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). 

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BREAKING: Two kids left alone in hot car; Boynton woman arrested
 A Boynton Beach-area woman reportedly left two young kids alone Saturday afternoon in a hot car while she was inside a clothing store at Boynton Lakes Plaza. City police say they found a 1-year-old and an 8-year-old shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday in a black Mercedes SUV parked in a lot near the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and Congress Avenue...

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A Boynton Beach-area woman reportedly left two young kids alone Saturday afternoon in a hot car while she was inside a clothing store at Boynton Lakes Plaza. City police say they found a 1-year-old and an 8-year-old shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday in a black Mercedes SUV parked in a lot near the intersection of Hypoluxo Road and Congress Avenue...
BREAKING: West Palm fire displaces family of four, kills service dog
 A family of four lost its service dog and its home in a fire early Tuesday, city Fire Rescue authorities said. The fire broke out at the townhouse on Heritage Way off Village Boulevard near Palm Beach Lakes High School, authorities said, killing the family’s service dog. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail It&rsquo...

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A family of four lost its service dog and its home in a fire early Tuesday, city Fire Rescue authorities said. The fire broke out at the townhouse on Heritage Way off Village Boulevard near Palm Beach Lakes High School, authorities said, killing the family’s service dog. See who’s been booked into the Palm Beach County Jail It&rsquo...
BREAKING: Pedestrian hit by vehicle west of Lantana
 A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning southeast of the village limits, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. The wreck happened near Aquarius Boulevard and Brady Lane, in the Lakes of Sherbrooke community west of Florida’s Turnpike and north of Lantana Road. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries was not...

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A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday morning southeast of the village limits, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities said. The wreck happened near Aquarius Boulevard and Brady Lane, in the Lakes of Sherbrooke community west of Florida’s Turnpike and north of Lantana Road. The extent of the pedestrian’s injuries was not...
LATEST: Jupiter road-rage suspect tells FHP shooting pickup was ‘stupid’
 Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d) a shot...

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Michael Shepherd knew shooting into a pickup on Interstate 95 was “stupid.” But the 49-year-old was in a “cat and mouse game” with John Trevor Whiting early Friday and wanted Whiting in his Chevrolet pickup to back off, the Jupiter man told Florida Highway Patrol investigators. So Shepherd “fire(d) a shot...
BREAKING: Teen reportedly fired stun gun at Park Vista football game
 A West Palm Beach teen was arrested Friday night after she reportedly fired a stun gun while at the Park Vista High School football game, school police records show. A teacher told a school officer during the preseason game against Pahokee High School that he’d seen a girl with bright pink hair set off a stun gun. MORE: RB Washington...

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A West Palm Beach teen was arrested Friday night after she reportedly fired a stun gun while at the Park Vista High School football game, school police records show. A teacher told a school officer during the preseason game against Pahokee High School that he’d seen a girl with bright pink hair set off a stun gun. MORE: RB Washington...
LATEST: Two kids, two guns, slew of bullets in car linked to shooting
 Two toddlers, two guns and 49 bullets sat in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier last week while the driver sped away from a home where someone reportedly fired a gun, city police records state. It’s unclear who exactly fired that shot late Tuesday at a home on Northeast 20th Avenue, but authorities determined six-time convicted felon Cleavon...

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Two toddlers, two guns and 49 bullets sat in a silver Chevrolet Cavalier last week while the driver sped away from a home where someone reportedly fired a gun, city police records state. It’s unclear who exactly fired that shot late Tuesday at a home on Northeast 20th Avenue, but authorities determined six-time convicted felon Cleavon...
LATEST: Jupiter man’s bond set at $7,500 after road rage shooting
 A 49-year-old Jupiter resident who was arrested Friday on three charges after shooting at another driver on Interstate 95 was given a $7,500 bond Saturday morning at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office court. Michael Allen Shepherd was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging...

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A 49-year-old Jupiter resident who was arrested Friday on three charges after shooting at another driver on Interstate 95 was given a $7,500 bond Saturday morning at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office court. Michael Allen Shepherd was charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging...
NEW: Teen killed in wreck linked to stolen Boca vehicle, chief says
 A 17-year-old killed Wednesday after a stolen car he was in crashed into a concrete barrier wall on an Interstate 95 exit ramp was arrested in April in Boca Raton in connection with another stolen vehicle, according to an arrest report. Latroy Martin was found dead after a 2016 Mazda 6 reported stolen in Palm Beach Gardens slammed into a...

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A 17-year-old killed Wednesday after a stolen car he was in crashed into a concrete barrier wall on an Interstate 95 exit ramp was arrested in April in Boca Raton in connection with another stolen vehicle, according to an arrest report. Latroy Martin was found dead after a 2016 Mazda 6 reported stolen in Palm Beach Gardens slammed into a...
UPDATE: Drivers ID’d in I-95 road-rage shooting; Jupiter man arrested
 For at least the third time this year, a driver fired a gun on Palm Beach County’s Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. An Subaru Outback SUV driver shot at a Chevrolet pickup early Friday in what authorities called a case of road rage. The bullet struck the pickup driver’s door, just below the window, missing the...

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For at least the third time this year, a driver fired a gun on Palm Beach County’s Interstate 95, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. An Subaru Outback SUV driver shot at a Chevrolet pickup early Friday in what authorities called a case of road rage. The bullet struck the pickup driver’s door, just below the window, missing the...
NEW: Three kids in car while Delray woman drove drunk, police say
 A Delray Beach woman whose blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit was arrested last week with three young kids — two of whom were sharing a seat — in the car, Boynton Beach police records state. Sade Jones, 28, told the officer who pulled her over at about 10 p.m. Aug. 11 on North Seacrest Boulevard near the...

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A Delray Beach woman whose blood-alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit was arrested last week with three young kids — two of whom were sharing a seat — in the car, Boynton Beach police records state. Sade Jones, 28, told the officer who pulled her over at about 10 p.m. Aug. 11 on North Seacrest Boulevard near the...
NEW: Man threatens to shoot Palm Tran bus driver at Belle Glade stop
 A suburban Palm Beach Gardens man threatened to shoot a Palm Tran bus driver at the same stop where three people were shot last month, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jacorey’eon Jamar Ellick, 23, reportedly made racial slurs to a bus driver shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday. When the bus stopped outside the Belle...

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A suburban Palm Beach Gardens man threatened to shoot a Palm Tran bus driver at the same stop where three people were shot last month, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office records state. Jacorey’eon Jamar Ellick, 23, reportedly made racial slurs to a bus driver shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday. When the bus stopped outside the Belle...