Gary Nelson

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Gary Nelson has been a member of the CBS4 News team since September, 1992, coming on board in the days following Hurricane Andrew, a storm that ripped a swath of devastation across our community and ripped the roof off Gary’s house.

Gary’s colorful style and memorable story-telling ability have helped CBS4 News stand apart in South Florida television. It is a style Gary has been developing and sharing over 42 years of broadcast news experience. While Gary has lived and worked his entire life in Florida – beginning in his hometown of Gainesville – his many assignments across the United States and overseas have contributed to the numerous Emmy and Associated Press awards he has received for everything from spot news to feature stories to investigative reporting. He has also won the Edward R. Murrow award.

Gary is a member of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences

Born and raised in Gainesville, Gary, of course, bleeds Orange and Blue as a big fan of the Florida Gators. Gary enjoys fishing, scrabble and quality time with his wife, Mary Jane. His son, Niles, is a cryptologist/linguist for United States Navy Security, who reads, writes and speaks Chinese.

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Al Sharpton speaks at the 2015  National Urban League Conference in Fort Lauderdale.
(Source: CBS4)

2015 National Urban League Conference Kicks Off In Fort Lauderdale

The National Urban League Conference opened in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, with much of the day’s discussions focused on growing racial tensions across America and what’s being done about it.

07/30/2015

Man steals iPad from 4-year-old. (Source: BSO)

Thief Steals More Than Candy From ‘Baby’

Grace Plata, The owner of Grace Salon in Tamarac hopes a young man is caught and changes his ways; learns you can get the things you want in life without stealing them from a helpless child.

07/29/2015

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Teen Takes Plea Deal In Killian Stabbing

A South Florida teen accused of stabbing a classmate at Killian Senior High School earlier this year has taken a plea deal from the state.

07/28/2015

Luis Rodriguez

Family Bares Broken Hearts, Hopes To Catch Hit-And-Run Killer

Tears flowed in a downtown Miami law office Monday as a family pleaded for the public’s help in catching the driver in a fatal hit and run.

07/27/2015

City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado  (Source: CBS4)

City Commissioners Not Happy About Beckham, Regalado Stadium News

Miami city commissioners were fuming on Thursday after they say they were blindsided by news Friday that Mayor Tomas Regalado and David Beckham, one of the hottest personalities on the planet, had agreed to Beckham’s group building a Major League Soccer stadium in Miami on mostly city-owned land next to Marlins Park on the old Orange Bowl site.

07/23/2015

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Frosty Drinks And Business For Americans In Cuba?

Business, government and civic leaders gathered on Watson Island Wednesday and some of the talk was of Cuba. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez focused not so much on newly raised flags in Washington – as he did our beaches. They have eroded terribly, and Gimenez is pushng a $40 million sand re-nourishment plan to keep Cuba’s luscious beaches from eroding our tourist base.

07/22/2015

Gerard Rivera-Domenech (Source: MDPD)

Eviction Ends With Gunfire In Miami

A man was arrested Tuesday, accused of shooting his tenant during a not-so-smooth eviction process.

07/21/2015

Surveillance cameras rolled as police said two women walked into a Miami jewelry store and stole two pricey pieces. (Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

Duo Steals Pricey Pieces From Dade Store

Miami-Dade Police are asking for the public’s help to find two women who, police say, stole some pricey pieces from a jewelry store.

07/16/2015

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Lopez-Cantera Running For Rubio’s Senate Seat

Florida’s Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will run in 2016 for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

07/15/2015

At a town council meeting Wednesday, Miami Lakes residents requested the FDLE conduct an independent probe of Mayor Michael Pizzi's crash with a tree in June.  (Source: CBS4)

Attorney: Questions On Pizzi Crash A ‘No Brainer’

Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi mugged for the cameras and worked the crowd Wednesday night before the town council requested the FDLE conduct an independent probe of his crash with a tree in June.

07/02/2015

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