Jefferson County

2 Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Jefferson County

Apr 23, 2020
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The Jefferson County Health Department has announced two new cases of COVID-19 in the county.

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Two people were arrested after Mt Vernon Police severed a narcotics search warrant. 

New Case of COVID-19 in Jefferson County

Apr 16, 2020
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Jefferson County is reporting a new case of COVID-19. 

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Jefferson County is reporting its tenth case of COVID-19.

The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of 2 additional positive cases of COVID-19.

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Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Two Mt. Vernon residents are in custody after Jefferson County deputies arrested them Monday morning.

Authorities say at about 7:30 a.m., deputies attempted to stop a vehicle reported stolen the previous evening in Mt. Vernon. The driver fled and a pursuit eventually reached the village of Bluford.

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Illinois State Police say burned human remains found two years ago in rural southern Illinois are those of a woman who vanished in 2010.

Illinois State Police said Tuesday the remains are those of Benedetta ``Beth'' Bentley, a Woodstock, Illinois, woman who disappeared in May 2010 after a mysterious weekend getaway.

An investigation is ongoing after a body was found in an oil well in Jefferson County.

Sheriff's deputies and detectives were alerted about the body Sunday morning. It was located south of Ina.

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A Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting a child.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says a judge handed down the sentence to 33-year-old Jonathan Bieniek on the charge of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.

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A western Kentucky man is sentenced to 30 years in prison on a child pornography conviction.

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Jefferson County authorities are searching for a Du Quoin man.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office wants to locate 25-year-old Davon McLorn.

A southern Illinois prosecutor says he's changing political parties for the 2020 election.

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Two men are in jail after a police chase Monday night in Jefferson County.

Sheriff's Deputies responded to an address on Park Avenue where shots were reportedly fired at around 8:30 p.m.

Two people are in custody in Jefferson County after an explosive device was found inside a residence.

Deputies say at around 7:30 Monday evening, they and other area law enforcement agencies served a search warrant for drugs and explosives on North Stratford Lane in Jefferson County.

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Continental Tire Company in Mt. Vernon says there have been two bomb threats made towards the mixing department in the last five days.

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Two people suspected in a Kentucky homicide case have been arrested in Jefferson County, Illinois.

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Two teenagers are accused of being involved with a series of thefts in Jefferson County.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department reports 18-year-old Travonte Cain and 19-year-old Mikayla Ford were taken into custody on theft charges after stopped their vehicle in the 1300 block of George Street on Tuesday.

Illinois State Police are investigating a weekend crash that killed a mother and her 9-year-old son.