Cat Gloria

Times Staff Writer

Cat Gloria is a 2018 summer intern for the Tampa Bay Times.

Florida school guardian money funds training, uniforms and a $125,000 use-of-force simulator called the MILO 300

In Broward County, newly hired armed guardians do target practice. Across the state, counties that have opted to hire guardians have spent money in a wide variety of ways. Most asked for money for training supplies, weapons and salaries for the guardians. But several allocated funds for clothing, banners and travel. (Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press)
School systems had few rules to follow and little oversight.

Dana Cottrell, Daniel Webster battle for U.S. House Florida District 11: What you need to know

Democrat Dana Cottrell (left) is facing U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (right), the incumbent Republican, in the race for Florida's 11th Congressional District [Cottrell campaign/Webster campaign]
Daniel Webster is a longtime Republican face in a GOP stronghold. Dana Cottrell is an educator and Democrat running in her first race.

U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster has all the advantages over Dana Cottrell

Democrat Dana Cottrell (left) is facing U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster (right), the incumbent Republican, in the race for Florida's 11th Congressional District [Cottrell campaign/Webster campaign]
Dana Cottrell has every disadvantage in her race for Florida's 11th Congressional District against U.S. Rep Daniel Webster.Her Republican opponent represents a GOP-leaning district.

Few signs of Irma left on Marco Island one year later

Marco Island's beaches remain as tranquil and clean as before Hurricane Irma hit in 2017. [Cat Gloria | Florida Beach Insider photo]
Almost a year after Hurricane Irma caused billions of dollars in damages across Florida, youd be hard-pressed to find any evidence of the storm on tiny Marco Island. The eye of the Category..