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

NEW: Teen out on bond in fatal 2016 crash arrested in West Palm shooting
 A teen out on bond in a fatal 2016 crash now faces an attempted murder charge in a shooting Tuesday morning at a West Palm Beach apartment complex.  Marauavious Hill, 19 of Riviera Beach was arrested late Thursday for reportedly shooting at a man and his sister shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Palm Grove Apartments. Judge...

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A teen out on bond in a fatal 2016 crash now faces an attempted murder charge in a shooting Tuesday morning at a West Palm Beach apartment complex.  Marauavious Hill, 19 of Riviera Beach was arrested late Thursday for reportedly shooting at a man and his sister shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Palm Grove Apartments. Judge...
BREAKING: Greenacres-area Publix sells winning Fantasy 5 ticket
 One of Thursday’s three winning Fantasy 5 tickets was sold at a Publix just south of Greenacres, the Florida Lottery said. The Publix Super Market at the Lantana Plaza Shopping Center on Jog Road near Lantana Road sold a ticket with the winning combination of 7-11-13-16-20. It paid $67,327.45. The other winning tickets were...

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One of Thursday’s three winning Fantasy 5 tickets was sold at a Publix just south of Greenacres, the Florida Lottery said. The Publix Super Market at the Lantana Plaza Shopping Center on Jog Road near Lantana Road sold a ticket with the winning combination of 7-11-13-16-20. It paid $67,327.45. The other winning tickets were...
BREAKING: Student found with knife at Lake Worth elementary school 
 A North Grade Elementary student brought a pocket knife to school Wednesday, according to a robocall sent to parents that evening.  The student had the knife in a backpack and showed it to another student, who then notified a teacher, according to the call.  It was not immediately known how long the student had the knife in...

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A North Grade Elementary student brought a pocket knife to school Wednesday, according to a robocall sent to parents that evening.  The student had the knife in a backpack and showed it to another student, who then notified a teacher, according to the call.  It was not immediately known how long the student had the knife in...
NEW: Delta flight lands at PBIA with blown tire
 Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities were on standby after a Delta flight landed at Palm Beach International Airport with a blown tire, airport authorities said.  The plane, which took off from Detroit, landed safely with no reported injuries to any passengers or crew members, Fire Rescue authorities said.  The scare comes...

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Palm Beach County Fire Rescue authorities were on standby after a Delta flight landed at Palm Beach International Airport with a blown tire, airport authorities said.  The plane, which took off from Detroit, landed safely with no reported injuries to any passengers or crew members, Fire Rescue authorities said.  The scare comes...
Wellington store sells $2 million Florida lottery game ticket
 A Wellington liquor store sold a winning Lucky Money ticket worth $2 million, the Florida Lottery said.  That ticket, sold at Star Liquors on Forest Hill Boulevard just north of South Shore Boulevard, was one of Tuesday’s two winning tickets, the lottery said. The other ticket was sold at a Publix Super Market in...

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A Wellington liquor store sold a winning Lucky Money ticket worth $2 million, the Florida Lottery said.  That ticket, sold at Star Liquors on Forest Hill Boulevard just north of South Shore Boulevard, was one of Tuesday’s two winning tickets, the lottery said. The other ticket was sold at a Publix Super Market in...
UPDATE: FHP IDs woman injured in Boynton road-rage incident
 A 28-year-old woman is in “critical and stable condition” after being hit by a vehicle late Tuesday on the southbound Interstate 95 exit ramp to Gateway Boulevard in what Florida Highway Patrol authorities called a road-rage incident. Authorities identified the woman as Erika Edwards. A place of residence was not immediately...

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A 28-year-old woman is in “critical and stable condition” after being hit by a vehicle late Tuesday on the southbound Interstate 95 exit ramp to Gateway Boulevard in what Florida Highway Patrol authorities called a road-rage incident. Authorities identified the woman as Erika Edwards. A place of residence was not immediately...
Mother rallies in Boynton Beach year after daughter’s murder
 Money won’t bring her daughter back, but Jacqualine Smith prays she can raise enough to put Curtisia Courtney Smith’s killer behind bars.  In her latest fundraising effort, the Lantana mother is hosting an anti-bullying rally during which she will raffle off a 2008 Kia Sorento. The rally is slated for 7 a.m. to...

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Money won’t bring her daughter back, but Jacqualine Smith prays she can raise enough to put Curtisia Courtney Smith’s killer behind bars.  In her latest fundraising effort, the Lantana mother is hosting an anti-bullying rally during which she will raffle off a 2008 Kia Sorento. The rally is slated for 7 a.m. to...
NEW: Greenacres man arrested in 2016 rape of teen
 More than two years after Miguel Cedeno-Calderon reportedly raped a 15-year-old, he was arrested on a sexual battery charge,  court records show.  Cedeno-Calderon, 21, was booked Thursday into the Palm Beach County Jail and released Saturday on a $75,000 surety bond.  Court records indicate that authorities filed charges against...

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More than two years after Miguel Cedeno-Calderon reportedly raped a 15-year-old, he was arrested on a sexual battery charge, court records show.  Cedeno-Calderon, 21, was booked Thursday into the Palm Beach County Jail and released Saturday on a $75,000 surety bond.  Court records indicate that authorities filed charges against...
Tax March to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach draws small, vocal crowd
 Yes, they want tax reform. But Saturday’s 60 or so Tax March participants — who marched from West Palm Beach across the Southern Boulevard Bridge to the southeast corner of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and back — also want to change the country’s policies on guns, immigration and social services. Dozens of...

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Yes, they want tax reform. But Saturday’s 60 or so Tax March participants — who marched from West Palm Beach across the Southern Boulevard Bridge to the southeast corner of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club and back — also want to change the country’s policies on guns, immigration and social services. Dozens of...
Calls for tax reform, Trump’s tax returns on march to Mar-a-Lago
 Yes, they want tax reform. But Saturday’s 60 or so Tax March participants also want to change the country’s policies on guns, immigration and social services. Simply put, they want to “dump” President Donald Trump. Dozens of marchers gathered Saturday afternoon just south of the Southern Boulevard bridge carrying signs...

Posted: 5 days ago

Yes, they want tax reform. But Saturday’s 60 or so Tax March participants also want to change the country’s policies on guns, immigration and social services. Simply put, they want to “dump” President Donald Trump. Dozens of marchers gathered Saturday afternoon just south of the Southern Boulevard bridge carrying signs...
UPDATE: Florida’s Turnpike near Jupiter reopens after tractor-trailer fire 
 UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: All lanes have reopened after the tractor-trailer fire and no injuries were reported, according to Lt. Alvaro Feola, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol. A tractor-trailer fire Saturday afternoon closed northbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike south of Indiantown Road, according to Palm Beach County Fire...

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UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: All lanes have reopened after the tractor-trailer fire and no injuries were reported, according to Lt. Alvaro Feola, spokesman for the Florida Highway Patrol. A tractor-trailer fire Saturday afternoon closed northbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike south of Indiantown Road, according to Palm Beach County Fire...