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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.

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....

Mall Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

UPDATE: The scene has been cleared and officials have declared all hazards mitigated. There are no health concerns at this time. RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) –...

Man Struck by Vehicle Near Mercer Mall

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – A man walking along Rt. 460 was hit by a vehicle late last night. Dispatchers say the call came in around 11:30 p.m. when a man...

Justice Family Business Maxes Out Subsidy Program

LEWISBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A family business of West Virginia’s billionaire governor has maxed out a taxpayer-funded subsidy program meant to help farmers...

Man Steals Car, Leads Police on Chase

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WOAY) – Last night, a person driving a stolen vehicle led police on a chase before coming to a dead-end road. Robert Godfrey, 18, is at Southern...

Raleigh, Mercer Counties’ Elementary Schools Dismiss Early

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) – Mercer and Raleigh counties’ school administrations announced some schools will dismiss early today. In Raleigh County, Hollywood...

Officers Prepare for Coffee with a Cop Events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Police in West Virginia’s capital city want the public to get ready for a new kind of mug shot. The Charleston Police Department on...

Northern WV Counties Eligible for Disaster Loans

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) – The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in three West Virginia counties are eligible for economic injury disaster loans...

Former Police Officers Sue WV University

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A federal lawsuit alleges that Shepherd University in West Virginia fired two campus police officers over their age and complaints...

Youth Arts in the Parks 2020 Contest Announced

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (WOAY) – Local students can celebrate their creativity and interest in nature through the Youth Arts in the Parks 2020 Appalachian Spring...

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