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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

Two Arrested After Dog Found Laying In Its Feces

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – Two people from Bluefield charged with animal cruelty. On May 20, 2019, at 1600 hours Patrolman RV Johnson arrested Juan Tabb and Kimberly...

West Virginia lawmakers return, shelve education bills

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia lawmakers have reconvened for their special session but are pushing back debate on education measures that caused a two-day...

Oak Hill Mother Charged With Trying To Steal Her Baby

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County woman is in jail after trying to steal her baby from her grandmother. According to Oak Hill Police, on Tuesday, January 22,...

Grant Funding Available for Next Round of Economic Development of Abandoned Mine Lands

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s (WVDEP) Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation (AML) is taking applications for a...

Greenbrier West High School Senior Dies In ATV Crash

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – On Sunday, May 19, 2019, at approximately 12:26 am, Deputy Z. H. Hudnall, of the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Office, was...

Juvenile Is Dead After An Accident In Raleigh County

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A juvenile is dead following an accident. According to the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the...

UPDATE: Man Wanted For Murder, Considered Armed And Dangerous

UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) – Beckley Police are looking for a man wanted for shooting and killing another man. Arrest warrants have been obtained in relation to a...

Former Greenbrier West High School Counselor Sentenced To 6 Months In Prison For Changing Daughter’s Grades

UPDATE: BECKLEY, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Mellissa Krystynak, 49, of St. Lucie, Florida, was sentenced to six months in prison for a...

Investigators Find Nearly 20,000 Dollars Worth Of Heroin, Two Arrested

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A drug investigation lands two men from Michigan in jail after nearly 20,000 dollars worth of heroin was found. On May 16, 2019, Dep....

Fayette County Man Arrested After Allegedly Beating A Man With A Baseball Bat

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A Fayette County man is in jail on a felony charge. According to Sheriff Mike Fridley, Levi Seth Kenton Sizemore, (23) of Danese, was...

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