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

Retiring Ramsey County district judge loved to 'listen to the heartbeat of the people'

Colleagues laud Ramsey County District Judge Kathleen Gearin for her care and diligence.

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 09:45 PM

First trial in St. Paul family sex ring opens

Otis D. Washington represented himself at trial Wednesday but in a highly unusual manner, including wearing his orange prison outfit.

Updated: July 03, 2013, - 10:06 PM

Trial for Jeffery Trevino, accused of killing his wife, moved to September

Statements Kira Steger made to family members and friends before she died will be admitted at trial, a judge decided.

Updated: July 01, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Maplewood teen sentenced to almost 22 years for girlfriend's murder

Anthony J. Mitchell was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to nearly 22 years in prison for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Anna Hurd, in February.

Updated: June 25, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Scissors used to kill Mounds View man

Stephen E. Gooler told police he had been drinking, blacked out and doesn’t remember the attack.

Updated: June 24, 2013, - 08:14 PM

Charges: St. Paul man returns to home he burglarized twice, rapes victim

Suspect is accused of raping 65-year-old woman, angry that she reported earlier burglaries.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:42 PM

United Hospital nurse says she was fired after voicing complaints

United Hospital defended its trauma center and denied former trauma coordinator’s allegations of shoddy care.

Updated: June 21, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Helicopter company has a history of accidents

The low flying and tight maneuvering associated with agricultural work performed by Scott’s Helicopter Services Inc. carry inherent risks, the owner said.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Helicopter on pest-control run crashes in Maplewood, killing pilot

The pilot was identified as Michael Kramer, 44, of St. Charles, Minn. He learned to fly helicopters at a Florida school about 10 years ago and was a full-time helicopter pilot.

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 10:26 AM

Boom of white-collar prosecutions spilling from federal to district courts

Evermore complex cases push backlog down legal chain.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 08:32 AM

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