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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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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

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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

Victor Antonio Sanchez  (Source: Miami-Dade Corrections)

Grove Spa Ordered To Turn Over Name Of Woman Groped By Masseur

A Miami judge has ordered a Coconut Grove salon to give prosecutors the name of a woman who claims she was sexually groped by one of their massage therapists.

07/25/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Miami-Dade Race Could Be Nastiest Ever

Lynda Bell won her Miami-Dade County commission seat in 2010 largely on a platform of no new taxes and fiscal conservatism. Bell is a Republican.

07/24/2014

Sandra Santiesteban (Courtesy: Miami-dade Police)

Police: Woman Found In Car Died Of Blunt Trauma

Miami-Dade Police said Wednesday a woman found dead in a car in Opa Locka earlier this month was savagely beaten to death.

07/23/2014

Debris from an Malaysia Airlines plane crash lies in a field on July 18, 2014 in Grabovka, Ukraine. Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed yesterday on the Ukraine/Russia border near the town of Shaktersk. The Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people including crew members, the majority of the passengers being Dutch nationals, believed to be at least 173, 44 Malaysians, 27 Australians, 12 Indonesians and 9 Britons. It has been speculated that the passenger aircraft was shot down by a surface to air missile by warring factions in the region.   (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

HIV/AIDS “Giant” Killed In Malaysian Air Crash Mourned In South Florida

The University of Miami’s Dr. Margaret Fischl struggled against tears Friday as she mourned the loss of a long-time friend and colleague, and recounted his herculean efforts in the battle against HIV/AIDS.

07/18/2014

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Charlie Crist Picks Hispanic Woman, Democrat Darling As Running Mate

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist selected Annette Taddeo as his running mate in his bid for Governor.

07/17/2014

Pinecrest is considering changes to an intersection after two college students were killed.  (Source: CBS4)

Trial For Driver Accused Of Killing UM Students To Resume Wednesday

Trial for the driver accused of hitting two University of Miami students from China began Tuesday.

07/15/2014

A Miami officer's encounter with a driver is captured on video.
Source: Crespogram

Cop Clash Caught On Camera

A Miami police officer has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of investigation where he and another cop clashed during a traffic stop. It was captured on the traffic cop’s personal video camera that he mounted on the dash of his squad car.

07/14/2014

Clifford Friend (Source: CBS4)

Jurors Find Clifford Friend Guilty Of Second Degree Murder

A jury found Clifford Friend guilty of second-degree murder Friday night for the death of his ex-wife, Lynne, 20-years ago.

07/11/2014

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