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

Ty Hoffman gets 25 years for killing ex-lover, business partner

Ty Hoffman was captured late last summer after a manhunt that spanned a month, included a suspected bank robbery and ended near an Arby’s drive-through in Shakopee.

Updated: March 18, 2015, - 01:58 PM

Last suspect in brutal St. Paul attack pleads guilty

The last suspect charged in the brutal 2013 beating of Ray Widstrand pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to throwing the first punch, testifying that he attacked for “no reason.”

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 11:52 PM

Charges filed against driver who struck schoolboy in St. Paul

A St. Paul man has been charged for the October car crash that seriously injured an 11-year-old boy.Jess H. Benthin,...

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 05:49 PM

Five St. Paul residents charged in multistate sex-trafficking ring

Authorities believe there are more victims than those listed in the charges.

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 10:01 PM

Couple sentenced for prostituting 15-year-old in St. Paul home

Despite pleas for leniency, judge sentenced Kauser Yusuf to 7½ years and Johnathan Edwards to 20.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 09:09 PM

'Cavalier' guilty plea to ex-girlfriend's murder in St. Paul ends with 36-year sentence

Kevin S. Evans has been convicted twice of murder.

Updated: February 27, 2015, - 08:41 PM

Illegal betting operation working out of St. Paul garage busted

A Wisconsin couple were stopped in St. Paul last year with more than $81,000 in cash from illegal college and...

Updated: February 26, 2015, - 11:32 PM

St. Paul woman admits to more than $200,000 in tax fraud

A St. Paul woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to filing more than $200,000 in false tax returns.Cindy L....

Updated: February 25, 2015, - 06:46 PM

Charges: Man hid in apartment, raped ex-girlfriend before Twin Cities police chase

Alec E. Neal was arrested after Thursday morning a high-speed chase in Dakota County.

Updated: February 20, 2015, - 09:05 PM

Mother of slain toddler remembers daughter as beautiful, happy

Maplewood police reports show that murder suspect Leb Mike Meak had a violent history.

Updated: February 19, 2015, - 12:30 AM

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