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

Charges filed in violent home robbery using hot wax, sexual assault in St. Paul

A St. Paul family was violently robbed at gunpoint Wednesday by men who threatened to execute them.The suspects, three to...

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 11:49 PM

St. Paul teen sentenced in drug-deal shooting gets stern lecture

Black judge compares behavior of young black criminals to slaves.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 10:46 PM

High school tennis coach arrested on sexual misconduct charges

Tennis coach linked to affair with student, 15.

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 11:22 AM

Community seeks answers to halt radicalization of Somali youth

More than 60 people Sunday heard Somali leaders, an imam and U.S. Attorney Andy Luger call for more expanded efforts to support Somali youth, more mentorship and increased partnerships with law enforcement.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 05:47 AM

'Ty' Hoffman traveled via bus, cab, played slots while on the lam

Amended charges filed Friday against alleged Hoffman showed that he apparently tried to disguise his identity, moved about the metro via bus and cab, and suffered burns from a dye pack that apparently exploded after he allegedly robbed a bank.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:00 PM

Authorities seek to reconstruct Kelly Phillips' last days

Authorities hope phone records can help establish Lush owner’s movements in days before his death.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Drug debt collector sentenced a second time in St. Paul murder

Santana M. Valdez, 38, was convicted by jurors in 2013 in Ramsey County District Court of two counts of second-degree murder and sentenced to 32 1/4 years in prison.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 08:14 PM

St. Thomas professors urge Nienstedt to repair damage of sex abuse

St. Thomas theology educators are urging the archbishop to quickly start the healing process.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 11:35 PM

Charge: Police found Hoffman's passport, ammo in suitcase

Lyle "Ty" Hoffman made his first court appearance in Ramsey County Friday afternoon wearing a bulletproof vest, but no handcuffs. After a brief hearing, his bail was set at $2 million.

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 10:28 AM

Archdiocese trial will stay in Ramsey County

The trial involving a priest, the Winona Diocese and St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese is to start Nov. 3.

Updated: September 10, 2014, - 08:29 PM

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