Stephanie Bennett, ActionNewsJax

Stephanie Bennett


Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by Stephanie:

Northeast Floridians driving to southeast Georgia for cheaper gas

With high gas prices, people are doing everything they can to save a dollar here and there. → Read More

Children pictured holding weapons at Putnam Sheriff’s Office event raises some eyebrows

A Facebook post showing young children holding weapons is causing some backlash. → Read More

Woman accused in high-speed chase resulting in 5-year-old’s death in Jacksonville identified

Action News Jax has confirmed that the 5-year-old was Cabrera’s daughter. → Read More

Half of houses in some Jacksonville ZIP codes purchased by investors, map shows

Investors purchased almost a third of all houses sold in Jacksonville last year, according to data from Redfin. → Read More

‘Totally unexpected’: Jacksonville couple learns home builder increased cost before construction

As the cost of housing soars in northeast Florida, people building their homes are taking a hit, too. → Read More

Jacksonville among many Sun Belt metros with steep rent increase

Zillow reports the average rent in Jacksonville is $1,719. → Read More

Two years into the pandemic, people struggle to buy homes in Jacksonville’s limited buyer’s market

Two years into the pandemic, the local housing market is unrecognizable. → Read More

Catholic Charities needs your help resettling over a dozen Ukrainian refugees in Jacksonville

Catholic Charities is one step closer to resettling 35 Ukrainian refugees in Jacksonville. → Read More

Jacksonville Catholic Charities prepares for Ukrainian refugees

“It’s what we’re here for. This is our mission and has been for years. It’s being able to assist individuals in these crisis situations that none of us could ever imagine," Catholic Charities Jacksonville’s regional director Lori Weber told Action News Jax. → Read More

FHP: Fatal crashes on I-95 in Volusia County likely due to ‘super fog’ from controlled burn

FHP says smoke from a controlled burn – along with fog – likely caused the crashes. → Read More

‘It ruined my life’: tenants at Courtney Manor apartments complain of recurring mold

Several families at the Courtney Manor apartments just north of Orange Park say they’ve been fighting uncontrollable mold in their homes for months. → Read More

Jacksonville woman remembers influential father’s legacy for Black History Month

In his many years on this Earth he saw a lot of changes, and changed Jacksonville for the better. → Read More

EWU receives $300,000 to help fund new programs

Propel is giving EWU $300,000 to expand its programs. → Read More

Priced out of Jax: Inflation driving up mortgage rates

Maybe you’re feeling “priced out of Jax”. If so, you’re not alone. → Read More

Fatal crash on CR-210 stirs up continuing safety concerns

“There’s so much merging and unmerging, going from two lanes to one lane, one lane to two lanes..." → Read More

Friends, family celebrate 18th birthday of teen killed in Nocatee last year

Friends and family held a vigil for a teen who would’ve been celebrating his 18th birthday Wednesday. → Read More

DCPS offering COVID-19 test kits to families with sick students

As the omicron variant spreads, COVID-19 cases are spiking at Duval County Public Schools. → Read More

COVID testing site in Jacksonville temporarily shut down, under investigation

A COVID-19 testing site in Jacksonville, one of 275 under investigation, has been temporarily shut down. → Read More

Team of attorneys ask city to remove recycling dumpsters from Castaway Island Preserve

JACKSINVILLE, Fla. — Locals like Chung-Hae Casler are doing their part. “We’ve gotta recycle, it’s very important,” she said. “We’re leaving this Earth for our next generation.” But now, recycling takes a couple extra steps, ever since the city did away with curbside services last fall. Like Casler, Chris Bleau is taking his recyclables to Castaway Island Preserve, one of the city’s 14 drop-off… → Read More

Neptune Beach COVID-19 testing site overwhelmed; leaders consider emergency legislation

COVID-19 cases are spiking throughout Florida thanks to the omicron variant. → Read More