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‘American Idol’ down to top 3

‘American Idol’ down to top 3

'AMERICAN IDOL:'Alex Preston is among the top three remaining contestants vying to become the next "American Idol." Preston will perform at a concert in his hometown, along with the other two top three "Idol" hopefuls. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Meuse is going home — but not in the way she wanted.

Meuse was voted off “American Idol” last night. So, she won’t be making a hometown appearance for the show.

The three remaining “Idol” hopefuls will be getting heroes’ welcomes and doing concerts, in taped segments for next week.

Caleb Johnson, Alex Preston and Jena Irene are this season’s top three, as the reality singing competition goes into its final couple of weeks.

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Man Killed By Train Identified

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A man struck and killed by a train Wednesday night in Crozet was 22-year-old Matthew Michael Shannon.