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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Attorney in Nashville says former Woodbury Police Chief Kevin Mooneyham has pleaded guilty to a federal theft charge.

Media cited a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in reporting that Mooneyham admitted on Monday to submitting false time sheet for more than $28,000 from January 2013 to February 2015. The money came from a federal grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that was supposed to pay for overtime patrols for DUI enforcement.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Seven of Tennessee's 95 counties were not issuing same-sex marriage licenses on Monday, but officials say technical hurdles, rather than political objections, were to blame for the majority of the delays.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1R0ji5l) reports that the state's 88 other counties were complying with the Supreme Court's Friday ruling that overturned gay marriage bans.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (HANLON)  --  The future of Middle Tennessee jazz is in good hands. A mid-state couple have taken on the challenge of introducing each new generation of musicians to jazz in the capital of Country Music.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Supporters of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee are renewing an effort to try to pass it after a recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold health insurance subsidies.

Tennessee Democratic Congressman Jim Cooper was among those at a news conference on Monday in support of Insure Tennessee, Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to extend coverage to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans.

The plan was rejected twice early this year by the General Assembly.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Mid-state resident Alana Raybon grew up in a Christian home, but converted to Islam as a young woman.

As you can imagine, the conversion put a strain on her relationship with family, her mother in particular. Raybon says she argued with her mother frequently.

Eventually, the two stopped talking about faith altogether and the silence continued for nearly a decade. Even so, Raybon says her new faith was always the “elephant in the room” when visiting with family.

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