Julius Whigham II

Julius is a breaking news reporter for The Post.

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UPDATE: All northbound Turnpike lanes reopen in Palm City
 Update 6:25 p.m.:  All northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike have reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Update 6:15 p.m.: One lane of northbound Florida’s Turnpike has reopened as authorities continue to investigate a rollover crash in Palm City, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Florida Highway Patrol...

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Update 6:25 p.m.: All northbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike have reopened, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. Update 6:15 p.m.: One lane of northbound Florida’s Turnpike has reopened as authorities continue to investigate a rollover crash in Palm City, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports. The Florida Highway Patrol...
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in Delray Beach crash
 A 46-year-old Lake Worth man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Delray Beach early Sunday. Police say that Allen L. Mitchell was struck by a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m Sunday as he attempted to cross in the 1600 block of West Atlantic Avenue. Mitchell was not in the crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound...

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A 46-year-old Lake Worth man has been identified as the victim of a fatal crash that occurred in Delray Beach early Sunday. Police say that Allen L. Mitchell was struck by a vehicle shortly before 2 a.m Sunday as he attempted to cross in the 1600 block of West Atlantic Avenue. Mitchell was not in the crosswalk when he was struck by an eastbound...
West Palm police officer arrested for theft
 A West Palm Beach police officer has been arrested after she allegedly stole cash during a criminal investigation. Officer Crystal Homic, 34, of Royal Palm Beach, surrendered at the Palm Beach County Jail Friday to face charges of theft and official misconduct. She was placed on administrative leave after police investigators alleged...

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A West Palm Beach police officer has been arrested after she allegedly stole cash during a criminal investigation. Officer Crystal Homic, 34, of Royal Palm Beach, surrendered at the Palm Beach County Jail Friday to face charges of theft and official misconduct. She was placed on administrative leave after police investigators alleged...
NEW: Man accused of leaving 3 children alone in Boynton park
 A 38-year-old man faces criminal charges after he allegedly left three young children unattended at a Boynton Beach park. Police arrested Antwan Willingham on Jan. 12 on three counts of child neglect. He remained in the custody at the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Jail records do not list a current address...

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A 38-year-old man faces criminal charges after he allegedly left three young children unattended at a Boynton Beach park. Police arrested Antwan Willingham on Jan. 12 on three counts of child neglect. He remained in the custody at the Palm Beach County Jail Thursday in lieu of $15,000 bail. Jail records do not list a current address...
NEW: Martin deputies arrest Miami-Dade trio on burglary charges
 Three Miami-Dade County residents were booked into the Martin County Jail early Thursday after they allegedly were caught with various burglary tools and a map of local marinas. Martin County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Damian Llanes, 29, Xiomara Alfaro-Porto, 22 and Yovany Valera-Gonzalez, 19, following a traffic stop Wednesday...

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Three Miami-Dade County residents were booked into the Martin County Jail early Thursday after they allegedly were caught with various burglary tools and a map of local marinas. Martin County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Damian Llanes, 29, Xiomara Alfaro-Porto, 22 and Yovany Valera-Gonzalez, 19, following a traffic stop Wednesday...
UPDATE: Palm City man, 85, found unharmed
 Update 3:55 p.m.: Ambroise Searle has been found unharmed, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Original story: An 85-year-old Palm City man has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding him. A Silver Alert was issued for Ambroise Gary Searle. He left his home in Palm City at about 6 p.m. Thursday...

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Update 3:55 p.m.: Ambroise Searle has been found unharmed, the Martin County Sheriff’s Office said. Original story: An 85-year-old Palm City man has gone missing and authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding him. A Silver Alert was issued for Ambroise Gary Searle. He left his home in Palm City at about 6 p.m. Thursday...
UPDATE: PBSO still searching for man missing since Dec. 31
 Pattie Lalbachan clutches the flyer bearing a photo of her of 33-year-old son, Sean Seebarran. It has been more than two weeks since she has heard from Sean, whom authorities say was in South Florida from New York to visit a relative before New Year’s Day. “I think something is terribly wrong,” said Lalbachan, who is in...

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Pattie Lalbachan clutches the flyer bearing a photo of her of 33-year-old son, Sean Seebarran. It has been more than two weeks since she has heard from Sean, whom authorities say was in South Florida from New York to visit a relative before New Year’s Day. “I think something is terribly wrong,” said Lalbachan, who is in...
NEW: Man charged in Lake Worth home invasion
 A 26-year-old West Palm Beach man was taken into custody Friday in connection to an alleged home invasion robbery from November. Authorities say Eugene Omar Knight broke into an apartment on 15th Avenue North Avenue in Lake Worth the evening of Nov. 26 and robbed a man at gunpoint. On Wednesday, he remained in custody at the Palm Beach County...

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A 26-year-old West Palm Beach man was taken into custody Friday in connection to an alleged home invasion robbery from November. Authorities say Eugene Omar Knight broke into an apartment on 15th Avenue North Avenue in Lake Worth the evening of Nov. 26 and robbed a man at gunpoint. On Wednesday, he remained in custody at the Palm Beach County...
NEW: FHP troopers to carry Narcan
 Citing South Florida’s growing opioid epidemic, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that it has issued the life-saving heroin overdose antidote Narcan to troopers in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Troopers from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Broward and Indian River counties began carrying Narcan this week, FHP...

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Citing South Florida’s growing opioid epidemic, the Florida Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that it has issued the life-saving heroin overdose antidote Narcan to troopers in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Troopers from Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Broward and Indian River counties began carrying Narcan this week, FHP...
NEW: West Palm man sentenced on federal drug trafficking charges
 A 44-year-old Mexican national with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison for drug trafficking and firearms violations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Felipe Benitez Aguilar previously pleaded guilty to charges of possessing with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, being a felon...

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A 44-year-old Mexican national with ties to West Palm Beach was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison for drug trafficking and firearms violations, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Felipe Benitez Aguilar previously pleaded guilty to charges of possessing with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, being a felon...
NEW: West Palm man, 18, charged with attempted murder
 An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday for his alleged role in an October Palm Springs shooting during a drug deal that went bad. Remy Ra St. Felix, of West Palm Beach, was taken into custody Friday on charges that include attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery. He remained in custody at the...

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An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday for his alleged role in an October Palm Springs shooting during a drug deal that went bad. Remy Ra St. Felix, of West Palm Beach, was taken into custody Friday on charges that include attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault with a firearm and armed robbery. He remained in custody at the...