Andrea Perdomo

Reporter

Andrea Perdomo is a reporter for WGCU News. She started her career in public radio as an intern for the Miami-based NPR station, WLRN. Andrea graduated from Florida International University, where she was a contributing writer for the student-run newspaper, The Panther Press, and was also a member of the university's Society of Professional Journalists chapter. 

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An alarmingly high number of dead marine life has been washing up on Southwest Florida Beaches since Nov. 21. In Lee and Collier counties, 39 bottlenose dolphins had washed ashore as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program partnered with local non-profit organizations as well as private citizens and companies to try to restore seagrass in the Caloosahatchee River.

Photo courtesy of Next Plumbing

Thanksgiving isn’t just a busy time of the year for supermarkets—it’s also one of the busiest times of the year for the plumbing industry.

The operations manager of Next Plumbing, Patrick Garner, recently shared information about the strain people unknowingly put their plumbing through during the holiday season, along with some tips on how to prevent them.


Charlotte County Sheriff's Office

When a person reports a sexual assault at an emergency room, treatment of the victim includes more than just medical care. A victim advocacy group, the state attorney’s office and the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office teamed up to create what’s called “Code Teal” kits. 

Tim Donovan / FWC

Boaters are being advised be on the lookout for manatees as the weather begins to cool.

November is Manatee Awareness Month and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission sent an advisory urging boaters to heed posted manatee protection zones to help aid in the conservation of the threatened species.

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