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

BREAKING: Jury finds man guilty in 2015 West Palm Beach domestic homicide 
 Melissa “Lucy” Mitchell had just returned home from a job interview when her neighbor called out to her,  asking how it went. Mitchell, according to witnesses, put her index finger up in the air to signal to her neighbor to hold on for just a minute. But she wasn’t going to make it, Assistant State Attorney...

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Melissa “Lucy” Mitchell had just returned home from a job interview when her neighbor called out to her,  asking how it went. Mitchell, according to witnesses, put her index finger up in the air to signal to her neighbor to hold on for just a minute. But she wasn’t going to make it, Assistant State Attorney...
Trial begins for son accused of killing father, dumping body at golf course
 If there’s one thing James “Skip” Scandirito never missed, it was a tee time, Assistant State Attorney Emily Walters told the 15-person jury as the trial into his death began Friday morning. On Easter Sunday, the 74-year-old was supposed to play golf with his friend, Gary Goodin. After he didn’t come home...

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If there’s one thing James “Skip” Scandirito never missed, it was a tee time, Assistant State Attorney Emily Walters told the 15-person jury as the trial into his death began Friday morning. On Easter Sunday, the 74-year-old was supposed to play golf with his friend, Gary Goodin. After he didn’t come home...
LATEST: Man convicted in homeless man’s death sentenced to 12 years
 A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison in the 2014 death of a homeless man in Lake Worth.  Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley gave Edgar Stanhope credit for the 954 days he’s spent in the Palm Beach County Jail in handing down the sentence Tuesday. A jury on Aug. 23 found Stanhope guilty of manslaughter...

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A 50-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison in the 2014 death of a homeless man in Lake Worth.  Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley gave Edgar Stanhope credit for the 954 days he’s spent in the Palm Beach County Jail in handing down the sentence Tuesday. A jury on Aug. 23 found Stanhope guilty of manslaughter...
BREAKING: Judge denies former Boca Raton mayor’s motion to dismiss charges  
 Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie's lawyer's motion to dismiss the charges against her Tuesday afternoon.  Haynie is charged with three counts of felony official misconduct for obtaining benefits by falsifying official documents, perjury, misuse of public office among other...

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Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley denied former Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie's lawyer's motion to dismiss the charges against her Tuesday afternoon.  Haynie is charged with three counts of felony official misconduct for obtaining benefits by falsifying official documents, perjury, misuse of public office among other...
LATEST: Three tropical storms churn in Atlantic; Florence could become hurricane ‘at any time’
 11 p.m. UPDATE: Three tropical storms continued churning across the Atlantic Ocean Saturday evening, with Tropical Storm Florence expected to strengthen into a hurricane early Sunday. At 11 p.m., Florence was about 790 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 6 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m...

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11 p.m. UPDATE: Three tropical storms continued churning across the Atlantic Ocean Saturday evening, with Tropical Storm Florence expected to strengthen into a hurricane early Sunday. At 11 p.m., Florence was about 790 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 6 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 p.m...
JUST IN: Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempted murder of ex’s father 
 Charleston Banton had never carried a gun before his daughter’s ex-boyfriend walked into his auto shop and tried to kill him last year. He said he was an easy-going guy and believed that if he didn’t bother anyone, they wouldn’t bother him. Now, with a metal plate in his head and scars across his body from being stabbed...

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Charleston Banton had never carried a gun before his daughter’s ex-boyfriend walked into his auto shop and tried to kill him last year. He said he was an easy-going guy and believed that if he didn’t bother anyone, they wouldn’t bother him. Now, with a metal plate in his head and scars across his body from being stabbed...
NEW: Trial date set for former Ocean Ridge vice mayor accused of battery on officer
 Another trial date was set Wednesday morning for former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella in his 2016 arrest for allegedly using a firearm while intoxicated and battery on a law-enforcement officer. The 65-year-old Lucibella appeared before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Daliah Weiss, where his new trial date was set...

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Another trial date was set Wednesday morning for former Ocean Ridge Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella in his 2016 arrest for allegedly using a firearm while intoxicated and battery on a law-enforcement officer. The 65-year-old Lucibella appeared before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Daliah Weiss, where his new trial date was set...
LATEST: Man allegedly threatened  witness in 2012 high school student’s homicide
 Before Joseph Thomas Diaz took a gun from his waistband, placed the barrel against the woman’s face and then pistol-whipped her, he asked her if she knew someone, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.  “Frankie Quarles, you snitched on him,” he replied, according to the arrest report. &ldquo...

Posted: 13 days ago

Before Joseph Thomas Diaz took a gun from his waistband, placed the barrel against the woman’s face and then pistol-whipped her, he asked her if she knew someone, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.  “Frankie Quarles, you snitched on him,” he replied, according to the arrest report. &ldquo...
VIDEO: Trial date set for former officer Nouman Raja in fatal shooting of Corey Jones 
 Jury selection for the trial of former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja, who is charged in the fatal shooting of Corey Jones, is set to begin Feb. 22. On Friday morning, Chief Assistant State Attorneys Adrienne Ellis and Brian Fernandes and Raja’s attorneys, who include Richard Lubin and Scott Richardson, agreed...

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Jury selection for the trial of former Palm Beach Gardens police officer Nouman Raja, who is charged in the fatal shooting of Corey Jones, is set to begin Feb. 22. On Friday morning, Chief Assistant State Attorneys Adrienne Ellis and Brian Fernandes and Raja’s attorneys, who include Richard Lubin and Scott Richardson, agreed...
LATEST: Driver sentenced to 10 years in DUI crash that killed MMA fighter in Delray Beach
 When family and friends surrounded Jordan Parsons at the hospital before he was taken off life support in May 2016, his mother said she couldn’t be in the room. The 25-year-old had fought for days through several surgeries and a leg amputation after he was hit by a driver and left for dead in Delray Beach, but doctors...

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When family and friends surrounded Jordan Parsons at the hospital before he was taken off life support in May 2016, his mother said she couldn’t be in the room. The 25-year-old had fought for days through several surgeries and a leg amputation after he was hit by a driver and left for dead in Delray Beach, but doctors...
NEW: Sentenced to life in prison at 17, man re-sentenced in 2001 homicide 
 A man who had been sentenced to life in prison  for his role in the 2001 fatal shooting and robbery of a man in Riviera Beach when he was 17 years old has been given a new sentence.  After several hearings this year, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson on Monday resentenced Rogyne O’Neal to 40 years in prison...

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A man who had been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2001 fatal shooting and robbery of a man in Riviera Beach when he was 17 years old has been given a new sentence.  After several hearings this year, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Laura Johnson on Monday resentenced Rogyne O’Neal to 40 years in prison...