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Monday Nightcast Headlines

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BP could pay out billions, even tens of billions of dollars in fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. Most of that money will stay along the gulf coast for coastal restoration projects.

Did Daniel Lavernge act alone? The father of Mickey Shunick says he believes Lavernge had help. Lavernge is charged with murder and kidnapping in the Lafayette woman's disappearance.

The Lake Charles lakefront will get a new landmark. PPG will build a clock as part of its 65th anniversary celebration.

 

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