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

101-year-old St. Paul woman dies after being struck by squad car

Roza Sakhina lived through the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s terror and survived the 872-day siege of Leningrad during World War II before she landed in St. Paul in 1991. At 101, she still went on daily walks — even in the winter — in her Highland Park neighborhood.

Updated: August 22, 2013, - 10:59 PM

Cop testifying in Trevino trial has infractions in other cases

Prosecutors want to prohibit questions about the officer’s past mishandling of evidence.

Updated: August 19, 2013, - 09:55 PM

Ramsey County takes a new tack against sex trade

Ramsey County attorney says civil statute could protect children from perpetrators.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Aug. 6: Kira Steger's cellphone was resold after disappearance

The phone of Kira Steger, whose body was found in May in the Mississippi River, was reactivated in Indonesia.

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 09:00 PM

Jury finds St. Paul man guilty of assaulting police officer

After about five hours of deliberation over two wildly different stories of how Felicia Reilly suffered her injuries, the jury convicted Thomas J. Swenson on all three counts against him.

Updated: July 26, 2013, - 11:21 PM

July 26: 2 guilty in Ramsey County sex-trafficking case

Ramsey County officials praised convicting the men,who lured the developmentally delayed teens to St. Paul last year and prostituted them.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:50 PM

Housesitter allegedly makes off with guns, jewels

He was supposed to watch a neighbor’s house, mow the lawn and water the plants while the homeowner was away,...

Updated: July 19, 2013, - 10:35 PM

Bickering jury deadlocks in St. Paul prostitution family’s case

Prosecutors will retry Otis D. Washington, first to go to trial in the sprawling trafficking case.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 08:52 PM

July 16: 'Neighbor from hell' pleads guilty to violating order

Lori E. Christensen's plea deal -- community service, 10 years probation and a 10-year "stay-away order" from the neighborhood -- in Ramsey County district court avoids prison time. She admitted videotaping her White Bear Lake neighbors.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:23 AM

Jurors ‘attacking’ one another in sex trafficking case to resume Tuesday

Jurors deliberating the fate of a man charged with the sex trafficking of young girls and women hadn’t gotten far...

Updated: July 15, 2013, - 08:40 PM

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