- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
66 dead in Central America after days of downpour
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- Authorities say at least 66 people have died in flooding and landslides provoked by six days of heavy rains in Central America. Evacuations are underway amid forecasts of more rain.
Salvadoran civil protection director Jorge Melendez says most of his country's 24 dead were buried in their homes by landslides.
Melendez told a news conference Sunday that residents are being evacuated from the flanks of the San Salvador volcano, where hundreds died in landslides in 1982.
The Guatemalan president has declared a state of emergency for his country, where at least 23 have died, and Honduras has seen at least nine deaths and evacuated more than 1,000 people. Rains have started to ease in Nicaragua, where at least five have died.