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.

East Ridge police officer fired after having sex with high school senior

Published Dec. 7 2018

An East Ridge police officer was recently fired for having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old high school student.

Chattanooga sees significant increase in traffic fatalities in 2018

Published Dec. 6 2018

With a significant rise in traffic fatalities this year, state and local law enforcement and emergency personnel are warning drivers...

Drug-related charges filed against suspect in Sunday SWAT situation

Published Dec. 4 2018

The suspect in Sunday afternoon's SWAT standoff was reportedly "hallucinating and shooting a firearm inside the house," according to court...


New plan for helping Chattanooga's homeless calls for $10 million investment

Published Dec. 4 2018

Leaders of the Chattanooga Interagency Council on Homelessness got feedback from the rest of the council's members during the unveiling...

Two people injured in separate shootings Tuesday morning

Published Dec. 4 2018

Two people were injured in separate shootings in Chattanooga early Tuesday morning.

Three juveniles arrested after leading police on chase

Published Dec. 4 2018

Three juveniles were arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading Chattanooga police on a chase that started in the area of North...

Woman charged in husband's fatal stabbing says he attacked her

Published Dec. 4 2018

The woman charged with stabbing her husband to death on Sunday night said he attacked her, but police didn't find...

Man helping juveniles run away from home arrested in social media sexual exploitation sting

Published Dec. 3 2018

Meigs County sheriff's deputies uncovered evidence that a man was helping juveniles run away.

Former Whitwell High School student arrested for setting school on fire

Published Dec. 3 2018

A suspect has been arrested for starting a fire at Whitwell High School in Marion County, Tennessee, early Sunday morning.

Hamilton County sheriff admits police officer got special treatment in DUI probe [video]

Published Dec. 3 2018

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond says special treatment was given to a Chattanooga police officer who was recently investigated for...

Alabama man accidentally shot in head while standing on neighbor's porch

Published Dec. 3 2018

A man was shot and seriously injured in DeKalb County, Alabama.

Man arrested Saturday after leading area law enforcement on high-speed chase

Published Dec. 3 2018

A man was arrested Saturday after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase.

Man barricaded in Memphis Drive home taken into custody

Published Dec. 2 2018

The suspect who was barricaded at a home in the 3900 block of Memphis Drive has been taken into custody...

Corker says climate change is real, administration hasn't 'spoken appropriately' on Khashoggi slaying

Published Nov. 30 2018

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Friday that climate change is real, he empathizes with the migrants in the U.S./Mexico...

Man arrested in Lookout Valley chop shop bust

Published Nov. 29 2018

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on Monday for operating a chop shop in Lookout Valley.

Chattanooga man indicted on three counts of child rape

Published Nov. 29 2018

A Chattanooga man has been indicted on three counts of child rape.

Loud booms heard in Chattanooga are apparently explosive demos

Published Nov. 29 2018

The world isn't ending.

Bradley County inmate gets 53 counts of aggravated arson in escape attempt

Published Nov. 29 2018

A Bradley County Jail inmate has been charged with 53 counts of aggravated arson in an attempted escape.

Teen, two minors killed in McMinn County crash

Published Nov. 29 2018

A woman and two minors were killed in a crash on Wednesday afternoon in Niota, Tennessee.

Chattanooga area temperatures heating up after cold spell

Published Nov. 28 2018

After a particularly cold spell, Chattanoogans can expect to see warmer days over the weekend, forecasters say.