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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

Sheriff’s Office Needs Public’s Help Identifying Suspects

OAK HILL– The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying two suspects in a multi-county fraud case. In October, a Fayette County man was...

Sheriff Who Admits Addiction Charged With Stealing Meth

SPENCER–  A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted to authorities that he was a meth addict has been charged with stealing the drug from an evidence...

West Virginia Settles Lawsuit With Drug Wholesaler

CHARLESTON–  West Virginia officials have reached a $3.5 million settlement with a wholesaler accused of flooding the state with millions of prescription pain...

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...

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