Mom arrested after Facebook photo allegedly shows her smoking meth next to baby

Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 10:51 PM
Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 10:51 PM

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Ashley Ann Lewis of Richmond, Missouri, is facing charges after a photo of her allegedly smoking meth with a baby lying next to her circulated on Facebook.

The photo shows Lewis allegedly smoking from a glass pipe with her 6-month-old-daughter next to her on the couch.

WDAF reported that a friend of Lewis posted the photo to Facebook with the caption, "Please help my friend Ashley Lewis and I stop using meth. We can't even stop with a baby around. We need help."

The photo, which was shared by an unknown third party, was posted on the Facebook page of a friend of Lewis.

The photo has since been deleted from Facebook.

Lewis, 28, was charged with three felonies on Friday: Possession of a controlled substance, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police were made aware of the photo and located a hotel Lewis was living at.

Authorities searched the room Friday night.

KCTV reported that police found eight glass smoking pipes, five cut straws, a digital scale, a hand-held propane torch and a lighter, according to court documents.

Lewis admitted the pipes were hers. They tested positive for methamphetamine residue.

"She said the picture was about a month old, and she did indicate that it was her smoking meth in the picture," Detective Scott Bagley with the Richmond Police Department said. "She was obviously very upset, believing that life was over, that she was going to no longer get to see her kid.

Lewis is in jail on $15,000 bail. She is due in court next week.

Her daughter is in protective care.

If convicted, she could spend up to 15 years in prison.

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WATCH: Woman pulls gun on would-be robber, saves husband, family says

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:04 AM

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File photo of a woman holding a gun. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Police in Memphis, Tennessee, are searching for a man who allegedly attempted a robbery outside a Whitehaven home in broad daylight.

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A surveillance camera captured the weekend incident.

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One of the victims, who asked not to be identified, told WHBQ that his niece, who was visiting from Florida, took his gun and scared off the bold criminal after she saw that her husband was in trouble.

“She’s bold," he said. "She ain’t scared of nothing.”

In the video, the suspect has his right hand in his waist band as he stands behind the woman's husband. The victims said the man’s hand was on a gun.

Memphis police said Sunday afternoon the man in the blue jacket came to the Whitehaven home and asked to use one of the victims’ phones and then asked for a ride.

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While the incident was unfolding outside the house, the woman and her uncle reportedly were inside the house.

Police said that after the woman saw her husband in trouble, she came out the front door with a gun and fired a warning shot.

The uncle told WHBQ: “She said she didn’t want to kill him, but when he fired back at us after she fired the warning shot, she said she was trying to hit him then but didn’t.”

Memphis police told WHBQ that the suspect ran toward the back of the house before getting away.

Police said they are reviewing this surveillance video to get a positive ID on the suspect. If you have any information on who that suspect may be, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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Group of motorcyclists stop traffic, help stranded woman

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:11 AM

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A group of motorcyclists are being praised for doing a good deed.

Eduardo Plascenia, Patrick Patterson and Damon Pruit were on a ride Sunday afternoon when they noticed that a woman was stranded in a crosswalk. Traffic wouldn’t stop, or slow down, for her to cross, KNXV reported

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The trio turned around and used their bikes to block traffic, making sure the woman could cross the street safely, before she gave a wave as the riders rode off.

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“She thanked us adamantly. She waved at us and thanked us. She had stopped shaking and had extended her hand to Eduardo and Damon and I behind her,” Patterson told KNXV.

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Longest nonstop flight ready to take off

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:49 AM

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What’s the longest nonstop flight you’ve been on? Maybe a five-hour trip between Los Angeles and Hawaii? Or maybe it’s a flight between New York and London that’s more than 7 hours.

Whatever the time is, the trips have nothing on Singapore’s newest flight.

Thanks to the Airbus A350-900ULR that’s being produced, the airline is planning on offering a nonstop flight between New York and Singapore that will last nearly 20 hours in the air, CNN reported.

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The ultra long-range plane had its first test flight Monday with a nearly five-hour round-trip from an assembly plant in Toulouse, France.

Singapore Airlines ordered seven of the new planes that replace the A340-500 that the airlines grounded in 2013, CNN reported.

The plane offers high ceilings and LED lighting and promises low noise level, CNN reported.

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Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:17 AM

Woman with Multiple Sclerosis Says Delta Employees Tied Her to Wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to her wheelchair because she can’t sit up on her own and they didn’t have the chair she needed.

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Maria Saliagas travels to Europe with her husband every year. When she was diagnosed with MS five years ago, she didn’t want to break her tradition of traveling with her husband.

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She said Delta normally accommodates her by making sure staff members have a proper wheelchair that has straps to help her sit up straight.

When she flew out of Atlanta on April 1 and arrived in Amsterdam, Delta didn’t have a chair with straps, so employees tied her to a regular wheelchair with someone else’s blanket, said her son, Nathan Saliagas.

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“They took a dirty blanket and tied her forcefully with it, and she has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying. That’s when that picture was taken,” Saliagas said.

A Delta representative sent WSB-TV a statement about the incident, saying: 

“We regret the perception our service has left on these customers. We have reached out to them, not only to resolve their concerns, but also ensure that their return flight exceeds expectations.”

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The family returns to Atlanta on April 30.

When the family complained to Delta, they said the airline offered them 20,000 free SkyMiles, but they said that's not enough. 

They want to see a policy change regarding how Delta handles passengers with disabilities.

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