11:30 Newscast February 2, 2015

According to Gasbuddy-dot-com, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose in Louisiana for the second week in a row. Senior Petroleum Analyst Gregg Laskoski says we may have seen the end of the four-month-long drop in prices at the pump…:
CUT 9 (07) “a week ago”
He says wholesale prices have increased by more than 20 cents a gallon, and those increases will, eventually, get passed on to consumers.

State Police say two people not buckled up were killed in a fatal wreck in Assumption Parish. Trooper Evan Harrell says a Tacoma pickup truck hit a Chevrolet Silverado head-on on Highway 70 yesterday morning..:
CUT 15 (08) “in that crash”
Fifty-one-year-old Lester Albarado and 57-year-old Gabriel Plaisance.

There is a buzz today surrounding the Nationwide Super Bowl commercial last night in which a little boy dies at the end. Some are saying the spot was inappropriate and too depressing to be played during the big game.
Jensen Moore-Copple is an assistant professor of strategic communication with LSU’s Manship School. She doesn’t think this is good for the company:
CUT 12 (07) “Super Bowl advertising”
Nationwide issued a statement explaining the intention of the ad was to bring awareness to the issue of preventable injuries and deaths among children. But Moore-Copple doesn’t think it worked for them based on massive social media backlash over the spot.

Speaking of the Super Bowl, a native from Vicksburg, Mississippi is a surprise hero from the game. He’s undrafted cornerback Malcolm Butler who intercepted the Seahawks at the goal line with less than a minute to keep New England’s 28-24 win over Seattle.