Longtime McAlester News-Capital journalist, editor James Beaty dies at age 72


A longtime McAlester (Oklahoma) News-Capital journalist and editor who died unexpectedly is being remembered as “an old-fashioned reporter.”

According to the family, MNC Managing Editor James Beaty died May 12 following a medical emergency.

Beaty reported for the MNC for more than 38 years and recently celebrated his 72nd birthday on May 3.

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