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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

Raleigh County K-9 units seize 435,000 dollars worth of illegal drugs over the last year

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Three K-9’s are getting recognition for there hard work of tackling crime over the last year in Raleigh County. According to the...

UPDATE: Former Princeton Rays player family murdered in Virginia, Killer arraigned in court

UPDATE (September 13, 2019, at 10:15 am) DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for the man who police say killed the wife, son and...

Trump administration to revoke water protection rule

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Trump administration is revoking an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by...

Medicare restarts payments to psychiatric hospital

WESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say a West Virginia psychiatric hospital can again admit Medicare patients. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the West Virginia...

Mobile sports betting gets slow start in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Early reports from the West Virginia Lottery Commission show a slow start to mobile sports betting in the state, with the apps earning...

Bluefield police searching for missing juvenile

BLUEFIELD, WV (WOAY) – The Bluefield West Virginia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen from the Bluefield area. Juliette...

Deputies searching for an escapee after cutting off home confinement bracelet

RONCEVERTE, WV (WOAY) – The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help in locating an escapee. David Wayne Trent Last known address:...

Gov. Justice honors first responders by proclaiming West Virginia Heroes Day

CHARLESTON, WV – Gov. Jim Justice has issued a proclamation, officially declaring this coming Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, as Heroes Day in West Virginia. This annual...

Fayette County Grand Jury returns indictments to over 40 people

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – A grand jury in has returned indictments on 42 people in Fayette County. The charges range from child neglect, delievery of a...

Fayetteville woman sentenced to prison on drug charges

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – A Fayetteville woman was sentenced to federal prison for heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine trafficking, announced United States...

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