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.

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UPDATE: One dead, another injured in Fort Pierce shooting
 10:30 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: Mizee Hodge, 21, of Fort Pierce died after being shot Monday in Fort Pierce, police said.  Authorities found the 21-year-old near a car by the intersection of Avenue I and North 31th Street. An 18-year-old with a gunshot wound was found about a block away. The teen was shot but is expected to survive his...

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10:30 a.m. Tuesday UPDATE: Mizee Hodge, 21, of Fort Pierce died after being shot Monday in Fort Pierce, police said.  Authorities found the 21-year-old near a car by the intersection of Avenue I and North 31th Street. An 18-year-old with a gunshot wound was found about a block away. The teen was shot but is expected to survive his...
UPDATE: West Palm police ID boy, 15, killed after crash on 45th Street 
 A 15-year-old is dead after a crash in West Palm Beach Monday evening, according to city police.  Investigators were called to the intersection of 45th Street and Village Boulevard, just west of Interstate-95, where the driver of a BMW crashed at 7 p.m.  According to police, Lindskey Taxil was speeding eastbound on 45th...

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A 15-year-old is dead after a crash in West Palm Beach Monday evening, according to city police.  Investigators were called to the intersection of 45th Street and Village Boulevard, just west of Interstate-95, where the driver of a BMW crashed at 7 p.m.  According to police, Lindskey Taxil was speeding eastbound on 45th...
JUST IN: Man accused of killing father in Boca Raton booked into jail
 The 49-year-old arrested in North Florida in connection to his father’s homicide in Boca Raton was booked into the Palm Beach County jail Friday afternoon.  James Scandirito Jr. faces charges of first degree murder in the death of 74-year-old James Scandirito. The senior Scandirito’s remains were found buried in...

Posted: 5 days ago

The 49-year-old arrested in North Florida in connection to his father’s homicide in Boca Raton was booked into the Palm Beach County jail Friday afternoon.  James Scandirito Jr. faces charges of first degree murder in the death of 74-year-old James Scandirito. The senior Scandirito’s remains were found buried in...
UPDATE: Scene clear after grenade found in dumpster in suburban West Palm Beach 
 Update, 8 p.m.: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said the grenade found in a dumpster in suburban West Palm Beach Friday evening was real but inactive.  More than an hour after the area was shut down as authorities secured the situation, the scene is clear.  Original Story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s...

Posted: 5 days ago

Update, 8 p.m.: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said the grenade found in a dumpster in suburban West Palm Beach Friday evening was real but inactive.  More than an hour after the area was shut down as authorities secured the situation, the scene is clear.  Original Story: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s...
Former PBSO deputy pleads guilty to stealing pills after Hurricane Irma
 A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to lesser charges after he was caught stealing more than 60 pills from a home where deputies performed a wellness check in the days following Hurricane Irma.  Jason Cooke, 36, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and petit theft Friday morning. Originally,...

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A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to lesser charges after he was caught stealing more than 60 pills from a home where deputies performed a wellness check in the days following Hurricane Irma.  Jason Cooke, 36, pleaded guilty to burglary of a dwelling and petit theft Friday morning. Originally,...
NEW: Medical issue caused RV crash in downtown Delray Beach
 UPDATE, 11:15 a.m., Friday: A driver who crashed an RV into a tree in downtown Delray Beach Thursday evening suffered an unidentified medical issue, according to city police spokeswoman Dani Moschella. The driver and a passenger were taken to Delray Medical Center where they remain. ORIGINAL STORY: An RV crashed into a tree in downtown ...

Posted: 6 days ago

UPDATE, 11:15 a.m., Friday: A driver who crashed an RV into a tree in downtown Delray Beach Thursday evening suffered an unidentified medical issue, according to city police spokeswoman Dani Moschella. The driver and a passenger were taken to Delray Medical Center where they remain. ORIGINAL STORY: An RV crashed into a tree in downtown ...
Evidence collected since 1990 murder by killer clown finally unveiled
 It was April 10, 1989, and as attorney Christopher DeSantis walked out of the Palm Beach County courthouse, the husband of a woman whose son DeSantis represented in an aggravated battery case approached him with what he thought was an odd question. If a husband were to kill his wife, the man asked, what would happen to her estate? Read full...

Posted: 6 days ago

It was April 10, 1989, and as attorney Christopher DeSantis walked out of the Palm Beach County courthouse, the husband of a woman whose son DeSantis represented in an aggravated battery case approached him with what he thought was an odd question. If a husband were to kill his wife, the man asked, what would happen to her estate? Read full...
Sheriff’s Office searches for two sisters missing from suburban West Palm 
 The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two sisters who ran away from the Florida Department of Children and Families’ care  Tuesday afternoon in suburban West Palm Beach.  Faith and Alicia Allen, 12 and 16, respectively, were last seen leaving a state-run facility near Military Trail and Okeechobee...

Posted: 7 days ago

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two sisters who ran away from the Florida Department of Children and Families’ care Tuesday afternoon in suburban West Palm Beach.  Faith and Alicia Allen, 12 and 16, respectively, were last seen leaving a state-run facility near Military Trail and Okeechobee...
UPDATE: Boynton woman,80, remains in hospital after being hit by vehicle
 Thursday 3 p.m. update: An 80-year-old woman who was struck by a car in Boynton Beach Wednesday night remains in the hospital in stable condition, police said Thursday. Police identified the woman as Maria Dechantsreiter.  She was hit by a blue Nissan Altima at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block South Federal Highway. Detectives...

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Thursday 3 p.m. update: An 80-year-old woman who was struck by a car in Boynton Beach Wednesday night remains in the hospital in stable condition, police said Thursday. Police identified the woman as Maria Dechantsreiter.  She was hit by a blue Nissan Altima at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 2700 block South Federal Highway. Detectives...
NEW: Pregnant woman shoots boyfriend in groin; both face charges
 A man was taken to a hospital after he was shot in the groin by his pregnant girlfriend Monday morning, according to Boynton Beach police. The 19-year-old woman told investigators her boyfriend pulled the gun on her after she confronted him about cheating, and that she shot him in self-defense. He said she pulled the gun on him, according...

Posted: 9 days ago

A man was taken to a hospital after he was shot in the groin by his pregnant girlfriend Monday morning, according to Boynton Beach police. The 19-year-old woman told investigators her boyfriend pulled the gun on her after she confronted him about cheating, and that she shot him in self-defense. He said she pulled the gun on him, according...
FBI offers $10K for information on fugitive in fatal 1996 ValuJet crash
 For decades, Mauro Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes has been wanted on charges in connection with the ValuJet plane crash that killed 110 people in the Everglades in 1996.  On Thursday, FBI officials announced a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the 48-year-old, who has evaded capture since 1999. ...

Posted: 12 days ago

For decades, Mauro Ociel Valenzuela-Reyes has been wanted on charges in connection with the ValuJet plane crash that killed 110 people in the Everglades in 1996.  On Thursday, FBI officials announced a $10,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest of the 48-year-old, who has evaded capture since 1999. ...