to pull the worker from the basement of the home under construction on Forty Acre Mountain Road, fire department spokesman James Gagliardo ...

  2. Best Friends From Stamford Killed In Head-On Crash In Norwalk

    Best Friends From Stamford Killed In Head-On Crash In Norwalk

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The two men from Stamford who were killed in a head-on crash in Norwalk late Monday were best and supportive friends, according to the Stamford Advocate. Frank Peterson III, 50, had picked up Anthony Lewis Johnson, 40, from his job at Bertucci’s on Route 1, then the two went for burgers, the Advocate said. They were heading south on Connecticut Avenue near the ...

  3. Police: Danbury Man Charged With Causing Disturbance At Bethel Motel

    Police: Danbury Man Charged With Causing Disturbance At Bethel Motel

    BETHEL, Conn. — A Danbury man was arrested at a Bethel motel after officers responding to a report of a person in distress instead found a person causing a disturbance, police said. Just after 7 a.m. Sunday, police received multiple reports that a man was yelling that he was going to kill someone as well as a woman yelling inside a room of the Best Western Hotel at 11 Stony Hill ...

  4. Police: Man Shot In Head Crashes Into Ambulance In Bridgeport

    Police: Man Shot In Head Crashes Into Ambulance In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man who had been shot in the head and was driving crashed his car into an ambulance Wednesday evening in Bridgeport, according to the Connecticut Post. The crash occurred near Central and Barnum Avenues just before 8 p.m., police told the Post.The man, who was heavily bleeding, may have been trying to drive himself to the hospital, the Connecticut Post said. The ...

  5. Flood Watch: Heavy Rain, Melting Snow Could Make A Mess In Fairfield County

    Flood Watch: Heavy Rain, Melting Snow Could Make A Mess In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Heavy rain combined with melting snow is in the forecast for Friday morning through Saturday, leading the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Watch for Fairfield County and all of Connecticut. The weather Thursday will be foggy and cloudy, with a high near 49. By nighttime, rain will move into the area with widespread fog.By Friday, moderate to heavy rain ...

  6. 24-Year-Old Sherman Man Charged With Stalking In Bethel

    24-Year-Old Sherman Man Charged With Stalking In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. — A 24-year-old man from Sherman was charged with stalking after he was located near a residence he had been ordered to stay away from in Bethel, police said. Richard F. Delisle 3rd was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at his home at 24 Green Pond Road in Sherman by Bethel police. He was charged with first-degree stalking and violation of a protective order, police ...

  7. Esty’s Second Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Signed Into Law

    Esty’s Second Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Signed Into Law

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The second of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s two bipartisan bills to combat human trafficking in America was signed into law Monday, marking the successful conclusion of an effort to establish tough new penalties for truckers and create a human trafficking prevention coordinator position at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Esty (D-5th District) introduced both bills ...

  8. Mark Twain Library In Redding Hopes To Reopen Soon With New Boiler

    Mark Twain Library In Redding Hopes To Reopen Soon With New Boiler

    Updated: REDDING, Conn. — A new boiler is being installed at the Mark Twain Library in Redding as repair work continues since the building lost all heat during last week's deep freeze."On Jan. 2nd, the year 2018 started with a bang that was our boiler exploding," said a statement from library Director Beth Dominianni and Jen Wastrom, president of the Board of ...

  9. Eversource Takes To The Sky To Check For Storm Damage In Danbury

    Eversource Takes To The Sky To Check For Storm Damage In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — After last week’s blizzard, Eversource is surveying high-voltage power lines around the state with helicopters, checking for any storm damage that may threaten electric reliability. The flights will continue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.Helicopters will survey these towns: Bethel, Bridgeport, Brookfield, Danbury, Darien, Fairfield, ...

  10. Rep: Herbst Made Bigoted Attack On Gay Chief Justice Nominee From Stamford

    Rep: Herbst Made Bigoted Attack On Gay Chief Justice Nominee From Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — State Rep. William Tong of Stamford called out Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Herbst of Trumbull for criticizing the governor's choice of a new State Supreme Court chief justice. Tong, a Democrat, called Herbst’s criticism "bigoted." Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald of Stamford, whom Gov. Dannel P. Malloy plans to nominate for chief justice, is ...

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