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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In a 48-hour span this week, two Chattanooga men were shot to death, two teenagers were wounded by gunfire and local law enforcement clashed twice with groups of civilians, arresting four people in each incident.

Akeyllya Berry didn’t expect to be arrested when she arrived at the hospital where her brother was dying of multiple gunshot wounds Monday night.

When 93-year-old Jack Rolfson looks at a B-17 these days, he can't help but shake his head.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after police say she stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck Sunday during an argument about money.

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with attempted first degree murder after police say she stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck Sunday during an argument about money.

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.

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