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David Wetzel

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David Wetzel is a journalist of nearly 20 years. He has garnered awards for sports, feature and business writing in addition to multiple headline-writing awards in South Carolina. Wetzel first ventured into newspapers when he was 19 years old and has served in roles as copy editor, desk chief, sports editor and night editor. His most recent role locally was as a breaking news editor. David is a huge Oklahoma City Thunder fan and NBA 2K enthusiast.

More From David

  • missing minn
    MISSING

    She Stopped At A Gas Station With Car Troubles During A Blizzard. She Got In Another Car And Hasn't Been Seen Since.

    Susan Swedell was last seen In January 1988 leaving a gas station in Minnesota with a man after stopping there with car troubles. She hasn't been seen since.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    He Admitted To Killing Seven People, Including His Aunt And Uncle. It Was Cause He Felt Disrespected.

    A man who admitted to killing seven people in two states, including his aunt and uncle, was sentenced to life in prison for his brutal acts.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    One Man Dead, Two In Cuffs Following Fatal South Carolina Shooting

    Two men accused of shooting another man in Greenville, South Carolina have been arrested. They are charged with murder and criminal conspiracy.
    By David Wetzel
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    MISSING

    A Teenager Left A Party With A Man Nearly 25 Years Ago. He's Not A Suspect And She's Still Missing.

    A Florida teenager who left a party with a man nearly 24 years ago is still missing. The man was not named a suspect and there are no new breaks in the case.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Runnin' On Crime: DoorDash Driver Accused Of Robbing Donut Shop After Messed Up Order

    A DoorDash driver in San Antonio, Texas robbed employees at gunpoint after the restaurant got a drink order wrong. He has since been arrested.
    By David Wetzel
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    COLD CASES

    A Teenager Was Thrown Into A Van And Violently Murdered. Nearly A Decade Later, His Killers Are Still On The Loose.

    Men who threw an Orlando, Florida teenager into the back of a van and violently murdered him are still on the loose nearly a decade after the crime.
    By David Wetzel
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    COLD CASES

    He Stumbled Out Of The Woods With Fatal Stab Wounds In Front Of Witnesses. Still, The Case Is Unsolved After More Than 25 Years.

    The stabbing death of a Columbia, South Carolina man remains unsolved more than 25 years later. Witnesses saw the man emerge from the woods with stab wounds.
    By David Wetzel
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    MISSING

    A 14-Year-Old Girl Went Missing In The Woods During A Party In 1989. She's Still Not Been Found Three Decades Later.

    A 14-year-old girl, Melanie Melanson, went missing after attending a party in the Massachusetts woods in 1989. More than three decades later she's still missing.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Florida Man Had Sexual Relations With 5-Year-Old, Exposed Her To Child Porn: Police

    A Florida man accused of committing sexual acts with a 5-year-old girl has been arrested. He allegedly exposed the girl to child porn as well.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Woman Who Police Say Beat A Man To Death With His Cane Arrested: Report

    A woman who police say beat a man to death with his own cane has been charged with murder and aggravated robbery, according to police in Ohio.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Man Who Police Say Killed His Sister With Bayonet Claimed It Was Over Her 'Witchcraft': Report

    A Lyme, New York man who killed his sister with a bayonet told police that he did it because he was done with her witchcraft. He stabbed her in the head.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Man Who Police Say Fatally Shot His Wife In Target Parking Lot In Chicago Arrested: Report

    A 50-year-old man who police say fatally shot his wife in a Target parking lot this week has been arrested. He is charged with first-degree murder.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    South Carolina Teenager Who Police Say Killed Two In Shootout Arrested: Report

    A South Carolina teenager is accused of killing two people during a shootout in Rock Hill. He allegedly shot two people and returned to the scene to shoot again.
    By David Wetzel
  • hawaii
    NEWS

    Hawaii Woman Had Enough Fentanyl To Kill Thousands, Fake IDs And Unregistered Gun, Police Say

    A Hawaii woman who police say had $300,000 worth of drugs has been arrested. She had enough fentanyl in her possession to kill thousands of people.
    By David Wetzel
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    COLD CASES

    She Was Murdered More Than 30 Years Ago. Thanks to DNA, Police Believe They Now Have The Killer.

    Police in Mesa, Arizona announced this week that they've made an arrest and pressed charges in a murder case that went unsolved for more than three decades.
    By David Wetzel
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    COLD CASES

    A Murder In Massachusetts Went Unsolved For More Than 30 Years. Now, Police Believe They Have The Perpetrator.

    An Alabama man was arrested this week in connection to a murder case of an 11-year-old that's gone unsolved for more than 30 years in Massachusetts.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Accused Murder Tried Hiding In Closet, Left Gun In Cereal Box After Crime, Police Say

    A Panama City, Florida man hid in a closet and hid the gun used in a killing in a cereal box. Andre Levey is being held without bond in a Florida jail.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    She Tried To Have Someone Murdered For $500. She Didn't Realize The Hitman Was Actually A Cop.

    A Wisconsin woman who had a murder-for-hire plot foiled when the intended killer worked as a police informant was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison.
    By David Wetzel
  • georgia
    NEWS

    Two People Were Shot And Killed In Georgia. The Suspect Was Just Arrested In Another State.

    A man who was wanted in connection to two murders in Georgia was arrested in Alabama. Several agencies worked together to make the arrest of Elijah Smith.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Teenager Who Burned Down Home With His Grandmother Inside Told Police She Asked Him To Help Her Die: Report

    A Missouri 19-year-old who is accused of a burning down a home with his grandmother inside told police she asked him to help end her life, police say.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Witnesses Say He Struck Another Man Across The Face With A Machete Multiple Times. Now, He's Charged With Murder.

    A man who witnesses say struck another man with a machete multiple times to his death has been arrested in Texas. They say the attack was "completely unprovoked."
    By David Wetzel
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    COLD CASES

    He Was Gunned Down While Sitting In His Car And Two Women Were Spotted Leaving The Scene. But, Are They The Killers?

    A cold case in which a San Antonio man was gunned down in 2014 remains unsolved more than seven years later. Witnesses reported seeing suspects flee in an SUV.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Duo Threatened To Kill A Kidnapped Teen And Cut Her Up If They Didn't Get $10K, Police Say. Now, They Are Behind Bars.

    A man and woman who kidnapped a 17-year-old girl after she got off work has been arrested in Arkansas. The duo made threats for ransom money.
    By David Wetzel
  • johnson
    NEWS

    A Woman Was Tied Up And Stabbed To Death On Facebook Live. Now, Police Say They Caught Her Killer.

    A Louisiana man tied a woman up, stabbed her multiple times and left her bound in a car, police say. He live-streamed the stabbing on Facebook Live, police say.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Business Owner Says He 'Felt Like He Raped' Employee After Being Arrested On Sexual Assault Charge In Florida: Report

    An unlicensed business owner operating in North Carolina is accused of raping one of his female employees while on the job. He is from Honduras.
    By David Wetzel
  • beal
    NEWS

    He Killed His Ex-Wife When She Came To Pick Up Their Kids. It Was After He Allegedly Killed A Homeless Man As Practice.

    A Spokane, Washington state man who killed his wife after allegedly murdering a homeless man has been sentenced to more than 31 years in prison.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    Indiana Man Accused Of Abuse That Resulted In His Child's Death Arrested Nearly Two Years After Incident: Report

    An Indiana man accused of abuse that led to his 1-year-old's death was arrested in connection to the incident. He is charged with child neglect.
    By David Wetzel
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    NEWS

    New Jersey Man Struck Woman With SUV, Then Ran Over Her Two Times During Road Rage Incident: Prosecutor

    An Elizabeth, New Jersey man struck a woman with his car and then ran her over twice after attempting to flee a car crash. He's charged with attempted murder.
    By David Wetzel
  • memphis
    NEWS

    Teen Admits To Killing 13-Year-Old Girl As Part of Gang-Related Crime In Tennessee: Report

    An 18-year-old admitted to police that he fatally shot a 13-year-old girl as part of gang-related violence. He has been charged with murder.
    By David Wetzel
  • chambers
    NEWS

    Florida Man Killed His Wife, Left Infant With Bag Over Its Head In Apartment With Chemical Odor: Police

    A Florida man murdered his wife and left an infant with a bag over its head in an apartment with a chemical odor coming from it, according to police.
    By David Wetzel
  • oglesby
    NEWS

    Nevada man waited 13 minutes to call 911 after beating his 5-year-old to death with an electrical cord: report

    A Nevada man waited 13 minutes to call 911 after beating his 5-year-old son to death with an electrical cord. He said the boy had been "back talking" him.
    By David Wetzel
  • davenport
    NEWS

    Man who allegedly fatally shot neighbor, injured two others arrested by Tennessee special agents

    A man who fatally shot his neighbor and injured two others was arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. He is charged with first-degree murder.
    By David Wetzel
  • lundstrom
    NEWS

    Missouri woman left 9 children unattended, including an infant who died, police say

    A Springfield, Missouri woman left nine children unattended, including an 8-month-old infant who died, at an unlicensed daycare center, police say.
    By David Wetzel
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