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 Chattanooga associate minister who was killed Nov. 10 suffered brain damage, bone fractures and bruises, swelling and cuts on his face when he died, according to a preliminary report by the Hamilton County Medical Examiner's Office.

The sinkhole couldn't have picked a better spot to sink, UTC senior Marko Campodonico thought Monday.

UTC authorities shut down Grote Hall today after a sinkhole was discovered near the building.

Boy’s love of trains opened the door to his abuser

The boy, now a man, never expected to talk, then came the revelation that made him realize he had to

Doug remembers the taste of the coconut rum.

A woman witnessed the deadly Nov. 10 assault on associate minister Kenneth Johnson and called 911, but it took police 48 minutes to arrive and the officer failed to spot Johnson, who by that point was likely dead in a ditch.

A Chattanooga man suspected of sexually abusing as many as eight boys and young men over several years worked as an engineer and shop machinist at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum until July, officials confirmed Monday.

The developer of a $100 million riverfront housing project vowed to add new safety measures to the construction process Monday after two partially built buildings collapsed and injured several workers.

The Chattanooga man arrested today on charges of aggravated statutory rape worked as an engineer and shop machinist at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum.

Two partially-constructed buildings in a planned $100-million riverfront housing development collapsed this morning, according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

Members and associates of the Bounty Hunter Bloods gang were arrested in the Harrison Bay area Thursday on a slew of gun and drug charges.

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