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Sen. Bill Nelson

File photo of an empty classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

DNA, Digital X-Rays Used To ID School Remains

A researcher from the University of South Florida said Tuesday that a team of forensic experts is using DNA, skeletal analysis and digital X-rays to identify the remains from a former reform school on the Panhandle.

CBS Tampa–13 hours ago

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on voting rights at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Bill Nelson Joining Hunt In ‘Python Challenge’

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is joining the hunt for Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades.


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Nelson, Mack Debate Gets Heated

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The first and only debate between Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican challenger Rep. Connie Mack IV Wednesday came across almost like the old school-yard taunt, “I know you are, but […]

CBS Tampa–10/18/2012

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks during the Governor's Hurricane Conference at the Broward County Convention Center on May 16, 2012 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Democrats Making Gov. Scott Election Issue In Florida

The fact that Gov. Rick Scott isn’t on the ballot this year isn’t stopping Democrats from making him an issue as they try to keep President Barack Obama and Sen. Bill Nelson in office.

CBS Tampa–07/15/2012

File photo of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson. (Photo by Chris Livingston/Getty Images)

Nelson Re-Election a Major Focus for Democrats

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Bill Nelson doesn’t want supporters to be fooled by his fundraising advantage over Republican frontrunner Connie Mack the IV. While Nelson has about $11 million in his campaign account compared […]

CBS Tampa–07/15/2012

Stevie Wonder Honored With ASCAP American Troubadour Award

Mack Attack Ad Blasts Nelson, Obama Pipeline Call

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV blasted U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a radio campaign ad Tuesday for going along with President Obama’s decision opposing the Keystone XL pipeline project that would […]

CBS Tampa–04/25/2012