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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. Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Along Waterbury Branch

    Woman Struck, Killed By Metro-North Train Along Waterbury Branch

    UPDATE: BEACON FALLS, Conn. — A female was struck and killed by a Metro-North train along the Waterbury Branch in Beacon Falls on Wednesday morning, Metro-North said. The incident occurred at about 9 a.m. just north of the Beacon Falls train station, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said.  No information was available on the identity, age or hometown of the female, pending the ...

  2. Propane Heater Blamed For Fatal Fire In Shelton Mobile Home

    Propane Heater Blamed For Fatal Fire In Shelton Mobile Home

    SHELTON, Conn. — A portable propane heater is the likely cause of a fire in a Shelton mobile home that left an elderly man dead on Friday, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. Before completing the investigation, the fire marshal is awaiting a ruling from the medical examiner on the cause of death of 75-year-old Richard Kowalsky, the Valley Independent Sentinel said.The fire ...

  3. Man Steals SUV Left Running In Danbury Driveway, Slashes Tires On Cars

    Man Steals SUV Left Running In Danbury Driveway, Slashes Tires On Cars

    DANBURY, Conn. — A man hopped into an SUV that was left running in a driveway and took off, forcing the victim to slide out of the way of the speeding vehicle Wednesday morning, Danbury police said. Officers dispatched to Grand Street learned that a resident had started his 2008 GMC Denali and left it running in his driveway to warm up at about 8 a.m., police said. The man was armed ...

  4. Danbury Driver, 29, Arrested After Fleeing Crash Scene On Foot

    Danbury Driver, 29, Arrested After Fleeing Crash Scene On Foot

    DANBURY, Conn. — A Danbury man who caused an accident that closed the ramp to enter I-84 at Exit 4 was arrested about 2 miles from the scene after he fled on foot, police said. At about 7 a.m. Tuesday, Danbury officers were dispatched to a car accident with injuries at the intersection of Lake Ave Extension and Segar Street, police said.Officers determined that Robert Taveras, 29, of ...

  5. Danbury Police Pursue Stolen Car Onto I-84

    Danbury Police Pursue Stolen Car Onto I-84

    DANBURY, Conn. — Officers pursued a stolen vehicle from westbound Lake Avenue and onto I-84 on Wednesday morning before calling off the pursuit, Danbury police said. The driver of the stolen vehicle did not stop and proceeded to turn onto I-84, police said. Danbury officers terminated the pursuit of the vehicle once the operator refused to stop and contacted police in New York state, ...

  6. Man Recovering After Metro-North Train Hits Car In Redding

    Man Recovering After Metro-North Train Hits Car In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The man whose car was hit by a train in Redding late Tuesday is recovering, a Metro-North spokesman said Wednesday.  The person, who was taken to Danbury Hospital after the incident, suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said.A commuter train hit the car, which was on the tracks at the crossing at Topstone Road in Redding, which ...

  7. Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North Warns: Expect Crowded Trains Due To Repairs

    Metro-North was warning customers to expect crowded trains Wednesday morning because fewer cars were in operation on the New Haven Line."Customers should anticipate crowded trains this morning due to the unavailability of several train cars requiring wheel repair on account of yesterday's weather-related slippery rail conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience," ...

  8. Train Hits Car On Tracks In Redding Along Danbury Branch, Metro-North Says

    Train Hits Car On Tracks In Redding Along Danbury Branch, Metro-North Says

    UPDATED: REDDING, Conn. — A commuter train hit a car that was on the tracks at Topstone Road in Redding along the Danbury Branch on Tuesday night, Metro-North said.The one person in the car, whose condition was unknown, was taken to the hospital, Metro-North spokeswoman Nancy Gamerman said. Service was suspended in both directions along the Danbury Branch for over two hours after the ...

  9. 27-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Shelton

    27-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Car In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 27-year-old male pedestrian from Waterbury was struck by a car and killed after a multi-vehicle crash in Shelton on Tuesday evening, police said. The accident occurred near 350 Bridgeport Ave., between Platt Road to Cots Street, at about 7:20 p.m., police said.  The Shelton Police Department, Shelton Fire Department, and EMS were dispatched to the scene, police ...

  10. Fairfield's John Mayer Hospitalized For Emergency Appendectomy

    Fairfield's John Mayer Hospitalized For Emergency Appendectomy

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Singer-songwriter John Mayer, a Fairfield native, was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday morning in New Orleans. Mayer, 40, who has been touring this fall with the Dead & Company, had been due to perform in a concert Dec. 5 in New Orleans. But that concert date has been postponed, Dead & Company‏ announced via Twitter. "Information on ...

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