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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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Pool Electrocution Highlights Wiring Safety Issues

The electrocution of a 7-year old boy in the family’s North Miami swimming pool – apparently due to faulty wiring to the pool’s light – has served as a lightning rod drawing attention to pool safety.

3 hours ago

Gisela Tacao was charged with 53 counts of animal abuse. (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Hialeah Pet Rescue Operator Charged With Animal Cruelty

A woman who ran a pet rescue in Hialeah has been charged with more than 50 counts of animal cruelty after police found the animals living in filth in a small warehouse. The woman is likely facing more charges after police found scores more animals – some in grave condition – at her home in North Miami-Dade on Thursday.

23 hours ago

A rendering of the interior bowl of the proposed soccer stadium at PortMiami. (Source: Arquitectonica, 360 Architecture and Visual House)

Alliance Launches Campaign Against PortMiami Soccer Stadium

Amid all promise for Major League Soccer in Miami, in a stadium at PortMiami overlooking the bay and city, what was the once quiet opposition to the stadium plan has now gone very public.


Gov. Rick Scott (Source: CBS4)

Governor Scott Lobbies For DCF Funding After Earlier Slashing Agency

Florida Gov. Rick Scott chatted up some kids and parents at an Opa-Locka Department of Children and Families office Tuesday. Scott shared a “selfie” with the office director, and made the rounds chatting and shaking hands with staff members.


Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Closing Arguments Set For Monday In Charter School Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are set for Monday in the case of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School.


Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron.  (Source: Miami Dade College)

Miami Dade College President Regrets Comments Of “Personal Nature”

Miami Dade College is led by President Eduardo Padrón, a hugely respected and proper figure. The “proper” part, however, has taken a punch this week.


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Alleged Charter School Sex Abuse Victim Says He Thinks Of Suicide

Wearing tan slacks and a blue dress shirt, a little boy raised his hand to God and described the ungodly abuse he says he suffered at the Downtown Miami Charter School.


Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Asst. Principal In Charter School Sex Abuse Case Testifies

In the case of child on child sex abuse, a counselor and therapist testified Tuesday that the alleged victim was “traumatized” and “believable.”


Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Mother Of Alleged Charter School Sex Abuse Victim Takes Stand

The mother of a seven-year-old boy who was allegedly sexually abused while a student at the Downtown Miami Charter School told the court Monday her child was overall “happy” until the first incident of alleged abuse took place.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Charter School Principal Defends Campus In $25 Million Student Sex Abuse Case

The principal of South Florida charter school at the center of a $25 million sex abuse and bullying lawsuit continued testifying in court Friday.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014