Andrea Perdomo


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. 

Lee Sheriff's Office Facebook Page

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man after investigating threats of  a mass shooting at a Fort Myers synagogue. 

Lee County  Sheriff Carmine Marceno announced Thursday his office received a tip from a concerned temple member that resulted in the arrest of 43-year-old Alfredo Sanchez, a man previously convicted of felony firearm charges in Miami-Dade county.

"Sanchez made at least one statement indicating that he had the ability and the means to carry out a shooting at the synagogue," Marceno said. 

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Update: The Hendry County Board of Commissioners announced  that MV Transportation will be the emergency Community Transportation Coordinator for Glades and Hendry Counties.  MV Transportation is preparing to resume Transportation Disadvantaged services in the area on Monday, February 24, 2020.Riders in Glades and Hendry Counties are asked to call MV Transportation at 800-260-0139.

The organization that has transported the disabled and disadvantaged in Southwest Florida for the last 30 years is permanently suspending its services.

Emily Glazier

A Southwest Florida woman and her mother are quarantined in their home after recently traveling from China.

Emily Glazier is a first-year English professor at the University of South China in Hunan Province, located a few hours south of the city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.

Glazier shares her story of traveling to the U.S. from China with WGCU’s Andrea Perdomo from her home in Bonita Springs.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

*Editors Note: There is an image at the end of this article that some readers may find disturbing.

Last week, a dolphin was found off the coast of Naples with a fatal wound to its head, and another dolphin was found with a bullet in its side off Pensacola Beach.

In Collier County, the Supervisor of Elections office began sending out vote-by-mail ballots last week for the Presidential Preference Primary Election taking place March 17. WGCU’s Andrea Perdomo spoke with Jennifer Edwards, who has been supervising elections in Collier for 20 years, about some vote by mail  FAQ’s.