COPY-70-year-old Newport man stabbed to death

NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Newport are investigating the stabbing death of a 70-year-old man in his home.

The Jonesboro Sun ( ) reports that 70-year James Logan Morgan was found dead around noon on Friday by family members.

Morgan was a noted historian who specialized in the history of Jackson County and Newport. He published several books on the topics. Morgan was also a charter member of the Jackson County Historical Society. From 1964 through 1980, he edited the society's quarterly publication, The Stream of History.

He also was licensed to preach at the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Newport.

Police are still investigating.

Information from: The Jonesboro Sun,

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