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.

Email Mike Rush with your complaints and story ideas, or leave a message at 314-444-5231. When it comes to watching out for you and St. Louis, NewsChannel 5 is on your side!

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Stories by Mike Rush

IRS scam still going strong in our area

From Soulard to St. Charles, 5 on Your Side continues to track a popular scam in our area.

KSDK wins big at Mid-America Emmys

The station had 14 wins, including a big one for a longtime member of our team.

Local businesses prepare for chip card deadline

Starting Thursday, merchants will be responsible for fraud if they aren't equipped to accept chip cards.

St. Clair County settles civil suit with nearly $1 million payout

Yates' lawyers filed a civil lawsuit last year claiming investigators forced a false confession out of the mentally challenged teenager.

Neighbors concerned over influx of college students

While they are not fraternity houses, many of the homes on the block are owned by Lindenwood and used for student housing.

Three more buildings catch fire in Salem, Ill.

Following a fire at the Brown Shoe Company Thursday morning, two more buildings are blazing this morning.

FDA hears emotional testimony on Essure

Several local women who received the controversial birth control implant Essure are urging health regulators to pull the device off the market.

Repeat drunk driving offenders get another chance to drive

A new Illinois law would allow thousands of repeat drunk drivers to once again have the chance to legally get behind the wheel.

Man caught after exposing himself on bike

An accused flasher has been caught. Kirkwood police arrested a man for exposing himself at a busy intersection.

Online gun buyback program kicks off in St. Louis

St. Louis is one of just five cities participating in an online campaign to raise money to take guns off the streets.