Soldier Says Cops Beat Him...Heating Assistance Gone Cold

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Good morning, here are some of the stories we're following today.

The family of a Fort Benning soldier plans to picket outside Albany Police headquarters today after they say he was unjustly beaten by officers. 23-year-old Specialist Pierre Ware claims up to six officers hit him, he says, for no reason.

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has placed a violinist on leave that was charged with child, sex abuse. Auburn Police say Mario Urbina taught the young victim music lessons at an undisclosed location in Auburn. They say the abuse happened during one of the lessons last year and was reported to investigators this October.

If you were planning to apply for heating assistance through Columbus' Enrichment Services, you might want to come up with plan B. The organization has run out of funding. It's already served the elderly and homebound, but December 1st was supposed to be the date that the general public could submit applications. We have a link on our website where people can find other options for assistance.

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