Merris Badcock, WPTV

Merris Badcock


West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by Merris:

LIVE: Jeffrey Epstein's confidante Ghislaine Maxwell arrested in connection with his sexual abuse crimes

The British socialite and heiress has been accused of involvement in Epstein's alleged sexual crimes. → Read More

Coronavirus Scam: Stimulus check scam reported in Martin County

Martin County Sheriff William Snyder wants to warn you about a stimulus scam tied to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Burglaries increase in Palm Beach County during coronavirus, state attorney says

One crime seems to be going up in Palm Beach County amid social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic, according to State Attorney Dave Aronberg. → Read More

Wellington father discusses dangers of vaping after passing out in front of daughter

A Wellington father is issuing a warning after he passed out in front of his young daughter at a restaurant after vaping, causing him to be rushed to the hospital. → Read More

Florida bill would increase fines, penalties for drivers who illegally pass school buses

A Florida State Senator wants to increase fines and penalties for drivers who illegally pass school buses. → Read More

Florida bill would increase fines, penalties for drivers who illegally pass school buses

A Florida State Senator wants to increase fines and penalties for drivers who illegally pass school buses. → Read More

Jupiter family rescues 80 Bahamians from Dorian's aftermath, sends over 14,000 pounds of supplies

Dozens of people are dead, hundreds are missing and tens of thousands are without homes, electricity or running water after Hurricane Dorian tore through in the Abaco Islands. Islanders need to get out, and one Jupiter family is helping to make that happen. → Read More

Boynton Beach police officer arrested following ongoing federal investigation

A Boynton Beach police officer was taken into federal custody and relieved of duty Thursday afternoon following an ongoing federal investigation. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein: Trove of records unsealed in defamation case against alleged procurer of teen girls

The records are part of a defamation suit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who called one of Epstein's accusers a liar after she went public with her story. → Read More

Jeffrey Epstein, sex offenders qualified for work release under PBSO’s 2007 policy

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Newly released records from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office show convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein qualified for work release under the policy in place at the time, despite his sex offender status. Contact 5 reviewed 15 different work release policies provided by PBSO through a public records requests. The records, each one a revision of the last, show… → Read More

Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein: Was he eligible for work release while jailed in Palm Beach County?

The moment Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of sex crimes in a Palm Beach County courtroom in 2008, he was designated as a sexual offender. → Read More

Deputies issue arrest warrant for Central Florida figure skating coach

In the 13 years since she says she was sexual assault, Anika Hansford had told only a few people what happened to her. She certainly never planned on speaking publicly about the allegations. → Read More

Edward Napleton, Jr., son of well-known car dealer, sued following sexual assault arrest

The son of a well-known car dealer is facing a lawsuit after police say he sexually assaulted an unconscious woman at a West Palm Beach hotel last year. → Read More

Teen volunteers hit the streets to clean up their Northend neighborhoods

A group of kids in the Northend of West Palm Beach are spending part of their summer cleaning up the neighborhood where they grew up. → Read More

Boca Raton police using Ring cameras to crack down on crime

A new crime fighting tool fo homeowners and detectives in Boca Raton rolled out on Monday, and it's all centered around Ring doorbell cameras. → Read More

Police investigating deadly hit and run that killed 29-year-old father

West Palm Beach police are searching for the driver in a deadly hit and run that killed a 29-year-old father of two. → Read More

Jupiter approves 10% pay raise for officers, sergeants

The decision comes after months of rocky negotiations. → Read More

‘Stop the fines!’ Jupiter residents ask Town Council to stop fining Harbourside Place

Event center owes $800k in fines from alleged code violations → Read More

Gas station skimmers on the rise, increasing 27 percent from 2017 to 2018 statewide

In just a few weeks, agents with Florida’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) recovered more than 250 skimmers at gas stations across Florida. → Read More

Police hand out 700+ school zone citation to Boynton Beach drivers in one school year

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. - It's rush hour in on Hypoluxo Road between Congress and South Military Trail. While people hurry along their morning routines, a Boynton Beach police officer sits on the sidelines, making sure drivers do not hurry through the nearby school zone. “Every year we have an issue with speeders through the school zones,” said Officer Vinny Mastro. “The public… → Read More