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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

Skin care company from Poland opens center in West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A company from Poland has opened its first branch in the U.S. with a sales and distribution center in West Virginia. Bandi Laboratories...

Two students charged with making terroristic threats in Nicholas County

RICHWOOD, WV (WOAY) – On Friday, September 20, 2019, the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department filed charges against two Richwood High School students for...

Princeton School Youth Organizations Can Seek Sponsorships through U.S. Cellular’s Community Connections Program

PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Participation in youth sports has gotten more expensive. The $15.3 billion industry has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. And, if you...

Chemical company plans to lay off 57 at West Virginia plant

BELLE, W.Va. (AP) — A chemical company is planning to lay off 57 workers at a plant in West Virginia. A news release Friday from the Kanawha County Commission says the...

Police: Escaped inmate caught after he stole ambulance

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Police say they have caught a West Virginia inmate who escaped a prisoner transport van and tried to flee in a stolen ambulance. According to...

UPDATE: 4 in custody after high speed chase across two counties

UPDATE: 4 people are in custody after a high speed chase spanning across two counties. Police deployed spike strips. Stay with WOAY News for further updates....

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is getting out of the vaping business. The nation’s largest retailer said Friday that it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its...

Gov. Justice signs proclamation banning all outdoor burning

CHARLESTON, WV – To reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires due to drought, Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation that bans all outdoor burning throughout West...

West Virginia Board of Education to Host Listening Tour

WEST VIRGINIA (WOAY) –  The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) will host six meetings at locations around the state as a part of a 2019 listening tour. The...

Man arrested after chase, accused of throwing bag of meth

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities say a West Virginia man has been arrested after leading police on a chase while trying to toss a bag of methamphetamine out of sight....

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