Fourth Missouri teen charged in high school team hazing.

TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) – A Chesterfield teenager has been charged in a 2014 hazing case at a Town and Country high school football camp. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1RdEXpJ ) that 16-year-old Jason Bemis was certified to stand trial as an adult and was charged Thursday with six counts of third-degree misdemeanor…

McCaskill donates $10K for sexual harassment resources

( KTRS ) Missouri’s U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has donated $10,000 to help interns facing sexual harassment. McCaskill says she gave the money to the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence to provide interns with information about how to deal with harassment. The senator called for outside resources following claims that a state senator sexually harassed…

Ferguson protester sentenced to 8 years in QuikTrip arson

ST. LOUIS (AP) – One of the more visible protesters during last year’s unrest in Ferguson has been sentenced to eight years in prison for starting a fire at a gas station during demonstrations after a fatal police shooting in nearby Berkeley. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1RHvk25 ) a St. Louis County circuit judge…

ComEd rate dropping, Ameren Illinois’ rates increasing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate a decrease for ComEd and rates increase for Ameren Illinois. ComEd says the lowered delivery rate announced Wednesday is the result of efficiencies generated from the ongoing rollout of its smart grid. The rate decrease is expected to mean the average residential customer should…