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

Retiring crime-lab chief helped crack cold cases, catch rapists, elevate forensic science
 Just before Cecelia Crouse was hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 to be part of the crime lab as a forensic scientist conducting DNA research, she had to look up the definition of “forensics.” She took the interview with the encouragement of a friend, but didn’t understand why a law-enforcement...

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Just before Cecelia Crouse was hired by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 to be part of the crime lab as a forensic scientist conducting DNA research, she had to look up the definition of “forensics.” She took the interview with the encouragement of a friend, but didn’t understand why a law-enforcement...
LATEST: New details in Austin Harrouff fatal stabbings case revealed in Calif. court
 As lawyers argued Friday in California over the release of unedited interviews between Austin Harrouff and syndicated talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw, new details about the 2016 fatal stabbings have emerged in court documents.  Harrouff, 21, of Jupiter is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the Aug...

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As lawyers argued Friday in California over the release of unedited interviews between Austin Harrouff and syndicated talk-show host Dr. Phil McGraw, new details about the 2016 fatal stabbings have emerged in court documents.  Harrouff, 21, of Jupiter is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the Aug...
BREAKING: Two crashes on Belvedere in West Palm Beach
 Authorities are investigating two crashes on Belvedere Road just west of the Interstate 95 Tuesday night. The westbound lanes of Belvedere are closed from the train tracks next to the I-95 ramp to Australian Avenue. It’s unclear how long the road will be closed. West Palm Beach Police have not yet commented on either crash. One...

Posted: 4 days ago

Authorities are investigating two crashes on Belvedere Road just west of the Interstate 95 Tuesday night. The westbound lanes of Belvedere are closed from the train tracks next to the I-95 ramp to Australian Avenue. It’s unclear how long the road will be closed. West Palm Beach Police have not yet commented on either crash. One...
NEW: Wellington man faces drug charges after dog sniffs THC-infused items in mail
 When deputies handcuffed Seth Finkel at his Wellington residence Friday on drug-related charges, they asked him if anyone else was in the home. He said his children were.  “It’s OK,”  he said to his kids, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office report. “They are here because daddy has...

Posted: 4 days ago

When deputies handcuffed Seth Finkel at his Wellington residence Friday on drug-related charges, they asked him if anyone else was in the home. He said his children were.  “It’s OK,”  he said to his kids, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office report. “They are here because daddy has...
JUST IN: Boynton police arrest man in drive-by shooting that injured 1
 Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a drive-by shooting that injured a teen in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening.  Cleevens Altiner was arrested Friday and faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot, police...

Posted: 8 days ago

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man in connection to a drive-by shooting that injured a teen in Boynton Beach Wednesday evening.  Cleevens Altiner was arrested Friday and faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot, police...
Parkland shooting: Zachary Cruz says he’s not like his brother 
 Zachary Cruz,  the brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, said he wasn’t like his brother, as some painted him to be.  “I’m just a kid who likes to skate and have fun with my friends,” he said in an interview with Inside Edition.  The nationally broadcast...

Posted: 10 days ago

Zachary Cruz, the brother of confessed Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter, Nikolas Cruz, said he wasn’t like his brother, as some painted him to be.  “I’m just a kid who likes to skate and have fun with my friends,” he said in an interview with Inside Edition.  The nationally broadcast...
Austin Harrouff lawyer: What evidence has not been provided in case?
 Attorneys for Austin Harrouff argued in court Tuesday afternoon that the state has not provided all evidence  gathered in the first-degree murder case in Martin County. After going through evidence and noticing some items were mentioned in documents but had not been provided, Harrouff’s attorneys said they want to know what else...

Posted: 11 days ago

Attorneys for Austin Harrouff argued in court Tuesday afternoon that the state has not provided all evidence gathered in the first-degree murder case in Martin County. After going through evidence and noticing some items were mentioned in documents but had not been provided, Harrouff’s attorneys said they want to know what else...
NEW: Three cars, 1 boat involved in crash on Southern
 Three cars and one boat were involved in a crash along Southern Boulevard Monday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office  Investigators were called to the scene near Lyons Road and Southern Boulevard, near the South Florida Fairgrounds,  just before 7 p.m. to a multiple car crash. Upon...

Posted: 12 days ago

Three cars and one boat were involved in a crash along Southern Boulevard Monday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office  Investigators were called to the scene near Lyons Road and Southern Boulevard, near the South Florida Fairgrounds,  just before 7 p.m. to a multiple car crash. Upon...
BREAKING: Man arrested in 2015 homicide of woman near West Palm 
 UPDATE: On Sunday, Golden refused to appear in front of a judge. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on Monday.  On Sunday, Golden refused to appear in front of a judge. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on Monday.  A 30-year-man was arrested Friday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Akilah Jarrett...

Posted: 13 days ago

UPDATE: On Sunday, Golden refused to appear in front of a judge. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on Monday.  On Sunday, Golden refused to appear in front of a judge. He is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing on Monday.  A 30-year-man was arrested Friday in the 2015 fatal shooting of Akilah Jarrett...
NEW: One man shot in drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach
 One man was taken to the hospital after a drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach Friday afternoon. Riviera Beach police officers were called to the 1100 block of 30th Street, just north of west Blue Heron Boulevard and west of President Barack Obama Highway, to a shooting. When officers arrived, a man in his 20s was found shot. The unidentified...

Posted: 15 days ago

One man was taken to the hospital after a drive-by shooting in Riviera Beach Friday afternoon. Riviera Beach police officers were called to the 1100 block of 30th Street, just north of west Blue Heron Boulevard and west of President Barack Obama Highway, to a shooting. When officers arrived, a man in his 20s was found shot. The unidentified...
NEW: Woman rammed car stopped at light while drunk, Jupiter police say
 A police officer watched Wednesday as an enraged woman stopped at a traffic light in Jupiter, accelerated her SUV and slammed into the back of the  vehicle in front of her. As the woman continued to yell, curse and throw her hands in the air, the officer said he did not know if she caused the crash “on purpose or was too angry or intoxicated...

Posted: 15 days ago

A police officer watched Wednesday as an enraged woman stopped at a traffic light in Jupiter, accelerated her SUV and slammed into the back of the vehicle in front of her. As the woman continued to yell, curse and throw her hands in the air, the officer said he did not know if she caused the crash “on purpose or was too angry or intoxicated...