Jacksonville International Airport

First Read
7:38 am
Wed February 5, 2014

First Read: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Michael Dunn, human trafficking, and flight delays are in the headlines today.

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First Read
8:43 am
Fri January 3, 2014

First Read: Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter weather, SWAT, and red light cameras are in the headlines today.

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Community
5:59 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Storm's Wrath Reaches Jacksonville International Airport

A radar view of the winter storm moving across the U.S. Northeast, Jan. 2, 2014.
Credit National Weather Service / National Oceanic Atmospheric Association

Severe winter weather in the central and Northeastern U.S. is causing problems for passengers at Jacksonville International Airport.

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Community
5:19 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Extra Parking Available At Jacksonville International Airport For The Holidays

Credit Jeff Cragar / Wikimedia Commons

Extra parking for holiday travelers will be available at Jacksonville International Airport beginning Sunday that could save quick travelers money.

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Travel
6:22 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

VIDEO: Jacksonville International Airport Gets Ready For Busy Travel Week

Some of the things confiscated at the JIA Security Checkpoint in the past two weeks that are not allowed on a flight..and yes.. those are brass knuckles.
Credit Kevin Meerschaert / WJCT

As Jacksonville International Airport prepares for the busy Thanksgiving travel season, a new screening program should make it easier for some passengers to get through security.

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Law & Order
8:22 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Causevic Incompetent To Stand Trial For JIA Bomb Scare

Zeljko Causevic

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man claiming to have a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Authorities say Zeljko Causevic entered the airport Oct. 1 and claimed to have a bomb. His backpack contained a small luggage scale, batteries, a microchip and a cellphone. The airport evacuation stranded travelers on planes on the tarmac for hours. 

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Law & Order
9:21 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Causevic Faces Federal Charges For Airport Bomb Scare

Zeljko Causevic
Credit Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man accused of making a bomb threat at a Florida airport has been formally charged in federal court.

Zeljko Causevic made his first appearance Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of conveying false or misleading information. He faces up to five years in prison.

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Law & Order
9:45 am
Thu October 3, 2013

DOCUMENT: Causevic Showed Signs Of Mental Stress Months Before Bomb Hoax

Zeljko Causevic

About eight months before Zeljko Causevic walked into Jacksonville International Airport and allegedly told security agents he was carrying a bomb that was later discovered to be a collection of random household electronics, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Causevic that his wife was suicidal.

According to the police report obtained by WJCT news partner News4Jax, Causevic wasn't at home with his wife when he made the call.

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First Read
8:34 am
Thu October 3, 2013

WJCT First Read: Thursday, October 3, 2013

Bail set for JIA bomb hoax suspect, the Klan writes to city school board members, and a possible rash of attempted child abductions are in the headlines this morning.

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Law & Order
3:31 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Bail Set At $1 Million For Jacksonville International Airport Bomb Hoax Suspect

Zeljko Causevic (wearing the green jumpsuit) stands with his attorney while Judge Russell Healey sets $1million bail.
Credit Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT

In court this afternoon, bail was set at $1 million for the man who allegedly claimied he had a bomb at Jacksonville International Airport on Tuesday night.

39-year-old Zeljko Causevic’s first court appearance was this afternoon before Duval County Judge Russell Healey. 

He was charged with making a false report about planting a bomb and making a fake bomb, both second-degree felonies.  His next court date is set for Wednesday, October 23.

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Law & Order
11:56 am
Wed October 2, 2013

'Hoax Bomb' Charge Filed Against Man In Florida Airport Scare

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 10:57 am

A 39-year-old man has been accused of making and possessing a "hoax bomb" and making a false report about an explosive device following the scare that shut down Jacksonville (Fla.) International Airport for five hours on Tuesday.

Our colleagues from WJCT report that the man, Zeljko Causevic, "is a Jacksonville resident originally from Serbia."

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Law & Order
10:43 am
Wed October 2, 2013

DOCUMENT: Arrest Reports In Jacksonville International Airport Evacuation

Zeljko Causevic
Credit Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released the arrest records of the two men charged during the evacuation of Jacksonville International Airport last night. 

Zeljko Causevic is charged with making a false threat and possession of a hoax bomb. Manuel Rivera was charged with resisting arrest. Rivera's charge is not believed to be related to the threat made by Causevic.

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First Read
7:30 am
Wed October 2, 2013

WJCT First Read: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

One charged after Jacksonville International Airport evacuated due to suspicious packages, the Mathews Bridge could be open in two weeks, and the government shutdown are in headlines this morning.

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Law & Order
6:53 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Man Arrested For Bomb Hoax at JIA

Security at Jacksonville International Airport on Wednesday morning.
Credit Karen Feagins / WJCT

UPDATED 12:45 p.m.

Wednesday afternoon, things slowly started returning to normal at Jacksonville International Airport after the airport was evacuated and shut down for 5 hours Tuesday night.

Police arrested Zeljko Causevic, 39, and charged him with falsely reporting a bomb and having a hoax bomb. The suspect is a US citizen from Bosnia and is expected to make his first appearance in court at 1:00p.m. Wednesday.

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Community
8:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

WJCT First Read : Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Welcome to WJCT First Read, your daily weekday morning round-up of stories from the First Coast, around Florida, and across the country. We'll also preview some of WJCT's upcoming news programming.

Jax City Council approves election center move: At their regular meeting last night, the Jacksonville City Council approved a ten-year lease for a building on Imeson Rd. to house the Duval County Supervisor of Elections training offices and warehouse with a 13-6 vote.

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