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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

Legislation Would Open WV State Parks to Logging

CHARLESTON– Gov. Jim Justice’s administration has proposed opening West Virginia’s state parks to logging. Legislation introduced by the Senate’s...

Man Who Grew Up in WV Holds 13 Children Captive in CA

CALIFORNIA– An investigation is underway in California after 13 siblings ages 2 to 29 were allegedly held captive in a home, some “shackled to their beds...

New Details: Shooting Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous

BECKLEY— We are continuing to learn more information about the shooting incident that took place on Harper Road in Beckley on Wednesday afternoon. State Police say...

FIRST ON WOAY: Police tracking down this man for shooting on Harper Rd. Wednesday

BECKLEY– Eyewitnesses confirm to WOAY that police are searching for Randolph Stump, also known as Randy Stump, for the shooting on Harper Drive Wednesday. While...

Boil Water Advisory Lifted for Majority of Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY– The boil water advisory has been lifted for a majority of those who lost their water service on Monday. This means it is now safe to consume and...

UPDATE: Motorcycle Leads Police on Chase Through Fayette County

UPDATE: FAYETTE COUNTY (WOAY) – WOAY has learned that the chase started on Summerlee Ave. over a registration with the motorcycle.  The person took off and then...

Environmental Groups Sue FERC Over Mountain Valley Approval

RICHMOND– A coalition of environmental groups is suing federal regulators over their approval of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas...

Multiple Car Accidents With Injuries Reported in Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY– There have been two car accidents causing injuries in Raleigh County on Monday evening. The first accident happened in Farley Hill around 8:48 PM...

Oak Hill Water Outage Expected to Continue Overnight

OAK HILL— The Oak Hill Fire Chief has told WOAY that water in the area is not expected to be restored until Tuesday. Many residents are experiencing low water...

Mercer County Courthouse Closed Due to Smoke

PRINCETON– The Mercer County Courthouse has been closed Monday afternoon to determine the cause of smoke in the building. According to a press release, the smoke...