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Kassie Simmons
Kassie Simmons

Kassie Simmons joined the team in January 2019 as a weekend journalist. She graduated from Virginia Tech in just two and a half years with a BA in multimedia journalism. During her short time at Virginia Tech, she served as the editor for the university’s chapter of The Tab. Kassie was named the top reporter for The Tab at Virginia Tech on multiple occasions and made the list for the top 30 reporters for The Tab in the U.S. She also studied theater performance and minored in creative writing. Before coming to WOAY, Kassie interned at WSLS in Roanoke and the Tidewater Review in her hometown of West Point, Va. She has loved following breaking news since her childhood and has a passion for delivering the stories people care most about. Kassie is excited to be working in Southern West Virginia and looks forward to all the adventures ahead of her. You can follow her on Twitter at @KassieLSimmons and like her page on Facebook. If you have a story you think she should check out, send her an email at ksimmons@woay.com.

UPDATE: Beckley police release pictures of bank robbery suspect

UPDATE: Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at 12:30 pm: BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Beckley Police department has released photos of the suspect who robbed a bank on Monday. The...

Harper Road Shut Down after Two Accidents

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – First responders are on the scene of two accidents near the 3500 block of Harper Road. Two separate accidents involving at least two...

Two Arrested for Breaking and Entering, Grand Larceny

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Two were arrested for a Friday theft in the Dry Hill area. Kristopher Osborne, 41, allegedly broke into the home through a window....

Couple Arrested for Punishing Children

MANNINGTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police say a West Virginia couple hit their six children with belts and metal objects and forced them to do push-ups and squats as...

Bond Denied for Man Who Killed Wife

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A judge has denied bond for a West Virginia man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife. News outlets report bond was...

Six Arrested on Drug Charges

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Six people were arrested in Mount Hope on several charges on Friday. Khori Johnson, 48; Devonte Chapman Jr., 29; Donovan Goodman,...

Man Flown to Hospital after Being Struck by Vehicle

WYOMING COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – A man was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a car Friday night. Witnesses say Avery Toler, 54, was walking along route 52...

Man Arrested on Drug Charges Over Weekend

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (WOAY) – Wyoming County deputies arrested a Fanrock man while serving warrants out of Fayette County to a man in Pineville. Saturday evening...

Man Attempts to Kill Girlfriend

CASSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say a West Virginia man told them he shot his girlfriend in an attempt to kill her. Richard G. Shahan Jr., 45, is charged with...

Dirt Bike Hit by Vehicle

BLUEWELL, W.Va. (WOAY) – State Police responded to a call about a person on a dirt bike hit by a car this evening. Dispatchers received the call around 7:30 p.m....

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