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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). 

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JUST IN: Underwear-clad Palm Beach sheriff’s deputy guilty in trespassing case
 A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy is spending 30 days on in-house arrest and a year on probation after being found guilty of trespassing in an occupied home in September, court records state. A judge found Armando Sorell guilty last week of entering a Loxahatchee-area home without permission and crawling into bed with a...

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A Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy is spending 30 days on in-house arrest and a year on probation after being found guilty of trespassing in an occupied home in September, court records state. A judge found Armando Sorell guilty last week of entering a Loxahatchee-area home without permission and crawling into bed with a...
Police ‘Baker Act’ ex-Miami Dolphin Richie Incognito at Boca Raton gym
 Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility early Wednesday following a disturbance at a Boca Raton gym, city police said. The incident happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. when police responded to the Life Time gym on Yamato Road east of Military Trail. Police did not say...

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Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Richie Incognito was involuntarily committed to a mental health facility early Wednesday following a disturbance at a Boca Raton gym, city police said. The incident happened shortly before 9:30 a.m. when police responded to the Life Time gym on Yamato Road east of Military Trail. Police did not say...
NEW: Truck’s speed focus of probe into Military Trail crash that killed young mom
 Riviera Beach firefighter Bradley Gardner was driving “at a high rate of speed” when his truck crashed into Natalie Galvis’ Ford Focus early May 7, killing the 23-year-old mother, Palm Beach County sheriff’s investigators said. A glassy-, bloodshot-eyed Gardner told investigators he drank a beer before...

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Riviera Beach firefighter Bradley Gardner was driving “at a high rate of speed” when his truck crashed into Natalie Galvis’ Ford Focus early May 7, killing the 23-year-old mother, Palm Beach County sheriff’s investigators said. A glassy-, bloodshot-eyed Gardner told investigators he drank a beer before...
NEW: Man admits to metal crowbar beating at West Palm gas station, police say
 A badly beaten, barely conscious 29-year-old trudged last month a block south to a 43rd Street doorstep. He knocked, cried for help, then collapsed.  City police say that man spent days in St. Mary’s Medical Center’s intensive-care unit after Kenneth Rafael Machuca Avila attacked him  April 29 with a metal...

Posted: 3 days ago

A badly beaten, barely conscious 29-year-old trudged last month a block south to a 43rd Street doorstep. He knocked, cried for help, then collapsed.  City police say that man spent days in St. Mary’s Medical Center’s intensive-care unit after Kenneth Rafael Machuca Avila attacked him April 29 with a metal...
BREAKING: One shot in West Palm Beach
 One person was shot Monday afternoon near the intersection of Sixth Street and North Sapodilla Avenue, city police said.  Authorities responded to the scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. One man was taken to a hospital with injuries. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and police think it was a targeted attack. Edward Battle...

Posted: 4 days ago

One person was shot Monday afternoon near the intersection of Sixth Street and North Sapodilla Avenue, city police said.  Authorities responded to the scene shortly after 1:30 p.m. One man was taken to a hospital with injuries. He suffered non-life threatening injuries and police think it was a targeted attack. Edward Battle...
‘I just don’t believe it:’ Friends mourn man found shot to death in West Palm
 Victor Joseph’s friends are struggling to believe it was really his body found Friday on a West Palm Beach sidewalk.  They don’t understand why anyone would shoot their loyal “Tae,” a 22-year-old with an infectious laugh.  “I don’t even know why a person would have beef with him,” said...

Posted: 9 days ago

Victor Joseph’s friends are struggling to believe it was really his body found Friday on a West Palm Beach sidewalk.  They don’t understand why anyone would shoot their loyal “Tae,” a 22-year-old with an infectious laugh.  “I don’t even know why a person would have beef with him,” said...
NEW: PBSO IDs man found by mother shot to death in home near West Palm
 Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities on Tuesday identified the man found dead last week in a home off 45th Street as McKenzey Philip, 29.  Philip’s mother found him dead Thursday afternoon in her home on the 4700 block of Arjaro Drive, authorities said.  Authorities have neither commented on how Philip died...

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Palm Beach County sheriff’s authorities on Tuesday identified the man found dead last week in a home off 45th Street as McKenzey Philip, 29.  Philip’s mother found him dead Thursday afternoon in her home on the 4700 block of Arjaro Drive, authorities said.  Authorities have neither commented on how Philip died...
UPDATE: Child dies after being pulled from lake at West Palm-area apartments
 A child died Tuesday after being pulled from a lake at a suburban West Palm Beach apartment complex, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. As of Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office had not identified the child beyond the word “toddler.” The death was announced after the child had been taken to a hospital...

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A child died Tuesday after being pulled from a lake at a suburban West Palm Beach apartment complex, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said. As of Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office had not identified the child beyond the word “toddler.” The death was announced after the child had been taken to a hospital...
One dead in West Palm Beach shooting Monday night
 One man is dead after a shooting late Monday in West Palm Beach, city police said. John Courtney III, 21, was shot to death at 11 p.m. near the intersection of Tamarind Avenue and 20th Street, authorities said. Police have not released any suspect information or a potential motive in the killing. They are investigating his death...

Posted: 10 days ago

One man is dead after a shooting late Monday in West Palm Beach, city police said. John Courtney III, 21, was shot to death at 11 p.m. near the intersection of Tamarind Avenue and 20th Street, authorities said. Police have not released any suspect information or a potential motive in the killing. They are investigating his death...
BREAKING: Woman, 23, killed in Belle Glade crash
 A 23-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash in Belle Glade, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.  Tomesha Lane of Clewiston was in the back seat of a 2011 Chevy Malibu shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday when a 2015 Ram 3500 crashed into the side of it at the intersection of Northwest 16th...

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A 23-year-old woman was killed Saturday afternoon in a crash in Belle Glade, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.  Tomesha Lane of Clewiston was in the back seat of a 2011 Chevy Malibu shortly before 12:30 p.m. Saturday when a 2015 Ram 3500 crashed into the side of it at the intersection of Northwest 16th...
NEW: Gardens man accused of inappropriately touching child, 8
 A Palm Beach Gardens man is accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old in 2016, police records state.  Samuel Correa, 54, was arrested Thursday on a charge of sexual assault on a minor in the alleged 2016 incident.  He is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without the possibility of posting bond.  The child...

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A Palm Beach Gardens man is accused of inappropriately touching an 8-year-old in 2016, police records state.  Samuel Correa, 54, was arrested Thursday on a charge of sexual assault on a minor in the alleged 2016 incident.  He is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail without the possibility of posting bond.  The child...