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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Politics And Public Fear Drive Ebola Scare In Miami-Dade

The experts at the Centers For Disease Control told Florida Sunday not to expend resources testing a West Africa boy for Ebola.

10/06/2014

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Hope For Mentally Disturbed Inmates: ‘Forgotten Floor’ May Become A Memory

For nearly a decade CBS4 News has been telling viewers of Miami-Dade County jail’s “Forgotten Floor.” It’s a facility where the mentally ill inmates are warehoused on steel beds, concrete floors, cowering naked in their cells.

10/03/2014

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South Florida Preparing As Ebola Arrives In U.S.

Florida international University’s Dr. Aileen Marty had a teaching moment about contagions as she addressed a classroom full of future doctors Wednesday.

10/01/2014

A man who thought he'd be clever by repositioning a building's security camera before he burglarized one of its offices didn't realize the mirror had to two faces, and both were his.  (Source: Coral Gables Police)

Gables Law Firm Thief Caught On Camera

A man who thought he’d be clever by repositioning a building’s security camera before he burglarized one of its offices didn’t realize the mirror had to two faces, and both were his.

09/30/2014

One man was killed, two others hospitalized, after an early morning apartment fire in Hialeah.  (Source: CBS4)

Deadly Apartment Fire In Hialeah

One man was killed, two others hospitalized, after an early morning apartment fire in Hialeah. Police received a call just before 3 a.m. about the fire at the Lake Point Plaza Apartments at 1025 W 76th Street.

09/29/2014

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Judge Considers Life Sentence For Teen Convicted Gas Station Murders

Miami-Dade judge will consider what sort of sentence to hand down to a teen convicted of killing a couple at a Miami Gardens gas station.

09/19/2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez takes the stand at the corruption trial of former Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman on Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014. (Source: CBS4)

Mayor Gimenez Testifies At Corruption Trial Of Suspended Homestead Mayor

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez testified as a witness for the state Wednesday in the corruption trial of ex-Homestead Mayor Steve Bateman.

09/17/2014

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Exclusive: Police Investigate Violent Attack On Middle School Girl

Miami-Dade Police and school police are investigating an attack on a eighth grade middle school student at a McDonald’s near Cutler Bay.

09/04/2014

Levine Cava (Source: CBS4)

Incumbent Miami-Dade Commissioner Knocked Off By Newcomer

Daniella Levine Cava took a break from breaking down her campaign headquarters Wednesday to laugh and happily hug a supporter. The political newcomer and former not-for-profit agency director had reason to be happy. In Tuesday’s primary, Levine Cava upset incumbent Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell in a race that was divided along party lines and nastily contested. It also set a record for the amount of money spent on a county commission race, the two candidates spending some $1.2 million.

08/27/2014

Ulaun Jamar Volthire is accused of stabbing his mother. (Source: miamidade.gov)

Police: Daughter Saves Mother From Knife Attack By Teen Brother

A woman had to be airlifted to the hospital Monday after police say she was stabbed by her son.

08/25/2014

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