Micaela A. Watts, Commercial Appeal

Micaela A. Watts

Commercial Appeal

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Micaela:

ACLU: Methodist hospitals to stop all gender-affirming procedures

Allegedly, Memphis' largest hospital system will no longer provide gender-affirming procedures. → Read More

Q&A with Planned Parenthood: 6 months after Dobbs, how the organization plans to survive

A question-and-answer session with Ashley Coffield, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi. → Read More

Fourth suspect in Young Dolph slaying held without bond after court appearance

According to the indictment, Jermarcus Johnson helped two other suspects in Young Dolph's killing hide out after the shooting. → Read More

Colorado Springs shooting: Former Memphian among those killed

Kelly Loving, known to her friends as Jenna Sno, was among those killed in the Club Q mass shooting in Colorado Springs. → Read More

Hernandez Govan: What's known about the suspect in Young Dolph's death

The arrest of Hernandez Govan in connection with Young Dolph's death comes less than two months after Govan's daughter was killed. → Read More

Third suspect indicted on first-degree murder charge in Young Dolph killing

Dolph, whose given name was Adolph Thornton Jr., was shot and killed on Nov. 17, 2021. Here's what we know so far. → Read More

Pam Moses files suit against state and Shelby County DAs office over voter-fraud case

Pamela Moses was jailed 82 days in 2022 before a Shelby County criminal judge ordered a new trial for the voter fraud allegations against Moses. → Read More

Memphis businessman convicted in Capitol riot sentenced to four years

Matthew Bledsoe was convicted in July of one felony and four misdemeanors, including obstruction of an official proceeding and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. → Read More

Want a chicken? Memphis Animal Services has about 220 of them. And no room

In total, the Memphis Animal Shelter had hours to convert the garage into a makeshift chicken coop for hundreds of chickens. → Read More

Memphis nonprofits: Training offered by Momentum seeks to boost board diversity

A nonprofit is offering classes for other nonprofits to learn how to diversify their boards → Read More

Drag show at MoSH shut down after protesters appear

The drag show at MoSH garnered the attention of right-wing media for weeks, resulting in death threats and doxxing of the performers. → Read More

Brandon Isabelle indicted in deaths of girlfriend, two-day old daughter

Brandon Isabelle is charged with killing his girlfriend and throwing their two-day-old daughter into the Mississippi River → Read More

Four grueling days of searching for Eliza Fletcher ends, now a city has moves to honor her

The search for the avid runner, teacher, and mother reached a massive scale but ended in heartbreak, leaving her loved ones — and a city — in grief. → Read More

Officials call reported abduction, death of Eliza Fletcher an 'isolated attack by a stranger'

Officials gathered Tuesday morning to share updates on the case of Eliza Fletcher, found dead after reported aabduction. → Read More

Search for Eliza Fletcher ends after 4 days, teacher found deceased in South Memphis

Eliza Fletcher, known as 'Liza,' was found deceased less than a mile from where Cleotha Abston, who's charged with her kidnapping, washed out a vehicle. → Read More

After an initial clash between MoSH, advocacy groups, tensions gave way to reform

Museums have a tough balancing act to adhere to between missions and revenue. One event at MoSH led to a clearer path for both. → Read More

Memphis man Matthew Bledsoe convicted of five charges related to Jan. 6 Capitol riots

The Memphis business owner was arrested just weeks after the Jan. 6 riots. The conditions of his release allowed him to travel for work, however. → Read More

On when to save a pregnant patient's life, Tennessee hospitals are mostly quiet

In Tennessee, navigating the area between healthcare and prosecution now falls on healthcare workers. → Read More

Co-founder of popular sandwich Facebook group wakes from heat exhaustion-induced coma

Ryan Hopgood was hospitalized June 12 after falling asleep in his car, according to friends close to Hopgood. → Read More

Ja Raffe sent to Utah; zoo says competitive drive could lead to fighting

Ja Raffe, the reticulated giraffe named after Ja Morant, is headed to a Utah as his mating instinct deepens. → Read More