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Tyler Barker
Tyler Barker

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

West Virginia library pulls LGBTQA+ children book amid controversy

UPSHUR COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – An LGBTQA+ children book is getting a lot of attention after a local pastor asked a public library to remove it. The Upshur County...

New scam going around with callers trying to get your social security number

(WOAY) – The FTC is getting reports about people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration (SSA) who are trying to get your Social Security number...

West Virginia lawmakers form tech caucus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Two West Virginia lawmakers have started a bipartisan tech caucus to focus on business startups and job creation. Delegates Moore Capito...

New RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC Scholarship for southern WV students announced

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – The Ethel N. Bowen Foundation, which provides scholarships to further the education of students in southern West Virginia and southwestern...

New River Gorge Tellabration! 2019 at Canyon Rim Visitor Center

GLEN JEAN, WV (WOAY) — Do you like a good story? Then join thousands of storytellers and listeners around the world in observation of Tellabration!™ 2019 on...

Farmington Mine Disaster remembered 51 years later

FARMINGTON, WV (WOAY) – On November 20, 1968, a catastrophic explosion rocked the Consol No. 9 coal mine outside of Farmington, West Virginia.  Seventy-eight...

West Virginia statewide seat belt usage rate above national average

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Governor’s Highway Safety Program (GHSP) announced that West Virginia’s statewide seat belt usage rate is 90.2 percent...

AMA calls for total ban on all e-cigarette, vaping products

The American Medical Association on Tuesday called for an immediate ban on all electronic cigarettes and vaping devices. The group adopted the sweeping stance at a...

WVSOM recognized for low student loan default rates

LEWISBURG, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) received recognition for its students’ ability to pay off their student loan debt on...

West Virginia American Water lifts extended boil water advisory for former Boone-Raleigh PSD Water System

CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – West Virginia American Water announced today that all customers previously served by the Boone-Raleigh Public Service District (PSD) are no...

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