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‘Supsicion,’ a true crime podcast, launches

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Suspicion, a new podcast from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The Knoxville News Sentinel and the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee have launching a true-crime podcast series titled “Suspicion.” The 10-episode podcast will focus on Raynella Dossett Leath, an accused “black widow” who over the course of three trials was convicted to a life sentence following the deaths of her two husbands and the conviction was overturned.

The podcast looks at the evidence presented by both the defense and prosecution during the trials and interviews key players who were involved in the cases. Episodes include audio from the crime scene investigation, 911 calls and trials.

The events of surrounding the trials have been covered by 48 Hours, Oxygen’s TV series Snapped, and national media and has been the topic of several books.

The Suspicion podcast is available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker and other popular podcast listening platforms. New episodes are released on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Episodes and additional information about the case will also be available at suspicion.knoxnews.com. The podcast can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @SuspicionPod.

Knoxnews is No. 1 in local website market share

The News Sentinel’s Knoxnews website saw dramatic increases in its unique users and page views in November primarily driven by its coverage of the Sevier County fires.

Building on a trend over the past several months, Knoxnews saw strong increases in unique users and page views, becoming No. 1 in the local market with a 35 percent market share of unique users, according to comScore Media Metrix data.

WATE was No.2 and once dominant market leader WBIR dropped to No. 3. WVLT is No. 4, according to comScore numbers.

In terms of engagement, knoxnews.com jumped to 43 percent market share in November, well ahead of WBIR, WATE and Local8Now (WVLT). Users spent nearly 30 million minutes on the site during November.

“Bringing the latest information to people in East Tennessee, and across the country, is especially vital when a news event as significant as the Gatlinburg fire occurs,” said News Sentinel Editor Jack McElroy. “We are proud to be doing our part and that readers are responding.”

In April, the News Sentinel became part of Gannett and is part of the USA TODAY NETWORK’s 109 local news sites and USA TODAY. It went into Gannett’s digital platform in early October and launched a new website design.

The USA TODAY NETWORK hit a new milestone in November, with 122.4 million unique visitors for the month and ranked No. 3 in comScore Media Metrix’s “News/Information” category, according to a company news release.

The NETWORK’s digital growth can be attributed to the election coverage by USA TODAY and its 109 local properties, including several in key battleground states, the release said.

Additionally, the NETWORK experienced record-breaking readership on Election Day, while also running exclusive “closing arguments” from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Nov. 7.

E-Edition iPhone/iPad app is back!

Screen shot of the Knoxville News Sentinel E-Edition app.

Screen shot of the Knoxville News Sentinel E-Edition app.

The News Sentinel’s print replica app for the iPhone and iPad is back!

Many of your had our original app for the print replica or “E-Edition” and missed it when it was eliminated. We’re happy to be able bring it back. The app went live in the Apple App Store late last week.

The Knoxville News Sentinel E-Edition lets you read Knoxville News Sentinel on your iOS device just as it appears in print. You can flip through pages and skim headlines as you would the printed edition.

But better than that, the Knoxville News Sentinel E-Edition allows you to enlarge type with the tap of a finger, or jump instantly to the conclusion of a story on another page.

You can link to websites mentioned in stories with a single touch, or fire off an e-mail to an address linked from the newspaper. And if you missed the paper one day, don’t worry. The Knoxville News Sentinel E-Editions lets you download past editions, too.

Get it now.

Top 10 blog posts of 2015

Here are the Top 10 posts on Knoxblogs ranked by page views.

Tennessee hoops coaching search update 1.0

Vol Stuff (8/7/15)

Vol Stuff (8/19/15)

Tennessee hoops coaching search update 3.0

National Signing Day Eve Vol Stuff

Vol Stuff (1/6/15)

Vol Stuff (8/21/15)

Take a little piece of my heart – and pass the algebra – Lady Justice Unmasked (no longer online)

Vol Stuff (8/26/15)

Vol Stuff (11/30/15)