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Top 10 most read stories of 2014

The house at 2316 Chipman St. linked to the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom is shown on July 9, 2007. (Jigsha Desai / Knoxville News Sentinel)

The house at 2316 Chipman St. linked to the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom is shown on July 9, 2007. (Jigsha Desai / Knoxville News Sentinel)

Here is a list of the Top 10 most read stories on our website based on page title and page views. No. 3 and 10 are the same web address or URL, only the headline changed.

The “Horror of Christian/Newsom killings in focus” was published in 2013, but had renewed interest due to the national debate over the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and to the parole hearing for Vanessa Coleman.

  1. Parents angered after daughters’ Tennessee track careers come to abrupt end
  2. Horror of Christian/Newsom killings in focus: What happened on Chipman Street
  3. Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses
  4. Checker Neyland Stadium timelapse
  5. John Adams: Bad rap: Lil Jon has worn out his welcome
  6. Maryville couple’s ‘Are you pregnant?!’ video goes viral
  7. Up to 14 inches of snow possible at the highest Tennessee peaks this weekend
  8. Pay for University of Tennessee employees
  9. Student accuses UT football players Johnson, Williams of rape
  10. Two children, one adult killed and 27 hurt in crash between two school buses

Bonus: No. 11: Butch Jones was making a point to Trooper Taylor

9/11 Ten Years Later

Nearly everyone can remember how they heard the news of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Many Americans had ties to those who lost their lives in New York, the Pentagon and a lonely field in Pennsylvania.

The News Sentinel has chronicled the remarkable stories of some East Tennesseans who lost their lives in the attacks, and others whose lives have been forever changed by the events of Sept. 11.

You can find those stories in our special section, 9/11 Ten Years Later.

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Tennessee-grown citrus fruit


In October, I introduced you to Roger Kane, a gardener who grows citrus fruit and other plants rare to Knoxville.

Roger keeps his orange, lemon and tangerine trees in pots that he moves to his garage in the winter months.

It’s peak season for his citrus fruit and this week he shared oranges, tangerines and tangelos with me. All were perfectly ripe and juicy.


I grew up eating oranges from Florida, but I’ve not seen one as large as Roger’s grown right here in Knoxville. Thank you for the sample, Roger!


Erin Chapin hangs with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann, NBC’s Ann Curry, CNN’s John Roberts at NYC black tie event

Well, maybe not exactly, although online producer Erin Chapin did say she got a bartender in the “green room” to take her photo with Keith Olbermann while she was at the Edward R. Murrow Awards banquet.

Click on the thumbnail at right for a larger photo of her accepting a Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association on Monday night at a banquet in New York at the Grand Hyatt..

Some 89 awards were presented to 59 news organizations at the black tie dinner, including and The News Sentinel, which won for:

Online News Operation – Local
Video News Documentary – Knoxville, TN
Death on Chipman Street: The Channon Christian and Chris Newsom Murders

Chapin represented a team that included her, Talid Magdy, Lauren Spuhler and Jigsha Desai.

Knoxnews intern Linda dances goodbye

For those who have been following my incredible journey here at Knoxnews, it now comes to a close! It’s been an amazing 12 weeks, and everyone has been so supportive. I leave knoxnews with a wonderful experience and tons of ballin’ skillz to show off this coming semester.

If you’d like to keep in touch, please feel free to follow me on Twitter or Facebook. And keep dancin’, guys!