Hannah Winston

Hannah Winston covers crime and breaking news for The Palm Beach Post. Born and raised in South Florida, Winston started her journalism career at the Independent Florida Alligator while studying at the University of Florida. She interned at various media outlets across the country including The Gainesville Sun, ABC News in Washington, D.C., and was a 2013 reporting fellow for News21, a Carnegie-Knight national investigative journalism project, in Phoenix, Ariz. She joined The Post in 2014.

Latest from Hannah Winston

UPDATE: Police say man pedaled around closed train gates before death
 A Brightline train struck and killed a bicyclist on Wednesday afternoon, marking the second fatal accident involving the highly-anticipated passenger service in less than a week — both in Boynton Beach. In the hours after Wednesday’s accident, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, called on federal transportation officials to investigate...

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A Brightline train struck and killed a bicyclist on Wednesday afternoon, marking the second fatal accident involving the highly-anticipated passenger service in less than a week — both in Boynton Beach. In the hours after Wednesday’s accident, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, called on federal transportation officials to investigate...
Boca police give all clear after investigating suspicious device at mall
 Police gave the all clear at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton after a device was found in the parking garage. Police said there was nothing suspicious about the device that was found on the first floor of the parking garage. “Out of precaution, we are keeping people away from that area only until we deem it safe,&rdquo...

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Police gave the all clear at the Town Center mall in Boca Raton after a device was found in the parking garage. Police said there was nothing suspicious about the device that was found on the first floor of the parking garage. “Out of precaution, we are keeping people away from that area only until we deem it safe,&rdquo...
NEW: Man’s death near Port St. Lucie may not be from hit-and-run
 When Danilo Bicalho Dos Reis was found in the street just north of Port St. Lucie on Dec. 30, investigators believed he was hit and killed by a car. Now, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that may not be the whole story. On Dec. 30, the 35-year-old was hit on the 300 block of Northwest Airoso Boulevard, east of Florida&rsquo...

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When Danilo Bicalho Dos Reis was found in the street just north of Port St. Lucie on Dec. 30, investigators believed he was hit and killed by a car. Now, the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office said that may not be the whole story. On Dec. 30, the 35-year-old was hit on the 300 block of Northwest Airoso Boulevard, east of Florida&rsquo...
PBSO asks for help to ID alleged robber at 7-Eleven near Boynton
 The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to help identify a someone they say robbed a 7-Eleven near Boynton Beach with a weapon in August. At 11:14 p.m. on Aug. 25, an individual in a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans walked into the 7-Eleven at 4948 Le Chalet Boulevard, just west of South Military Boulevard and north...

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to help identify a someone they say robbed a 7-Eleven near Boynton Beach with a weapon in August. At 11:14 p.m. on Aug. 25, an individual in a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans walked into the 7-Eleven at 4948 Le Chalet Boulevard, just west of South Military Boulevard and north...
Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief rescinds resignation
 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Collins has rescinded his resignation after announcing his departure from the department Friday. The resignation came after allegations of sexual harassment in his department, but the chief’s reason for departure remained unclear.   The Palm Beach Post reported in December...

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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Chief Jeff Collins has rescinded his resignation after announcing his departure from the department Friday. The resignation came after allegations of sexual harassment in his department, but the chief’s reason for departure remained unclear.   The Palm Beach Post reported in December...
NEW: Jack the Bike Man says his trailer was stolen
 A trailer used to transport dozens of bicycles to children and others in need from a West Palm Beach charity was stolen this week. Jack the Bike Man posted on its Facebook page asking the public for help: When the charity’s staff went outside of the warehouse Thursday morning, they found the trailer was gone. “Someone has stolen...

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A trailer used to transport dozens of bicycles to children and others in need from a West Palm Beach charity was stolen this week. Jack the Bike Man posted on its Facebook page asking the public for help: When the charity’s staff went outside of the warehouse Thursday morning, they found the trailer was gone. “Someone has stolen...
JUST IN: 15-year-old girl missing from Fort Pierce since December
 Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl has not been seen since December in Fort Pierce. Idalyiz “Nena” Vasquez was last seen December 29 at Maravilla Park, just south of Virginia Avenue and west of U.S. 1. She was last seen wearing white sneakers and black T-shirt with “Siggno” printed on it. Vasquez is described...

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Police are searching for a 15-year-old girl has not been seen since December in Fort Pierce. Idalyiz “Nena” Vasquez was last seen December 29 at Maravilla Park, just south of Virginia Avenue and west of U.S. 1. She was last seen wearing white sneakers and black T-shirt with “Siggno” printed on it. Vasquez is described...
LATEST: Woman pulled over with two kids, cocaine, marijuana in car
 A Greenacres woman found with two children, a pound of cocaine, 11 pounds of marijauna and other drugs in her car is facing charges after she was arrested Monday evening in Port St. Lucie, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Sharymar Santana faces several drug-related charges, among them possession of cocaine, possession of hash oil...

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A Greenacres woman found with two children, a pound of cocaine, 11 pounds of marijauna and other drugs in her car is facing charges after she was arrested Monday evening in Port St. Lucie, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Sharymar Santana faces several drug-related charges, among them possession of cocaine, possession of hash oil...
NEW: Delray police say 73-year-old Ohio woman killed in train crash
 A 73-year-old grandmother from Ohio was killed Wednesday after she drove into the path on an oncoming train in Delray Beach. Investigators said the train hit Linda Short on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks where they cross Linton Boulevard just west of Federal Highway at 7:40 p.m. Police said they believe the woman, who was driving a...

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A 73-year-old grandmother from Ohio was killed Wednesday after she drove into the path on an oncoming train in Delray Beach. Investigators said the train hit Linda Short on the Florida East Coast Railway tracks where they cross Linton Boulevard just west of Federal Highway at 7:40 p.m. Police said they believe the woman, who was driving a...
UPDATE: Police identify man killed in West Palm Beach shooting
 3:15 p.m. UPDATE: Police have identified the man shot and killed in West Palm Beach on Wednesday night as 35-year-old Harold Bernard Green Jr. Original story: One man is dead after a shooting in West Palm Beach on Wednesday night, according to city police. Officers were called at 7 p.m. to the 4000 block of Broadway, just south of 45th Street...

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3:15 p.m. UPDATE: Police have identified the man shot and killed in West Palm Beach on Wednesday night as 35-year-old Harold Bernard Green Jr. Original story: One man is dead after a shooting in West Palm Beach on Wednesday night, according to city police. Officers were called at 7 p.m. to the 4000 block of Broadway, just south of 45th Street...
NEW: Former caretaker accused of stealing thousands from man, 78
 A former caretaker is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 78-year-old man over the span of eight months, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jean Thomas of suburban Lantana was arrested Thursday on one count of stealing more than $50,000 from an elderly man. He was released the same day on $15,000 bond,...

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A former caretaker is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a 78-year-old man over the span of eight months, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Jean Thomas of suburban Lantana was arrested Thursday on one count of stealing more than $50,000 from an elderly man. He was released the same day on $15,000 bond,...