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Police: Youth facility employee accused of having sex with teenage resident A youth program, and one of its employees, finds itself at the center of a police investigation.  An employee of Great Circle, formerly Boys and Girls Town, is accused of a sex crime against a teenager living there. A Springfield Police report says a 28-year old employee is under investigation after being accused of having sex with a 16-year old resident of the facility.  The Great ...

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The owner of a pit bull who attacked another dog won't come forward The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is looking for the owner of a pit bull seen attacking a golden retriever on security camera in North Springfield. The health department says the owner has not claimed the dog and the phone numbers they have tried to reach him at are not working numbers. The dog will remain in quarantine until September 8, so the health department can make ...

New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests A Justice Department report says the police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations. The report warns that such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community. The report is due to be released on Thursday. The Associated Press obtained a copy in advance. It adds detail to a draft version ...

WATCH: Branson Police need help identifying storage unit burglars Two Burglars caught on camera in Branson. A man and a woman believed responsible for a series of storage unit burglaries. Caught on camera -- 2 burglars, a man and a woman, getting away with thousands of dollars worth of items from storage units. One storage unit in particular has been hit 4 times by the two. The owner of the business says " we've added more ...

Pictures: 'Slide the City' visits northwest Arkansas 'Slide the City' set up in Fayetteville, Arkansas over the weekend for a unique float trip.  The event features a 1000 foot 'Slip 'n Slide' that took riders down the city's famous Dickson Street.      ...

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Congo bans documentary about renowned rape trauma surgeon
Congolese gynaecologist Mukwege delivers a speech during an award ceremony to receive his 2014 Sakharov Prize at the European Parliament in StrasbourgDemocratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday banned a documentary film about a doctor who treats war rape victims, leading the film makers to say the government was trying to silence debate about sexual violence. Media Minister Lambert Mende gave no reason for the decision to ban "The Man who Mends Women (L'Homme Qui Repare Les Femmes)", which is about Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege, the founder of Panzi Hospital in the eastern city of Bukavu. Sexual violence by militias and the army is a defining atrocity of a conflict in eastern Congo that has lasted two decades, and the hospital has treated thousands of rape victims.

At least 14 killed as boat capsizes off Malaysia
A boat believed to be carrying dozens of Indonesian illegal immigrants capsized off the coast of Malaysia on Thursday, killing at least 14 people, 13 of them women, maritime officials said. The boat left Sabak Bernam in Malaysia's Selangor state and was heading for Sumatra in Indonesia when the accident happened. Muhammad Aliyas Hamdan, First Admiral at the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, said initial conversations with survivors led them to believe the passengers were Indonesian.

Migrants storm train at Budapest's main station after police withdraw
Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in BudapestBy Marton Dunai BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Migrants poured into Budapest's main railway station on Thursday after Hungarian police withdrew following a two-day standoff, triggering chaotic scenes. Hungary's main railway operator, however, said there were no direct trains leaving to western Europe. Over 2,000 migrants, many of them refugees from conflicts in the Middle East and Africa, had been camped in front of the Keleti Railway Terminus, closed to them by authorities saying European Union rules bar travel by those without valid documents.

Bulgaria detains 125 migrants for entering country illegally
Bulgarian authorities detained 125 foreigners in the capital Sofia for illegally crossing into the country without submitting an asylum request, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Georgi Kostov, secretary general of the interior ministry, said the migrants, detained late on Wednesday night, will be questioned and may be granted refugee status. New measures to tackle the migrant crisis, announced by the interior ministry on Wednesday, are to be focused on illegal migrants coming mainly from Turkey.

Sierra Leone to vaccinate 200 people connected to Ebola victim
Healthcare workers prepare to disinfect an ambulance transporting a newly admitted Ebola patient at the entrance to the Save the Children Kerry Town Ebola treatment centre outside FreetownSierra Leone is to vaccinate around 200 people who came into direct or indirect contact with a woman who died of Ebola on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the U.N. World Health Organisation said on Wednesday.  The death of the woman, a trader from Kambia District near the border with Guinea, sets back efforts to end an 18-month epidemic that has infected more than 28,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia and killed more than a third of them. The 67-year-old woman died five days after Sierra Leone started a 42-day countdown to being declared free of Ebola. "We will vaccinate those in the (Tonko Limba) chiefdom who came into direct contact with the deceased and those contacts they also came into close contact with," said WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris.