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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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August 21, 2014: A fire destroyed a boat docked on the Miami River. (Source: CBS4)

Fire Destroys Boat Docked On Miami River

Firefighters spent part of Thursday afternoon battling a fire on a boat in the Miami River.

08/21/2014

4-year-old mauled by dog in Goulds (Source: CBS4)

Dog Seized After Child’s Deadly Mauling Attack Euthanized

One of the dogs, a pit bull that lived in a home where a 4-year-old was mauled to death last week, has been euthanized.

08/19/2014

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Animal Services)

DCF Knew Of Danger Dogs Posed To Boy Mauled To Death

Three-and-a-half years before Javan Dade, Jr. was mauled to death by his father’s dog or dogs in the backyard of the dad’s home in Southwest Miami-Dade, the Department of Children and Families was warned that the dogs posed a danger to Javan and his siblings.

08/18/2014

Rabbi Joseph Raksin (Source: Yona Lunger)

Stereotype May Have Played Role In Rabbi Murder

Police continue to look for the killers of a beloved rabbi, gunned down in Northeast Miami-Dade in broad daylight.

08/12/2014

(Courtesy: George Morffiz )

Exclusive: Account Of Accident That Critically Injured Former Hialeah Mayor

Driving along I-95 in North Miami-Dade Monday, George Morffiz had a blowout and pulled his white pickup off into the emergency stopping lane to change the tire. He called his good friend, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Martinez, to come help him.

08/08/2014

Victor Antonio Sanchez 8/7/14 (Source: CBS4)

Alleged Spa Groping Victims Can Testify At Suspect’s Trial

Two alleged victims of a massage molester at a Coconut Grove spa will be allowed to testify in his criminal trial involving a third woman, even though they did not call police after they claim they were victimized.

08/07/2014

Dr. Aileen Marty (Source: CBS4)

FIU Expert To Join Ebola War In Africa

An infectious disease expert from Florida International University has been summoned to join the battle against the Ebola epidemic in Africa. Dr. Aileen Marty was officially called to action Wednesday by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is expected she will be flying overseas within the next few days to join in the effort to contain the outbreak that has killed upwards of 1,000 people, including scores of health care providers.

08/06/2014

Curtis Hollinger is charged in the fatal shooting of a 13-year-old in Florida City. (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Teen Charged In Deadly Florida City Shooting

A Florida City teen has been charged in the shooting death of another teen over the weekend. Darin Booker, 13, died from a gunshot wound Sunday night just blocks from his home.

08/05/2014

Joy Terry Lee Clayton in court on Thursday July 31, 2014 (Source: CBS4)

Woman Who Left Scene Of Fatal Crash Dodges Prosecution

In Miami’s Brickell neighborhood in March of last year, 52-year-old Ana Marie Mares had just left a sushi restaurant when she was struck and killed by a driver who kept on going.

07/31/2014

Inner Tube Rescue2

Coast Guard Plucks Six Men From Inner Tubes

The U.S. Coast Guard conducted a search and rescue operation off Key Biscayne Wednesday morning after several men were spotted floating on inner tubes.

07/30/2014

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