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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Omar Costa (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Fmr. Substitute Teacher Charged In Child Porn Investigation

A teacher at a Broward County charter school has been charged with having a host of graphic child porn videos on his home computer.

08/28/2015

Miami-Dade Police said the guard, identified as 49-year old Keith Cox, was shot at the Martin Luther King Metrorail Station located at 6205 NW 27th Avenue on Tuesday evening.  (Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

Family Pleads For Info In Security Guard Shooting

The family of a security guard shot at a Miami-Dade metro rail station is asking for the public’s help to find those responsible.

08/28/2015

Mark Rose (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

BSO: Man Impersonates Deputy, Picks Up Prostitute

A man is in trouble with the law, accused of impersonating those that uphold it while he solicited a prostitute.

08/27/2015

The family of a tourist who was found unconscious  outside a South Florida night club is asking for the public’s help to find the person responsible as he is in a coma at a hospital. (Courtesy: Family Photo)

SOBE Club Pays $5 Million For Bouncer’s Alleged Brutality

The family of a man who suffered brain damage after he was allegedly punched by a bouncer has announced the owners of the now defunct Cameo night club on South Beach have paid a $5 million settlement.

08/26/2015

Carol Ann Dimas (Source: Facebook)

Exclusive: Emergency Response Of Cruise Ship Crew Criticized

Three passengers that just returned from a seven day cruise on the Carnival Glory are telling a horrifying tale after witnessing another passenger drown after falling overboard before ship crews could respond in time.

08/24/2015

CBS4's Gary Nelson speaks via Skype with cruise passenger Gary Terry after he and his family witnessed a woman fall overboard. (Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Family Appalled By Carnival’s Response To Woman Overboard

Three passengers that just returned from a 7-day cruise on the Carnival Glory is telling a horrifying tale after witnessing another passenger drown after falling overboard before ship crews could respond in time.

08/23/2015

Brandon Lapeikis walked into a Miami-Dade courtroom Thursday and admitted to shooting and killing his friend, Christian Salazar, in December 2013.
(Source: CBS4)

NMB Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Shooting Of Friend

Brandon Lapeikis walked into a Miami-Dade courtroom Thursday and admitted to shooting and killing his friend, Christian Salazar, in December 2013.

08/20/2015

Smash and grab burglary at a T-Mobile store in North Miami Beach.  (Source: CBS4)

$12K Worth Of Items Stolen From T-Mobile Store

A group of crooks smashed into a NE Miami-Dade cellphone store and stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.

08/19/2015

(Source: CBS4) PortMiami is considered the world's busiest port.

NOAA Says Port Miami Dredge Disaster For Reef

In a project all but finished, the Army Corps of Engineers has dredged the channels at and leading to Port Miami for nearly two years, but another U.S. government agency says the Corps wreaked environmental havoc in the process.

08/18/2015

An investigation is underway after a dog was found dead in Pembroke Pines with a note attached to its body which said "We beat it to death! lol! (evil smiley face). HAHAHA!" (Source: CBS4)

Note On Dog’s Body “We Beat It To Death LOL”

An investigation is underway after a dog was found dead in Pembroke Pines with a note attached to its body which said “We beat it to death! lol! (evil smiley face). HAHAHA!”

08/11/2015

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