About JACOB CARPENTER
BiographyAfter graduating from Michigan State University and bouncing around Alabama for a year, Jacob Carpenter joined the Naples Daily News as a multimedia journalist in June 2011. Prior to arriving in Naples, Jacob interned at several newspapers, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Grand Rapids Press and Birmingham (Ala.) News. At Michigan State, he worked for the student newspaper, The State News, for six semesters, with stints as a police and courts reporter, football reporter and editor-in-chief. When he's not reporting, Jacob enjoys the futile effort of trying to break 80, the even more futile effort of hitting a backhand winner down the line and donning the Green and White for Spartan football games.
Decision on Lee charter high school on hold
Published 12/10/2013 at 9:30 p.m.
A decision on approval for a proposed alternative charter high school in south Lee County has been put on hold for at least one month.
De luto comunidad de San Carlos Park por muerte de niño de 11 años víctima de asma
Published 12/10/2013 at 4:41 p.m.
El jugador de Liga Infantil Ryan Normandin tenía un lema que repetía cuando iba a batear: “Es mi tiempo para brillar”.
Community mourns 11-year-old San Carlos Park asthma attack victim
Updated 12/10/2013 at 6:29 p.m.
Family and friends are remembering Ryan Normandin as an outgoing fifth-grader following a fatal asthma attack.
Lee County placing greater scrutiny on charter schools
Published 12/08/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
More charter school applicants have found themselves in Sanz's position in recent years, as Lee County administrators have put greater scrutiny on charter applicants and state officials have tightened requirements to open schools.
Pearl Harbor survivor: 'It was quite a day to remember'
Published 12/07/2013 at 5:33 a.m.
For a few days in early December, 93-year-old Russel Winsett's schedule is always busy.
Troubled charter school operator withdraws application for Lee County campus
Published 12/05/2013 at 7 p.m.
A troubled charter school operator has withdrawn its application for a Lee County campus, one month after Collier County board members ordered the closure of the company's Immokalee campus due to widespread mismanagement.
Local Boys & Girls clubs to receive Radel salary while he rehabs
Updated 12/03/2013 at 6:44 p.m.
The Lee and Collier county chapters will receive the congressman's $174,000 salary while he undergoes addiction treatment.
Scripps investigation: Lawsuits contend guardrail change produced deadly results
Published 11/30/2013 at 8 p.m.
Eight lawsuits and complaints allege a small guardrail part change by a major manufacturer has led to deaths, amputations.
Sheriff Scott: Random acts of violence 'reared its ugly head' in Southwest Florida - VIDEO
Published 11/27/2013 at 6:41 p.m.
"It looks as though it has reared its ugly head here locally, at least to some extent," Scott said of the trend. "Those two cases specifically are of concern to us."
Video: Fort Myers student arrested after random attacks
Published 11/27/2013 at 3:44 p.m.
A Fort Myers high school student is accused of kicking an elderly man while friends recorded the random act of violence, Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott said.
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