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Recent articles by Ben:

Restaurant Report: Zaxby's, Ruby Beach Brewing cited for violations

Your health and safety, it is the reason Action News Jax's Ben Becker goes out every week to get you answers about the places you love to eat. In this week’s Original Restaurant Report, Becker tells us about violations that inspectors found at local restaurants. → Read More

Military family out thousands, says home inspector missed important detail

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important purchases you will ever make, and you hire professionals like home inspectors to protect your investment. → Read More

Restaurant Report: Hunan Wok & Basil Thai cited for roaches

Your health and safety, it’s the reason we go out every week to get you answers about the places you love to eat in the Original Restaurant Report. → Read More

Jacksonville area nursing homes, assisted living facilities missing deadlines to keep seniors safe

An Action News Jax Investigation exposes local nursing homes and assisted living facilities missing deadlines designed to keep seniors safe. Action News Jax Investigator Ben Becker is pressing caregivers about what they're doing to protect your loved ones. → Read More

New FEMA flood maps confuse some St. Johns County area homeowners

Jacksonville area homeowners are upset and confused about new FEMA maps that put their homes or part of their property into flood zones. → Read More

Metal detectors in schools: Jacksonville students speak out

“We see school as an escape from the outside world,” said one Raines sophomore. “To put metal detectors in every high school in Duval County elicits a prison... → Read More

Amazon drivers: Company pressed on safety concerns with third-party vendors

One of the staples of ordering from retailers like Amazon is free shipping -- but Action News Jax is investigating if there is a price paid by Jacksonville-area drivers working under strict delivery deadlines. → Read More

David Katz: Loophole in federal law allowed Jacksonville Landing mass shooter to have guns

Action News Jax has learned there’s a massive loophole in a federal law that allowed Jacksonville Landing mass shooter David Katz to buy the weapon used in Sunday’s deadly attack at a Madden eGaming competition that killed two people and injured 11 others. → Read More

Local beaches getting nearly $16 million for beach restoration

A nearly $16 million deal has been reached with the federal government that will pay to help restore local beaches. → Read More

PEDAL TO THE MEDAL: St. Johns County residents have wanted State Road 9B to open for a long time.

The third and final phase of State Road 9B is officially completely open, and it’s making the commute quicker for drivers in St. Johns County, but perhaps it's too quick. → Read More

Neighbors: Slaughtered pigs dumped in Jacksonville neighborhood

Jacksonville neighbors are searching for answers after two slaughtered pigs were dumped on the side of the road. → Read More

Residents concerned about development as Beachwalk nears completion

Residents are beginning to move into the new Beachwalk development as questions remain about traffic and development on County Road 210. Story, photos → Read More

Group of bicyclists riding for adoption awareness stops in Jacksonville

A group of bicyclists arrived in Jacksonville on Wednesday as part of its worldwide ride from the Ukraine to deliver one message - let's live in a world without orphans. → Read More

First Coast Expressway nears completion

The First Coast Expressway is on the road to completion by the fall. → Read More

Cafe temporarily shut down for second time in Downtown Jacksonville

A downtown Jacksonville restaurant had 18 dried rodent droppings, potentially hazardous food temps and it was operating with an expired license, inspectors said. Story, video → Read More

Flooding zones in Northeast Florida will expand, study says

If you think you're safe from flooding because you don't live along the coastline, a new report says that's going to change. → Read More

Jacksonville sushi restaurant cited for mislabeling fish, rodent droppings

>>STORY : Teacher overcoming rare disorder that made her 'smell like a fish' → Read More

Jacksonville police searching for arsonist after robbery, fire at American Legion building

Police are looking for an arsonist who set an American Legion building on fire after breaking in and stealing thousands of dollars. → Read More

Jacksonville woman accuses police of sideswiping car

A Jacksonville woman says she is a hit-and-run victim and the person who did it was a police officer. → Read More

New Medicare cards could prompt more scamming

The U.S. government will soon start sending out new Medicare cards to 59 million people and scammers are using the event as an opportunity to steal identities. → Read More