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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The soles of Traci Crozier's feet were the only part of her body not burned.

Chattanoogans aren't being robbed as much as they used to be.

Two men were stabbed to death in the Tennessee Valley on Saturday in separate domestic incidents.

Chattanooga police are hoping that community members can do what police can't.

Thirteen-year-old Deontrey Southers was Chattanooga's first shooting victim in 2014.

Chattanooga police have arrested a 41-year-old man and charged him in the July stabbing death of 23-year-old Jeffery "Hot Dog" Jackson.

Chattanooga police arrested a 41-year-old man and charged him with murder in the July stabbing death of 23-year-old Jeffery "Hot Dog" Jackson.

Chattanooga police on Monday arrested the second of three suspects accused of invading a man's home in May and robbing him at gunpoint.

Chattanooga police closed a downtown block and evacuated the Republic Centre for about two hours Wednesday after an unknown person called in a bomb threat around 2:20 p.m.

A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob two downtown businesses early this morning, according to Chattanooga police.

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