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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. Stamford Man Busted With 40 Pounds Of Pot Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

    Stamford Man Busted With 40 Pounds Of Pot Pleads Guilty To Federal Charge

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 36-year-old Stamford man busted with nearly 40 pounds of pot last summer pleaded guilty Friday to a federal marijuana-trafficking offense, prosecutors said. William Reyes, also known as “Big Head,” made his plea before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana.According to court ...

  2. Two Injured In Head-On Crash Near Target In Bethel

    Two Injured In Head-On Crash Near Target In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. — Two people were taken to Danbury Hospital after a two-car crash on Route 6 in front of Target in Bethel on Saturday morning, according to a Facebook post from the Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Company. At 11:45 a.m., Stony Hill Fire & EMS were dispatched to Route 6 in front of Target for the two-car accident, the post said. Two cars sustained heavy front-end damage after ...

  3. Homeowner, Police Officer Sent To Hospital After Fire In Easton House

    Homeowner, Police Officer Sent To Hospital After Fire In Easton House

    EASTON, Conn. — An Easton homeowner and an Easton police officer were taken to the hospital after a fire in the basement heavily damaged a local house, according to The Hour. The fire was reported just after 7:30 p.m. Friday at 25 Deerfield Drive, The Hour said. The temperature at the time was in the single digits, with strong winds on a frigid night. The homeowner appeared to be ...

  4. Redding's Mark Twain Library Closed Until Further Notice

    Redding's Mark Twain Library Closed Until Further Notice

    REDDING, Conn. — The Mark Twain Library in Redding is closed and facing a big repair job. The town's library will be closed until further notice while the furnace is replaced, according to an announcement. The library closed its doors at noon last Tuesday because of the lack of heat. On Wednesday, officials determined that a new furnace was needed. "The library will remain closed ...

  5. Deep Freeze: Wind Chill Advisory Extended To Sunday For Fairfield County

    Deep Freeze: Wind Chill Advisory Extended To Sunday For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The dangerous deep freeze is not over for Fairfield County. A Wind Chill Advisory has been extended until 8 a.m. Sunday for Fairfield County as well as most of Connecticut and the tri-state area. The very cold wind chills of 10 below zero to 20 below zero can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin. The high on Saturday will near 11 degrees — ...

  6. Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close

    Frigid Temps Force Beardsley Zoo To Close

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — It's too cold even for the animals at the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, which is closed Saturday due to the frigid weather. The popular family destination is normally open every day of the year (except for three holidays). But the single digit temperatures and wind chills near -20 below are too cold for the animals — and the visitors.   Whether it’s a blustery day of ...

  7. Shed Destroyed By Fire In Frigid Weather In Danbury

    Shed Destroyed By Fire In Frigid Weather In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters quickly extinguished a fully involved blaze in a shed near a home on Jackson Drive on Friday afternoon, the department said in a statement. A 911 call came in at about 12:50 p.m. Friday about the fire, said a statement from James Gagliardo, communications coordinator for the department.When firefighters arrived, they found the shed in flames but ...

  8. Car Bursts Into Flames During Snowstorm Near I-95 Rest Area In Fairfield

    Car Bursts Into Flames During Snowstorm Near I-95 Rest Area In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Fairfield firefighters had to battle blinding snow, gale force winds, and a frozen nozzle as the doused a car fire during Thursday's snowstorm, according to a Facebook post. Engine 1 and Rescue 1 responded to the car fire on I- 95 northbound near the rest area in Fairfield. The problems "caused by the arctic cold made a routine fire difficult," the Facebook ...

  9. Clear The Snow Before You Go: It's The Law For Connecticut Drivers

    Clear The Snow Before You Go: It's The Law For Connecticut Drivers

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — After a nor'easter dumped up to a foot of snow in some areas, Connecticut State Police reminded drivers: Don’t forget to clear your vehicle of all snow and ice before hitting the road. Connecticut drivers who fail to properly remove snow from their vehicles can be fined $75 if it smashes into another vehicle.If the flying snow or ice results in injury or ...

  10. Digging Out: Metro-North Reduces Train Schedule For Friday

    Digging Out: Metro-North Reduces Train Schedule For Friday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North trains will run on a reduced weekday schedule on Friday, Jan. 5, due to the impact of a strong nor'easter and extremely low temperatures. Some trains will be combined, and others will be canceled, Metro-North said. Metro-North also warned customers to expect delays as cleanup continues from the large snowstorm on Thursday. Train riders should ...

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