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Ban on women in combat lifted

Tonight on 9News at 5:  With the military lifting the ban on women in combat, hundreds of thousands of jobs on the front lines will open up.  WAFB's Jim Shannon talked with General Russel Honore and will have more tonight at 5.

An apartment complex has refused to repair a wheelchair ramp for a girl that was shot in 2007 on the Mississippi River Levee.  The girl's mother got an estimate for the repair, but doesn't think the costs should come out of her pocket.  WAFB's Cheryl Mercedes will have more tonight on 9News at 6.

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