Chao Xiong

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

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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

St. Paul police look for man charged with stabbing girlfriend as son watched

Woman’s 5-year-old son tried to stop nonfatal attack.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Veterans court to open in Ramsey County next week

Ramsey County program can handle up to 25 cases at a time.

Updated: December 06, 2013, - 11:11 PM

Charge: St. Paul woman used library cards for 24 fake kids to steal items

A childless St. Paul woman allegedly created library cards for 24 imaginary children in order to steal thousands of dollars...

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 08:49 PM

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