08:30 Newscast August 5th, 2014

Despite some international political turmoil, the gas price market is being kind to the consumer. The current statewide average for a gallon of regular according to AAA is $3.30 and fuel analyst Don Redman says this is typically the time of year we see the price trend up but that’s not the case for 2014…:
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We’re 18 cents down from this time last month in Louisiana.

The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement two workers at a fish packing facility had to be saved yesterday evening after the became stuck in equipment for hours. They say it was an industrial  accident at Daybrook Fisheries and the two men conducting maintenance on a fish counter/sorter became trapped in the equipment. Both men reportedly sustained severe injuries to one or both of their legs and are in the hospital. The cause of the incident is under investigation.

Studies on eating habits in America consistently show Louisiana to be among the most obese states in the nation. The Dare To Be Healthy initiative is working to change that. Eric Gill has more…:
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The National Hurricane Center says Bertha has been downgraded to a tropical storm. The second named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane season is expected to continue to weaken out at sea and poses no threat to land.

Saints Quarterback Drew Brees didn’t practice with the team for the second time Monday. Coach Sean Payton said Brees is day to day with an abdominal injury.