Raccoon disrupts Adams County Circuit courtroom

NATCHEZ, Mississippi (AP) — The Adams County Circuit courtroom has seen a number of criminals pass through its doors across the years, but it was host to a different sort of masked bandit.

When courtroom staff showed up for work Monday, The Natchez Democrat reports they found the blinds in the courtroom and jury room had been damaged. While their first thought was that the damage was somehow caused by the weekend’s heavy storms, they soon found the real reason — a juvenile raccoon… […]


Rains bring at least 4 tornadoes to Mississippi, break dry spell

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — At least four tornadoes were part of a rainy system that moved across Mississippi Friday night and Saturday morning.

Officials reported tornadoes in Adams, Rankin, Simpson and Smith counties. Weather Service officials said they know of no injuries from any of the storms.

In Adams County, a tornado estimated to have top winds of 115 mph cut a path a mile long and 200 yards wide in the Kingston community, southeast of Natchez. Two houses had their roofs substantially damaged… […]