Roundup: Lamar Advertising shooting / City-parish communications / Slumping remodeling industry 

    Lamar: An employee of Lamar Advertising was shot in the parking lot of the company’s Corporate Boulevard headquarters as she arrived to work this morning. The victim, a woman, then drove herself to the hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries, WBRZ-TV reports. The murder-suicide attempt—the shooter later shot and killed himself—prompted the business to close its office for the day. Read the full story. 

    Press releases: Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced WBRZ-TV reporter Mark Armstrong is taking over the roll of chief communications officer after Rachel Haney left the position last month. Read the full announcement.  

    Market ripples: Weaker home sales trends are expected to contribute to a sharp slowing in the home remodeling market, according to a report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies. The quarterly report forecasts that spending by homeowners for renovations, expansions and repairs will drop to an annual growth rate of 0.4% by the second quarter of next year from a projected 6.3% in the current quarter. Read the full report. 

    View Comments