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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

Butterfly Sanctuary

A butterfly sanctuary is under construction at Huntington’s Kinetic Park. Executive Director, Tom Bell of the Huntington Municipal Development Authority tells the...

McDowell Deputies Could Still Lose Their Jobs

WELCH– The jobs of six McDowell County Sheriff’s Deputies are still in limbo. Earlier this month it was announced that six McDowell County Sheriff’s...

Jim Justice

Justice Launches Inauguration Website

CHARLESTON— Today, the inaugural committee for Governor-elect Jim Justice launched www.InaugurationWV.com  to share information about the inaugural festivities....

Detectives Say Remains Could Belong to 1979 Missing Woman

KANAWHA FALLS– Detectives are continuing to investigate the human remains recovered in the Kanawha Falls area on Tuesday. The complete skeletal remains discovered...

Coal Mining Fatalities at Record Low

The nation’s coal mines are nearing a new low mark for on-the-job deaths for the third year in a row and have a chance to keep the number of fatal accidents in...

Kidnapping Suspect in Custody After Missing Teen Found Safe

BECKLEY– Police have filed a kidnapping charge against a 20-year-old man who they say pulled a 16-year-old girl from a Beckley pharmacy bathroom and forced her...

AMBER ALERT CANCELLED: Missing Beckley Girl Found, Accused Kidnapper Arrested

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) — Beckley Police cancelled an Amber Alert this afternoon for 16-year-old Jaddah Rodgers. They found her in the town of Raleigh in Raleigh...

Wanted Man Last Seen in Fayette County

The Summers County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police need your help finding a wanted man. Michael Wayne Palmer is wanted for skipping bail after an original...

Press Secretary: Grant Herring

Governor- Elect Jim Justice announced that Grant Herring will serve as his Press Secretary. Herring was Justice’s Communications Director during the 2016 campaign....

West Virginia Settling Drug Suit Against Two More Distributors

CHARLESTON– Two major prescription drug distributors have agreed to settle a West Virginia lawsuit alleging they fueled West Virginia’s opioid epidemic with...

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