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  • WOKV News
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Past articles by Ben:

Send Ben: Local family not picturing nearly $2,000 bill for senior portraits

Natalia Plyam says her daughter’s senior portrait experience wasn’t picture-perfect. → Read More

INVESTIGATES: Developer for troubled Berkman II has his own troubled past, including prison time

In an Action News Jax investigation, Becker learned Beeler has a checkered past with numerous legal and financial problems. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: ‘It looked real’ Car wrap fake check scams target gig workers

Frank Wilbanks was banking on making a few bucks and loved the idea of earning money by simply adding advertisements to his car. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: ‘Vile, sickening odor’ in Jacksonville neighborhood

Action News Jax is investigating what local residents say is a “vile, sickening odor” in their neighborhood. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: ‘Vile, sickening odor’ in Jacksonville neighborhood

Action News Jax is investigating what local residents say is a “vile, sickening odor” in their neighborhood. → Read More

JSO officers disciplined in the death investigation of former Raines, Notre Dame, Jaguar Louis Nix

Action News Jax’s Ben Becker has obtained the JSO internal affairs report that concluded four officers received discipline for their part in the investigation into the drowning death of former Raines football star Louis Nix. → Read More

Investigates: Landing redevelopment plan ‘going to be changed’, says new chief resiliency officer

Action News Jax investigates gets answers about the Landing redevelopment plan on the Northbank that’s been flooded with criticism beyond the much-maligned “Lerp” sculpture. → Read More

Investigates: FDOT detours away from ‘flawed’ express lanes on Duval, St. Johns section of I-95

Action News Jax investigates a major change by the Florida Department of Transportation that the former head of the agency says was flawed to begin with. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: Jacksonville dumps a trash contractor amid complaints

An Action News Jax investigation has revealed the city of Jacksonville is hiring a new garbage contractor in the midst of a wave of customer complaints about delayed and missed trash collection. → Read More

Legislation for Jacksonville Jaguars’ performance facility, Shipyards project to be introduced soon

Action News Jax’s Ben Becker learned more about what Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry didn’t speak about during his 2021-22 budget presentation before the City Council on Tuesday – money needed for proposed development at the Shipyards and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ performance facility. → Read More

More than 2,000 inmates on ‘precautionary quarantine’ in Duval to stop the spread of COVID-19

Action News Jax’s Ben Becker investigates growing COVID-19 variant concerns in our local jails and court systems as infections increase. → Read More

Economist wants ‘independent’ review of negotiations claiming up to $40m ROI for Shipyards

Team claims $6b in Shipyards spending boost “I don’t know whether it’s accurate, it’s not part of our process.” says DIA CEO → Read More

Local flight instructor killed in plane crash was a Navy veteran; employer defends safety record

Action News Jax has learned the name of the flight instructor who was killed in a plane crash last Friday. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: Flood-prone Shipyards and stadium development could leave taxpayers drowning in costs

Action News Jax Jax investigates how well the proposed Shipyards development could handle downtown flooding. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: Highway headaches being treated by two little known programs

Action News Jax investigates massive delays on local highways, sometimes leaving drivers stuck in traffic for hours. → Read More

Original Restaurant Report: Inspectors temporarily shut down historic Chinese Restaurant

It’s been called one of the oldest Chinese restaurant in Jacksonville, but inspectors found some new problems. → Read More

Send Ben: Grandmother left on a limb by City over tree dispute

A grandmother is caught between the city of Jacksonville and Duval County Public Schools after a large tree branch smashed into her property. → Read More

Original Restaurant Report: Dead rodents, roaches found in record setting week of temporary closures

Action News Jax’s Ben Becker has been getting you answers about dirty dining in the Original Restaurant Report for three years, and just when he thought he had seen everything, something new has occurred. → Read More

Original Restaurant Report: Million dollar challenge to find a roach

“I can give you million dollars if you find a roach,” the owner challenged Action News Jax's Ben Becker. → Read More

Action News Jax Investigates: Dangerous trend of opt-outs ahead of COVID-19 children’s vaccine

It’s not clear if local school districts will require students to be vaccinated against coronavirus in the future, as a vaccine has not been approved for young children just yet. → Read More