Highlands, Sarasota, Hardee Counties cancel school as Eta approaches Florida

Highlands, Sarasota and Hardee County schools will be closed on Monday, November 9 as Tropical Storm Eta makes its way across South Florida and into the Gulf of Mexico. The school districts decided to cancel class Sunday evening due to the potential for significant rain and winds gusts in the area.

Missing Hardee County teen located

The Hardee County Sheriff’s Office says a teen has been located after being reported misssing September 3 around 12:30 a.m. in Wauchula, Fl.

Mom frustrated doctors won't test sick daughter for COVID-19

A Hardee County mother was worried her daughter could be infected with the novel coronavirus after tests for other illnesses came back negative but she said because her daughter didn't meet the criteria, doctors sent them home with no answers.

Who to call if you feel sick

If you feel sick, there are in-home, local, and national resources for you to get advice and medical help. Below is a list of hotlines, phone numbers, websites, and emails where you can get help in the Tampa Bay Area.