June 12 News Briefs

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple with 14 boys say they have no regrets — regardless of what online opiniongivers have to say. Patriarch Jay Schwandt says the “horrible comments” written by “really mean people” don’t matter, because his family is happy and loved. Some of those comments focus on whether Schwandt and wife Kateri (kuh-TAIR’-ee) are capable of giving each child enough attention, a criticism their fourth son, Brandon, dismisses. The 19-year-old hockey standout says growing up with a baker’s dozen of brothers is “just life.” The Grand Rapids-area clan is about to get even bigger. Twenty-one-year-old Drew and girlfriend Anelene Mellin are expecting — and it’s a girl. Mellin, a student at Central Michigan University, says their daughter will be “extremely loved and probably spoiled.” Her due date is Friday.

New disclosure shows growing Kushner wealth, debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly-released financial disclosure form shows that White House special adviser Jared Kushner’s wealth and debt both rose significantly over the year, an indication of the complex state of his finances and the potential conflicts that confront some of his investments. The disclosure issued late Monday by the White House shows that Kushner’s assets totaled at least $181 million. His previous 2017 disclosure showed assets in the $140 million range. Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, jointly held at least $240 million in assets last year. But Kushner has also assumed growing debt over the past year, expanding his use of revolving credit accounts and taking on additional debt of between $5 and $25 million as part of his family company’s purchase last year of a New Jersey apartment complex.

Man literally falls into police’s hands after eluding them

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police waiting below. The Youngstown Vindicator reports Youngstown police say 21-year-old Dai’ryon Mitchell jumped out of a car and fled on foot Sunday afternoon when officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots having been fired. Police say officers chased Mitchell into a home and, while hanging by his hands from a window ledge, tried to pull himself inside when he saw two officers beneath the window. Mitchell instead lost his grip, fell into the officers’ arms and was arrested after a brief struggle. Mitchell has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding. Court records don’t indicate if he has an attorney.