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Millions for Brees and billions from BP

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. Did you get the WLOX.com breaking news email about Drew Brees? The Saints signal caller has agreed to a new contract worth $100 million. Most Saints fans are euphoric.

"He's worth every penny!" one person posted this afternoon on the WLOX Facebook wall. You'll hear from people just like that fan on WLOX News at 6:00.

You'll also hear from our friend Johnny Ballpark Franks. He hosts a daily sports talk show. So as you might imagine, today's news about Brees heated up the phone lines.

Government leaders from across South Mississippi met in Gulfport today to learn how the Restore Act fine money from BP could help their communities recover from the 2010 oil disaster.

"We'll have a wish list a mile long," one coastal mayor said.

Coastal cities may be eligible for a portion of the billions of dollars BP must pay in fines. Trang Pham Bui covered the Restore Act meeting. You'll see her report on WLOX News at 6:00.

When you flip over to our CBS channel at 6:30, we'll take you to Wiggins. Neighbors are gathering in Blaylock Park to cheer on the 857th. That National Guard unit is on its way to Texas and then Afghanistan. Terrance Friday introduces us to some of the soldiers heading off to war on WLOX News at 6:30.

There's a lot going on this weekend. What will the weather be like? He best way to find out is to monitor the weather on WLOX News, WLOX.com and your WLOX apps for iPhones or Android devices. Have a great weekend.

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