Chao Xiong

Reporter | Regional
Phone: 612-673-4391
Chao Xiong covers public safety news in St. Paul and Ramsey County for the Star Tribune.

Recent content from Chao Xiong

Despite St. Paul crime lab failings, few convictions overturned

State public defenders have had little success getting drug-related convictions re-examined following a court case that exposed widespread failings at the former St. Paul crime lab.

Updated: December 26, 2013, - 05:54 AM

GPS helps Twin Cities police solve crimes, but stirs privacy debate

But critics worry about privacy — when, where and how it’s used by law enforcement officers.

Updated: December 25, 2013, - 08:10 AM

Warning: E-mail scam orders people to come to court

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is warning people about a scam that falsely claims that they have to appear in court.Callers...

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 08:22 PM

2 charged in theft of scrap metal at shuttered St. Paul Ford plant

Burglaries at the nonfunctioning plant at 966 S. Mississippi River Blvd. have gotten so bad that trail cameras were set up to catch thieve.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Ramsey County sex trafficker given 36-year sentence

It's the longest term handed down in Minnesota for such crimes, according to the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:56 PM

Ramsey County charges: Man had guns, ammo, meth, body armor

Police recovered guns, body armor and more than 1,200 rounds of ammunition when they arrested a man on Tuesday in...

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 08:43 PM

St. Paul police, archdiocese officials meet after chief turns up heat

Chief Thomas Smith had criticized church leaders for not cooperating.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Jail inmate who died at Regions Hospital had swallowed drugs, affidavit says

Arrested after a traffic stop, Philip J. Derks was acting oddly at the Ramsey County jail before being taken to...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 07:50 PM

Man pleads guilty in 2012 St. Paul drug-deal murder

He had been indicted on two additional counts of first-degree murder after he rejected an initial plea deal last year.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Maplewood man, 61, is charged with raping two girls for years

Jacoby Kindred, 61, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 11:13 PM

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