Mike Rush

Mike Rush

5 on Your Side’s Mike Rush is either brave or stupid. People frequently slam doors in his face, call him nasty names and even throw his microphone, but Mike just keeps coming. His wife calls Mike a junkyard dog, because once he latches onto something, he doesn't let go. That might be an issue now and then when it comes to marital bliss, but in Mike's role as your 5 on Your Side investigative reporter, it's a good thing. Those people cursing and slamming things are usually doing something wrong that Mike wants to right. So if you're the victim of a scam, know of taxpayer waste, government corruption or another problem you'd like the junkyard dog to sink his teeth into, drop Mike a line. By the way, Mike himself is leaning toward stupid.

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Stories by Mike Rush

Thieves take off with Thanksgiving turkeys

The Waterloo Police Department is investigating after someone stole turkeys intended for needy families.

Page Extension traffic lights causing confusion, drivers say

Some St. Charles County drivers say the new Page Extension is giving them mixed signals, literally.

Granite City man lobbies for more handicap parking

An injury left a Metro East man disabled and battling depression. Adding to that, he says it's hard to get around in his city. So he turned to 5 on Your Side's Mike Rush.

Couple worries VA delay may ruin them

Health issues put a southern Illinois couple on the brink of financial ruin. Now they say mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs may be pushing them over the edge.

Ellisville inspector approves dangerous deck

Our taxes pay their salaries. In return, city building inspectors perform the important task of making sure our homes, schools, stores, and other structures are safe.

Alderman: Sunset Hills Mayor making threats

Two different stories from two different alderman in Sunset Hills, Missouri.

Counties not issuing marriage licenses after ruling

Despite a judge's ruling in St. Louis Wednesday that Missouri's ban on same sex marriage is illegal, many county governments are not issuing licenses to gay couples.

Sex offender arrested for welcoming trick-or-treaters

A convicted sex offender was back behind bars after South Roxana, Illinois, police say he crossed the line during Halloween.

Owners believe St. Charles bar is haunted

It's an old building in the heart of historic St. Charles.

Brides stood up by party bus on wedding day

Some brides say they were bilked out of hundreds of dollars and left high and dry on their wedding days.