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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Anthony Lopez says he wasn't hurt before he was arrested in August by Red Bank Police Department Officer Mark Kaylor.

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested and will be charged with aggravated rape in the sexual assault of a 69-year-old man who was running in North Chattanooga Monday, according to police.

Chattanooga police have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault on a 69-year-old man who was running through North Chattanooga Monday.

Lekisha Jones woke up to someone pounding on her door in the middle of the night.

A pair of now-retired Chattanooga assistant police chiefs gave improper orders and bypassed the chain of command during a November 2013 incident that involved one's stepson, multiple police officers told an internal affairs investigator.

Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston is launching a new multi-agency division to investigate local cold cases, he announced today.

The Red Bank police officer who is being investigated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for his role in a violent April arrest is taking two weeks of earned personal leave, police department Chief Tim Christol said.

Things didn't go exactly as planned at Chattanooga's first Ironman.

A body was found in the Tennessee River under the Olgiati Bridge early this morning.

Tacks and oil have been thrown on the Chattanooga Ironman bike course, Ironman officials confirmed around noon.

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