The project will involve 19 financial institutions, local government and nonprofit organizations.
The group, called Moratorium Now!, plans to deliver the petition to Governor-elect Jay Nixon and legislative leaders. They propose to study Missouri's execution system, focusing on the cost of using the death penalty and ways to ensure it is used fairly.
A sheriff in southwest Missouri has given a pregnant defendant a jail pass, refusing to hold her for fear of a medical risk.
A plea hearing for the mother and stepfather of a 4-year-old southeast Missouri boy who died from an infection in 2005 is rescheduled to Dec. 1.
But the Missouri secretary of state waits to receive official election results from some of the state's most populous jurisdictions.
St. Louis locals are being gripped by the Anheuser-Busch brewery takeover. The $52 billion Belgium-based InBev buyout of the firm closed Tuesday.
The 49-year-old Missouri woman is being charged with Myspace taking part in an online hoax that allegedly caused the suicide of a teenage neighbor, Megan Meier.
Casino companies are all grappling with the rough economy, but smaller operators might be less likely to survive, the American Gaming Association's leader said Tuesday at a conference.
A Kansas City woman who was briefly on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list was found guilty of reduced charges in a fatal shooting.
A report states that the mother and stepfather of a 4-year-old southeast Missouri boy who died from infection in 2005 will plead guilty to three felonies.
Postings on jihadist Web sites show followers of a terrorist leader who served part of his life sentence in a Springfield prison are calling for "offensive action" on his behalf.
New online documentary tells the story of a St. Louis County Army sergeant and victim of rape who returns home and deals with her trauma.
A St. Louis man who spent 23 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit has filed suit against St. Louis County and the officers who arrested him.
A sophomore wrestler for Hazelwood West High School collapsed while running in practice.
Smith is promoting his new movie, "Seven Pounds," and participating in a charitable event for a local food bank.
InBev closed its $52 billion takeover deal of Anheuser-Busch Cos. on Tuesday. The new company will be named Anheuser-Busch InBev, and InBev promises to keep Anheuser-Busch's St. Louis base as the company's North American headquarters. InBev will now be the world's largest brewer.
A Missouri health department study shows that nearly two-thirds of smokers want to quit in the next six months, with nearly 80 percent believing that they can stop at some point.
An eastern Mo. man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action. The 67-year-old man was accused of shooting to death his daughter's boyfriend in December 2005.
Kelvin Simmons will become the Commissioner of Administration, a post in which he will coordinate the seven divisions of the Office of Administration.