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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.

Sheriff’s Office Considers Selling “Mobster-Like” Machine Gun

MERCER COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – In an effort to raise more funds for the new SWAT team, Sheriff Tommy Bailey is considering the option of selling an antique gun from...

West Virginia Receives $1.2 Million From Office On Violence Against Women

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOAY) – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that the Office on Violence Against Women awarded $1,255,509 in grant funds to the West...

New River CTC Schedules Electrical Fundamentals Training

SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (WOAY) – New River Community and Technical College is offering an Introduction to Basic Electrical Fundamentals workforce education course at...

UPDATE: Beckley Bank Robber Suspect Captured In North Carolina

UPDATE: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10 am: BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man who was wanted in connection to a bank robbery in Beckley has been arrested in North...

Deputies Arrest Two Raleigh County Residents on Drug Charges

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Two Raleigh County residents are in jail after a traffic stop in Fayette County. A deputy stopped a vehicle on route 19 for a...

Police Search for Purse-Snatching Suspects

OAK HILL, W.Va. (WOAY) – Police need the public’s help identifying two men wanted in connection with a stolen purse . According to police, two men stole a...

Fayetteville Church Expands Outreach with Clothing Bank

FAYETTE COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Five dedicated women at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church wanted to come up with a new way to help their community– and...

Raleigh County 911 Out of Service

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – Due to downed phone lines from an early morning fire, Raleigh County 911 can not receive emergency calls. Calls will be forwarded to...

Early Morning Fire Damages Beaver Nightclub

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – A fire at the Yesterday’s Bar and Grille broke out at around 1:30 Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, but several...

Arrests Made in Sophia Connected to Ongoing Investigation

RALEIGH COUNTY, W.Va. (WOAY) – The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office, United States Marshal’s Service, Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit...

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