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.

Registered sex offender arrested for violating probation, threatening to bring flowers to probation officer

Published Apr. 19 2019

A registered sex offender was arrested last week for violating his probation and threatening a bring flowers to a probation...

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is seeking funds for a new rescue boat

Published Apr. 19 2019

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office may get a new specialized boat to use for water rescues and monitoring local waterways...

Chattanooga police K-9 unit earns Overall Top Dog award at US Police Canine Association's field trials

Published Apr. 18 2019

Chattanooga police officer Lucas Timmons and K-9 Burt earned the Overall Top Dog award at the United States Police Canine...

Chattanooga police officer-involved shooting on Cleveland Avenue leaves one person injured

Published Apr. 16 2019

A Chattanooga police officer-involved shooting has left one person injured in the 2000 block of Cleveland Avenue Tuesday evening.

Man shot, killed at Big K gas station on Dodson Avenue

Published Apr. 16 2019

Deontae Talley turned himself in to police on Tuesday, according to a news release from the Chattanooga Police Department.

At NAACP meeting, Chattanooga mayor says he wants to modify police leave policy during investigations

Published Apr. 15 2019

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said he is working with police Chief David Roddy to review a policy that allows police...

Mayor Andy Berke's Council Against Hate unveils proposed strategies to combat hatred and extremism in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 11 2019

On the 51st anniversary of the signing of the Fair Housing Act, a group of volunteer citizens and community leaders...

Victim in Hixson homicide was killed after being hit with his own vehicle

Published Apr. 11 2019

An argument over vehicle damage is what sparked the killing of 35-year-old Darllel Brown in Hixson Wednesday, court records show.

Mayor's Council Against Hate to release findings at The Camp House on Thursday

Published Apr. 10 2019

Since the July 16, 2015, terrorist attacks, Chattanooga officials say they have made it their mission to ensure such a...

Chattanooga City Council accepts 'Paving for Pizza' donation to repair potholes

Published Apr. 9 2019

In a unanimous vote, city council members accepted a $5,000 donation from the pizza restaurant chain during Tuesday night's meeting.

Man armed with bat, knife killed in officer-involved shooting

Published Apr. 9 2019

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting early Tuesday morning.

Hamilton County Jail inmate found unresponsive Sunday morning, listed in critical condition

Published Apr. 8 2019

A Hamilton County Jail inmate was found unresponsive Sunday morning, the sheriff's office confirms.

Woman faces several charges after threatening to kill Soddy-Daisy police officer and his family during arrest

Published Apr. 8 2019

A Soddy-Daisy woman is facing several charges after damaging private and public property and threatening to kill a police officer...

Investigators find no evidence of reported Wednesday fire at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute

Published Apr. 5 2019

A reported fire at the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute on Wednesday wasn't actually a fire.

Rhea County student ejected, killed in Dayton, Tenn., crash that left two others injured

Published Apr. 5 2019

A juvenile was killed and two others injured in a crash on Wednesday in Dayton, Tennessee.

UPDATE: Normal Park students return to class after blown fuse prompts evacuation from building

Published Apr. 5 2019

Students at Normal Park Upper School were evacuated for a short time Friday afternoon, Hamilton County Schools spokesman Tim Hensley...

Inmate tased after injuring another inmate with a shank at Hamilton County Jail

Published Apr. 4 2019

Corrections personnel used a taser to subdue an inmate who injured a fellow inmate with a shank Wednesday night at...

Lipseys now face 41 charges related to claims they distributed drugs, alcohol to minors

Published Apr. 3 2019

Court documents are offering more details on the 41 charges faced by a former Chattanooga business owner and his family,...

Sprinklers put out fire reported at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute Wednesday afternoon

Published Apr. 3 2019

A fire broke out in a patient's room at Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute Wednesday afternoon.

'New Life' job fair for ex-offenders and convicted felons will be held this week in Chattanooga

Published Apr. 2 2019

Convicted felons and ex-offenders will have a chance at landing a job later this week at the New Life Job...