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Happy Friday! This is Jason Dennis in the WTVM newsroom. Here's what we are working on for the news at 6 and 11!

A Columbus man found not guilty of murder heads back to court for the same case. His defense teams claimed it was double jeopardy. News Leader 9's Brittany Dionne was in the courtroom to see the twist in this hearing.

Just one day after his passing, the world is reflecting on the life and legacy of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Hear from a local educator who was impacted by Mandela's actions.

Later tonight, we'll also have an update on a lawsuit against the city of Auburn by a veteran firefighter who says he's "suffered extreme mental and emotional anguish" because of repeatedly being passed over for promotions at the fire department.

And Santa Claus is coming to Uptown! We'll take you inside tonight's Broadway Holiday event in Columbus, from the tree lighting to snow to the big man in the red suit. And my co-anchor Barbara Gauthier will be LIVE there tonight at 6.

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