Rosana Hughes (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6327
Rosana Hughes covers crime, breaking news 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 police identify man killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway 153 ramp to I-75 south

Published Aug. 20 2019

A 49-year-old man was not wearing his seat belt at 6:22 p.m. when the Jeep Wrangler he was driving left...

Second driver sentenced in January crash that killed Normal Park teacher

Published Aug. 20 2019

The woman driving the second vehicle involved in a crash that killed a Normal Park Museum Magnet School teacher has...

Hixson man charged with aggravated domestic assault after firing gun during dispute

Published Aug. 20 2019

A Hixson man was arrested early Monday morning after a domestic dispute turned violent.

Woman charged with aggravated child abuse after reportedly choking, beating child with belt

Published Aug. 20 2019

A Chattanooga woman in custody almost one month after a child was taken to a local hospital with extensive bruising...

UPDATE: Chattanooga police identify victim in Aug. 16 deadly stabbing

Published Aug. 20 2019

Chattanooga police are investigating a deadly stabbing that took place early Friday morning.

TBI investigation into alleged body-cavity search by Hamilton County deputies back in district attorney's hands

Published Aug. 19 2019

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has finished its investigation into an alleged body-cavity search by Hamilton County sheriff's deputies and...

Chattanooga police academy graduation marks 'highest known' number of female officers

Published Aug. 16 2019

After 22 weeks of intense training, the Chattanooga Police Department has 21 fresh faces in its ranks. And just over...

Chattanooga police arrest fourth suspect in connection to July 21 Trailwood Drive homicide

Published Aug. 16 2019

A fourth suspect has been arrested in connection to the July 21 homicide of 28-year-old Tracy Calloway.

'Well-known' Chattanooga heroin dealer charged with second-degree murder in July overdose death

Published Aug. 15 2019

A Chattanooga heroin dealer and user has become the latest distributor to be charged in connection to the overdose death...

Signal Mountain man facing several charges in connection to 'very aggressive' domestic assault

Published Aug. 14 2019

A Signal Mountain man is facing a slew of charges in connection with a "very aggressive [domestic] assault" that left...

Man sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection to deadly 2017 shooting outside Chattanooga nightclub

Published Aug. 14 2019

The suspect at the center of a deadly 2017 shooting outside a downtown nightclub pleaded guilty on Tuesday to attempted...

Dropped cellphone leads Chattanooga police to robbery suspect

Published Aug. 14 2019

A cell phone that was left behind after a robbery led police to the suspect, according to Hamilton County court...


Chattanooga police K-9 Kilo retires after 10 years of service

Published Aug. 13 2019

After a decade of service, Chattanooga canine officer Kilo wore his police gear for the last time Tuesday.

Georgia woman becomes impaled on a steak knife to her gut, says Lucifer the cat is to blame

Published Aug. 12 2019

A Trenton, Georgia, woman is recovering after tripping over her cat and falling onto a steak knife Sunday.

Salvation Army extending hours as extreme heat settles over Chattanooga region

Published Aug. 12 2019

With forecasts calling for heat indexes in the lowers 100s this week, the Salvation Army has extended its hours for...

White supremacist group's stickers found around downtown Chattanooga

Published Aug. 9 2019

A series of stickers for a white nationalist group showed up around downtown Chattanooga Wednesday evening.

Mother of 14-year-old girl pulled from vehicle by Chattanooga police files civil rights lawsuit [video]

Published Aug. 8 2019

Attorneys for Avery Gray, the mother of a 14-year-old girl whose wrists reportedly needed splints after she was pulled out...

Charges dismissed against passenger who says she was pulled by hair during arrest by Tennessee Highway Patrol

Published Aug. 8 2019

Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped charges against a woman who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by the Tennessee Highway...

Chattanooga police officer recognized for rescuing drowning child

Published Aug. 7 2019

Chattanooga police officer Jillian Hampton was recognized as Hamilton Place's officer of the month for her quick response in saving...

Alabama man arrested Saturday for firing shots in air, hitting man with gun at private marina in Lookout Valley

Published Aug. 7 2019

An Alabama man was arrested over the weekend after firing three shots into the air and then hitting a man...