Here's what we're working on in the WTVM newsroom

By Kirsten Gladen - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Here are the stories that are coming up in our 5 and 6 o'clock newscasts:

Columbus councilors heard the first reading of an ordinance establishing a director's position to lead the Office of Crime Prevention. Watch News Leader 9 at 5PM to find out what the job entails.

Alabama Governor Bob Riley released $100 million from the state's education Rainy Day Fund to help maintain proration at its current level. Reporter Elizabeth White has reaction from Auburn and Opelika school superitendents at 6PM.

Local volunteer fire departments feel there is a need for more fire hydrants in rural communities to help fight fires. Find out how more fire hydrants can be placed in local neighborhoods. Greg Funderburg has details at 6PM.

In a hearing today, Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt is pleading to drop 38 of the 40 charges he was arraigned on in June. Reporter Taylor Barnhill is in federal court and will bring up to date details at 6PM from the court hearing.