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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

Wood County Technical Center welcomes therapy dog

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Wood County Technical Center recently officially welcomed its newest employee: Gatsby the therapy dog. Gatsby is a seven-year-old...

Virginia Lawmakers Wrap Up Session Focused On Budget

RICHMOND– Virginia lawmakers have finished their work for the 2017 legislative session, a six week sprint that saw bipartisan cooperation on some issues, such as...

Official Warns Of Possible Cuts To Program For Disabled

HUNTINGTON— A program that helps developmentally disabled West Virginians will face a 25 percent cut unless state lawmakers agree to Gov. Jim Justice’s proposed...

Justice Pushing for Bill to Limit Lawmaker Pay During Special Sessions

CHARLESTON– Governor Jim Justice announced that he is pushing for a bill to fulfill a campaign promise to limit lawmaker pay to a total of five work days for any...

Appeals Court Won’t Rehear Coal CEO Appeal in Deadly Blast

CHARLESTON — A federal appeals court has refused to rehear the case of former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four...

39 Students to Compete in West Virginia Poetry Out Loud State Finals Competition

CHARLESTON– Thirty-nine students from across West Virginia will recite poems by Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Maya Angelou, Charleston native Rita Mae Reese...

Sheriff’s Department Still Investigating Missing Person Case from 2015

SURVEYOR– The Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office is asking for information in a case of a man missing since 2015. Chaz Richardson went missing near his home on...

2 Men Arrested In Raleigh County For Drugs

The Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit was involved in an investigation Thursday that resulted in the arrest of two individuals, John Sullivan and Brian...

Bluestone Park Road Closed In Summers County

SUMMERS COUNTY– West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announces a road closure on CR 20/2, Bluestone Park Road according to Greg Hylton, District Nine...

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