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Tyler Barker
Tyler Barker

Tyler Barker is currently the Interim News Director and Digital Content Manager for WOAY-TV. I was promoted to this job in Mid-November. I still will fill in on weather from time to time. Follow me on Facebook and Twitter @wxtylerb. Have any news tips or weather questions? Email me at tbarker@woay.com

WV school boss: I didn’t mean to downplay homeless students

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The head of West Virginia’s school system says he didn’t mean to downplay the seriousness of the rising number of homeless students in the...

Appalachian Festival Block Party to fill downtown Beckley streets on August 24

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – The Appalachian Festival Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 24 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Beckley.  In conjunction...

West Virginia city proposes regulations for needle exchange

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia city has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would regulate a needle exchange run by the local health department....

West Virginia National Guard soldiers prepare for deployment

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – More than 500 West Virginia National Guard soldiers are deploying to the Middle East. Gov. Jim Justice’s office says the soldiers...

UPDATE: Rainelle man wanted for sexual abuse is arrested in Florida

RAINELLE, WV (WOAY) – UPDATE Aug. 16th at 12:30 pm: A man wanted for sexual abuse in Greenbrier County has been arrested in Florida. Shawn Scott Robinson will...

Oak Hill police need your help identifying a truck

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – Police in Oak Hill need your help finding the owner of a truck. On Thursday, the Oak Hill Police Department responded to local theft...

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his family escape plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries: Sheriff

Race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family escaped a plane crash in Tennessee without serious injuries on Thursday, said the local sheriff. The race car driver,...

DOH announces temporary closure of Shockley Hill Road on Monday, August 19, 2019

SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Shockley Hill Road, CO 44/11, will be closed to traffic, according to James Moore,...

Man arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a young boy

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – A man has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted a young boy. State Police in Beckley says they received a complaint that a young...

New regional school plans for students in Fayette County is approved

MEADOW BRIDGE, WV (WOAY) – The State Board of Education has approved plans to build a new regional school for students in Meadow Bridge and surrounding areas. On...

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