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

Feds launch study on policing bias

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in five American cities.

Custodian says he was threatened with noose

Accusations of racism in a Phelps County School District.

Former Anthem students left in limbo

A deal to allow students of one bankrupt college to finish their studies at another college is going sour.

National Guard sidelined amid budget cuts

Due to a multi-million dollar federal shortfall, citizen soldiers are being sidelined for the time being.

STL Police: 6 homicides in 18 hours

St. Louis' police chief says it's the kind of thing that keeps him up at night.

Massive leak concerns St. Charles Co. subdivision

A main broke in St. Charles County and neighbors tell 5 on Your Side the water has been flowing night and day for weeks.

Baby found in dumpster is doing fine

A baby found abandoned in a dumpster over the weekend is doing fine, according to the Jacksonville, Illinois, police

Five tie experiment ends with surprise winner

A shiny, red KSDK coffee mug was the prize! The challenge---who would be the first to comment or question why Pat McGonigle wore five different ties during this morning's local news cut-ins during the Today Show.

Normandy district still underperforming on state report card

Two unaccredited school districts are facing similar struggles, but with very different results.

Black Lawyers for Justice file lawsuit against police departments

Five people filed a multi-million dollar federal lawsuit Thursday against the Ferguson and St. Louis County police departments.