William Clay

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Guns Claim Two More Children in St. Louis Region

    "From an infant's cold, dead hands!"​A ten-year-old Belleville boy accidentally shot and killed his five-year-old brother yesterday while playing with a shotgun kept in the home. An "extremely tragic accident" is how Belleville police chief William Clay described the incident. A day earlier -- Tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Belleville to Bust Parents for Teens' Misdeeds

    It's not our darling angels' faults when they break the law -- it's their parents!​Bad news for parents out in St. Clair County: Prosecutors are warning that if your kid acts up, you could face criminal charges.That's the word from the Belleville News-Democrat, which reports this morning that St. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    UPDATED-- Seat's Taken: Brutal Bus Beatdown in Belleville Witnessed by Thousands

    www.busesonscreen.netIf you haven't yet seen the video of the vicious Belleville West High School bus beating that happened on Monday, go watch it now. It's a brutal example of how high school-- despite all kinds of new technology and political correctness-- hasn't changed much over the past 75 year ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 7, 2009

    Making Change at the Bank

    William Clay and the fight for justice

  • News

    April 18, 2001

    The Fire Down Below

    For more than three decades, Eric Vickers has been lighting brushfires, crusading against the racism he sees around him. Now, the civil-rights lawyer and activist finds himself burned.

  • Culture

    February 16, 2000

    Subterranean Homesick Blues

    The people under the stairs at the St. Marcus Theatre may have to pack up and move out

  • News

    August 11, 1999
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    July 7, 1999


    A former prosecutor and a former police investigator explain their actions in the Ellen Reasonover case 16 years ago. Their accounts don't square.

  • News

    June 16, 1999
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    March 10, 1999

    Reconstructing Larry

    City Treasurer Larry Williams used to be known for bounced checks, bad audits and bogus talk. Now he's emerging as the savior of downtown. Who'da thunk it?

  • News

    February 10, 1999

    The Rainmaker

    Public-relations pro Jeff Rainford helped end a 27-year drought in the St. Louis school- desegregation case, but he's still bothered by the bucket of cold water Mayor Clarence Harmon threw on the victory celebration