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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Minneapolis middle school teacher charged with soliciting a minor for sex

A Minneapolis middle school teacher who posted an online ad looking for sex with high schoolers called in sick Tuesday...

Updated: May 29, 2014, - 09:42 PM

Parents of murdered husband: 'If there were signs, we missed them'

A 25-year-old St. Paul woman accused of plotting to kill her husband in the couple’s St. Paul home last summer...

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 05:16 AM

St. Paul woman convicted of plotting husband's murder

Heather Horst was sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of Brandon Horst, 26, a Minnesota National Guard staff sergeant who was shot once through his right eye while sleeping in his West Side home on Aug. 5.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 05:15 AM

May 22: Little Canada chiropractor accused of raping client

Paul D. Thompson, 54, of Vadnais Heights, was charged in Ramsey County District Court with third- and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Failure to report abuse is focus of St. Paul school probe

Walter J. Happel, 62, resigned from his job at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus school on Feb. 26, as authorities began a criminal investigation into his behavior.

Updated: May 22, 2014, - 05:22 AM

St. Paul schools custodian charged in 7 new sex cases

Walter J. Happel worked for St. Paul schools for 30 years.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Man pleads guilty to murdering St. Paul woman last year

A Twin Cities man pleaded guilty Monday to killing a woman last year and leaving her 7-year-old son to find...

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Ex-Mpls. teacher pleads guilty to attacking stepson with ax

A former fourth-grade teacher in Minneapolis pleaded guilty Monday to attacking his stepson with an ax.Mark R. James, 62, of...

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:00 PM

Police search family home of Maple Grove girl missing 25 years

Officials got a warrant for the family home of Amy Sue Pagnac, who was reportedly last seen at an Osseo gas station in 1989. Amy’s mother said Sunday evening that she doesn’t know what led authorities back to the family home adjacent to a park and pond.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 07:12 PM

U restricts access at 32 buildings as security measure

The general public’s access to buildings will be reduced, while allowing students, ­faculty and staff some access.

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 09:15 PM

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