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Bayou Mayor: Domestic violence 'up 320%' since oil spill

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Mayor Stan Wright of Bayou La Batre, Alabama, says people in his state are having a "rough" time.

He claims domestic violence "went up 320%" and calls to the police have also gone up 110% a day since the start of the spill.

He expects the clean up operation on the Gulf Coast will "go on for years".

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