Local shooting leaves man hospitalized

A man was hospitalized after being shot Friday morning at the intersection of 10th Street and 7th Avenue, authorities said.

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration said Thursday it won’t sign off on the state school board’s plan to hire outside attorneys if the legal contract would be used to pursue a lawsuit against the governor.

St. Louis students give back by volunteering

Seventeen-year-old Caroline Pierce’s face was already sweaty and flushed before noon Thursday as she and more than 30 St. Louis Catholic High School students helped clean up yard debris at Patricia Valerie’s home off Hagan Street.

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A local veteran said he was billed for a dentist’s appointment three months after the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs was supposed to pay the bill.

Local shooting leaves man hospitalized

A man was hospitalized after being shot Friday morning at the intersection of 10th Street and 7th Avenue, authorities said.

Lake Charles Police Spokesman Sgt. Richard Harrell said they are unsure of the extent of the victim’s injuries. He said he did not have information on any arrests associated with the shooting.

Crime Briefs

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests:

Deandre Carlos Johnson, 20, 524 Hilma St., Westlake — two counts of possession of stolen things. Bond: $10,000.

Javon Cornelius Vital, 25, 2031 Third St. — theft under $500, simple battery, second-degree battery, drug possession with intent to distribute,