Rosana Hughes (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6327
Rosana Hughes covers crime, breaking new and other generally terrible things for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Originally from South Georgia, she's lived full time in the Chattanooga area since 2014 while finishing up her bachelors degree in journalism. When not nose deep in case files or court documents, you can find her binge watching some TV show with her cat and two pups. Find her on Twitter @HughesRosana.

Chattanooga City Council sees need for stronger accountability in considering creation of police oversight committee

Published Feb. 19 2019

Citing a need for stronger police accountability, Chattanooga City Council members are weighing options to create an oversight committee.

Man shot in Hixson taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries

Published Feb. 19 2019

A man in his 20's was shot in Hisxon this afternoon, he has been transported to a local hospital with...

Some Tennessee legislators attempting to make even more official records off limits to the public

Published Feb. 17 2019

As Tennessee lawmakers, news organizations and open government advocates try to reduce the types of government records exempted from Tennessee's...

Deputies investigating a sexual assault and a 'medical event' at Ooltewah High School

Published Feb. 14 2019

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is investigating two separate incidents at Ooltewah High School.

Family of slain woman frustrated with investigation; Chattanooga police say process takes time

Published Feb. 12 2019

Taja Whiteside's family is frustrated with how long it took Chattanooga police to name a suspect in her killing. But...

Hours-long SWAT standoff ends with man's arrest

Published Feb. 12 2019

Chattanooga police say an hours-long SWAT standoff has now ended.

Brainerd Road nightclub under investigation by Chattanooga Beer Board after weekend shooting

Published Feb. 12 2019

The Chattanooga Beer Board is investigating the venue at which a shooting took place over the weekend.

Chattanooga police searching for suspect in woman's strangling death

Published Feb. 11 2019

Chattanooga police have named Kameron Leslie, 30, as a suspect exactly one month since the Jan. 11 killing of Taja...

Three men injured in two early morning shootings Sunday

Published Feb. 10 2019

Two men were injured in a shooting outside a Brainerd Road nightclub early Sunday morning. A third man later showed...

Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga honors young leaders at Great Futures luncheon

Published Feb. 7 2019

Three young women were recognized for their leadership during this year's Boys & Girls Club of Chattanooga Great Futures luncheon...

Another Chattanooga police officer suspended without pay after internal investigation

Published Feb. 7 2019

Another Chattanooga police officer has been suspended after allegations against him were sustained following an internal investigation.

Victim dies after shooting near American Legion Post 81 in Cleveland, Tennessee

Published Feb. 7 2019

One man has been taken to a local hospital after a shooting in the 200 block of James Asbury Drive...

Man in custody after fighting Chattanooga officer, stealing patrol vehicle, leading police on high-speed chase

Published Feb. 6 2019

A man is in custody after stealing a Chattanooga police officer's patrol vehicle and leading police on a high-speed chase...

Chattanooga police arrest three suspects in July 2016 attempted homicide

Published Feb. 6 2019

Two of at least three suspects are in custody in connection to a 2016 attempted murder, according to online Hamilton...

Report: Hixson woman who was found dead in her home on Jan. 11 was strangled to death

Published Feb. 5 2019

A woman who was found dead in her Hixson home on Jan. 11 was strangled to death, according to a...

Chattanooga police recover 71 illegally-possessed firearms in January

Published Feb. 5 2019

Chattanooga police recovered 71 illegally-possessed firearms last month, according to the department's Facebook page.

Suspect arrested, charged in attempted murder of pregnant woman in Hamilton County

Published Feb. 5 2019

A man suspected of the attempted murder of a pregnant woman turned himself in on Friday, three weeks after the...

Suspect arrested after man bound in duct tape and zip ties crawls out of car trunk

Published Feb. 4 2019

One of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Top 12 Most Wanted suspects was arrested Thursday after allegedly robbing and kidnapping...

Victim in Main Street Court shooting dies after being shot in the head multiple times

Published Feb. 4 2019

One of the victims in a Jan. 29 shooting in Chattanooga's Westside died Monday, police said.

Charges dismissed against three of five protesters arrested at Chattanooga's Women's March

Published Feb. 4 2019

The charges against three of the five protesters arrested during Chattanooga Women's March in January were dismissed Monday.