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Three Arrested in Clarksville Killing

(CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.) -- Two teenagers are among three people who have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting in Clarksville last Friday.

Police told the Leaf-Chronicle that 20-year-old Joshua Aretz, 18-year-old Clinton Hunter III, and a 17 year-old boy are charged with criminal homicide in the death of 19-year-old Adam Marquez.

Investigators said the victim was shot during an altercation at Needmore Court on Friday afternoon.

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Two Killed in Boat Accident on Tennessee River

(HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn.) -- A boating accident on the Tennessee River over the weekend has claimed the lives of two people.

The incident happened early Saturday morning on the Tennessee River near the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, the Jackson Sun reported.

Hardin County authorities told the newspaper that 39-year-old Carey Downs and 40-year-old Jeremy Floyd were in a fishing boat that was traveling quickly down the river, when the accident occurred and claimed their lives. The men's bodies were reportedly recovered by the Hardin County Rescue team.

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Woman Completes Goal of Singing National Anthem in Every State

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A woman on a mission to become the first person to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" in all 50 states completed her goal Thursday night in Tennessee.

Janine Stange, also known as "The National Anthem Girl," celebrated her 50th performance in Nashville before an NFL preseason game.

Stange says she wanted to complete her mission by a special date.

"The National Anthem is turning 200 on September 14th, so I made it a self-imposed deadline to finish by that date," she said.

Stange is known for bringing thank you cards to every performance in which fans can write messages to deployed service members.

"I love this country," she said, "I love the men and women who embody the meaning of the National Anthem."

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Authorities ID Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Chattanooga Police have identified a woman who died in a two-vehicle crash on Thursday morning.

Police said Julie Huckabee was riding a motorcycle southbound on the 3500 block of Broad Street when she collided with a van that was attempting to turn left onto 35th Street.

Huckabee was taken to an area hospital, where she later died from her injuries. The other driver involved was not injured.

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Nashville Tops List of 'Most American' Cities

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Nashville is about American as apple pie. Maybe even more so now that the personal finance website WalletHub has named it 2014's most American U.S. metro area.

To reach that conclusion, WalletHub graded 366 metro areas on a series of 26 metrics that included age, gender and income.

Nashville scored at near the top of key rankings such as socio-demographic makeup, housing, economy and education to capture the crown.

Here are the top 25 most American cities:

  1. Nashville, TN    
  2. Cincinnati, OH    
  3. Indianapolis, IN    
  4. Charleston, SC    
  5. Jacksonville, FL    
  6. Greenville, SC    
  7. Oklahoma, OK    
  8. Phoenix, AZ    
  9. Albuquerque, NM    
  10. Winston, NC    
  11. Birmingham, AL    
  12. Greensboro, NC    
  13. Orlando, FL    
  14. Charlotte, NC    
  15. Columbus, OH    
  16. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY    
  17. Lexington, KY    
  18. Tulsa, OK    
  19. Baton Rouge, LA    
  20. Columbia, SC    
  21. St. Louis, MO    
  22. New Orleans, LA    
  23. Kansas City, MO    
  24. Tucson, AZ    
  25. Little Rock, AR

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