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Indy Based Eli Lilly Laying of Staff Nationwide

Layoffs are coming to Eli Lilly as the company makes cutbacks in its bio-medicine division.

The drugmaker will cut hundreds of sales reps by July.

The layoffs will have  a minimal impact on Indianapolis. The reduction will include both full-time and contract workers and involve structural changes at the company.

The drugmaker’s diabetes division is planning to increase its sales force. However, that move won’t offset losses in the bio-medicine division.


Survivors Say Speed-Racing Was The Cause of Deadly Crash

Police say Two trucks were likely racing to an intersection, when they crashed killing three Ripley County high school students.

Investigators initially ruled out racing as a cause of the March 7 crash that killed 17 year old, Timothy Bowman, and 18 year olds, Jacob Vogel, and Samantha Hansen.

State Police released a report yesterday saying two surviving teens told investigators the drivers of the pickup trucks were speeding, trying to beat the other to an intersection, where they both ran the stop sign.


Police find 50+ Additional Dead Animals Found at Madison County Farm

Authorities have found more dead animals on the Madison County Farm where 100 dead animals were found Tuesday.

Investigators said they found a concrete pit which was filled with the decayed carcasses of 50 to 100 more animals.

Officials said, The discovery brings the total number of dead animals at the farm to 150 to 200.

The couple’s children were placed in the custody of Child Protective Services.


2 People Sleeping in Dumpster, Lifted into Trash Truck

A man was killed and another person was injured as they slept in a Dumpster that was picked up and crushed by a trash truck early Thursday morning.

It happened in Terre Haute, police said the driver picked up the Dumpster and then he heard screaming and stopped the truck.

Police said one person was pronounced dead and the other was flown to an Indianapolis hospital suffering from severe injuries.

The names of the victims were not released.


“Re-Entry and Restoration” Discussion for Felons

A brighter future could be ahead for Felons and those with a criminal past.  A “Re-Entry and Restoration” discussions will be held Tuesday April 16th  at Martin University’s Gathertorium.  The event is open to anyone who’s seeking creative ways for felons to get on their feet again. Experts in re-entry will be on hand to answer questions from 6-8pm.  Call 927-9558 for more information.


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