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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

Road Closure Announced In Summers County

SUMMERS COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Division of Highways announces that Ramp Road will be closed to through traffic according to James F. Moore, District...

Bluefield Police Department Offering A Scholarship For Someone Majoring In Criminal Justice

BLUEFIELD, VA (WOAY) – The Bluefield Police Department will award a 200 dollar scholarship to an adult who is majoring in Criminal Justice. To be eligible, the...

McDowell County Man Arrested On Drug Charges

PANTHER, WV (WOAY) – A McDowell County man is in jail after deputies found methamphetamines and nerve pills. On Sunday, March 17, 2019, Deputy Preston Mullins with...

Concord University Announces Summer 2019 Tuition Rates

ATHENS, W.Va. – Concord University is announcing that all undergraduate summer classes for 2019 are being offered at in-state rates.   This will enable students to...

Trial set for parents accused in death of neglected child

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a West Virginia couple charged with murder and neglect after authorities said their toddler appeared to have been...

DHHR Announces Emergency Energy Assistance Program for Low Income Residents

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced applications for the Emergency Low Income Emergency Assistance...

Deputies Searching For Two Suspects Who Broke Into A Church

TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Department needs your help identifying two people who broke into a church. Two suspects broke into...

Fayette artist turns wood into wildlife pictures

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP – story was written by John McCoy, a reporter at the Charleston Gazette-Mail) — Sara Persinger never used a saw until she was 47 years old....

West Virginia teen jumps into politics with city council run

OAK HILL, W.Va. (AP/The Register-Herald) — At 17 years old, Colby Lopez isn’t a typical teenager. Instead of the latest trends, gossip and graduation just months...

Don Blankenship Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Media Companies, Seeking 12 Billion Dollars

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) — Former coal baron Don Blankenship is suing several news outlets and media personalities, claiming he was defamed during his failed bid for a...

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