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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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Downtown Miami Charter School (Source: CBS4)

Mom Wants $25 Million For Son’s Alleged Sex Abuse

Opening statements got underway Thursday in the sexual abuse case of a child whose family has sued his former South Florida charter school where the alleged abuse took place by an older student.

CBS Miami–04/03/2014

Miami-Dade police officers pulled a car crash victim from her demolished SUV Tuesday afternoon as the vehicle was catching fire.  (Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade Officers Pull Woman From Car As It Begins To Burn

Miami-Dade police officers pulled a car crash victim from her demolished SUV Tuesday afternoon as the vehicle was catching fire.

04/01/2014

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Governor Scott Dodges Charges His Campaign Disses Hispanics

Governor Rick Rick Scott was in Davie, North of the Miami-Dade border Friday, and not talking about the resignation down South in Coral Gables that rocked his campaign.

CBS Miami–03/28/2014

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South Florida Cops Take Down Retail Crime Theft Ring

Nearly two dozen people have been charged in a retail theft operation which stretched from South Florida to Orlando.

03/27/2014

Michel Escoto is accused of killing his newlywed bride to collect insurance money.  (Source: CBS4)

“The Other Woman” Testifies in Newlywed Murder Trial

Every marital murder case it seems has “the other woman.”

03/25/2014

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Hooker Heist At SOBE Hotel

The W Hotel on Miami Beach is a swanky joint with Rolls Royces and Lamborghinis lined up out front. The average room goes for 600 bucks a night. Actor Jamie Foxx was seen entering the hotel Friday but Jamie Foxx wasn’t alone. Miami Beach police and Miami Beach CSI were also at the hotel investigating a robbery. Call it The Swedes and The Scarlet Women Caper.

03/21/2014

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Husband On Trial For Alleged Murder Of Wife For $1 Million Insurance Policy

It has been said that a defendant who represents himself has a fool for a client. Nonetheless Michel Escoto is acting as his own attorney as he goes on trial in a case with the rest of his life on the line.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Holds News Conference At Biomedical Product Manufacturing

Gov. Rick Scott In So Florida Talking About High Costs Of College Education

Florida Governor Rick Scott was in South Florida Monday hearing from parents and students about the high cost of college education.

03/17/2014

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Miami-Dade Orders Safety Study For Dangerous Rickenbacker

The Rickenbacker Causeway, linking Miami to Key Biscayne and named for a famed adventurer, can pose a life and death venture for some.

03/04/2014

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Exclusive: FWC Officer Talks About Shooter’s Jail Sentence

A man who shot a police officer in a life and death struggle was sent off to a long prison stretch Friday.

CBS4–02/28/2014

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