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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

Ferguson fundraising raises concern of fraud

Cheatham is asking for $5,000 to relocate his family-owned construction company.

Sheriff releases names of 3 Tyrone shooting victims

A southern Missouri sheriff has identified the final three victims in a shooting rampage that left seven people dead before the gunman killed himself.

Schweich made calls before apparent suicide

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died Thursday.

Crooks find loophole in tax fraud safeguard

Five on Your Side uncovers another angle to the tax return fraud we've been telling you about.

St. Clair County suing guardrail company

St. Clair County is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against a controversial guardrail system some consider deadly.

5 on Your Side: Guardrail safety under scrutiny

They're along our roads and interstates; chances are you pass one every day, guardrail end-terminals called the ET-Plus.

Judge rules in favor of Normandy transfers

A St. Louis County Circuit Court judge has ruled that area school districts cannot reject transfer students from the Normandy School District, and the district must be assigned an unaccredited rating.

Couple says roofing company stole 10K

Five on Your Side investigates a roofing company connected to dozens of complaints, a police investigation and accusations of taking thousands of dollars without performing the work.

Identity thieves stealing tax returns

File your taxes as fast as you can, before someone else beats you to it.

Bosnians react to terror arrests

Bosnian religious and business leaders met with the FBI Monday. It's in response to the arrest of three local Bosnians accused of funding and arming terrorists.