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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Mom Testifies In Trial Of Teacher Accused Of Deadly Hit & Run

There was a surprise development Tuesday in the trial of a former Grand Prairie teacher accused of a fatal hit-and-run accident that killed a six-year-old boy.

CBS 11–08/19/2014

Mugshot of former Grand Prairie teacher Tammy Lowe, who is accused in the hit and run death of a 6-year-old boy. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Former Teacher On Trial For Hit & Run That Killed 6-Year-Old

Testimony expected to get underway Tuesday in the trial of a former teacher accused of killing a boy last year.

08/18/2014

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New Dallas Program Would Put PD Under Watch Of DA

Dallas County DA Craig Watkins says he’s creating a special DA unit to probe police shootings in Dallas County as they are unfolding. He says the unit would run it’s own investigation parallel to any other criminal reviews.

CBS 11–08/16/2014

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Duncanville ISD Adjusts Dress Code Amid Controversy

Duncanville ISD board members voted 4-2 to make changes to a controversial dress code, which led to some suspensions last spring at Duncanville High School.

08/12/2014

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Dallas City Leaders React To Price’s Arrest

The probe of Commissioner Price went on from 2001 to 2011. Most current commissioners weren’t on the court during most of that time.

07/25/2014

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Drivers Reap Benefits Of “Gas Station War”

An intersection in Denton County at I-35E and Swisher Road has four gasoline stations selling gas for $3.29.

07/24/2014

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Firefighter Accused Of Sexual Assault

A Parker County firefighter has been charged with two counts of sexual abuse of a child.

07/23/2014

A North Texas man was arrested, owing about $56,000 in tolls

Toll Road Scofflaw Arrested For Outstanding Bill

Police say 41-year-old Robert Walter Dupree of Plano was arrested Thursday in The Colony for failure to use a proper signal.

07/22/2014

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Plano Man Breaks Into Hot Van To Rescue Dog

It’s not often police stand by as someone breaks into a vehicle. But in a case in Plano Sunday, it was to save a life.

07/21/2014

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Supporters & Opponents At North Texas Immigration Demonstrations

Protesters in North Texas and across America were on a mission Friday to keep attention focused on the border crisis. There were demonstrations across the country, but the largest one in North Texas was in Dallas.

CBS 11–07/18/2014

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Storms Test Cone Zones For Flooding

The storms that moved through the Dallas area today tested preparations to keep highway construction zones from flooding.

07/17/2014

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Voters To Determine Fate Of Fracking Ban

The Denton City Council has decided voters will determine the fate of a controversial ban on hydraulic fracturing in the city.

07/16/2014

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