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UPDATE: Body Found After Massive Bloomsburg Fire

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- What was left of the duplex on Fair Street in Bloomsburg was still smoking Monday morning as state police and other investigators searched the place for a missing man's body.
Early Sunday morning, intense flames ripped through the building.
Three people who lived inside are accounted for, but a fourth remains missing.
State police brought in a specially trained dog to search the charred rubble for remains. An excavator also helped in the search.

Homes Destroyed After Massive Fire in Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Massive flames destroyed two homes and damaged three others in Bloomsburg overnight, and now, crews plan to search for a possible body inside that rubble.
The fire chief says it was only a matter of minutes before the double block on Fair Street was completely engulfed in flames around 1 a.m. Sunday.
Crews arrived quickly, but the fire became too dangerous for them to go in and make sure everyone made it out alive.
“It was just fully engulfed in flames. I’ve never seen anything like it,” said neighbor Bonnie Fulop.

Man in Custody After Hours-Long Standoff in Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- About 400 Bloomsburg University students were forced out of an off-campus apartment building early Friday morning. Bloomsburg police said a man visiting at the Honeysuckle Apartments threatened to harm himself.
Officers said he had a gun and they said that man fired shots, but no one was injured.
"It's crazy to think that it would happen in Bloomsburg. You don't think something like that would happen here," said Reagan Windl of Bloomsburg University.

Raising Autism Awareness in Bloomsburg

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- At Bloomsburg University, people took to the baseball diamond for autism awareness.
While the Huskies took on Shippensburg University, there were informational booths and games set up nearby.
It's all part of World Autism Awareness Month, which runs throughout April.
"A lot of people didn't know it was Autism Awareness Month, so it's great to get the word out and spread the word more and get the awareness spread more, and a lot of the parents didn't know either, so they're enjoying it and embracing it a lot," said Shayla DiPasquale, Autism Speaks.

Students Compete in ‘Drone Wars’ Competition

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. -- Students competed to hack a computer and then fly a drone through a small obstacle course on Saturday at Bloomsburg University.
Bloomsburg University partnered with the US Army for "Drone Wars."
The competition was open to both high school and college students.
"I think this is a real opportunity and neat to see what other people are doing in the field and hopefully try to emulate things they are showing us today," said Stephen White, Bloomsburg University freshman.

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