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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. Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan Is 1st American Woman To Win New York Marathon In 40 Years

    Shalane Flanagan pulled away from her competitors with a mile to go to win the New York City Marathon on Sunday, becoming the first American to win the women's event in 40 years.Flanagan's unofficial time was 2 hours, 26 minutes, 53 seconds on the 26.2-mile course through all five boroughs. Mary Keitany of Kenya, who won in New York twice in the past three years, finished second behind ...

  2. Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    Unsealed FBI Documents Reveal New Details On Shooter At Sandy Hook School

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The 1,500 documents released by the FBI on Tuesday about the investigation into the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown included disturbing new details on the shooter. The report, which was posted online just weeks before the fifth anniversary of the shootings, said that a Newtown resident had warned police that Adam Lanza had threatened to kill ...

  3. Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On Merritt Parkway, Police Say

    Wrong-Way Driver Causes Rollover Crash On Merritt Parkway, Police Say

    A driver who entered the Merritt Parkway the wrong way and drove head-on into oncoming traffic caused a rollover crash, state police told the Connecticut Post. One driver was sent to the hospital with minor injuries in the crash at about 8:40 p.m. Friday in Trumbull, the Post said. The accident occurred on the northbound side of the Merritt between Exits 47 and 48 in Trumbull, the ...

  4. Man Caught With Fully Loaded Gun In I-84 Speeding Stop

    Man Caught With Fully Loaded Gun In I-84 Speeding Stop

    A man was busted with an illegal and fully loaded handgun when stopped in a speeding car on I-84 in Danbury on Sunday, state police said. Pierre Clemat, 27, of Brockton, Mass., was a passenger in a vehicle traveling 79 mph in a section of I-84 east near Exit 5 in Danbury marked at 55 mph at 1 p.m. Sunday, state police said. A trooper pulled the car over and detected the odor of ...

  5. Driver With Sun In Eyes Slams Into Flatbed Of Tractor-Trailer On I-84

    Driver With Sun In Eyes Slams Into Flatbed Of Tractor-Trailer On I-84

    A driver who reportedly had the sun in his eyes slammed into the flatbed of a parked tractor-trailer on I-84 in Danbury on Friday morning, firefighters said. At 7:30 a.m. Friday, the Danbury Fire Department was dispatched to I-84 eastbound near the Exit 2 on ramp for a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, fire units found the four-door sedan wedged under the tractor-trailer flatbed, ...

  6. Two Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Bears Near Westchester Border

    Two Charged With Illegally Shooting, Killing Bears Near Westchester Border

    Two men were arrested on charges of illegally killing two black bears after officers caught them carrying animals parts out of the woods on Saturday in Wilton, Conn., near the border of Lewisboro in Northern Westchester, according to Connecticut Environmental Conservation Police.The two men skinned one of the bears and cut off its paws and head for a trophy, EnCon police said. EnCon ...

  7. Life-Threatening Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Woods Off Merritt

    Life-Threatening Injuries Reported After Car Crashes Into Woods Off Merritt

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Life-threatening injuries were being reported after a car went off the Merritt Parkway in Stamford and crashed into the woods on Sunday morning, according to Connecticut State Police.  The right lane of the northbound Merritt was closed at Exit 35 after the crash at about 9:25 a.m., state police said. Drivers were urged to reduce speed when approaching the area of the ...

  8. Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At First Book Signing In Area

    Chappaqua's Hillary Clinton Draws Big Crowd At First Book Signing In Area

    Chappaqua resident Hillary Clinton's first book signing in the area was a big hit as a large crowd turned out Saturday as she signed copies of her newly released book, "What Happened" in Brookfield, Conn.Some arrived Friday night to wait on line to be assured of meeting the former first lady and secretary of state when she arrived around noon.When Clinton, dressed in a royal ...

  9. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named To Top Post At White House

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named To Top Post At White House

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High school and a close confidante of President Donald Trump, is now officially the new communications director at the White House, according to USA Today.  No official announcement has been made on the 28-year-old, who has been serving on an interim basis in the role since mid-August. She took over the interim job in August ...

  10. JFK's Granddaughter Marries Medical School Student From Area

    JFK's Granddaughter Marries Medical School Student From Area

    A fourth-year medical student from the area married his Yale college sweetheart on Saturday — the granddaughter of the late President John F. Kennedy, according to multiple reports.Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg and George Winchester Moran of Greenwich, Conn., were married Sept. 9 at the bride’s family home on Martha’s Vineyard, according to People. Deval L. Patrick, the former ...

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