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

Regions employee charged with stealing pain meds for personal use

A Regions Hospital employee allegedly used her electronic work card and a fingerprint scan to access and steal prescription drugs...

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 11:15 AM

Hit-run driver gets nearly 16 years for hitting Army recruiters in Roseville

Enrico D. Taylor struck the victims with his car, dragging one of the men a mile and causing several injuries.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:46 PM

Hit-run victim skeptical of driver's plea for forgiveness

Staff Sgt. Travis Torgerson was dragged under Enrico D. Taylor's vehicle for almost a mile in September.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Teen is convicted of near-fatal assault, robbery in St. Paul

Despite repeated claims by Cindarion D. Butler that he was not involved with the brutal beating of Ray Widstrand, a jury on Tuesday night found him guilty of first-degree assault and first-degree aggravated robbery.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 10:44 AM

Charges filed in attack that nearly cost Metro Transit bus passenger his tongue

Charges were filed Monday in a November attack in which a man’s tongue was nearly severed when a fellow bus...

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 12:10 AM

Jan. 13: Beating victim can attend trial, judge rules

A Ramsey County District judge ruled that he can sit in on the trial of one of his accused attackers.

Updated: January 13, 2014, - 09:51 PM

Jan. 10: Tensions flare in Day 3 of Butler trial

Emotions ran high Friday when the victim of a brutal beating last summer on St. Paul’s East showed up at the trial of one of his accused attackers. His presence set off a vociferous battle between Assistant Ramsey County Attorney David Miller and defense attorney Christopher Zipko.

Updated: January 10, 2014, - 10:46 PM

St. Paul man gets record 40-year sentence for sex-trafficking

Judge gives a defiant Otis Washington 40 years in prison.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Witness puts suspect at scene of brutal East Side attack

A teenager who testified Wednesday in the trial of Cindarion D. Butler, charged in the near-fatal attack on Ray Widstrand last August, contradicted previous statements she made to police.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 09:47 PM

Maplewood man blinded in St. Paul New Year's Eve attack

A 51-year-old from Maplewood had surgery after he was poked in St. Paul early on New Year’s Day.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 11:28 PM

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