Shelly Bradbury

phone: 423-757-6525

Shelly Bradbury covers police and crime in Chattanooga and Hamilton County for the Times Free Press. She's been with the paper since 2012, working first as an intern and then as a business reporter.

She is from Houghton, New York, and graduated from Huntington University in Huntington, Indiana, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minor in management. Before moving to Tennessee, Shelly previously interned with The Goshen News, The Sandusky Register and The Mint Hill Times.

Outside the newsroom, Shelly enjoys hiking, horseback riding, traveling and fishing.

If you have an idea for a story, call Shelly at 423-757-6525 or email

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Candace Clark thought she was leaving her 4-month-old daughter in good hands.

A 31-year-old babysitter has been charged with aggravated child abuse after two of the children she cared for went home with broken legs.

Window blind cords claim the life of a Hixson toddler, feds mull standards

One child is choked each month by window blind cords

On a completely normal Thursday afternoon, Erin Shero was watching TV in the basement of her Hixson home with her two toddlers.

Maurice Jackson Sr. has never been afraid of the police before.

A Red Bank police detective showed up to the department's annual firearm training a week ago so drunk that fellow officers pulled him from the course and took him back to the station to run blood-alcohol tests.

Demetrice Carson often posed with money and guns in the photos he posted on Facebook.

The National Weather Service on Friday issued a tornado warning for three North Georgia counties from 5:30 p.m. until 6:15 p.m.

Anthony Larry Johnson was wearing six shirts when he was found dead and decomposing in a recliner next to his identical twin brother, Andrew Gary Johnson.

A car rolling through a stop sign started a chain of events Sunday night that ended with a Chattanooga police officer firing four shots and a high-speed escape.

Chattanooga police have arrested the suspect that an officer shot at when the man allegedly used his car to ram the officer's cruiser.

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