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14-year sentence for engineer in China trade secrets case

May. 09, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A chemical engineer has been sentenced to 14 years in prison over what prosecutors say was a scheme to steal trade secrets about materials used in cans for soda and other drinks to benefit the Chinese government and a Chinese company. According to the U.S....

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 24, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Kingsport Times News. March 18, 2022. Editorial: Future looks bright for the entire region With inflation at its highest point in 40 years, the economy is in transition, with some areas doing much better than others. It appears that Kingsport is in the “doing much...

Police: Officer wounded in struggle with escaped teen

Mar. 16, 2022 11:00 AM EDT

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police officer was wounded while attempting to arrest a juvenile who had escaped from custody, authorities said. The officer was shot in the leg during a struggle Tuesday night while responding to a report of an escape by a 16-year-old boy from...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 10, 2022 14:36 PM EST

Johnson City Press. March 9, 2022. Editorial: Give grandparent caregivers the help they need Earlier this week, Press Staff Writer Jonathan Roberts offered some informative reporting on a group often overlooked — grandparents serving as primary caregivers for their...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Mar. 03, 2022 13:13 PM EST

Johnson City Press. March 2, 2022. Editorial: Get passenger rail on track in Tennessee Lawmakers should get a bill under consideration in Nashville this week chugging along toward a high-speed passage. The proposed bill would task the Tennessee Advisory...

Pizza and arcade joint in Tennessee is ready for takeoff

Feb. 27, 2022 00:02 AM EST

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) — Joel Blevins is ready to launch the Model City into a retro arcade and pizza galaxy far, far away. Blevins’ new business, Galaxy Pizza, isn’t located lightyears away, though. His space-themed pizza and arcade joint sits off Memorial Boulevard in the...