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What will Airbus jobs mean for Mississippi?

It's WLOX News Director Brad Kessie. You should have seen the crowd trying to get into today's Harrison County Supervisors meeting. Dozens of people for and against a firing range on Highway 53 wanted their voices heard.  

Once the people had their say, supervisors shot down the proposed shooting gallery. Developers of Range 53 promise to take this issue to court. We have the story on WLOX News at 6:00.

Last week, Mississippi got 1,000 new jobs when Nissan announced it would build more cars in Canton. Today, Airbus said it would build planes along the Gulf Coast. And that will mean another 1,000 for this region. The $600 million Airbus assembly line will be in Mobile. But, several South Mississippi workers, and a bunch of businesses could benefit from the Airbus arrival. The first planes should take off in 2016. We have details on WLOX.com.

Over in Waveland, that empty business incubator on Coleman Avenue finally has a nibble. We've learned the Magnolia Business Alliance will market the building to entrepreneurs who need an affordable place to launch their companies. When Waveland got funding for the incubator, everybody thought it would be an economic catalyst for the city's post Katrina recovery. But until the Magnolia Business Alliance announcement, the building never attracted a tenant.

If you like coffee, watch Karen Abernathy's Healthwatch report on WLOX News at 6:00. She found out researchers have found the more java you drink the more you may be protecting yourself against certain skin cancers. This comes after last week's American Heart Association study which found drinking two 8-ounce cups of coffee a day can lower a person's risk of heart disease by 11 percent.

On WLOX News at 6:30, Mississippi's abortion clinic battle heats up. Just when people thought the state's only abortion clinic would close, a federal judge ordered it to temporarily stay open. You'll see that story on our CBS channel.

And you've got to go to the WLOX Facebook wall and check out Chief Meteorologist Mike Reader in action. He's found a way to stay cool, and make his boss happy. Click here and you'll see what I mean.

Have a great night.

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