07:30 Newscast August 5th, 2014

The American Automobile Association says the gas price is dropping fast as the current statewide average is now $3.30 and it’s been falling about a penny everyday for the past couple of weeks. Matthew Doyle has that.
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A potential starter at safety for LSU is back with the team after spending most of the summer suspended for allegedly hitting a woman near his apartment last May. Jalen Mills suspension was lifted after his charge of second-degree battery was reduced to misdemeanor simple battery.

A group in southwest Louisiana is trying to combat the obesity issue we have in our state by reaching out to eateries we love to flock to. Dare to be Healthy Program Coordinator Janice Ackley says they’ve launched the “Eat Healthy SWLA” campaign to help people make better choices at restaurants…:
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She says the are offering restaurants the opportunity to get the Healthy SWLA stamp of approval which means you’d have to have an entree option under 600 calories, less than 800 milligrams of sodium and less than 10 percent saturated fat.

Shouldn’t be any surprise but a new list out shows Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson is the richest person in Louisiana. Movoto says Benson’s net worth is at $1.5 billion dollars. Tulane business professor Mark Rosa says that’s a lot of dough for Louisiana…:
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The list shows Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the richest person in America with a net worth of $80 billion.