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Local church honors Nelson Mandela's legacy

Good Evening,

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

Former South African President Nelson Mandela was laid to rest today. KPLC's Gerron Jordan will show you how a local church was honoring his legacy.

Plus, it's one of the most popular bird-watching spots in the nation and it's right here in Southwest Louisiana. KPLC's Haley Rush was up early with the so-called "birders" in Cameron Parish for the annual Christmas Bird Count.

Also in Cameron Parish – a dolphin rescue caught on tape. We'll show you how two hunters helped the dolphin back out to deeper waters.

Rebecca Cade is on the Sports desk tonight… she'll have all of today's NFL action, including the Saints/Rams matchup.

And we're ending this weekend on a cooler note, but what does our work week hold? Chief Meteorologist Wade Hampton is in tonight with the forecast.

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

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