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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

Barge breakaway reported on Ohio River near Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Coast Guard says the Racine Lock and Dam on the Ohio River near Huntington is closed after a barge breakaway. No injuries or spills were...

Fayette County Emergency Management Offering Warming Stations Tonight

Fayette County–  The Fayette County Office of Emergency Management in Conjunction with Armstrong Creek Fire Department and Town of Gauley Bridge Community Center...

Blackjack player who left casino to rob bank gets prison

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A West Virginia man who said he was under the influence of drugs when he left a blackjack table, robbed a bank, then returned to the casino for...

Court: Licensed counselor not needed for health center

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- The West Virginia Supreme Court says a domestic violence counseling center can be considered a behavioral health center by the state government, even...

West Virginia House backs tougher overdose drug penalties

CHARLESTON, W.Va.- The West Virginia House has approved legislation to establish stiffer prison sentences for trafficking in fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid...

Doctor convicted of writing bogus painkiller prescriptions

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) – A former Chesterfield County physician has been convicted of fraudulently writing dozens painkiller prescriptions from his home. News...

Man Sentenced In Fatal Morgantown Hit-And-Run

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.- A man who pleaded guilty in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in Morgantown has been ordered to a correctional center for young adults. Media...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Recuse's Himself Over Russian Investigation

WASHINGTON– Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he should not be involved in investigating a presidential campaign he had a role in. Sessions made the comment at a...

Senate Confirms Ben Carson As Housing Secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary. The vote was 58-41. Carson will lead an...

Senate Confirms Rick Perry As Energy Secretary

WASHINGTON– The Senate has confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as energy secretary under President Donald Trump. The vote was 62-37 on Thursday. Perry...

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