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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

West Virginia State Inaugurating Jenkins as President

West Virginia State University is inaugurating Anthony L. Jenkins as its 11th president this week. The ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Ferrell Hall. A ceremonial...

Crash Closes Part of Route 19

FAYETTEVILLE– An accident on U.S. Route 19 has caused part of the road to be closed Sunday night. Dispatch says just after 10 pm an accident involving two tractor...

New Bill Would Require Means Test for SNAP Recipients

CHARLESTON– A bill introduced in the state legislature this session would require a means test for food stamp recipients. According to the Charleston Gazette-...

Senate Resolution Would Declare Pornography a “Public Health Crisis”

CHARLESTON– Twelve republican senators have introduced a resolution that would declare pornography a “public health crisis.” Introduced Thursday,...

Legislature Considering Changes to Voter ID Law

CHARLESTON– A voter identification bill going through the state legislature would limit the types of government-issued photo identification voters could present at...

Firm opening West Virginia natural gas equipment shop

  WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Canadian firm’s subsidiary is taking over a former machine shop in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle to make and sell...

Marshall women's basketball coach Matt Daniel resigns

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Matt Daniel has resigned after five seasons as women’s basketball coach at Marshall. The university announced Daniel’s resignation...

Marshall handling of sex assault complaint under fed review

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education is looking into Marshall University’s handling of a student’s report that she was sexually...

FSU students offer free basic tax preparation

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — Community members have a chance to have free, basic tax return preparation completed through the beginning of April. Fairmont State University...

Survey: Elkins residents, local producers want food market

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A recent Elkins Main Street study concludes that Elkins residents want a local food market. Downstream Strategies conducted a survey among Elkins...

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