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Hunters discover body of missing Jennings man

Good Evening,

Lee Peck in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for Nightcast.

The search for a missing Jennings man came to a tragic end today. According to the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office, the body of Lee Lantz was discovered by hunters today near a hiking trail in Hoosier Park. Officials say it appears to be a suicide.

Also, parts of McNeese State University are in the dark tonight. Crews are working overnight to fix a power outage. University officials say eight buildings remain without power, but they are confident all academic buildings will be back online by Monday morning for classes.

Plus, we'll tell you about the effort to keep holiday shoppers safe. And, how finding that perfect gift doesn't have to break your wallet.   

Also as many of you begin putting up your Christmas trees – KPLC's Gerron Jordan has some safety tips while decking the halls.

And the weather rollercoaster continues. Meteorologist Cedric Haynes has your forecast.

We'll see you tonight following NFL Football. Until then, we're always on at kplctv.com.

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