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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. Malloy Calls For Ban On Bump Stocks In Connecticut

    Malloy Calls For Ban On Bump Stocks In Connecticut

    Gov. Dannel Malloy's first proposal for the 2018 legislative session would ban the purchase and sale of bump stocks, binary triggers systems, and trigger cranks in Connecticut.“Bump stocks are cheap, they are deadly, and they have no place in our society,” Malloy said. The device, known as a "rate of fire enhancement," was used by the gunman in the deadly mass shooting in Las ...

  2. Still On The Loose: Connecticut State Police Searching For Escaped Inmate

    Still On The Loose: Connecticut State Police Searching For Escaped Inmate

    Connecticut State Police have released a wanted poster as they continue to search for a 25-year-old inmate who escaped from a state prison on Sunday. "Jerry Mercado is wanted for ESCAPE from Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield on 1/7/18," the wanted poster says. Here is a description of the suspect: Name: Jerry Mercado Date of birth: 10/18/1992 Age: 25 Race: ...

  3. New York Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking 120 Pounds Of Pot In Stamford

    New York Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking 120 Pounds Of Pot In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A New York man pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking over 120 pounds of marijuana to Stamford and selling 40 pounds of it to a local man, prosecutors said. Gustavo Garcia, 29, of Queens, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. He was the second man to plead guilty in the ...

  4. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Throws His Hat In The Ring For Governor's Race

    Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton Throws His Hat In The Ring For Governor's Race

    DANBURY, Conn. — It's official: Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton announced Tuesday that he is running for governor, according to the News-Times.Boughton, a Republican, made the announcement at a press conference at a noon press conference at the Courtyard Marriott, the News-Times said.This is third run for governor for Boughton, 53, who is serving a record ninth term as Danbury ...

  5. Married 67 years, Fairfield Couple Pass Away Within Weeks Of Each Other

    Married 67 years, Fairfield Couple Pass Away Within Weeks Of Each Other

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Robert L. Seirup Sr. and Joan (Hedin) Seirup of Fairfield, who were married for 67 years, passed away within weeks of each other. Robert L. Seirup Sr., a beloved local teacher and coach, died Dec. 8. His beloved wife, Joan Seirup, died Dec. 31. Joan, who was raised in Bridgeport by Harry and Katharine Hedin, graduated from Bassick High School in 1945 and from the ...

  6. Ring, Earrings Reported Stolen From Darien Home

    Ring, Earrings Reported Stolen From Darien Home

    DARIEN, Conn. — A resident of Allen O'Neill Drive reported that jewelry was stolen from her home during the holidays, Darien police said. The complaint was made Jan. 4, but the homeowner said the items were last seen the evening of Dec. 18, police said. She described the missing jewelry as a pair of “dangle” earrings worth $50 and a gold braided ring worth $500, police said. The items ...

  7. Easton Police Officer Suffers Smoke Inhalation While Rescuing Dog From Fire

    Easton Police Officer Suffers Smoke Inhalation While Rescuing Dog From Fire

    EASTON, Conn. — A veteran Easton police officer suffered smoke inhalation injuries after he entered a burning home in town to rescue a trapped dog, police said.The homeowner called 911 at about 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, and said that his house was on fire and that he could not control it, police said.The Easton Police and Fire Department, along with numerous other fire departments from ...

  8. SNEW Repairing Water Main Break On Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk

    SNEW Repairing Water Main Break On Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — One of the problems in the aftermath of the weekend's bitter cold is water main breaks. That was the story for South Norwalk Electric & Water‏ on Monday, as crews went out to make repairs. Heavy machinery was at the scene of a water main break on Connecticut Avenue between Scribner Avenue and Stop & Shop in Norwalk all day. "Customers can expect service ...

  9. Darien Police Bust Underage Drinking Party; Parents Issued Summonses

    Darien Police Bust Underage Drinking Party; Parents Issued Summonses

    DARIEN, Conn. — After police busted an underage drinking party in Darien, they issued summonses to the host's parents for allowing minors to have alcohol, police said.   Darien officers were called to a "large party that may involve underage drinking" at 9:36 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, in the area of Pembroke Road near Wrenfield Lane.Upon arrival, officers saw many youths running in ...

  10. Hit-And-Run: Driver Charged With Injuring Pedestrian In Stamford Crosswalk

    Hit-And-Run: Driver Charged With Injuring Pedestrian In Stamford Crosswalk

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Thanks to quick-thinking witnesses who took photos of the fleeing car, Stamford police were able to make an arrest in a hit-and-run that left a man lying injured in a busy roadway on Saturday afternoon, according to the Stamford Advocate. A 53-year-old man told police that he had waited for the signal as he crossed High Ridge Road near Square Acre Drive in the ...

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