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3 robberies to 2 Deltona stores last week. New one last night at convenience store 2 miles away. Deputies investigating possible connection. They say the tactics & description are similar. +WESH 2 News #VolusiaCounty #WESH
An investigation is underway into whether or not the same man is responsible for four robberies that happened in just over a week, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.
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WARNING: One person has died and another was sickened in Florida by a flesh-eating bacteria called vibrio vulnificus. The bacteria is found in warm salt water. See how the bacteria is contracted: http://on.wesh.com/UBwRwt
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A man was shot while standing on a front lawn near the Orange County Jail Thursday night, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
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Today, Winter Park Police are working to identify two #skimming suspects who may have prompted a security breach. We have important tips on how to detect skimming devices so you can protect yourself at the ATM. #security #WinterPark #WESH #suntrustbank
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Another #SunRail story: Extra trains added last week to accommodate the crowds
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A judge says accused Publix robber Cecil Buckner will stay put in jail for now. He was denied bail this morning. 
A judge ordered 34-year-old Cecil Dante Buckner to be held without bond on Thursday morning in connection to charges of robbery of several Publix stores.
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Tomorrow's the last day for Orange County Public Schools' #student registration! First day of class for Seminole Co. is Aug. 11. All other #CentralFlorida districts? Aug. 18. More important #BackToSchool info here...
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Need a lift? Here's all you need to know about @lyft, the controversial #carsharing company rolling out in #Orlando tonight. +WESH 2 News
A new car service is scheduled to launch in Orlando Thursday evening, but city officials say it is illegal.
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Brixton Dyer, 19, was scheduled to appear before a judge this morning, after an arrest warrant on first degree murder charges was served yesterday. The Orlando man was in the Orange County Jail at the time, being held on robbery charges. +WESH 2 News #WESH
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Volusia County deputies say a peeping tom was at it again over the weekend. This time, they told WESH his target was a teenager in her bedroom. 
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After just 5 days of transporting passengers across Central Florida, #SunRail crashes into a landscaping trailer, stopped on the tracks. #WESH
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Rikki Klaus joined WESH 2 News in July 2013 as a reporter.

After spending 18 formative years in Vero Beach, Fla., Rikki attended the University of Florida. She studied abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico, produced an award-winning story in Zacapa, Guatemala, and earned her Telecommunication-News degree.

Then, it was off to Huntsville, Alabama, where Rikki worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WHNT News 19. She covered the final space shuttle launch from Cape Canaveral and a gubernatorial inauguration in Montgomery.

Next, Rikki returned to the Treasure Coast, where she reported and shot video at WPTV NewsChannel 5.

The Associated Press, Radio Television Digital News Association, Society of Professional Journalists and National Broadcasting Society have awarded Rikki for her journalistic work.

Rikki enjoys reading novels and the Sunday edition of the New York Times, salsa dancing and horseback riding. She loves yoga, surfing, running, snapping photos and traveling.

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