Julius Whigham II

Julius is a breaking news reporter for The Post.

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BREAKING: West Palm mother, two children reported missing
 West Palm Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 34-year-old woman and two young children who have gone missing since Friday.  Police said that 2-year-old Caitlin Smolen and her 5-month-old brother, Kai, are believed to be in the company of their mother, Sondra Smolen. The mother and children were last...

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West Palm Beach police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 34-year-old woman and two young children who have gone missing since Friday.  Police said that 2-year-old Caitlin Smolen and her 5-month-old brother, Kai, are believed to be in the company of their mother, Sondra Smolen. The mother and children were last...
UPDATE: PBSO determines threat at PBIA to be unfounded
 A threat involving Palm Beach International Airport Wednesday proved to be unfounded, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the office received a generic phone call shortly before noon that contained “mostly obscenities.”  A spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue...

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A threat involving Palm Beach International Airport Wednesday proved to be unfounded, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the office received a generic phone call shortly before noon that contained “mostly obscenities.”  A spokesman for Palm Beach County Fire Rescue...
NEW: Apartment fire leaves four without housing in Delray Beach
 A fire in Delray Beach Tuesday morning damaged an apartment building, leaving three adults and a child temporarily without housing, Delray Beach Fire Rescue said. Firefighters responded to a fire shortly after noon on the 400 block of Canal Point South, south of Linton Boulevard and just east of Dixie Highway. The fire was quickly extinguished...

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A fire in Delray Beach Tuesday morning damaged an apartment building, leaving three adults and a child temporarily without housing, Delray Beach Fire Rescue said. Firefighters responded to a fire shortly after noon on the 400 block of Canal Point South, south of Linton Boulevard and just east of Dixie Highway. The fire was quickly extinguished...
UPDATE: Fisherman who died near Lantana bridge ID’d by police
 A 41-year-old fisherman died Monday afternoon after being pulled under water near the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lananta, police said.  Police identified the man as Jin Bo Qiu. His hometown was not disclosed. According to a police statement, Qiu was throwing a casting net from the fishing pier at the bridge when the net either got snagged...

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A 41-year-old fisherman died Monday afternoon after being pulled under water near the Ocean Avenue Bridge in Lananta, police said.  Police identified the man as Jin Bo Qiu. His hometown was not disclosed. According to a police statement, Qiu was throwing a casting net from the fishing pier at the bridge when the net either got snagged...
UPDATE: One critically injured in tractor-trailer crash near West Palm
 One person was taken to a hospital with critical injuries following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor trailer on Southern Boulevard near Florida’s Turnpike, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash occurred at Pike Road in suburban West Palm Beach at about 11:30 a.m. Authorities said the truck...

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One person was taken to a hospital with critical injuries following a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-tractor trailer on Southern Boulevard near Florida’s Turnpike, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. The crash occurred at Pike Road in suburban West Palm Beach at about 11:30 a.m. Authorities said the truck...
NEW: Man, struck injured by West Palm-bound Brightline train
 A Brightline train en route to West Palm Beach from Miami struck and injured a man who walked into the train’s path Friday afternoon, Broward County authorities said. The incident happened shortly after 4 p.m. along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Hollywood, near Sheridan Street and North Dixie Highway. A person with knowledge...

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A Brightline train en route to West Palm Beach from Miami struck and injured a man who walked into the train’s path Friday afternoon, Broward County authorities said. The incident happened shortly after 4 p.m. along the Florida East Coast Railway tracks in Hollywood, near Sheridan Street and North Dixie Highway. A person with knowledge...
NEW: Authorities identify man killed in suburban Boca Raton car crash
 A 25-year-old Boca Raton man has been identified the person killed Monday in a three-car crash west of the city. Authorities said Friday that Salvaor Olmedo Uraga died after his Toyota Corolla collided with two other vehicles at Powerline Road and Southwest 18th Street. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report,...

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A 25-year-old Boca Raton man has been identified the person killed Monday in a three-car crash west of the city. Authorities said Friday that Salvaor Olmedo Uraga died after his Toyota Corolla collided with two other vehicles at Powerline Road and Southwest 18th Street. According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report,...
NEW: Two charged with abuse on patient at Boynton assisted-living facility
 Two caretakers in a Boynton Beach assisted-living facility are facing criminal charges after they allegedly used duct tape to restrain and silence a patient.  City police arrested Phygelle Brudent, 52, and Lashron Williams, 44, both of West Palm Beach, Friday on charges of elderly abuse and false imprisonment. They are caretakers...

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Two caretakers in a Boynton Beach assisted-living facility are facing criminal charges after they allegedly used duct tape to restrain and silence a patient.  City police arrested Phygelle Brudent, 52, and Lashron Williams, 44, both of West Palm Beach, Friday on charges of elderly abuse and false imprisonment. They are caretakers...
UPDATE: Bond denied for woman accused in firebomb attack on car
 A woman accused in a firebomb attack in a car occupied by her estranged husband was ordered held without bond during a a court hearing Friday at the Palm Beach County Jail.  Latoya Fleming, 33, made her initial appearance to face two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of second-degree arson, possession of a firebomb...

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A woman accused in a firebomb attack in a car occupied by her estranged husband was ordered held without bond during a a court hearing Friday at the Palm Beach County Jail.  Latoya Fleming, 33, made her initial appearance to face two counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count each of second-degree arson, possession of a firebomb...
West Palm woman charged with arson, attempted murder in firebomb attack on car
 A West Palm Beach woman was arrested Thursday morning on attempted murder and arson charges in connection to a firebomb attack on a car last week.   Latoya Tivan Fleming, 33, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that include attempted first-degree murder, second-degree arson and possessing an incendiary...

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A West Palm Beach woman was arrested Thursday morning on attempted murder and arson charges in connection to a firebomb attack on a car last week.   Latoya Tivan Fleming, 33, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges that include attempted first-degree murder, second-degree arson and possessing an incendiary...
NEW: Grand jury declines to indict deputy in fatal Martin County shooting
 A grand jury has decided not to indict a Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputy who shot and killed a machete-wielding man last October in Indiantown. The grand jury panel convened Thursday, with a majority determining there was not enough evidence to support an indictment against deputy John Welliever, according to court records. ...

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A grand jury has decided not to indict a Martin County Sheriff’s Office deputy who shot and killed a machete-wielding man last October in Indiantown. The grand jury panel convened Thursday, with a majority determining there was not enough evidence to support an indictment against deputy John Welliever, according to court records. ...