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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Excitement As North Tarrant Express Project Nears Completion

A long-awaited highway project is inching towards a close, and local residents couldn’t be happier. The North Tarrant Expressway is set to reopen in October — two months earlier than projected.

CBS 11–09/04/2014

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Waxahachie Police Officer Shoots Emu To Save Elderly Man

A Waxahachie police officer killed an emu that was running through a residential neighborhood and threatening a 90-year-old man.

09/03/2014

A memorial grows at the spot where 6 people crashed and were killed in a car accident in Oak Cliff. (credit: Austin York/KRLD)

High School Students Among Six Killed In Car Crash

Three of the six young people killed in a one-car crash on Sunday attended Kimball High School. DISD says counselors will be available at the school when students return for class tomorrow.

09/01/2014

Police Agencies Patrolling Lakes During Labor Day Weekend

Law enforcement is out reminding people to stay safe while out on the lake during the Labor Day Holiday.

08/31/2014

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Arlington Hopes, College Champion Game Means National Attention

The City of Arlington hopes big sports events will grab national attention.

CBS 11–08/30/2014

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Future Starts Tonight For 2 Losing H.S. Football Teams

A kind of history will be made at Williams Stadium in Garland Friday night. Two high school football teams, that didn’t win a game last year, will square off to start the 2014 season.

CBS 11–08/29/2014

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Cantrell: “Ashamed” Of Commissioner’s For Not Voting Price Out

An effort to temporarily suspend embattled Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, with pay, failed on Tuesday. Price sat expressionless as Mike Cantrell’s motion failed.

CBS 11–08/26/2014

North Texas schoolteacher Tammy Lowe turned herself in to Grand Prairie police and admitting being the person responsible for a hit and run accident that left a 6-year-old boy dead. (credit: Grand Prairie Police Dept.)

Former Teacher To Serve A Decade For Deadly Hit-And-Run

A former Grand Prairie school teacher was sentenced to ten years in prison for the hit-and-run death of a six-year-old boy.

08/22/2014

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Former North Texas Teacher Convicted In Deadly Hit & Run Trial

A Dallas jury was sent home after convicting former Grand Prairie teacher Tammy Lowe of Manslaughter in a controversial hit-and-run fatality. Lowe had already pled guilty to a charge of Failing to Stop and Render Aid.

CBS 11–08/21/2014

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Jury Deciding Fate Of Teacher Accused In Deadly Hit & Run

The jury hearing the manslaughter case centering on a hit-and-run crash that caused the death of six-year-old John Raidy started deliberations Wednesday afternoon, but have since recessed for the day.

CBS 11–08/20/2014

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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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