- A Christmas Story - LIVE! - HAMMOND, Ind. -- In a scene straight out of the movie "A Christmas Story," a 10-year-old Hammond boy got his tongue stuck to a metal light pole.
Police say the unidentified fourth-grader was able to tell them that a friend dared him to lick the pole Wednesday night. Temperatures in Hammond were around 10 degrees at the time.
By the time an ambulance arrived, the boy was able to yank his tongue off the frozen pole.
- Thanks for taking the spotlight CFD - A Chicago firefighter has been charged with stealing gas meters from vacant houses and reselling them, officials said this morning.
Firefighter Milton Stewart, an eight-year department veteran, has been placed on administrative leave, Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. The department is conducting its own investigation, which could lead to Stewart's termination, he added.
Stewart, 38, of the 1600 block of East 85th Street was charged with one count of official misconduct, one count of forgery by altering a document and one count of wire fraud, Police Officer Amina Greer said. The wire fraud charge was related to Stewart's alleged use of a fax machine.
- There's a lawyer joke here somewhere - A criminal defense attorney was arrested and charged with smuggling marijuana to inmates in the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, authorities said today.
Dave Compton, 61, a lawyer since 1991, was arrested Wednesday after he delivered 30 grams of marijuana to an undercover sheriff's employee posing as an inmate, Cook County Assistant State's Atty. Russ Baker said.
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