Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:52:25 GMT
European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.Full Story >
The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:46:12 GMT
Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the...Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 AM EDT2014-07-29 10:40:35 GMT
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself. According to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills, Shaun Hiles of Dry Ridge wasFull Story >
Two people are dead this morning after a man shot and killed his wife and another man, and then turned the gun on himself.Full Story >
They fight for our country protecting our freedom, but when they return from war-torn countries, many veterans have a difficult time finding a job here on the home front.
Now, some Middle Tennessee State University students are doing their part to make sure veterans have access to employers.
Former Marine Kevin Tonsetic, 26, is a non-traditional student at MTSU who got a late start on college because of his military service.
"I was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008," Tonsetic said.
Tonsetic is looking for a part-time job to help supplement his G.I. Bill. He's also networking with potential employers before he graduates.
He was one of the lucky ones who was able to land a job right away when returning from war.
"I got a job as fast as I could, which was fairly easily," he said. "My father has worked at a factory for about 10 years now, and with his influence, he was able to help me get a job."
But many of his friends are still having a difficult time finding good-paying jobs.
"A few of my friends, who got out before me, are having to work part-time jobs or at fast-food restaurants, because they can't land a solid, steady job," he said.
Thursday morning, BRAVO, or Blue Raider American Veteran Organization, held a job fair on campus for students in the military, veterans and their families.
"A lot of times they are going on the websites and to interviews, but how do we find a way to get the veterans networked with the companies in order to get them successful careers?" said BRAVO president Malcolm Stallard.
Twenty-two employers, from manufacturing to healthcare, took part in the job fair.
Ed Phillips also attended the job fair. The Army veteran is currently working as a contractor in Alaska but is looking for employment closer to home. The most difficult part, he says, is being away from family.
"I left a 2 1/2-year-old baby boy, so I missed six months of that kid's life," Phillips said. "I also have a 7- and a 9-year-old daughter who hates that daddy is gone."
BRAVO members said they are helping students and veterans succeed at MTSU and in Middle Tennessee, but sometimes that's not always easy.
"It actually is very difficult, because we all get tagged into a pool of just civilians," Stallard said. "A lot people have misconceptions about PTSD and translating military experience into civilian experience."
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >