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

Loose turkey on Ga. 400 interrupts morning commute
 Most of metro Atlanta had to slow down for wet pavement Friday morning, but drivers on Ga. 400 had to dodge fowl. A wild turkey tried his fate on the side of Ga. 400 South Friday morning, crossing the freeway at least twice. It was first spotted on the left shoulder  at Holcomb Bridge Road about 8:30 a.m.  In the  hour-and-a-half that...

Posted: 2 days ago

Most of metro Atlanta had to slow down for wet pavement Friday morning, but drivers on Ga. 400 had to dodge fowl. A wild turkey tried his fate on the side of Ga. 400 South Friday morning, crossing the freeway at least twice. It was first spotted on the left shoulder at Holcomb Bridge Road about 8:30 a.m.  In the hour-and-a-half that...
GBI: Man fatally shot with own gun after struggle with state trooper
 A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia State Patrol trooper in Hancock County. ...

Posted: 2 days ago

A traffic stop about 100 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta turned deadly Wednesday when a passenger in the vehicle was shot with his own gun, authorities said. The GBI is investigating after the man, identified as 22-year-old Dequane Rayshun Williams, was killed during a struggle with a Georgia State Patrol trooper in Hancock County. ...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Light rain continues as evening commute volume slows roads
 Friday: High: 53 Friday night: Low: 48 Saturday: High: 53 A light drizzle continues in many areas across a foggy metro Atlanta as the evening commute hits full swing. While the pavement remains slick, most delays are due to volume, not wrecks, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. There are still some crashes adding...

Posted: 2 days ago

Friday: High: 53 Friday night: Low: 48 Saturday: High: 53 A light drizzle continues in many areas across a foggy metro Atlanta as the evening commute hits full swing. While the pavement remains slick, most delays are due to volume, not wrecks, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. There are still some crashes adding...
Slain DeKalb officer was engaged, days away from 25th birthday
 A DeKalb County officer killed in the line of duty Thursday was a rookie cop who had been with the department a little over a year. Edgar Isidro Flores, 24, took gunfire while pursuing a man who ran from a  traffic stop on Candler Road near I-20 about 5 p.m., according to police. He was shot multiple times when the man, identified by the...

Posted: 2 days ago

A DeKalb County officer killed in the line of duty Thursday was a rookie cop who had been with the department a little over a year. Edgar Isidro Flores, 24, took gunfire while pursuing a man who ran from a traffic stop on Candler Road near I-20 about 5 p.m., according to police. He was shot multiple times when the man, identified by the...
Student brought gun used in 2 drive-by shootings to school, police say
 A high school student was arrested in Athens on Wednesday after he was found with a loaded gun that authorities later linked to  two drive-by shootings, police said. The 15-year-old student, who was not named by police, faces two counts of aggravated assault in addition to a charge of possessing a gun on school grounds. He was taken into...

Posted: 2 days ago

A high school student was arrested in Athens on Wednesday after he was found with a loaded gun that authorities later linked to two drive-by shootings, police said. The 15-year-old student, who was not named by police, faces two counts of aggravated assault in addition to a charge of possessing a gun on school grounds. He was taken into...
New threats against DeKalb schools prompt evacuation, lockdowns
 One DeKalb County school was evacuated and four others were placed on lockdown after  new threats were made against schools in the Dunwoody High cluster Thursday morning.  About 7:20 a.m., someone called in a bomb threat to Dunwoody Elementary School, Dunwoody police spokesman Officer Anwar Sillah said. “Out of an abundance of...

Posted: 3 days ago

One DeKalb County school was evacuated and four others were placed on lockdown after new threats were made against schools in the Dunwoody High cluster Thursday morning.  About 7:20 a.m., someone called in a bomb threat to Dunwoody Elementary School, Dunwoody police spokesman Officer Anwar Sillah said. “Out of an abundance of...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Construction, wrecks keep I-85 slow in Gwinnett, I-20 backed up in Fulton
 Thursday: High: 54 Thursday night: Low: 45 Friday: High: 54 Several slow spots have developed this afternoon across Fulton and Gwinnett counties, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Roadwork on I-20 East near Fulton Industrial Boulevard had two right lanes blocked, but the lanes have since reopened. However, heavy...

Posted: 3 days ago

Thursday: High: 54 Thursday night: Low: 45 Friday: High: 54 Several slow spots have developed this afternoon across Fulton and Gwinnett counties, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. Roadwork on I-20 East near Fulton Industrial Boulevard had two right lanes blocked, but the lanes have since reopened. However, heavy...
Deadly crash in Cobb shuts down I-75 for 5 hours
 A deadly multivehicle crash shut down I-75 in Cobb County for more than five hours Wednesday morning. Wreckage spilled across all southbound lanes, prompting authorities to close the interstate between the north and south Marietta Parkway loop from 2 until 7 a.m. Four vehicles were involved, including two tractor-trailers, according to Marietta...

Posted: 4 days ago

A deadly multivehicle crash shut down I-75 in Cobb County for more than five hours Wednesday morning. Wreckage spilled across all southbound lanes, prompting authorities to close the interstate between the north and south Marietta Parkway loop from 2 until 7 a.m. Four vehicles were involved, including two tractor-trailers, according to Marietta...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Northside traffic slow as evening commute continues; temps in low 50s
 Wednesday: High: 53 Wednesday night: Low: 38 Thursday: High: 53 The evening commute has increased the volume on Atlanta’s interstates, meaning the Northside is slow and a few crashes are keeping DeKalb slow as well. An injury crash on Brockett Road near Ga. 78 is backing up DeKalb county’s back roads, according...

Posted: 4 days ago

Wednesday: High: 53 Wednesday night: Low: 38 Thursday: High: 53 The evening commute has increased the volume on Atlanta’s interstates, meaning the Northside is slow and a few crashes are keeping DeKalb slow as well. An injury crash on Brockett Road near Ga. 78 is backing up DeKalb county’s back roads, according...
UPDATE: Masked men on the run after deadly shooting at Gwinnett motel
 As many as five masked men dressed in black are at large following a deadly shooting at a motel  near Lilburn, police said. Gwinnett County police were called to the Home Stay Suites in the 4300 block of U.S. 78 about 4 a.m. after someone reported hearing several shots. Darius Daniels, 28, of Snellville, was found dead in a lower-level motel...

Posted: 4 days ago

As many as five masked men dressed in black are at large following a deadly shooting at a motel near Lilburn, police said. Gwinnett County police were called to the Home Stay Suites in the 4300 block of U.S. 78 about 4 a.m. after someone reported hearing several shots. Darius Daniels, 28, of Snellville, was found dead in a lower-level motel...
GBI IDs woman killed after shooting Calhoun officer in arm at gas station 
 What started as a simple act of kindness at a North Georgia gas station Tuesday afternoon ended with a police officer shot and a woman dead. Calhoun police officers returned fire after a passenger, identified as 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson, began firing from a car parked outside  a BP on South Wall Street in Calhoun, according to the...

Posted: 4 days ago

What started as a simple act of kindness at a North Georgia gas station Tuesday afternoon ended with a police officer shot and a woman dead. Calhoun police officers returned fire after a passenger, identified as 27-year-old Tameka LaShay Simpson, began firing from a car parked outside a BP on South Wall Street in Calhoun, according to the...