Woman Stabbed in Newark

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An early morning stabbing is under investigation in Newark.

Newark Police said just before 5AM Wednesday they were called to an apartment at 277 North 10th Street where they located a 27-year-old female victim.

Police said 27-year-old Haley Rakaska, of Newark, had been stabbed multiple times and was taken to Ohio State University Hospital in critical condition.

Officer found several children in the residence, they were all found unharmed.

A suspect in the case 21-year-old Harley Morgan, of Newark, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon.

The case is being reviewed by the Licking County Prosecutor’s Office for attempted murder, aggravated burglary and other charges.

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Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.