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Judge Dismisses Activist’s Defamation Suit Against Journalist After Refusal to Provide Electronic Devices

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A St. Joseph County Judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against RNM's Clifton French by "activist" and convicted felon Vernado Malone, after Malone refused to provide his electronic devices for the discovery process. Malone, who has multiple federal fraud convictions, requested the dismissal during a status hearing yesterday when he realized he was going to have to surrender those devices to a forensic specialist for a couple of hours to provide evidence for RNM's defense against his frivolous and illiterate lawsuit.

WATCH: PHM Pro CRT Employee Goes Over Speaking Time at School Board Meeting. Never...

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- While the fallout continues for the Penn Harris Madison School corporation following the arrest of a parent who requested more time to speak to the board at a meeting last week, videos are resurfacing showing a clear political double standard held by the board and superintendent. One video in particular is of a high ranking administrator admonishing parents who happen to be speaking against Critical Race Theory being taught to PHM students.
Lucha and Aaron Ramey

ABC57 Runs Defense for PHM — ABC57 General Manager is Married to PHM Communications...

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- ABC57 published a an article making a Penn Harris Madison School Corporation parent out to be a criminal, after he was arrested for peacefully trying to address the school board on April 25th. The article appears as, what any journalist would consider to be, a press release for the school district, written and published by a local media outlet to run defense for a friendly entity. It turns out, PHM Communications Director, Lucha Ramey, is the wife of ABC57's General Manager, Aaron Ramey. Aaron Ramey is ultimately in charge of all editorial content at the news station.
PHM Trespass Warning

PHM Schools Issue Trespass Warning to Parent Who Initiated Investigation into Confirmed Crimes at...

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- The Penn Harris Madison School Corporation issued a no trespass order to a parent who initiated a State investigation into the school district. That investigation by the state revealed PHM was indeed breaking open door laws. This also comes a day after the school board had the parent, Andy Rutten, arrested during a board meeting for peacefully attempting to address the board about PHM's finances.
Deputy Arrests Parent at PHM Meeting

WATCH: Deputy Arrests Peaceful Parent at PHM Board Meeting — Parent Recently Exposed School...

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- A St. Joseph County Deputy arrested a peaceful parent at the Penn Harris Madison Board of School Trustees meeting on Monday night as the parent requested more time to address the...
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Judge Orders “Activist” Pay Nearly $10K in Stalking/Harassment Case

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A St. Joseph County Judge ordered activist/convicted felon, Vernado Malone, pay nearly $10,000 in attorney's fees for a woman who was just granted a protection order against him.

“We’re going to Live Like Inches Matter” — State Rep Responds to Arrest of...

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Police arrested the suspect in a December road rage shooting, in which a man fired multiple rounds into the vehicle of State Representative Jake Teshka and his two young children, ages 3 and 6.
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POLICE: Fmr. Dem Recorder Arrested for Beating Wife, Son

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Former Democrat Recorder and failed County Commissioner candidate, Phillip "Phil" Dotson, 75, is facing charges for beating his wife and his child earlier this week. Mishawaka Police say Dotson smacked his wife in the face multiple times, then started punching his son after he attempted to intervene.
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Youth Softball Coach Accused of Having Sex With 13-year-old Player

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MISHAWAKA, Ind. -- Police have arrested the coach of a local youth softball league for allegedly having sex with a 13-year-old female player. Michael (Mike) Feltz, 45, is accused of having a sexual relationship with the minor since October of 2021 through March of this year, according to court documents. Feltz is the coach, director and president of the OC Crush youth softball league in Mishawaka.
Vernado Malone, Justice for Michiana

LOL: Activist, Felon Sues RNM Reporter for Calling Him a Clown

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On the same day a judge granted a woman a protection order against activist/convicted felon, Vernado Malone, for stalking and harassment, Malone filed an illiterate defamation lawsuit against REAL News Michiana founder and Editor-in-Chief, Clifton French, claiming he caused him harm by calling him a clown.