A school resource officer -- identified on network news around the nation as "a good guy with a gun" -- engaged an 18-year-old shooter after he opened fire at approximately 7:55 a.m. Tuesday at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Md. The shooter, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital.
Tiffany Parisi, a Democrat perhaps better known in Jacksonville than on the Treasure Coast, filed papers Feb. 26 to run for the House District 83 seat Gayle Harrell is vacating, and in the process challenges a Republican businessman who has been in the race for the past year.
Floridians owe a debt to Randy Fine. During the last six months, the South Brevard County Republican quietly made himself an environmental hero, a champion for the Indian River Lagoon.
Police now say the death toll has risen to six with another 10 people injured, some critically, in a pedestrian bridge collapse Thursday over a busy Miami highway adjacent to the Florida International University campus.
Bill Nelson, the senator whose name fewer than 50 percent of Floridians know but who's been in or hanging around elected office since Richard Nixon was president, tells us he can still be fresh and new.
What will Citrus County school authorities do about white supremacist teacher Dayanna Volitich? I hope, the right thing.
The group's name sounds innocuous enough -- Organize Florida. Could mean anything, right?
Accused school shooter Nikolas Cruz, 19 -- for the most part held in solitary confinement in a county lock-up since his arrest -- was formally charged Wednesday with 17 counts of first-degree murder. As it stands, he could be sentenced to death if convicted.
While Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature were busy crafting a $500 million school safety plan for Florida, the family of an injured student was preparing what could be the first of several lawsuits in connection with the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.
Rep. Katie Edwards-Walpole -- widely admired around the state, a lawmaker Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz told me Monday "is among the top five most effective legislators in either party I've ever worked with" -- has announced she won't run for reelection in November.