Chelsea Todaro

Chelsea Todaro is a digital content specialist for The Palm Beach Post. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor's degree in multimedia journalism and a minor in political science. Prior to joining The Palm Beach Post, she wrote feature articles for The Atlantic Current Magazine and reported for National Defense Magazine in Washington, D.C. 

Latest from Chelsea Todaro

VIDEO: Animal group uncovers ‘house of horror’ at Florida egg farm
 An alleged investigation conducted by a non-profit animal rights group revealed deplorable conditions and animal abuse at an egg farm in Lake Wales, Fla.  The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) said in a news conference in Tampa on Tuesday that the Cal-Maine egg farm forced caged hens to live in a “house of horror,” our news...

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An alleged investigation conducted by a non-profit animal rights group revealed deplorable conditions and animal abuse at an egg farm in Lake Wales, Fla.  The Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) said in a news conference in Tampa on Tuesday that the Cal-Maine egg farm forced caged hens to live in a “house of horror,” our news...
NEW: Florida boy, 6, dies of rabies infection from bat scratch
 A 6-year-old boy in Central Florida who was scratched by a bat died at a local hospital on Sunday.  According to WESH, Ryker Roque contracted the virus when he went to touch a sick bat that his father had rescued in Eustis, Fla.  "I had asked my son, 'Don't touch it under any circumstance. Don't touch it until I find out...

Posted: 2 days ago

A 6-year-old boy in Central Florida who was scratched by a bat died at a local hospital on Sunday.  According to WESH, Ryker Roque contracted the virus when he went to touch a sick bat that his father had rescued in Eustis, Fla.  "I had asked my son, 'Don't touch it under any circumstance. Don't touch it until I find out...
Trump in Palm Beach: President back in Washington after protests near Mar-a-Lago
  Update 3:03 p.m. President Trump did not tweet about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today but did re-tweet a White House tweet with comments from the president about Dr. King. Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump family members also tweeted today.   Update 1:55 p.m.: Trump has arrived back at Mar-a-Lago and is expected to...

Posted: 2 days ago

Update 3:03 p.m. President Trump did not tweet about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today but did re-tweet a White House tweet with comments from the president about Dr. King. Vice President Mike Pence and other Trump family members also tweeted today.   Update 1:55 p.m.: Trump has arrived back at Mar-a-Lago and is expected to...
FAA: President Trump to revisit Palm Beach next weekend
 Although President Donald Trump is leaving Palm Beach this afternoon,  he plans to return next weekend. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration, Trump will travel back to Palm Beach on Friday, Jan. 19, and stay until Sunday, Jan. 21.  There will be temporary flight restrictions in the West Palm Beach...

Posted: 3 days ago

Although President Donald Trump is leaving Palm Beach this afternoon,  he plans to return next weekend. According to a travel notice from the Federal Aviation Administration, Trump will travel back to Palm Beach on Friday, Jan. 19, and stay until Sunday, Jan. 21.  There will be temporary flight restrictions in the West Palm Beach...
Bear attack leaves Florida man with 41 stitches 
 A bear attacked a man in Naples on Tuesday, making this the first-ever bear attack in South Florida. At around 10:30 p.m., resident Andrew Meunier let his dog outside, but moments later, the canine suddenly ran back inside, scared, according to officials with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. That’s when a bear attacked Meunier...

Posted: 6 days ago

A bear attacked a man in Naples on Tuesday, making this the first-ever bear attack in South Florida. At around 10:30 p.m., resident Andrew Meunier let his dog outside, but moments later, the canine suddenly ran back inside, scared, according to officials with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. That’s when a bear attacked Meunier...
New: South Florida martial arts owner accused of child abuse
 A man who owns a martial arts gym in Davie was arrested Wednesday after accused of forcefully throwing a boy on the floor at his business, police said.  Richard Hartman, 65, faces a charge of child abuse for allegedly giving an 8-year-old boy bruises from tossing him on the floor multiple times,  WPLG reports.  Police...

Posted: 7 days ago

A man who owns a martial arts gym in Davie was arrested Wednesday after accused of forcefully throwing a boy on the floor at his business, police said.  Richard Hartman, 65, faces a charge of child abuse for allegedly giving an 8-year-old boy bruises from tossing him on the floor multiple times,  WPLG reports.  Police...
VIDEO: Florida family says cruise during winter storm was ‘nightmare from hell’
 A family from Southwest Florida said they experienced a “nightmare from hell” when they took a cruise on the Norwegian that sailed through the “bomb cyclone.” The Bernau family, from Cape Coral, said that the ship departed from Manhattan on Dec. 29, but by the time they stopped at the Bahamas they were told to...

Posted: 7 days ago

A family from Southwest Florida said they experienced a “nightmare from hell” when they took a cruise on the Norwegian that sailed through the “bomb cyclone.” The Bernau family, from Cape Coral, said that the ship departed from Manhattan on Dec. 29, but by the time they stopped at the Bahamas they were told to...
NEW: First-ever South Florida bear attack leaves man with 41 stitches
 A bear attacked a man in Naples on Tuesday, making this the first-ever bear attack in South Florida. At around 10:30 p.m., resident Andrew Meunier let his dog outside, but moments later the canine suddenly ran back inside, scared, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office . That’s when a bear attacked Meunier and mauled...

Posted: 7 days ago

A bear attacked a man in Naples on Tuesday, making this the first-ever bear attack in South Florida. At around 10:30 p.m., resident Andrew Meunier let his dog outside, but moments later the canine suddenly ran back inside, scared, according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office . That’s when a bear attacked Meunier and mauled...
NEW: Florida elementary teacher accused of selling marijuana at home
 An elementary school teacher in Citrus County was arrested this week after accused of selling marijuana from her home.  Kimberly Hellenberg, 55, has taught at Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Inverness, Fla., for 29 years as a physical education teacher,  WFTS reports.  Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

Posted: 7 days ago

An elementary school teacher in Citrus County was arrested this week after accused of selling marijuana from her home.  Kimberly Hellenberg, 55, has taught at Pleasant Grove Elementary School in Inverness, Fla., for 29 years as a physical education teacher,  WFTS reports.  Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies...
NEW: Slaughtered, decomposed horses found near South Florida farm
 Animal recovery officials discovered nearly two dozens horses slaughtered near a farm in Northwest Miami-Dade on Wednesday morning.  According to Animal Recovery Mission, the animals were already “in several stages of decomposition,” with some deceased for about a month, NBC Miami reports.  The  group was alerted...

Posted: 8 days ago

Animal recovery officials discovered nearly two dozens horses slaughtered near a farm in Northwest Miami-Dade on Wednesday morning.  According to Animal Recovery Mission, the animals were already “in several stages of decomposition,” with some deceased for about a month, NBC Miami reports.  The group was alerted...
VIDEO: Gators use bizarre method to survive frozen swamp
 Can alligators survive in frozen water? Apparently they can, after a video of them trapped in an ice swamp went viral on social media this week. A swamp park in North Carolina posted the video to Facebook, explaining how these cold-blooded creatures used a bizarre technique to make it through the “bomb cyclone” that inundated...

Posted: 8 days ago

Can alligators survive in frozen water? Apparently they can, after a video of them trapped in an ice swamp went viral on social media this week. A swamp park in North Carolina posted the video to Facebook, explaining how these cold-blooded creatures used a bizarre technique to make it through the “bomb cyclone” that inundated...