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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

Senate Votes Against Repeal of Helmet Requirement

West Virginia’s senate has voted against repealing the requirement that motorcyclists wear helmets. The bill, advanced by two committees, was voted down 19 to 15...

Community Forum

Check out our latest edition of Community Forum featuring Sarah Rinker of School of Harmony!

Bond Set for Man Charged With Shooting State Trooper

CHARLESTON– Bond was set at $2 million for a man accused of shooting and wounding a West Virginia state trooper. Jeremiah Wayne Yeager, 40, of Alum Creek was...

Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

CHARLESTON– The state Senate approved legislation Wednesday evening that would allow patients with certain debilitating conditions to access medical marijuana if...

Huntington hires 1st Female Fire Chief in the state

Officials in Huntington say the city has hired what is believed to be the very first female fire chief in West Virginia. Media outlets report the city council approved...

West Virginia Senate Votes to Revise Water Pollution Limits

CHARLESTON–  West Virginia’s Senate has followed the House and passed legislation to let industrial plants discharge more pollution into West Virginia...

School Bus Driver Charged With DUI After Dropping Kids Off

LOGAN– A Logan County school bus driver is facing a drunken driving charge after authorities say he tested above the legal limit for alcohol after dropping...

West Virginia Agency Issues Pipeline Certification

MORGANTOWN– West Virginia environmental authorities have issued a water quality certification for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural...

Senator Manchin Announces Town Hall with Miners

West Virginia’s Democratic Senator, Joe Manchin has announced a town hall meeting on Friday in the state’s southern coal country to meet with miners. Manchin...

38th Annual “Original” Toughman Contest

The 38th annual “Original” Toughman contest is being held this weekend at the King Coal/ Beckley Auto Mall Arena, at the Beckley Convention Center. On...

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