Chelsea Prince

Reporter for Atlanta Now

Chelsea Prince joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2018 and covers breaking news. She is a graduate of Emory University and a native of St. Louis.

Latest from Chelsea Prince

Pollen count hits early high, but rain could spell allergy relief 
 Sorry, allergy sufferers. According to the organization that tracks daily pollen levels, today is Atlanta’s first 1,000-plus day of 2019. Over the past 24 hours, Atlanta Allergy and Asthma recorded 1,125 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air in the city, up from 4 on Monday. Atlanta did not reach four-digit counts until March 25...

Posted: 3 hours ago

Sorry, allergy sufferers. According to the organization that tracks daily pollen levels, today is Atlanta’s first 1,000-plus day of 2019. Over the past 24 hours, Atlanta Allergy and Asthma recorded 1,125 particles of pollen per cubic meter of air in the city, up from 4 on Monday. Atlanta did not reach four-digit counts until March 25...
UPDATE: Man killed after 2 pickup trucks hit him
 A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit by two  pickup trucks, authorities said. Donnivan Frye, 29, of Marietta was struck about 7 a.m. while walking in a center turn lane on Cobb Parkway, according to Marietta police. He was not in a designated crosswalk at the time. The driver of a Ford F-150 was unable to avoid hitting...

Posted: 18 hours ago

A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit by two pickup trucks, authorities said. Donnivan Frye, 29, of Marietta was struck about 7 a.m. while walking in a center turn lane on Cobb Parkway, according to Marietta police. He was not in a designated crosswalk at the time. The driver of a Ford F-150 was unable to avoid hitting...
Gwinnett road will be blocked overnight after water break caused massive hole 
 A major Gwinnett County artery could be closed for at least the rest of the day after a water main broke and a large hole opened early Tuesday. Indian Trail Road has been shut down between Beaver Ruin Road and I-85 since about 1:30 a.m., when Norcross police officers noticed water pouring across the road. Less than two hours later, part of...

Posted: 18 hours ago

A major Gwinnett County artery could be closed for at least the rest of the day after a water main broke and a large hole opened early Tuesday. Indian Trail Road has been shut down between Beaver Ruin Road and I-85 since about 1:30 a.m., when Norcross police officers noticed water pouring across the road. Less than two hours later, part of...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Evening commute plagued by ponding, ongoing flood warnings
 Tuesday: High: 48 Tuesday night: Low: 40 Wednesday: High: 51 Tuesday’s evening commute got off to a wet and messy start as heavy rain continues to dump on the northern metro area. All the while, a flood warning continues that includes parts of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, according to the National Weather...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Tuesday: High: 48 Tuesday night: Low: 40 Wednesday: High: 51 Tuesday’s evening commute got off to a wet and messy start as heavy rain continues to dump on the northern metro area. All the while, a flood warning continues that includes parts of DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties, according to the National Weather...
Shots fired outside Cascade Skating Rink
 A woman’s car was damaged after shots were fired outside the iconic Cascade Skating Rink early Monday morning, police said. The woman, Shenika Brown, told AJC.com that she was leaving the roller rink about 12:15 a.m. when she heard the gunfire. “My friend is telling me to ‘Duck, duck, run, please run,’”...

Posted: 22 hours ago

A woman’s car was damaged after shots were fired outside the iconic Cascade Skating Rink early Monday morning, police said. The woman, Shenika Brown, told AJC.com that she was leaving the roller rink about 12:15 a.m. when she heard the gunfire. “My friend is telling me to ‘Duck, duck, run, please run,’”...
Body found in Henry County lake presumed to be missing grandfather 
 A body found in a Henry County lake Monday is presumed to be that of a missing  grandfather with early-onset dementia who walked away from his home nearly two weeks ago.   Tim Osborne, 58, was reported missing Feb. 6 after he slipped out of his Peeksville Road home in Locust Grove while his wife was in the shower. On Monday, Capt...

Posted: 23 hours ago

A body found in a Henry County lake Monday is presumed to be that of a missing grandfather with early-onset dementia who walked away from his home nearly two weeks ago.   Tim Osborne, 58, was reported missing Feb. 6 after he slipped out of his Peeksville Road home in Locust Grove while his wife was in the shower. On Monday, Capt...
JUST IN: Man robbed, shot outside East Point Housing Authority building
 A man was ambushed and shot Sunday night in East Point while he sat outside a city housing authority building, police confirmed. At least one person walked up to him around 9 p.m. as he was sitting on Randall Street, East Point police spokeswoman Detective Ebony Bullock told AJC.com. The housing authority’s leasing office is on that...

Posted: a day ago

A man was ambushed and shot Sunday night in East Point while he sat outside a city housing authority building, police confirmed. At least one person walked up to him around 9 p.m. as he was sitting on Randall Street, East Point police spokeswoman Detective Ebony Bullock told AJC.com. The housing authority’s leasing office is on that...
Tractor-trailer hauling 40K pounds of broccoli overturns on metro Atlanta interstate
 About 40,000 pounds of broccoli  on the side of a metro Atlanta freeway Monday morning may not ever make it to a dinner plate. That’s good news for picky youngsters, but it caused trouble for drivers through Clayton County overnight. A tractor-trailer hauling the frozen vegetables overturned on the ramp from I-285 to I-75, shutting...

Posted: a day ago

About 40,000 pounds of broccoli on the side of a metro Atlanta freeway Monday morning may not ever make it to a dinner plate. That’s good news for picky youngsters, but it caused trouble for drivers through Clayton County overnight. A tractor-trailer hauling the frozen vegetables overturned on the ramp from I-285 to I-75, shutting...
UPDATE: Victim invited shooter to SW Atlanta apartment where he was killed, police say
 A man shot and killed Sunday night in a southwest Atlanta apartment invited his shooter inside, police said. A neighbor in an apartment complex in the 200 block of Crumley Street called police when she heard gunshots in the apartment next to hers, according to Atlanta police. Officers arrived about 8:15 p.m.  “She stated she looked...

Posted: a day ago

A man shot and killed Sunday night in a southwest Atlanta apartment invited his shooter inside, police said. A neighbor in an apartment complex in the 200 block of Crumley Street called police when she heard gunshots in the apartment next to hers, according to Atlanta police. Officers arrived about 8:15 p.m.  “She stated she looked...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Rough day on the roads is coming to an end
 Monday: High: 56 Monday night: Low: 46 Tuesday: High: 48 Whether it be an overturned tractor-trailer loaded with broccoli or a construction influx to beat the oncoming rain, Monday was a rough day for Atlanta drivers. Thankfully, Atlanta’s interstates are clearing up as the evening commute nears its end, the WSB 24-hour...

Posted: a day ago

Monday: High: 56 Monday night: Low: 46 Tuesday: High: 48 Whether it be an overturned tractor-trailer loaded with broccoli or a construction influx to beat the oncoming rain, Monday was a rough day for Atlanta drivers. Thankfully, Atlanta’s interstates are clearing up as the evening commute nears its end, the WSB 24-hour...
Off-duty ICE officer ID’d by police as gunman in fatal Walmart parking lot shooting
 An off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has been identified as the gunman in Sunday’s deadly shooting outside a Douglasville Walmart,  police said. Officers found 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell of Austell shot in the parking lot on Thornton Road about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, police said in a statement. No charges have...

Posted: a day ago

An off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has been identified as the gunman in Sunday’s deadly shooting outside a Douglasville Walmart, police said. Officers found 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell of Austell shot in the parking lot on Thornton Road about 12:50 p.m. Sunday, police said in a statement. No charges have...