GARY, Ind - A teacher of an 8-year-old Gary boy who drowned with his 9-year-old brother in a water-filled pit has started a fund to help their family pay for their funerals.
Elizabeth Renta tells The Times of Munster she decided to start the fund at Chase Bank in Gary after learning the family of 8-year-old Terrion Smith and 9-year-old Donel Smith could not afford a service for the boys until next month.
Renta says Terrion had been in her first-grade class and was always willing to help.
The boys drowned in a water-filled pit in Hobart on Saturday. The pit was drained and filled on Monday.
Donations may be made to the Smith Children of Gary, Indiana, at any Chase Bank branch.
More than 9K people without power on east side
More than 9,000 people are currently without power on Indianapolis' east side.
Luck arrives at camp with new perspective
Andrew Luck arrived at training camp Tuesday with a healthy body, a new contract and a different perspective.
Eli Lilly CEO to retire, board elects successor
The CEO of Eli Lilly and Company, John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., is retiring from the company at the end of 2016.
When do C. Indiana schools go back to school?
Students at some central Indiana schools are already returning to school.
What is a pepper-ball gun and what does it do?
Before a traffic stop, and subsequent chase, escalated to a shootout between officers and a burglary suspect, police tried to use a…