Rachel Ayers
Rachel Ayers

Rachel Ayers started as a multi-media journalist at WOAY in October of 2015. She then moved to evening anchor in September of 2016. Read More

Family of Teen Killed by West Virginia Trooper Gets $700K

CHARLESTON– Attorneys say West Virginia State Police reached a $700,000 settlement with the parents of a teen shot to death by a trooper. Attorneys Robert...

Coal-State Lawmakers Push to Extend Retired Miners’ Benefits

WASHINGTON–  Lawmakers from coal-mining states are pushing to extend health benefits for more than 22,000 retired miners and widows whose medical coverage is set...

West Virginia Woman Charged with Murder in Overdose Case

CHARLESTON– Authorities say they have arrested a West Virginia woman on a murder charge in the death of a man who overdosed on heroin. Media reports say the...

Appalachian Power Chief Looks Toward Renewable Energy

CHARLESTON– New Appalachian Power Co. President Chris Beam says the utility doesn’t plan to build coal plants anytime soon and that electricity from...

West Virginia Inmate Sentenced in Fatal Prison Stabbing

FAYETTEVILLE–  An inmate at a maximum-security prison in West Virginia has been sentenced to 40 years in the fatal stabbing of another inmate. Fayette County...

Police Say Officer Fatally Shoots a Person in West Virginia

FRANKLIN–West Virginia authorities say a law enforcement officer has fatally shot a person there after a chase that began in Virginia. West Virginia State Police...

UPDATE: Names Released of Four killed in fiery crash on Interstate 77 Thursday evening

UPDATE:Newswatch has learned the identities of the people killed in an accident on Interstate 77 in the Camp Creek area of Mercer County on Thursday, April 13 at around...

WV Man Recognized Nationally for Helping Feed Kids

CHARLESTON– Governor Justice’s office joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today to recognize Dr. William White with the Summer...

Local Veteran to Receive Mortgage-Free Home

BECKLEY– Building Homes for Heroes in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co. will welcome Army Sergeant Alan Allison and his family to their new mortgage-free...

Fayette County Officials Search for Wanted Man

FAYETTE COUNTY– The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a wanted fugitive. Sheriff Mike Fridley released the following information concerning...