MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a partnership Tuesday with Middle Tennessee State University.
Named VetSuccess, the deal is the first of its kind for the federal agency in Tennessee. The VA-MTSU partnership is meant to ease returning soldiers into campus life.
Heather Conrad will be the VA’s VetSuccess representative at MTSU. Conrad said she’ll provide career counseling, vocational planning and answer benefits questions. Disabled vets will be her special focus.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The Murfreesboro Police Department has released its crime report for last year.
Overall, Murfreesboro saw a one percent increase in crime in 2011. The number of calls responded to by the MPD increased 11% during the year. Spokesman Kyle Evans says the department had a busy year.
"Officers were responsible for almost 10,000 criminal charges, which was a 19 percent increase over the year before. Officers issued 16, 500 traffic citations and about 14,000 warning citations throughout the city."