- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- Southeast to spend $150,000 to refresh brand with Ohio firm (6/19/18)6
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
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.