Gretchen Kernbach, ActionNewsJax

Gretchen Kernbach


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Gretchen:

Family sues CDA Technical Institute and instructor after school graduate drowns while scuba diving

“My son should be here. He should be here, and he’s not." → Read More

INVESTIGATES: Accidental death of Jose Lara raises questions about septic tank regulations

Licensed septic tank contractor Thomas Wall told Action News Jax the responsibility ultimately falls on the homeowner. “It’s dangerous. We find it all the time,” he said. “They say ‘well I’ll fix it later.’ And then they never fix it later.” → Read More

‘It’s horrible’: Missing Crescent City child found inside septic tank

A near 24-hour search for missing one-and-half-year-old Jose Lara ended in heartbreak Monday afternoon. → Read More

Truck crashes into Southside church, members thankful no one was inside

One local church has been forced out of its building after a truck crashed through the front door → Read More

‘Somebody out there knows something’: widow reaches out for help in husband’s murder case

“He truly was the best dad. He always thought of how can I make memories with my kids." → Read More

Jacksonville pays $60K to two local strip clubs in lawsuit settlement over ‘costume violations’

This month the City of Jacksonville agreed to pay a $60,000 settlement to Wacko’s and Emperor’s Gentlemen’s Clubs. → Read More

New Confederate monument removal legislation to be proposed to city council on Tuesday

The fight to remove to keep the long-standing Confederate monument in Springfield Park sees another day. → Read More

Police: Missing 11-year-old Jacksonville boy found safe after nearly 24 hours

A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for a Jacksonville boy police said was last seen Monday afternoon. → Read More

Violent weekend leaves four dead in five Jacksonville shootings

Homicide investigators still have a lot of work ahead of them after a violent weekend in Jacksonville. → Read More

Jacksonville ranks as one of the top metro areas for job growth, according to report

It’s no secret the City of Jacksonville and Duval County as a whole are booming. → Read More

Body of missing teen found in St. Johns River after 17.5 hour search

They say the teen was with two other people on the St. Johns River when their canoe overturned. → Read More

Odor sensors installed on the westside to help detect where foul smelling chemicals are coming from

The sensors have three detection units inside that measure hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and volatile organic carbons. → Read More

11-year-old Vito Johnson on the mend after hit-and-run crash

The 11-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run just this month is finally awake. → Read More

Local restaurant promises plenty of chicken wings despite challenges

You may have noticed your annual Super Bowl party cost more this year. → Read More

St. Johns County schools add 120 portable classrooms, plan to change northern county school zones

It’s not your typical classroom, but for now it’s going to have to work for St. Johns County students. → Read More

Clay County launches SaferWatch app for school staff and community members

A new smartphone app is connecting the Clay County community with local law enforcement in real-time. → Read More

JFRD: House lost after fire in Brentwood neighborhood

A person is without a home after an early morning fire on Sunday, which took fire crews six hours to put out. → Read More

Woman killed when hit by car near Old Kings Rd.

A woman was killed Sunday morning when she was hit by a car. → Read More

City Rescue Mission to provide expanded overnight services for record cold weekend

City Rescue Mission is expanding its overnight services to those in need of warm shelter. → Read More

JSO looking for assistance finding the Gate Parkway shooter

Officers responded to a shooting Friday night on the Jacksonville Southside. → Read More