Stephanie Brown, WOKV News

Stephanie Brown


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Million of dollars proposed for major park improvements in Jax

Millions of dollars could soon be invested in to improvements at Jacksonville parks.As part of the City of Jacksonville’s annual budget process, Mayor Lenny Curry has put forward his proposed Capital Improvement Program, which lists the infrastructure investments he wants the City to make. → Read More

Party at the Flex Field? City planning new fan experience around

With the imminent demolition of the Jacksonville Landing and ongoing negotiations for a new contract to keep the Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville, City leaders are looking to up the stakes for the fan experience around the annual event. → Read More

State leaves open possible future prosecution over alleged Clay

While three Clay County detention deputies were fired as a result of an internal investigation of alleged sexual misconduct at the jail, no criminal charges are being pursued at this time. Now, WOKV is learning more about that decision. → Read More

Man arrested for 1991 murder of elderly Jacksonville man

28 years after an elderly man was killed while apparently interrupting a burglary at his home in Jacksonville, a suspect has been arrested. JSO says 84-year-old Joseph Back was found dead, after a welfare check on his home → Read More

“Project Sharp” seeks nearly $30 million in incentives for 500 jobs

A company with around 1,200 existing jobs in Jacksonville is looking at adding 500 more and building a new headquarters and parking garage. A $29.9 million incentives package is now being considered by the City, in order to seal the deal. → Read More

Pedestrian killed in Airport Road crash

We’re gathering more information about a crash that caused big problems for your Tuesday morning commute.All lanes of Airport Road at Duval Road were closed for several hours, as the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a fatal crash → Read More

St. Augustine Police investigating shooting on Riberia Street

The St. Augustine Police Department confirms they are investigating a shooting on Riberia Street. → Read More

Clay Detention Deputies accused of rewarding female inmates who expose

Instructing and encouraging female inmates to expose themselves, engaging in sexually explicit conversations with female inmates, and failing to write up poor inmate behavior- they’re just some of the allegations which have led to the firing of three Clay County Detention Deputies. → Read More

Former Riverside Chevrolet ownership pays more than $1.2 million over

The former owner of Riverside Chevrolet will not be able to sell cars again, under an agreement reached with the State to bring a close to a fraud investigation. → Read More

Florida declares Public Health Emergency over Hepatitis A

With more than 2,000 cases of Hepatitis A reported in Florida this year, Florida’s Surgeon General has declared a “Public Health Emergency”.The 2,034 cases so far this year far surpass the 548 reported all of last year, which in turn was higher than the 276 cases in 2017 → Read More

Fourth juvenile who escaped Jacksonville DJJ facility has been caught

After nearly two weeks on the run, the fourth and final teen who escaped the Jacksonville Youth Academy has now been caught.The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says a tip led them to Tajah Bing’s location, in a home in Avon Park. → Read More

$450 million redevelopment of Lot J moving forward, with development

A deal has been reached for the $450 million redevelopment of Lot J at TIAA Bank Field, according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. → Read More

St. Johns County bank robbery suspect says he’s not a bad guy

St. Johns County deputies say they’ve caught the man responsible for a banked robbery earlier this month.The robbery happened at the Ameris Bank on US 1 South. The suspect was accused of showing the teller a gun, demanding money, and then fleeing. The arrest report for 59-year-old Gary Rahme says he → Read More

Convicted murderer named as suspect in fatal beating in Duval Jail

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has now named 43-year-old Paul Dixon as the man accused of killing one of his cellmates at the Duval County Jail. → Read More

PHOTOS: Kidnapping/armed robbery suspect sought, new images released

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has released new photos, in their continued effort to find the suspects involved in a recent kidnapping and armed robbery. → Read More

Repairs to St. Johns River Ferry expected to take around two weeks

The St. Johns River Ferry is expected to be out of service another two weeks, to undergo repairs to the propeller shaft. → Read More

East Beltway Express Lanes construction completion pushed back

Get used to the construction zone on the East Beltway on the Southside, because WOKV has learned the expected completion of the Express Lanes project has been pushed back about a year. The Florida Department of Transportation says the extension is for a good cause, though- they’re adding more → Read More

“Once in a generation”: Florida Theatre looking at $10 million in

In time to mark 100 years in operation, the Florida Theatre is poised for $10 million in renovations. → Read More

NASSAU COUNTY: State Road 200 lane shift taking effect

A change is taking effect for your drive in Nassau County.The Florida Department of Transportation says two westbound lanes of State Road 200/A1A are shifting on to newly constructed lanes. → Read More

More than a dozen St. Johns County boats burglarized, Miami man arrest

A Miami man has been arrested in connection to two separate incidents involving boat burglaries in St. Johns County.The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office says, earlier this month, one or more suspects cut through the perimeter fence of a boat and RV storage facility → Read More