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.

Recent East Brainerd auto burglaries serve as reminder to be vigilant

Published Oct. 19 2018

Chattanooga police say car burglaries are on the rise in East Brainerd and they're reminding residents there - and across...

Man charged with raping child in Cedar Hill area of Chattanooga

Published Oct. 19 2018

A man was arrested Tuesday and charged with raping a child in a Cedar Hill area home earlier in the...

Two men charged in separate Chattanooga home invasions, robberies

Published Oct. 19 2018

A suspect in a violent Aug. 11 home invasion was charged Thursday after he was already in custody on drug...

Man charged with impersonating officer and more in home invasion, robbery

Published Oct. 19 2018

A suspect has been arrested in connection to an Aug. 11 home invasion/robbery, Chattanooga police say.

Hamilton County school board postpones Teach for America partnership decision

Published Oct. 18 2018

After a lengthy discussion, the Hamilton County school board voted Thursday to postpone its decision on whether to approve a...

Suspect charged in September drive-by shooting on Dodson Avenue

Published Oct. 18 2018

Chattanooga police arrested a man Thursday who they say is responsible for a drive-by shooting along the 2800 block of...

2018 sees more juvenile homicide cases than previous two years

Published Oct. 14 2018

A spate of gun violence in Chattanooga over the last three weeks has resulted in 13 shootings that placed juveniles...

Suspect in police chase also accused of armed robbery, police impersonation

Published Oct. 11 2018

A suspect is in custody after fleeing from Chattanooga police officers and crashing on Noah Reid Road.

Chattanooga sees three more shootings this week

Published Oct. 10 2018

An already violent start to October saw four more people — including a child — shot Tuesday in the Chattanooga...

With high temperatures, fall colors may be delayed this year in Chattanooga area

Published Oct. 8 2018

Fall is here and the leaves are hitting the ground, but their colors aren't really changing just yet.

TBI: Man wanted for July homicide captured in Detroit

Published Oct. 8 2018

A man wanted for the July 18 fatal shooting of 41-year-old Cortez Alford in the 1100 block of Arlington Avenue...

Chattanooga police arrest man in Wednesday's College Hill Courts stabbings

Published Oct. 8 2018

One man has been arrested in last week's College Hill Courts stabbings.

Bradley County corrections officer arrested for sexual battery

Published Oct. 8 2018

A Bradley County corrections officer has been arrested on domestic assault and sexual battery charges.

Female student sexually assaulted on Lee University campus Sunday

Published Oct. 8 2018

A female student was sexually assaulted on Lee University's campus Sunday afternoon, the university confirmed.

Five suspects in custody after violent week in Chattanooga area

Published Oct. 5 2018

After two homicides and five shootings in Chattanooga and the surrounding area, five suspects are now in custody, and one...

Suspect arrested in Standifer Gap Road home invasion, shooting

Published Oct. 5 2018

A man has been arrested in connection to a Thursday home invasion and shooting in the 8200 block of Standifer...

Ballistic information points to one homicide victim as the suspect in another homicide

Published Oct. 4 2018

A firearm consistent with the one used to shoot and kill 18-year-old Teunté Rice on Sept. 28 was found in...

East Ridge manhunt ends with suspect in custody [photos]

Published Oct. 4 2018

Two suspects have been charged in connection to Thursday morning's East Ridge manhunt.

Two people injured in separate shootings Wednesday morning in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 3 2018

Two people were injured in separate shootings Wednesday morning in Chattanooga.

Toddler seriously injured in hit-and-run on Milne Street in Chattanooga

Published Oct. 3 2018

A 3-year-old was seriously injured after the child was struck by a vehicle in the 2100 block of Milne Street...