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Monica Rix

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Monica Rix is an AP award-winning journalist. She joined WDBO in December 2011.

Monica grew up in Miami and graduated from the University of Florida. She started her career in radio, working for WRUF-FM, in Gainesville. Monica has also worked in TV, reporting in North Carolina, Alabama and here in Orlando, before landing her current gig at WDBO.

Have a story idea? Email her at Monica.Rix@coxinc.com.

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UPDATE: SunRail running again; dead man on tracks was hit by commuter train

SunRail services has resumed while police investigate the death of a man whose body was found in the tracks early this morning. WFTV reports the victim was struck by a SunRail train sometime last evening. The unidentified man was reportedly hit at about 10 p.m. The body was not discovered ...

Orlando watch parties set for UCF-Penn State game

If you’re not planning on heading all the way to Ireland to catch the game, but want to get in on some game day action, there are plenty of parties around town to celebrate the start of college football season! Kickoff for the UCF vs. Penn State Croke Park Classic ...

Diane Sawyer signs off from ABC's World News

Diane Sawyer signed off early from ABC's World News, Wednesday night. "I just want you to know what a deep privilege it has been to sit in the anchor chair these years … where Peter Jennings created a signature of such curiosity and courage," she said while wrapping up the ...

Toddler drops adorable F-bomb during Ice Bucket Challenge

No doubt, you've seen TONS of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge videos over the past few weeks, but this toddler may have just made the best one yet! The British two-year-old’s reaction to getting ice-cold water dumped on her head is perfect. Warning: this video is adorable, but it does include ...

Ocoee Police searching for attempted kidnapper

Ocoee Police are looking for a man who they say tried to kidnap an 11-year-old boy.  Investigators said it happened outside of Citrus Elementary School, Tuesday.  The man offered the boy a ride, saying he had a present for him, but police say the child refused and was able to ...

Orlando couple snaps 'divorce selfie' after signing papers

Selfies have taken social media by storm, but this may be a first: the divorce selfie. Keith Hinson and Michelle Knight had been married for three years and recently took a trip down to the Orange County Courthouse to finalize their divorce. The 36-year-old tells me after the papers were ...

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Woman uses farm tools to survive leopard attack

A 54-year-old woman in India is recovering from serious injuries after fending off a leopard attack. Kalama Devi says the leopard pounced as she walked through a field. "I held the leopard with my hands, it then bit my hand and then left it... both my hands are in immense ...

Woman fights, survives leopard attack using bare hands

A 54-year old woman in India is recovering with serious injuries, after fending off a leopard attack. Kalama Devi says the leopard pounced as she walked through a field. "I held the leopard with my hands, it then bit my hand and then left it... both my hands are in ...

Food truck unveils the 'Twinx' at NY State Fair

From funnel cakes to fried Oreos, fair food always seems to be over-the-top. But one food truck at the New York State Fair is now hoping to tickle tastebuds with a new twist on fried treats. It's called a Twinx -- A Twix stuffed inside a Twinkie, wrapped in bacon, ...

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Man and his 100-pound scrotum to soon seperate

Dan Mauer has spent nearly two decades with a 100-pound mass on his groin. The 39-year old says it's physically and emotionally exhausting, since everywhere he went, people stared. "They don't know what it's like to live in my shoes," Maurer said. "I knew there was something else going on." ...