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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A Red Bank man who claims a police officer severely beat him during a traffic stop six months ago is crying foul after Red Bank police investigated and decided the officer did no wrong.

An Ironman race needs more than just athletes, sweat and tears.

The 23-year-old man who hanged himself in the Hamilton County Jail on Saturday was being held in isolation for his own protection and had only just been moved to his isolation cell from the jail's first floor, where inmates with mental health issues are housed.

The 23-year-old man who committed suicide Saturday while in the Hamilton County Jail was being held in isolation for his own protection, Sheriff Jim Hammond said today.

Chattanooga finally has a public report card -- or at least part of one.

Charges of driving under the influence filed against local businessman Albert Waterhouse have been nullified and expunged from his record after prosecutors could not provide proof that he was intoxicated when he was arrested in January.

There's discord in the ranks at the Soddy-Daisy Police Department.

A retired Chattanooga police assistant chief shot his 18-year-old stepson in the leg during a scuffle Sunday at the family's North Chattanooga home.

The Chattanooga Police Department has identified a teenager shot in North Chattanooga Sunday morning.

MADISONVILLE, Tenn. — Jody Hawkins sits on her front porch with thick tears rushing down her face and remembers her 3-year-old granddaughter.

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