Stephanie Bennett, WOKV News

Stephanie Bennett

WOKV News

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Police continue to crack down on illegal street racing in Jacksonville

"You don’t know who’s gonna get run over in the dark because they’re driving around with no lights on.” → Read More

JSO makes four arrests following illegal street racing in Baymeadows

Police are cracking down on illegal street racing on Jacksonville’s Southside. → Read More

Calling it a win for students, teachers & parents, Gov. Desantis signs bill that abolishes FSA test

Big changes are coming to Florida schools next school year: Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a bill that will do away with the Florida Standards Assessments. → Read More

City leaders consider eliminating glass from recycling stream to cut costs

With curbside recycling coming back April 4, Jacksonville’s chief administrative officer warns locals to be patient as they won't be seeing a solution right away. → Read More

Pastor of Russian-Ukrainian church in Jacksonville talks rising tensions between the two countries

As tensions between Russia and Ukraine grow, people living right here in Jacksonville have begun to worry about loved ones still in Eastern Europe. → Read More

COVID in the classroom: How many cases of COVID-19 have been reported at your child’s school?

More than a thousand students and staff at DCPS have COVID-19, according to Duval County Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene. → Read More

Teacher reacts as DCPS admins fill roles in classrooms amid staffing shortage

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The highly contagious omicron variant is spreading and multiplying in DCPS schools, and as more teachers call out sick, the already short-staffed school district has had to come up with a solution. → Read More

City of St. Augustine Beach brings back curbside recycling

As Jacksonville locals continue to have to lug their recyclables to city drop-off sites, other cities like St. Augustine Beach have successfully brought back curbside recycling. → Read More

Clay County teen in foster care fatally shot by other teens

Animosity between three teens has cost 17-year-old Jandel Rodriguez his life, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

DCPS implements new COVID-19 safety measures as students, teachers return to class

Thousands of students in Duval County will return to class Tuesday as the omicron variant of COVID-19 rapidly spreads. → 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

Locals, bars prepare for New Year’s Eve as omicron variant spreads

New Year’s Eve is just two days away, and the omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. → Read More

‘We want our recycling:’ Jacksonville locals call for return of curbside pickup as bins overflow

Jacksonville locals are fed up with the way the city is handling recycling -- especially after the holidays. → Read More

‘Flying down, nose-diving’: Witness accounts moments before small plane crashes in Jacksonville

Two people are dead after a single-engine plane crashed in Jacksonville’s Westside Sunday just after 11 a.m. → Read More

Local woman’s effort to allow caregivers into assisted living facilities prompts Florida legislation

Mary Daniel took a job as a dishwasher last summer at her husband’s memory care facility just so she could be with him during the pandemic. → Read More

Design team unveils renderings of section of Jacksonville’s planned 30-mile Emerald Trail

Jacksonville’s planned 30-mile Emerald Trail is growing, section by section. → Read More

‘You took a major part of my soul’: Jacksonville mom seeking answers after teen son’s October death

Angela Thomas-Wesley had a special bond with her youngest son, 19-year-old Patrick Wesley Jr. → Read More

Jacksonville Special Election: Candidates talk confederate monuments, plans to fight crime

A special election has been called to fill the seat of the late and former councilman Tommy Hazouri. → Read More

Jacksonville City Council Special Election: Candidates talk top two platforms

Two Democrats and two Republicans are running for the at-large, Group 3 position. Action News Jax asked the candidates about their two biggest platform items. → Read More

UNF team growing bacteria solution that could treat sand to prevent beach, intracoastal erosion

Though today is the last day of hurricane season, one bad storm and you’ve got erosion. → Read More