UPDATE: Police Situation in Newark

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UPDATE(1:56 p.m.): The Newark Police Department said the situation in the area of Prospect Street and Gainor Avenue has been contained and it is safe to return to the area. Authorities said they will release more details about the incident Wednesday.


The Newark Police Department is asking the public to avoid an area of the city due to an on-going police situation.

Authorities are advising to stay away from the area of Prospect Street and Gainor Avenue. Traffic on National Road (SR 13) between Hopewell Drive and downtown may be restricted at times.

We’ll bring you more as it becomes available.

Nichole Hannahs
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.