Chelsea Todaro

Chelsea Todaro is a digital content specialist and reporter 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 reported for National Defense Magazine in Washington, D.C. and wrote feature articles for The Atlantic Current Magazine in Delray Beach.

Latest from Chelsea Todaro

NEW: Parent sues parent over Wellington boy’s dirt bike death
 The mother of a 13-year-old Wellington boy who died in a dirt bike accident last year has sued the mother of the motorcycle driver, who was the boy’s friend. Maria Gonzalez, mother of the late Jonathan Gonzalez, filed a negligence suit Monday in circuit court against Barbara Forbes, the mother of Jonathan’s friend Benjamin...

Posted: 2 days ago

The mother of a 13-year-old Wellington boy who died in a dirt bike accident last year has sued the mother of the motorcycle driver, who was the boy’s friend. Maria Gonzalez, mother of the late Jonathan Gonzalez, filed a negligence suit Monday in circuit court against Barbara Forbes, the mother of Jonathan’s friend Benjamin...
UPDATE: Owner accused of elderly abuse at assisted living home near West Palm
 The owner of an assisted living facility  in a suburban West Palm Beach neighborhood was arrested and accused of mistreating the elderly residents, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.  A judge ordered Bhoodram Parsaram, 52, be held at the county jail on a $2,000 bond Saturday morning on charges of abuse...

Posted: 4 days ago

The owner of an assisted living facility  in a suburban West Palm Beach neighborhood was arrested and accused of mistreating the elderly residents, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.  A judge ordered Bhoodram Parsaram, 52, be held at the county jail on a $2,000 bond Saturday morning on charges of abuse...
American Airlines plane with hydraulic fluid leak safely lands at Florida airport
 An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak Saturday afternoon.  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto. The plane -- which was scheduled...

Posted: 4 days ago

An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak Saturday afternoon.  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto. The plane -- which was scheduled...
UPDATE: Woman critically injured in motorcycle crash on Turnpike near Gardens-Jupiter 
 Florida Highway Patrol troopers have identified a man and woman injured in a motorcycle accident on the Turnpike lanes between Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday morning.  Courtney Dzikowski, 26, of Spring Hill, Fla., was a passenger on a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 27-year-old Joshua Labbe, of Connecticut, when the crash...

Posted: 4 days ago

Florida Highway Patrol troopers have identified a man and woman injured in a motorcycle accident on the Turnpike lanes between Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens on Saturday morning.  Courtney Dzikowski, 26, of Spring Hill, Fla., was a passenger on a 2000 Yamaha motorcycle driven by 27-year-old Joshua Labbe, of Connecticut, when the crash...
NEW: Fort Pierce man dies in drive-by shooting in Vero Beach-area neighborhood
 A man from Fort Pierce died in a drive by shooting near Vero Beach on Friday afternoon, according to Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies.  Christard Hicks, 19, suffered a  gunshot wound and died about 40 minutes after he arrived to a local hospital, deputies said.  Witnesses told deputies that they saw a black Chrysler...

Posted: 4 days ago

A man from Fort Pierce died in a drive by shooting near Vero Beach on Friday afternoon, according to Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies.  Christard Hicks, 19, suffered a gunshot wound and died about 40 minutes after he arrived to a local hospital, deputies said.  Witnesses told deputies that they saw a black Chrysler...
NEW: American Airlines plane with hydraulic fluid leak safely lands at PBIA
 An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, N.C., to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak on Saturday afternoon.  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto.  The plane  -- which was...

Posted: 4 days ago

An American Airlines plane flying from Charlotte, N.C., to Palm Beach International Airport developed a hydraulic leak on Saturday afternoon.  Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport after the plane landed safely at the gate at about 1:07 p.m, according to Capt. Albert Borroto.  The plane  -- which was...
NEW: Arrest in Boynton ‘road rage’ incident where woman was run over by car
 Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested a  woman late Friday who they say purposely hit a woman with her car earlier this week  on the southbound  Interstate 95 ramp to Gateway Boulevard.  LiShell Jacobs, 30, faces charges of driving with a suspended license causing serious death or injury, and aggravated battery. She was ordered by...

Posted: 4 days ago

Florida Highway Patrol officers arrested a woman late Friday who they say purposely hit a woman with her car earlier this week on the southbound Interstate 95 ramp to Gateway Boulevard.  LiShell Jacobs, 30, faces charges of driving with a suspended license causing serious death or injury, and aggravated battery. She was ordered by...
Former inmate, former judge among volunteers awarded by PBSO
 A former prison inmate and a former county judge shared the spotlight Wednesday afternoon as the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office recognized more than 1,700 volunteers for their service during 2017. Anthony Hoskins, honored with a Volunteer Award for Excellence, leads five programs at The Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach but...

Posted: 7 days ago

A former prison inmate and a former county judge shared the spotlight Wednesday afternoon as the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office recognized more than 1,700 volunteers for their service during 2017. Anthony Hoskins, honored with a Volunteer Award for Excellence, leads five programs at The Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach but...
NEW: 2 girls killed, 5 others injured after teen crashes stolen car in Broward
 Two  girls died and five other minors were injured on Sunday morning in a single-car crash in Pompano Beach, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.  Thirteen-year-old Anacshua Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, and 12-year-old Chayanna Nesmith died at Broward Health Medical Center, deputies said. Both were residents...

Posted: 9 days ago

Two girls died and five other minors were injured on Sunday morning in a single-car crash in Pompano Beach, according to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.  Thirteen-year-old Anacshua Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene, and 12-year-old Chayanna Nesmith died at Broward Health Medical Center, deputies said. Both were residents...
NEW: Officials capture African Warthog running wild in St. Lucie County
 An animal only native in the sub-Sahara of Africa was captured by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials last month in St. Lucie County.  The African Warthog wandered through wooded areas and backyards for several days in the suburbs  just north of Fort Pierce, TC Palm reports. FWC officials said they were informed...

Posted: 9 days ago

An animal only native in the sub-Sahara of Africa was captured by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials last month in St. Lucie County.  The African Warthog wandered through wooded areas and backyards for several days in the suburbs just north of Fort Pierce, TC Palm reports. FWC officials said they were informed...
Crime victims recall fear, embrace hope: ‘Today I was able to wake up and share my story’
 Surrounded by sunshine, flowers and greenery, Kat Duesterhaus calmly Thursday described the most terrifying moment of her life. Duesterhaus was 14 years old on May 29, 2000, the day she told a crowd of 30 people she was gang-raped by a group of men at a house party in California.  “I remember hearing them discussing some things...

Posted: 13 days ago

Surrounded by sunshine, flowers and greenery, Kat Duesterhaus calmly Thursday described the most terrifying moment of her life. Duesterhaus was 14 years old on May 29, 2000, the day she told a crowd of 30 people she was gang-raped by a group of men at a house party in California.  “I remember hearing them discussing some things...