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.
Warrant: Naples man ran illegal gambling website, underground web of enforcers
Published 04/16/2014 at 2:17 p.m.
A Naples man arrested on racketeering, money laundering and extortion charges last week is accused of running an illegal sports gambling website, according to an arrest warrant obtained Wednesday.
Bad teachers: Collier, Lee educators arrested for DUI
Updated 04/15/2014 at 9:13 p.m.
As Estero High School students were settling in for first period Monday, reading teacher Nancy Vaughn was taking a seat in the back of a deputy's car.
Collier teacher faces DUI, cocaine possession charges after Monday arrest
Published 04/15/2014 at 5:06 p.m.
Lake Park Elementary School teacher Amy Daniels was arrested at about 2 a.m. Monday in Naples on the two charges.
Exclusive: Court records say Lee resident orchestrated animal torture fetish websites
Published 04/15/2014 at 5:55 a.m.
When investigators went into Adam Redford's rural Estero home in January 2013, they found hundreds of video cassettes confirming their suspicions: that Redford was filming, producing and promoting animal torture fetish pornography.
Rosales Trejo first-degree murder trial on hold again
Published 04/11/2014 at 1:04 p.m.
Mario Roberto Rosales Trejo will undergo evaluations by two doctors who will make recommendations on whether to declare the 38-year-old incompetent to stand trial for a fourth time.
Gov. Scott says Fla. should be nation's top state for cancer treatment
Updated 04/10/2014 at 4:03 p.m.
Scott is slated to appear at 2:30 p.m. at 21st Century Oncology’s Fort Myers headquarters. He’s expected to be joined by company executives and doctors.
75-year-old part-time Naples resident drowns in Gulf
Published 04/09/2014 at 11:23 a.m.
Beachgoers were shocked after they found a woman floating in the Gulf along Pelican Bay Beach Monday night.
Competency decision on convicted murderer Adonis Vazquez delayed until summer
Published 04/09/2014 at 9:57 a.m.
A decision on the competency of Adonis Vazquez, convicted on a second-degree murder charge in October, likely won't be made until early June.
Mesac Damas first-degree murder trial likely won't start until 2015 at earliest
Updated 04/07/2014 at 6:59 p.m.
The first-degree murder trial of accused family killer Mesac Damas likely won't start until 2015 at the earliest.
Mesac Damas transferred to state mental hospital
Published 04/04/2014 at 4:06 p.m.
Mesac Damas, the North Naples man accused of killing his wife and five children in 2009, has been sent to a state mental hospital, an expected move following a judge’s ruling last month that the 37-year-old is incompetent to stand ...
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