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Decatur home’s roof catches fire

The roof of a home at 1308 Clearview St. S.W. in Decatur burned early Saturday.

A spokesman for Decatur Fire and Rescue said the fire started at about 4 a.m. and crews were on the scene until about 10.

There were no injuries. The name of the owner and the cause were not available.

Bayne Hughes

Runaway car hits gas pump

A woman left her car running while she ran into Snackers convenience store on Modaus Road Southwest on Saturday morning, and the vehicle slipped into gear and rammed a gas pump.

Decatur Fire and Rescue went to the scene at about 10 a.m., but there were no problems beyond a damaged gas pump and vehicle.

Bayne Hughes

Coroner describes death as suspicious

Morgan County Coroner Russ Beard said he is treating a body found Saturday at Danville Park Apartments in Decatur as a “suspicious death.”

Beard said the death of Stephen Bradley Blaich, 29, was possibly drug-related. Beard was called at 4:10 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected, but Beard did sent the body for an autopsy. Decatur Fire and Rescue was on the scene, and Decatur police are investigating.

Bayne Hughes

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