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

Authorities seek to reconstruct Kelly Phillips' last days

Authorities hope phone records can help establish Lush owner’s movements in days before his death.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Drug debt collector sentenced a second time in St. Paul murder

Santana M. Valdez, 38, was convicted by jurors in 2013 in Ramsey County District Court of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 1/4 years in prison.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 08:14 PM

St. Thomas professors urge Nienstedt to repair damage of sex abuse

St. Thomas theology educators are urging the archbishop to quickly start the healing process.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Charge: Police found Hoffman's passport, ammo in suitcase

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman made his first court appearance in Ramsey County Friday afternoon wearing a bulletproof vest, but no handcuffs. After a brief hearing, his bail was set at $2 million.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 10:28 AM

Archdiocese trial will stay in Ramsey County

The trial involving a priest, the Winona Diocese and St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese is to start Nov. 3.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:29 PM

Criminal charges unlikely in priest sex abuse cases

The statute of limitations in each of the 10 cases likely “is going to be a barrier,” Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 12:01 AM

Charges: Facebook fury tied to violent attack in St. Paul

Two women argued on social media, then met for the first time in a fight.

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 09:41 PM

Blaine man faces sex charges for contaminating co-worker's coffee, desk

John R. Lind was charged via summons, and is not in custody.

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 06:49 PM

Pedestrian struck in Minneapolis in early morning hit-and-run

Suspect is arrested a few blocks away; police say alcohol could have affected his conduct.

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 07:56 PM

Man says he'll sue after being Tased by police in St. Paul skyway

Chris V. Lollie, who posted the video online, said he filed a complaint with St. Paul police Thursday and plans to sue.

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 11:05 PM

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