- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- 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)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
Jamaicans cast ballots amid sluggish economy
KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Jamaicans turned out in large numbers to vote Wednesday despite pelting rains and concerns of violence in an election they hoped would revive a sagging economy and ease spiraling crime.
Preliminary results released Wednesday night showed more than half of the 60 parliamentary seats were won by Prime Minister P.J. Patterson's People's National Party.
If the early results hold, Patterson would be the first Jamaican prime minister to win three consecutive terms.
"It's an extremely historic day. This can only go well for Jamaica," said Merva Grier, jumping and waving a People's National Party flag.