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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut ktensa@dailyvoice.com

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, 2 Hurt In Plane Crash Near Sherman Border

    Instructor Killed, 2 Hurt In Plane Crash Near Sherman Border

    Updated: DANBURY, Conn. — 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. Tropical Storm System Could Impact Connecticut

    Tropical Storm System Could Impact Connecticut

    A tropical system that will be moving up the East Coast could impact Connecticut next week, depending on its track.The system, which is now over an area of about 200 square miles in the Caribbean, is called Invest 99L. The National Hurricane Center uses the term "invest" to identify features being monitored for possible development into a tropical depression or tropical storm. ...

  3. Applebee's, IHOP To Close More Restaurants Than Expected

    Applebee's, IHOP To Close More Restaurants Than Expected

    The parent company of Applebee's and IHOP will be closing about 160 of the restaurants, far more than what it had planned to shut down.About 105 to 135 Applebee's restaurants will close, up from the 40 to 60 that were slated for closure in the first quarter, DineEquity said late Thursday afternoon. And an estimated 20 to 25 IHOPs will be shuttered as well, an increase from about ...

  4. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Out Of The Hospital, Back On Twitter

    Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Out Of The Hospital, Back On Twitter

    DANBURY, Conn. — You had to know that Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton was feeling better when he was back on Twitter. And he's now out of the hospital, just two days after undergoing surgery to have a lemon-sized benign tumor removed from his brain. "I'm heading out of here," he said via Twitter @MayorMark on Thursday afternoon. Earlier he had Tweeted to his beloved dog, Ellie. ...

  5. Coast Guard Finds Kayaks But No People After Flare Sighting Over The Sound

    Coast Guard Finds Kayaks But No People After Flare Sighting Over The Sound

    While responding to reports of flare sightings over Long Island Sound, the Coast Guard and local agency crews found two unmanned kayaks off the coast of Madison, Conn., but the search was called off when no boaters were found.At 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound command center received a report from two sources who witnessed two red parachute ...

  6. Family Displaced After Smoky Fire Starts In Dryer At Brookfield Home

    Family Displaced After Smoky Fire Starts In Dryer At Brookfield Home

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A couple with a young child were displaced from their Brookfield home after a smoky fire in the basement on Wednesday evening, according to WLAD-AM.Firefighters from across the area responded to fight the blaze in a house at 60 Candlewood Lake Road in Brookfield. The Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department's line officers were all at HQ for the monthly officers meeting ...

  7. World War II Airman Who Died In 1943 Returning Home To Stamford For Burial

    World War II Airman Who Died In 1943 Returning Home To Stamford For Burial

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A World War II airman who died in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea in 1943 will finally return to Stamford to be laid to rest in his  hometown 74 years after his death.  The remains of Patrick "Bud" Byrnes Jr. were recently identified and transported back to the United States for burial, according to Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home. The funeral home ...

  8. Services Set For Richard O’Brien, 60, Of Easton,  TV News Executive

    Services Set For Richard O’Brien, 60, Of Easton, TV News Executive

    EASTON, Conn. — Richard H. O'Brien of Easton, a leading television news executive, died Saturday, Aug. 5, at Bridgeport Hospital while surrounded by his family and friends. He was 60.He is survived by his wife, Mary Karen (Devine) O'Brien and his children Kathleen (Katie) and Connor O'Brien.Born in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., he was the son of the late William F. O'Brien and is survived by ...

  9. Teen Falls Asleep Behind Wheel, Hits Tree & Mailbox, Wilton Police Say

    Teen Falls Asleep Behind Wheel, Hits Tree & Mailbox, Wilton Police Say

    WILTON, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy who fell asleep behind the wheel of his Jeep Patriot struck a tree and a mailbox on Danbury Road on Thursday, Aug. 4, Wilton police said. The accident happened at about 4:58 p.m. as the 17-year-old from Cold Spring, N.Y., was heading north on Danbury Road near Seeley Road, police said. After the Jeep hit the mailbox and tree, it lost two left tires and ...

  10. Salmonella Outbreak In Connecticut Linked To Papayas From Mexico

    Salmonella Outbreak In Connecticut Linked To Papayas From Mexico

    Four cases of salmonella reported in Connecticut have been linked to papayas from a farm in Carica de Campeche, Mexico, that have tested positive for five different strains of the bacteria, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The outbreak investigation as of Aug. 8 had expanded to include another strain of salmonella. A total of 109 cases of salmonella ...

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