Jefferson County

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.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Dept.

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.


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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Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

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

Mt. Vernon Police Dept.

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.