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Bud Gillett

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Bud is the most veteran reporter at CBS 11 News with 42 years in major market television news, the last 36 years working the streets of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Bud has filed stories from four continents on wars, earthquakes, and other major events directly affecting North Texans. He has also reported on historic events closer to home, including the Fort Worth tornado, numerous Texas hurricanes, the Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, the Branch Davidian standoff near Waco, and a toddler falling into an uncapped well in Midland. Prior to moving to Dallas/Fort Worth, he was a reporter, newscast producer, and assignments editor for stations in Detroit, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Bud has won numerous statewide reporting awards from the Texas Associated Press, UPI, and the prestigious Headliner’s Club, in addition to being a Dallas Press Club “Katie” nominee. His award-winning work runs the gamut, from investigative excellence to “best feature” reporter. He has also taken home broadcast news awards while at WXYZ-TV in Detroit and WLWI-TV (now WTHR) in Indianapolis.

He is a member of the Dallas Press Club, the Indiana University Alumni Association, and the Descendants of the Founders of Ancient Windsor (Connecticut).

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Rain Harvesters Overflowing After Weekend Storms

Water experts at Texas A&M say the runoff from as little as 2-inches of rain can fill a 55-gallon drum.

06/23/2014

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U.S. Mayors Talking Jobs At Dallas Conference

More than 200 of the nation’s mayors descended on Dallas for the summer U.S. Conference of Mayors. Aerobics and a continental breakfast on the Continental Street Bridge provided an initial welcome, then there was a quick return to the routine.

CBS 11–06/20/2014

View of the holding cell 14 November 200

Criminal Suspects Freed From Jail Due To Computer Glitch

Twenty five criminal suspects were mistakenly freed from jail due to a computer glitch, according to Dallas Police.

06/18/2014

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World’s Top Urban Leaders Converge On Dallas

It’s a big week for city of Dallas officials who hosted hundreds of cultural and municipal leaders from around the world at the New Cities Summit on Tuesday.

06/17/2014

Full Moon

Full Moon Friday The 13th Full Of Superstitions

Did you cross your fingers for luck today? It’s Friday the 13 and a full moon. The combination is enough to make some people want to stay inside. But do they really have anything to fear?

CBS 11–06/13/2014

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RNC Site Selection Committee Leaves DFW

Dallas city leaders have already started grading themselves on Friday after the Republican National Convention site selection committee visited North Texas.

06/13/2014

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Brazilian Expats Come Together For World Cup Excitement

The world’s premier soccer event, held every four years, the FIFA World Cup is underway in Brazil. Brazilian natives now living in North Texas flocked to a Brazilian-themed restaurant in Richardson — the Blue Charcoal — to watch the event with fellow ex-pats.

CBS 11–06/12/2014

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Dallas Changes Bike Helmet Law

The city of Dallas elected to change the current bike helmet law, which will now apply only to those 17 and younger.

06/11/2014

Charlotte Merrill Semrau (credit: Collin County Sheriff's Office)

Home Daycare Closed Amid Child Abuse Allegations

Accused child molester Charlotte Semrau bonded out of the Collin County Jail after posting a $100,000 bond.

06/10/2014

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New Bill Would Limit Student Loan Payments

The average amount students from Texas owe is $24,000. But it’s small compared to some states.

06/09/2014

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Experts Urge Water Conservation Despite New Pipeline

The new $310 million Lake Texoma pipeline is finally online. When fully operational it will provide 28 percent of the water in the North Texas Municipal Water District.

06/06/2014

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Man Finds Wife, 2 Other Relatives Shot To Death

Fort Worth Homicide Investigators are trying to determine how three people died in a single household.

06/03/2014

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