Olivia Hitchcock

Olivia Hitchcock covers breaking news for The Palm Beach Post. She has spent most of her life bouncing between Central Ohio and suburban Boston, but prefers the Florida sun. She started at The Post as an intern in 2015 but had to finish her undergraduate degree in journalism from Ohio University before she could begin full-time (which she did in June 2016). 

Latest from Olivia Hitchcock

UPDATE: West Palm Beach shooting injuring woman appears accidental
 4:20 p.m. UPDATE: After West Palm Beach police’s preliminary investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental. Police said the shooting appeared to have happened inside the residence on Bunker Road. Police Spokesman Sgt. David Lefont said the woman’s injuries are not life threatening. Officers continue to investigate the...

Posted: 12 hours ago

4:20 p.m. UPDATE: After West Palm Beach police’s preliminary investigation, they believe the shooting was accidental. Police said the shooting appeared to have happened inside the residence on Bunker Road. Police Spokesman Sgt. David Lefont said the woman’s injuries are not life threatening. Officers continue to investigate the...
NEW: Man in custody fled to Jamaica after West Palm sex abuse claims
 After nearly seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of a man driving the child to school, that child spoke up. As soon as West Palm Beach police learned of those allegations about Norman Henry, the man at the center of the alleged abuse fled the country. MORE: West Palm man, 58, arrested in sexual assault of child, 5 Nearly a year after...

Posted: 18 hours ago

After nearly seven years of sexual abuse at the hands of a man driving the child to school, that child spoke up. As soon as West Palm Beach police learned of those allegations about Norman Henry, the man at the center of the alleged abuse fled the country. MORE: West Palm man, 58, arrested in sexual assault of child, 5 Nearly a year after...
NEW: Jupiter police ID drivers killed, injured in late Thursday crash
 A 26-year-old Tequesta man was killed and a 47-year-old Lake Park woman was critically injured in a crash late Thursday on Alternate State Road A1A, Jupiter police said. Jon A. Markee died when his blue four-door Hyundai rear-ended a blue Mitsubishi SUV driven by Velicia Metayer-Noel while both were traveling south in the middle lane of Alternate...

Posted: a day ago

A 26-year-old Tequesta man was killed and a 47-year-old Lake Park woman was critically injured in a crash late Thursday on Alternate State Road A1A, Jupiter police said. Jon A. Markee died when his blue four-door Hyundai rear-ended a blue Mitsubishi SUV driven by Velicia Metayer-Noel while both were traveling south in the middle lane of Alternate...
BREAKING: Body washes ashore near Ocean Ridge
 A body washed ashore Friday morning near Ocean Ridge, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The body, described by PBSO as that of a black male, was found on the the 6000 block of Old Ocean Avenue, not far from where a 21-year-old was reported missing early Thursday. Authorities said the body matches the description of Amantay...

Posted: a day ago

A body washed ashore Friday morning near Ocean Ridge, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The body, described by PBSO as that of a black male, was found on the the 6000 block of Old Ocean Avenue, not far from where a 21-year-old was reported missing early Thursday. Authorities said the body matches the description of Amantay...
LATEST: Nearly 3 pounds of date rape drug shipped to Lantana business
 A federal agent hand-delivered nearly 3 pounds of the “date rape drug” last week to a suburban Boynton Beach man who called himself “John Smith,” town police records state. Authorities intercepted the cardboard box with 2.7 pounds of “liquid ecstasy,” or gamma butyrolactone, this month at John F. Kennedy...

Posted: a day ago

A federal agent hand-delivered nearly 3 pounds of the “date rape drug” last week to a suburban Boynton Beach man who called himself “John Smith,” town police records state. Authorities intercepted the cardboard box with 2.7 pounds of “liquid ecstasy,” or gamma butyrolactone, this month at John F. Kennedy...
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed by cement truck near Greenacres Target
 A pedestrian was killed early Friday after being hit by a cement truck on Lake Worth Road, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Greenacres Fire Rescue authorities said. The man was walking south across Lake Worth Road as the truck headed west shortly after 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A pedestrian was killed early Friday after being hit by a cement truck on Lake Worth Road, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office and Greenacres Fire Rescue authorities said. The man was walking south across Lake Worth Road as the truck headed west shortly after 7:30 a.m., authorities said. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm...
BREAKING: Body pulled from water ID’d as missing West Palm man, 88
 3 p.m. UPDATE: A man whose body was pulled from the water near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on Thursday afternoon has been identified as an 88-year-old man who went missing Wednesday. Rufus Washington Jr. was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Mangonia Circle, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the Roosevelt Estates community...

Posted: a day ago

3 p.m. UPDATE: A man whose body was pulled from the water near Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard on Thursday afternoon has been identified as an 88-year-old man who went missing Wednesday. Rufus Washington Jr. was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Mangonia Circle, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the Roosevelt Estates community...
JUST IN: 6 more arrested by Sober Home Task Force on patient brokering
 Palm Beach County’s Sober Home Task Force made six more patient brokering arrests Thursday morning, a detective with the Delray Beach police department said. According to Detective Nicole Lucas’s Facebook page the following people were arrested on patient brokering charges: Sean O’Hara; Scott Gillis; Bradley Vercosa...

Posted: a day ago

Palm Beach County’s Sober Home Task Force made six more patient brokering arrests Thursday morning, a detective with the Delray Beach police department said. According to Detective Nicole Lucas’s Facebook page the following people were arrested on patient brokering charges: Sean O’Hara; Scott Gillis; Bradley Vercosa...
BREAKING: West Palm man, 88, reported missing, considered endangered
 An 88-year-old West Palm Beach man has been reported missing, city police said. Rufus Washington Jr. was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Mangonia Circle, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the Roosevelt Estates community. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post Police say he suffers from dementia...

Posted: a day ago

An 88-year-old West Palm Beach man has been reported missing, city police said. Rufus Washington Jr. was last seen at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Mangonia Circle, south of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in the Roosevelt Estates community. Click here for more breaking news coverage from The Palm Beach Post Police say he suffers from dementia...
UPDATE: Man, 21, missing near Boynton Inlet couldn’t swim, family says
 Amantay Brown doesn’t know how to swim, a relative said. Yet shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, the shy 21-year-old reportedly jumped into the water off Ocean Inlet Park with his girlfriend. He hasn’t resurfaced. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post Authorities from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office...

Posted: a day ago

Amantay Brown doesn’t know how to swim, a relative said. Yet shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday, the shy 21-year-old reportedly jumped into the water off Ocean Inlet Park with his girlfriend. He hasn’t resurfaced. Click here for more Breaking News from The Palm Beach Post Authorities from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office...
JUST IN: Florida fisherman’s July shooting death ruled ‘tragic accident’
 As two men passed a .45-caliber gun back and forth one July evening at a shooting range, neither realized they’d fatally shot a man on a boat with his family, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined. The July 5 shooting death of Lawrence Ramdass in the Holey Land Wildlife Management area, was ruled a &ldquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

As two men passed a .45-caliber gun back and forth one July evening at a shooting range, neither realized they’d fatally shot a man on a boat with his family, a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigation determined. The July 5 shooting death of Lawrence Ramdass in the Holey Land Wildlife Management area, was ruled a &ldquo...