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Missing in Action! Video included

A man contacted KUSI's Michael Turko when a piano he put on consignment at a local store went missing. Turko says this may sound familiar because he exposed the same situation with the same store back in 2009. More>>

Another Century!

Monday, April 21, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko has some tough questions for San Diego city officials about their utility under grounding program. Turko says his investigation shows the program is way behind schedule and could take longer than we were told to get it done. More>>

Ugly As Sin!

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko recently got a tip about an illegal dumpsite in an upscale neighborhood on San Diego's north side. Turko says the tip was accurate and now a city council More>>

Broken Promises!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - A South Bay mom called KUSI's Michael Turko when she got nowhere with the developer who built her neighborhood. Turko says that developer promised a brand new park for local More>>

One Excuse After Another, It Ain't Right! & Case Closed!

Monday, April 14, 2014 - When KUSI's Michael Turko first started looking into the city's utility undergrounding program, he was told it would take 50 years to get the job done city-wide. That was almost More>>

CALTRANS Does Nothing!

Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been trying to get CALTRANS to fix a deadly stretch of highway that's claiming new victims every few months. Tonight Turko interviews the parents of a More>>

Back On The Water!

Monday, April 07, 2014 - Put another one in the win column for KUSI's Michael Turko. Wind surfers called Turko last Fall for help after bureaucrats ignored their struggle for access to a public lake. More>>

Change His Life!

Thursday, April 03, 2014 - When San Diego's Challenged Athletes Foundation announced their annual grants yesterday on Good Morning San Diego, KUSI's Michael Turko took note. Turko says two of the athletes More>>

Designed For Sports!

Wednesday, April 02, 2014 - This morning's announcement from the Challenged Athletes Foundation hit home with KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says two of those grants are going to young men who asked him for help after their health care coverage left them legless. More>>

Rat Feces!

Monday, March 31, 2014 - He called KUSI's Michael Turko after his elderly mother-in-law signed a suspicious contract for home repair work. Turko says the repair company wanted to replace all of her insulation for a big fee.
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Getting Results! & Public Land!

Thursday, March 27, 2014 - When KUSI's Michael Turko opens a file, he doesn't quit until he gets results. Tonight Turko is reporting victory in a four year old case about one man's struggle for open government. More>>

Online Ticket Pitfall, Heads Up!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko keeps up with Internet scams to protect KUSI viewers. Turko says this one scheme is barely legal and it involves the city of San Diego's Civic Theater. More>>

Beyond Nasty!

Monday, March 24, 2014 - They live in a nice neighborhood across the freeway from SDSU but had to call KUSI's Michael Turko when a dirty problem got out of control. Turko says what you're about to see More>>

With Their Pants Down!

Thursday, March 14, 2014 - Beach-goers called KUSI's Michael Turko about a nasty situation at a local beach last weekend and Turko says the unusually warm weather is over-taxing beach restrooms from La More>>

Face the Facts!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko continues his investigation into a dangerous stretch of highway on San Diego's north side. Turko says State Route 56 is a death trap but CALTRANS refuses More>>

Green Up the Lawn, It Ain't Right! & Dirty Dozen!

Monday, March 10, 2014 - A Chula Vista homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got hit with a drive-by of a different sort. Turko says his own Homeowner's Association is behind it and he's not amused. More>>

A Hiking Trail!

Thursday, March 06, 2014 - Last summer KUSI's Michael Turko opened a file on an abandoned road project in Santee. Now Turko says the Santee City Council has once again voted not to finish the eastern extension More>>

Charged Double, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 - A South Bay man called KUSI's Michael Turko about a small issue that's been driving him nuts. Turko says the man is paying twice as much as most big families pay for trash pick-up More>>

Don't Do Anything! & Recipe For Disaster!

Monday, February 24, 2014 - When KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a dangerous traffic situation on the 56 Freeway, a State Assemblyman wrote a letter to CALTRANS. Turko says Brian Maienschein wrote that letter More>>

Water Bill Rip-off, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - He called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got a water bill from the San Diego Utility Department that's hard to believe. Turko says only a tiny fraction of that bill was for More>>

Under Review!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - An Escondido woman called KUSI's Michael Turko when she got nowhere with the Veterans Administration with her husband's disability case. Turko says his medical bills have taken More>>

Illegal Fence!

Monday, February 17, 2014 - Neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko when a dispute between a back country resort and an Indian tribe spilled over into their backyards. Turko says now the Indians are battling More>>

Utility Billing Scam, Heads Up! & They Delivered!

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - A concerned viewer called KUSI's Michael Turko about a nationwide utility billing scam that's now hitting SDG&E customers. Turko says SDG&E is aware of the scam and is working More>>

Busted!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - The San Diego City Attorney's Office is giving KUSI's Michael Turko credit for helping them bust a local con-man. Turko broke open the case last Spring when he exposed an More>>

Surprise!

Monday, February 10, 2014 - A Marine's wife called KUSI's Michael Turko last fall after a repair shop left her husband's prized motorcycle in pieces. Her husband was deployed to Afghanistan, but Turko More>>

Senior T-Shirt Runaround, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, February 06, 2014 - A group of seniors at a local high school contacted KUSI's Michael Turko when they got the runaround from school officials. The issue, senior t-shirts that were paid for early More>>

No New Pavement!

Monday, February 03, 2014 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when their new driveway started coming apart. Turko says a local contractor re-surfaced that driveway just last month. More>>

County Sewage!

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko after their homes were flooded with raw sewage. Turko says the sewage came from a county sewer-main but the county won't clean-up the mess. More>>

Death Tax, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - He called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got a bill from the county that was just hard to swallow. Turko says the county is charging the families of thousands of people who die More>>

Ugly and Unwanted!

Monday, January 27, 2014 - After some serious prodding from KUSI's Michael Turko, a big communications company finally agreed to talk about sidewalk utility boxes. Turko says the boxes have become an issue More>>

Ready To Roll!

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko says the only thing he likes better than exposing rip offs and scams is getting tough problems solved for KUSI viewers. That's what's happening in this More>>

Out On A Limb!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - A homeowner with excellent credit called KUSI's Michael Turko when a mortgage accelerator program went off the rails. Turko says they collected money for her house payments More>>

Way Too Hot!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Homeowners at a Mission Valley condominium complex called KUSI's Michael Turko about a water temperature problem. Turko says the building code requires hot and cold water, but More>>

One After Another!

Thursday, January 16, 2014 - The mother of a young man who caused a fatal accident on the freeway called KUSI's Michael Turko about CALTRANS. Turko says she wants a guard rail put up on the 56 Freeway More>>

No Can Do! & With Full Honors!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Neighborhood activists called KUSI's Michael Turko about an epidemic of utility boxes on city sidewalks. Turko says the boxes are sprouting like weeds and may be just as difficult More>>

Right Out the Window!

Monday, January 13, 2014 - Another homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko about mail delivery problems in Imperial Beach. Turko says she saw his report on that last week and the same thing happened to her. More>>

Knock Down the Dust!

Thursday, January 09, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko has big progress to report tonight on a major dust problem he exposed late last year. Turko says a huge quarry nearby is now making some changes in the More>>

Fraud, Theft and Embezzlement! & Back in Business!

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 - A two year investigation by KUSI's Michael Turko recently landed an East County man in jail. Turko says he sold RV's on consignment. But customers claim he kept the money More>>

Mailbox Ultimatum, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 - It's a recurring theme, a viewer calling KUSI's Michael Turko because the postal service won't deliver their mail. Turko says in this case the postal service claims the mailbox More>>

No Work Going On!

Monday, January 06, 2014 - Neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko when a city park project seemed to be going nowhere. Turko says he's visited the site five times over the past two months and saw no real More>>

Back on Track! We Got Action! & This Has To Stop!

January 01, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko does a lot more than expose tough problems. He says the best part of his job is getting results. Tonight he revisits his top three success stories of 2013. More>>

Government Follies!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko spent a lot of time over the past year exposing waste and incompetence by local bureaucrats and politicians. Tonight Turko takes a look back at his favorite More>>

A Complete Turnaround!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Earlier this year KUSI's Michael Turko exposed disgraceful conditions at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Now, Turko says the cemetery is bouncing back and looks great just More>>

Shut Out!

Monday, December 23, 2013 - A group of gold miners called KUSI's Michael Turko about a plan to shut down the road to their claim. Turko says the road is deep in the Cleveland National Forest and Forest More>>

Way Out of Line!

Thursday, December 19, 2013 - A South Bay couple called KUSI's Michael Turko when they found out their property line was twenty feet off. That's not always a huge problem but in this case Turko says the More>>

Once and For All!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - When it comes to solving neighborhood problems, KUSI's Michael Turko is the man to call. Tonight, Turko has another success story to add to his string of victories just in More>>

You Gotta Be Kidding!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - A local quarry is now promising to reduce dust pollution after KUSI's Michael Turko exposed complaints from local businesses. Turko says those businesses also had a bizarre More>>

Predatory Towing Heads Up! & Toe the Line!

Monday, December 16, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has a warning for music fans and for predatory towing outfits tonight. Turko says battle lines are being drawn at a popular local arena and here's a heads More>>

Airborne Pollution! & Sit Down and Talk!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Last week KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a big dust problem near a local quarry. Now Turko says county officials are getting involved and nearby businesses say it's about time. More>>

Home Rental Heads Up!

Monday, December 09, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has a warning tonight for people looking for a place to rent online. Turko says out of town scammers claim they'll mail you the keys as soon as they get More>>

Block the Sidewalks! & Case Closed!

Thursday, December 05, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been looking into a sidewalk hazard that's cropping up all over town. Turko says utility companies are putting large equipment boxes in the middle More>>

A Dust Dilemma!

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - Businesses in Mira Mesa called KUSI's Michael Turko about a dirty dust problem they have to deal with every day. Turko says they blame a local quarry and asphalt operation More>>

Half Way Home!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko is reporting big progress in a case that should warm your hearts at Thanksgiving. Turko says viewers are showing their thanks and appreciation for the More>>

Live With It!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - Neighbors in Fallbrook called KUSI's Michael Turko about a high pressure gas line coming out of the ground near their homes. Turko says the line was put in 50 years ago and More>>

A Slippery Slope!

Monday, November 25, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko is closing another file tonight. Turko says an East County neighborhood is a lot safer than it was before he got involved. More>>

Bureau Crazy! & A Bad Joke!

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - An Ocean Beach man had to call KUSI's Michael Turko after he had a close encounter with a Navy van last summer. Turko says a minor traffic accident turned into a great big More>>

Just Plain Crooked!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - Two years ago KUSI's Michael Turko exposed an East County RV dealer accused of ripping off customers. Now, Turko says the same dealer is in trouble again for the same thing. More>>

Follow the Law! & Get Gone!

Monday, November 18, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko recently got a call that sounded almost too good to be true. Turko says it was from a local man who wants the State Assembly to tighten up the laws regulating More>>

Keep Out!

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - When a North County Indian tribe damaged the neighbor's land while putting up an illegal fence, the neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says the fence isn't the only More>>

Find the Owner! & A Real Big Hurry!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - KUSI'S Michael Turko needs your help solving a difficult case tonight. It's a Wall of Shame case he started investigating just over a month ago. Now, someone out there has More>>

Take Action!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - The only thing KUSI's Michael Turko likes better than exposing a big problem is finding a solution. Tonight Turko has a big success to report in the case of a local Marine. More>>

Move the Casket, It Ain't Right!

Monday, November 11, 2013 - A military widow called KUSI's Michael Turko when she ran into a brick wall trying to move her husbands remains to a national cemetery. She tells Turko a local civilian cemetery More>>

We Got Action! & Heads Up!

Thursday, November 07, 2013 - Last week KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a road project that seemed to be going nowhere. Turko is reporting big progress tonight plus a warning about a new scam that could cost More>>

Living in a Fishbowl!

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - An elderly man's son called KUSI's Michael Turko when a drapery company left them hanging. Turko says the drapes were supposed to be installed last August but it never happened. More>>

Pride and Joy!

Tuesday, November 05, 2013 - A Marine wife called KUSI's Michael Turko when her husband got taken by a motorcycle repair shop. Turko says they had the bike for more than eight months but never did the More>>

In the Dark!

Monday, November 04, 2013 - A Vista man called KUSI's Michael Turko when he noticed something odd on his county property tax bill. Turko says it's not a mistake. It's an odd charge for a service he doesn't More>>

One Big Headache! & In the Drink!

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - He called KUSI's Michael Turko when construction put the corner bus stop out of commission for months. Turko says that construction is part of a huge project that's supposed More>>

Squelching the Festivities, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko gets to pick on one of his favorite targets again tonight, Homeowners Associations. Turko says holidays seem to bring out the worst in HOA boards and More>>

A Real Solution!

Monday, October 28, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko says neighbors and city officials are finally coming together on a tough drainage case that's been a problem for years. Turko says 3 out of 4 North County More>>

A Bad Joke!

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - KUSI viewers alerted Michael Turko to an odd new development on an East County road issue. Turko says the Santee City Manager asked the city council there to approve a new More>>

Run for Cover!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - A North County homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko with a problem that's literally been hanging over his head since last spring. Turko says a fumigation crew tenting his house More>>

Nowhere to Go!

Monday, October 21, 2013 - Unhappy renters who live in a big North County condo complex called KUSI's Michael Turko on this one. Turko says their homes were almost destroyed when heavy rains hit during More>>

Missing in Action!

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when their mother's funeral service went haywire. Turko says that service was set up by the Neptune Society, a funeral operation he's covered More>>

Unnecessary Coverage, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - Lots of San Diego homeowners have been calling KUSI's Michael Turko about this case. Turko says they're being bombarded with official looking letters from a marketing company More>>

Spring Valley Wall of Shame!

Monday, October 14, 2013 - Neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko about an abandoned house in a good neighborhood that's become a dangerous hangout for homeless vagrants. Turko says the home was apparently More>>

Falling Apart! & In Their Corner!

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - A concerned mom called KUSI's Michael Turko about deplorable conditions at the park where her daughter plays. Turko says it's a San Diego City Park that has become seriously More>>

In the Drink!

Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko about a serious safety issue at a public pier on San Diego Bay. Turko says the fishermen claim the problem was ignored by port officials for More>>

Bureaucratic Baloney!

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - A group of wind surfers called KUSI's Michael Turko when they got nowhere with city officials. Turko says they've been singled-out for special treatment and banned from using More>>

Petty Paperwork Drama, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko says this case is the strangest landlord tenant dispute he's ever seen and it could cost an elderly woman her home. Turko says she's caught up in a petty More>>

One Scandal After Another!

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been taking a hard look at the city of San Diego's Development Services Department. Now Turko says Interim Mayor Todd Gloria is launching an investigation More>>

Dirty Pool!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - Back in June KUSI's Michael Turko broke the story about a controversial Jack in the Box restaurant remodeling job in North Park. Now Turko says the city and the restaurant More>>

No One Noticed!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - A homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko when she was blind sided by San Diego's Development Services Department. Turko says city building inspectors okayed a swimming pool More>>

Going Backwards!

Monday, September 09, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been looking into an unfinished road that's supposed to connect the city of Santee with the county community of Lakeside. Turko says county officials More>>

Power Co. & Grandparent Scammers, Heads Up!

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 - Tonight KUSI's Michael Turko revisits two scams he exposed here in the past that are cropping up again. Turko says the targets spotted the con games in the nick of time, but More>>

An Incredible Mess, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, August 29, 2013 - A San Diego homeowner tells KUSI's Michael Turko she's been trying to get her sidewalk fixed for over two years now. Turko says the city finally sent someone out to look at More>>

Back in the Race!

Monday, August 28, 2013 - Over the past year KUSI's Michael Turko helped two men get brand new prosthetic legs. They're walking normally again but Turko says that's only the beginning. Another odd little More>>

Taxpayer Dollars!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when they found out about a school district project that just didn't make sense. Turko says it's a controversial new sign and be on the lookout, More>>

Old Glory Neglect, It Ain't Right! & Over the Top!

Monday, August 19, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been crusading for better treatment of the American flag for years now and tonight Turko exposes the worst and most disrespectful flag situation he's More>>

Marauding Tree Roots!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - A homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko when he was faced with the prospect of rebuilding his swimming pool for the second time in five years. More>>

They Can't Go Home!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - An elderly couple turned to KUSI's Michael Turko for help settling a homeowners insurance claim. Turko says they were forced out of their house over six months ago, with tragic results. More>>

Absolutely Befuddled!

Monday, August 12, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when they couldn't understand what was going on at South Carlsbad State Beach. Turko says the state is spending big bucks on RV hook-ups that don't work, while neglecting dangerous stairways. More>>

Sold Out!

Monday, August 5, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko broke the story when a fast food giant tried to disguise a rebuilding job to preserve a controversial drive through. Now Turko says the project is moving forward More>>

Get the Job Done!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been investigating a dangerous and deadly East County detour with an easy solution. Turko says that solution is finishing the eastern end of Mast Boulevard More>>

Get Real!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko is investigating an unfinished East County road with a dangerous and deadly detour. Turko says the road project has been sidelined for years and now he knows More>>

Tough Luck!

Monday, July 29, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been following a controversial SANDAG plan to build a bus only bridge in the middle of two condo communities. It's part of the South Bay bus rapid transit More>>

No Cameras, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko takes on one of his favorite targets tonight, a condo homeowners association. Turko says they're trying to ban video cameras that homeowners put up to improve More>>

A Big Leap Forward!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has new information and begins a new chapter on a case he opened back in January. A young South Bay man first turned to Turko when his family health plan refused More>>

A Deadly Detour!

Monday, July 22, 2013 - Neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko about a dangerous road block and detour that's just a fact of life in the east county. Turko says it's been an issue off and on for the past More>>

Wiped Out! & Save the Day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - Put another one in the win column for KUSI's Michael Turko and a brand new city councilman. Turko says fast action got a serious environmental threat corrected in just a few More>>

A Risky Proposition!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko says homeowners in Escondido are making progress in their battle with the city over a ruptured storm drain. The city has a plan to repair the pipe but Turko More>>

Unacceptable!

Monday, July 15, 2013 - A city council member is demanding action on an illegal dump exposed by KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says city officials are promising to get the mess cleaned up. City officials More>>

It's a Crime!

Thursday, July 11, 2013 - A neighborhood watch volunteer called KUSI's Michael Turko about suspicious activity in an urban canyon. Turko says he uncovered a big illegal dump in a protected wetlands that More>>

Forget About It! & Cutting Corners!

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been covering trash can controversy in the city of San Diego where trash pickup is supposed to be free. Turko says city trash cans are wearing out but More>>

Must Go Bye-Bye!

Monday, July 08, 2013 - A fast food remodeling controversy exposed by KUSI's Michael Turko two weeks ago is now big news all over town. Tonight Turko has new information on a neighborhood crusade to banish More>>

They Want It Stopped!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - Early this year KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a SANDAG plan to build a bus-only bridge in a narrow South Bay greenbelt. Neighbors say they knew nothing about it and now Turko More>>

Talking Trash!

Monday, July 01, 2013 - Lots of San Diego residents are still calling KUSI's Michael Turko about their trash cans. Turko says the cans are owned by the city but if you need a new one, it'll cost you. Still More>>

Turned The Corner!

Thursday, June 27, 2013 - When KUSI's Michael Turko exposed deplorable conditions at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, things started to change in a hurry. Now Turko says federal officials have stepped More>>

Mutilated!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - Last fall KUSI's Michael Turko broke the story of a plan to privatize a public park in Imperial Beach. Citizens were outraged but Turko says the plan is still moving forward. More>>

Should Be History!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - San Diego city officials are halting work on a controversial construction job in North Park. KUSI's Michael Turko has been looking into the project and has the latest developments More>>

The Gardens Have To Go, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when their apartment complex threatened to destroy a very important part of their lives. They tell Turko they have to remove their flower gardens More>>

A City Park!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - A big victory for KUSI's Michael Turko tonight on a case he's been covering since 2007. That's when Turko broke the story of a land grab that turned city property into a doctor's More>>

He Wants Answers!, Urban Drool! & Case Closed!

Monday, June 17, 2013 - One of Michael Turko's recent stories is making the rounds on Capitol Hill in Washington on KUSI.com. Turko says a local congressman saw his report on deplorable conditions at Fort More>>

Dead Grass!

Monday, June 10, 2013 - The mother of a veteran who made the ultimate sacrifice called KUSI's Michael Turko about deplorable conditions at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Turko says he couldn't believe More>>

Grand Slam!

Thursday, June 06, 2013 - Last Fall KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a controversial plan to privatize a public sports park in Imperial Beach. Now seven months later Turko says local residents have done something More>>

One Hassle After Another, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - She called KUSI's Michael Turko when she ran into big problems with the funeral director handling her husband's remains. Turko says instead of the no-frills cremation they both More>>

Toe The Line! & She Got Nothing!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko got quick action on a file he opened just last night. Turko says the city of San Diego stepped in and eliminated a dangerous neighborhood hazard. They tell More>>

Sidewalk Pitfalls, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when a sewer rebuilding project left gaping holes along their street. Turko says those holes are deep enough to cause major injuries and they're More>>

Hungry Sharks!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - When a north county family got caught up in a mortgage meltdown scam last fall, they called KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says after his first report federal agents busted the scammers. More>>

Come On Down!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - Several of Michael Turko's recent reports have gotten the attention of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Tonight Turko goes head to head with the mayor in a one on one interview you'll More>>

This Has To Stop!

Monday, May 20, 2013 - When thieves stole veterans' grave markers, the Alpine Cemetery asked KUSI's Michael Turko for help. That was just over a month ago. Now Turko says the cemetery is a lot more secure. More>>

Frequent Flyer Scam, Heads Up!

Thursday, May 16, 2013 - A young professional woman called KUSI's Michael Turko because she didn't want other people to lose money. Turko says she was taken by a new Craigslist scam involving airline frequent More>>

How Many More? & Back In Service!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - A bicycle rider and cycling advocate called KUSI's Michael Turko when tragedy almost struck twice in the same place. Turko says cars keep flying off the 56 freeway and landing on More>>

Urban Drool!

Monday, May 13, 2013 - The California Parks Department sent in construction crews today to clear up a problem exposed last week by KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says they're draining the water from a local More>>

Stuck On The 3rd Floor, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, May 09, 2013 - She called KUSI's Michael Turko because she's been stuck inside her own apartment for two solid weeks. Turko says she has to stay off her feet after surgery but she lives on the More>>

A Real Solution! & Get It In Gear!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when storm drain problems caused the ground in their yards to give way. Tonight Turko has some big progress to report about two cases involving More>>

Millions of Mosquitos!

Monday, May 06, 2013 - Neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko when their neighborhood was invaded by a swarming plague of mosquitos. Turko says the problem appears to be stagnant water in Penasquitos Lagoon More>>

What Would Bob Filner Do?

Thursday, May 02, 2013 - Homeowners are once again calling KUSI's Michael Turko about broken trash cans in the city of San Diego. Turko says the city saves millions with mechanized trash pickup but still More>>

Predatory Towing! & Set Things Right!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 - Back in 2010 KUSI's Michael Turko helped the County Attorney's Office prosecute a renegade towing outfit called Gamma Towing. Now Turko says prosecutors won another victory against More>>

Solar System in Limbo!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - A homeowner who was trying to "go green" called KUSI's Michael Turko when his solar project went nowhere. Turko says lots of other homeowners may be stuck in the same boat, tied More>>

A Gaping Hole!

Monday, April 29, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when they discovered yet another sinkhole caused by a ruptured storm drain pipe. Turko says this one is located here in San Diego and neighbors More>>

Never Give In!

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - Last week KUSI's Michael Turko opened a file on the theft of veterans grave markers to be sold as scrap metal. Tonight Turko has new developments in the case. He says things More>>

Off The Hook!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - Just last week KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a serious storm drain problem in an Escondido neighborhood. Turko says city leaders offered to help out but neighbors say the price More>>

Just The Beginning!

Monday, April 22, 2013 - Last week KUSI's Michael Turko exposed the theft of veterans grave markers from an east county cemetery. Now Turko's helping get the cemetery secured and the monuments recovered More>>

Not Their Problem!

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - An Escondido family called KUSI's Michael Turko when a pipe from a city storm drain ruptured in their yard. Turko says the pipe was put in before the city of Escondido took over More>>

No Way! & In A Hurry!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - A military wife called KUSI's Michael Turko when she got crosswise with a big airline. She tells Turko they insulted her and military families everywhere when she tried to change More>>

A Done Deal?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - Imperial Beach residents tell KUSI's Michael Turko they're being railroaded by city officials who want to give away their kids ball fields to save money. Turko says they're still More>>

Tax Refund Email Scam, Heads Up!

Monday, April 15, 2013 - A local taxpayer called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got a suspicious email that claimed to be from the IRS. Turko says it's an Internet scam that's timed to coincide with tax More>>

Cemetery Thieves, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, April 12, 2013 - Alpine residents called KUSI's Michael Turko about a theft that's left the community reeling. Turko says someone is dishonoring the memory of military veterans, by stealing their More>>

No One Cared!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - He called KUSI's Michael Turko when the DMV refused to renew his license because of a ticket he got four years ago. Turko says he paid the fine for that ticket and has proof More>>

Escondido Country Club, It Ain't Right!

Monday, April 08, 2013 - When the Escondido Country Club announced they were regretfully shutting down their entire operation, upset neighbors called KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says the announcement by More>>

Power Outage Con Artists, Heads Up!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013 - A local restaurateur called KUSI's Michael Turko to help de-rail a nasty con game. Turko says the diabolical part of this scam is the way it's woven into local power outages. More>>

Everything They Owned!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko after a smoky hotel forced them to leave the only place they had to call home. The hotel is still standing but Turko says the management is refusing More>>

Don't Do It! & Off The Hook!

Monday, April 1, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has new information tonight on a plan to privatize a South Bay public park. Turko says a skateboarding legend has come out against that plan. He says it could More>>

What Went Wrong!

Thursday, March 28, 2013 - Earlier this month KUSI's Michael Turko discovered confidential medical records strewn along a roadside. Now Turko says his investigation shows where those documents came from and how the company that lost them is trying to explain it. More>>

Get Real!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments, told them it is planning a bus bridge a few feet from their homes. Turko broke that story two weeks ago. Now he says some South Bay politicians are taking notice.  More>>

No Respect!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has new developments on a situation he first exposed last fall. Turko says the city of Imperial Beach is one step closer to privatizing its only community park. More>>

One Bad Apple! & Step Back and Punt!

Monday, March 18, 2013 - Late last month KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a catering company that never paid workers at the Farmers Open. Chalk-up another one in the win column tonight. Turko says those workers More>>

He Needed More Time! & Send Them Some Money!

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko recently exposed a plan by the California Public Utilities Commission to hold a private meeting with local movers and shakers next week. Now a citizen has filed a lawsuit to stop that plan but today the judge hearing the case refused to make a decision.  More>>

Over the Top!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - They found out about a plan to build a bridge in the middle of their neighborhood and they are not happy about it. Turko says it's part of SANDAG's South Bay Bus Rapid Transit project. More>>

Back Tax Error, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - A middle school principal called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got a letter from the state that made no sense. Turko says they accused him of trying to cheat on his taxes by not reporting the sale of a car he never owned. More>>

Tell It To A Judge! & Case Closed!

Monday, March 11, 2013 - A major new development tonight in a situation KUSI's Michael Turko first exposed last week. Turko says a lawsuit has now been filed to stop the Public Utilities Commission from More>>

Complete Disaster!

Thursday, March 8, 2013 - A Mission Valley businessman called KUSI's Michael Turko after he saw a report about medical records dumped in the trash. Turko says he found more medical records on his own and wants something done about it. More>>

Shut Out! & Ten Solid Months!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has uncovered a plan by the California Public Utilities commission that appears to be a violation of state law. Turko says the commissioners are planning More>>

A Long Time To Go!

Monday, March 04, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has uncovered new developments in the case of catering workers at the Farmers Open who say they never got paid. More>>

They Never Got Paid!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko claiming they were left high and dry by a big corporation with ties to the Farmers Insurance Open Golf Tournament. Turko says they were hired to work behind the scenes at the big event but somehow their paychecks are missing. More>>

Marathon Money Grab, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - A north county marathon runner called KUSI's Michael Turko when a race he planned to run never happened. Turko says the company organizing the marathon is out of business and claims it is broke. More>>

Sweepstakes Scams, Heads Up!

Monday, February 25, 2013 - A wise elderly woman called KUSI's Michael Turko when she uncovered another nasty scam. Turko says con-artists are calling people on the phone to arrange the delivery of bogus sweepstakes prizes. More>>

A Bad Joke!

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - An elderly veteran called KUSI's Michael Turko when he found himself stuck at home. Turko says he quit driving years ago but now he can't even navigate the local sidewalks. More>>

Innocent Victims!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - When a man collecting recyclables found hundreds of medical records in the trash, he called KUSI's Michael Turko. He told Turko he took all he could carry but had to leave hundreds of files behind. More>>

It Howls! & Problem Solved!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - She lives downtown and called KUSI's Michael Turko because she can't sleep. Turko says the noise that's keeping her awake is not rain whistles or sirens or traffic, it's something else. More>>

Take A Walk!

Monday, February 18, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has a success story tonight that should serve as an inspiration. In the past year Turko helped two local men get artificial prosthetic legs. Tonight, he says both are doing amazingly well. More>>

Not Their Problem!

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - When some people got nowhere with their homeowners association, they called KUSI's Michael Turko. Turko says it all began when the back wall of their town home patios came crashing down. More>>

New Paint & Lumber Tax, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - A south bay contractor called KUSI's Michael Turko when he realized he was getting fleeced by the state of California. More>>

Double Talk!

Monday, February 11, 2012 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when an online bill payment problem threatened to wipe out their savings. More>>

They Gave Up!

Thursday, February 08, 2013 - A young couple called KUSI's Michael Turko when a home remodeling job went sideways during the permit process. Turko says the city blames the contractor and the contractor blames the city. More>>

Roommate Scam, Heads Up! & A Full Investigation!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 - The San Diego City Attorney's office alerted KUSI's Michael Turko to a nasty scam that's targeting local college students. More>>

They Broke My Water Line, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - A homeowner called KUSI's Michael Turko about a water leak he says was caused by the city of San Diego. Turko says the city doesn't deny it but they want him to pay for it while they sort it out. More>>

With the Trash!

Monday, February 4, 2013 - A jobless veteran called KUSI's Michael Turko when no one else seemed to care. But Turko says all of us should be concerned about what he found in a dumpster. It's also a serious violation of state and federal law. More>>

A Rookie Player!

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - When KUSI's Michael Turko exposed big problems with a city construction project, Mayor Bob Filner stepped in and put it on hold. That was late last year. But now Turko says the mayor has changed his mind. More>>

Completely Waterlogged!

Monday, January 28, 2013 - Back in early December KUSI's Michael Turko exposed big problems with a beach rebuilding project. Now Turko says there's a new plan to deal with those problems but local residents say it's just more of the same. More>>

Not True! & Tot Lot Locked? It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - Here's a deal that rubbed Michael Turko the wrong way from the start.  The city of San Diego leases out part of a city park to a local day care.  It's a special program for low income kids and the rent helps pay for the park.  But locking out other little kids when the day care is not using it?  It ain't right! More>>

Once And For All!

Thursday, January 24, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko recently exposed a nasty mess in a drainage ditch that's supposed to be turned into an urban creek. Turko says the city owns the land and now they're planning a major clean-up. More>>

Market Shutdown, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - Several small business owners called KUSI's Michael Turko when they lost money on a new open air market. Turko says that new market was supposed to take place in the parking lot of Qualcomm Stadium, owned by the city of San Diego. More>>

Walk Away!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - When KUSI's Michael Turko first opened this file five and a half years ago, homeowners were being told they'd have to pay to clean up an abandoned trash dump. More>>

Behind Closed Doors!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - Last year KUSI's Michael Turko exposed an SDG&E plan to get the Public Utilities Commission to quietly okay a rate increase to cover wildfire damages. Now Turko says the power company is trying to convince the PUC to keep the public in the dark about big problems at the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station. More>>

Disgusting! Dangerous!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 - They called KUSI's Michael Turko when a neighborhood eyesore got out of control. Turko says that eyesore is owned by the city and it's supposed to be a nature preserve. More>>

Double Time! & Get To Work!

Monday, January 14, 2013 - When public projects seem to drag on forever, KUSI viewers know they can call on Michael Turko for help. Tonight Turko has big progress to report on two projects that seemed to be going nowhere until he got involved.  More>>

Protect Your Smartphone, Heads Up!

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko does more than try to make things right after they go wrong. He keeps us up to date on the latest scams and consumer safety alerts. Tonight Turko has a warning about something most of us take for granted, our smartphones. More>>

We'll Fix That!

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 - Chalk up another one in the win column for KUSI's Michael Turko. This time Turko got some help from San Diego's new mayor. More>>

Back On Track!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 - Last night KUSI's Michael Turko showed us how a teenager who lost a leg was told his health plan didn't cover a prosthetic replacement. Turko says Kaiser Permanente went back and forth several times on that decision, but they finally came through. More>>

All Over Again!

Monday, January 07, 2013 - A frantic dad called KUSI's Michael Turko about a nasty dispute with Kaiser Permanente Health Care. Turko says his son lost his leg in an accident but Kaiser didn't want to pay for a prosthetic replacement. More>>

Way, Way Too Long!

Thursday, January 3, 2013 - They called on KUSI's Michael Turko when they got nothing but one excuse after another from the city of San Diego. Turko says the sidewalk in front of their home is a no-man's land and the city's been promising to fix it for years. More>>

Simply Shameless! & Stand Up and Walk!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - KUSI's Michael Turko has been going to bat for consumers and KUSI viewers all year. Tonight he wraps up his year end review with a look at the best and worst of 2012. More>>

Government Follies! & Lame Excuses!

Monday, December 31, 2012 - KUSI's Michael Turko had a busy year in 2012 and tonight he looks back at this year's highlights from the Turko Files. More>>

Christmas Lights Violation, It Ain't Right!

Friday, December 21, 2012 - A north county store owner called KUSI's Michael Turko when he got in trouble over his Christmas lights. Turko says a city inspector told him the lights violate the city's building code and have to come down. More>>

Intolerable Timing, It Ain't Right!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - Angry store owners called KUSI's Michael Turko about a city street project that's crippling their businesses. Turko says there was almost no public input on the project and it's creating a traffic nightmare. More>>

Christmas Trees Online, Heads Up!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - A north county woman called KUSI's Michael Turko with a highly unusual Internet shopping experience. Turko says it began when she went out on a limb on an important holiday purchase. More>>

A Great Big Mess!

Monday, December 17, 2012 - Last week KUSI's Michael Turko exposed big problems with a sand replenishment project in Imperial Beach. Now Turko says the people responsible are trying their best to explain it away. More>>

Who Dropped The Ball!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - Just two days ago KUSI's Michael Turko exposed a big problem with a beach rebuilding project in Imperial Beach. Repair work is now underway but Turko says the problem is a lot bigger than most people thought. More>>

A Tax In Disguise, It Ain't Right!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Taxpayers from all over the back country have been calling KUSI's Michael Turko about the state's new fire prevention fee. Turko says that fee is being called a tax in disguise and it may be flat out illegal. More>>

Going Backwards!

Monday, December 11, 2012 - Some beachfront condo owners called KUSI's Michael Turko about an unusual flooding problem. Turko says they blame a recent beach re-building job for sending high tides into their building. More>>

Big Prize Text Scam, Heads Up!

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Viewers are calling KUSI's Michael Turko about a new cell phone scam making the rounds this holiday season. Turko says scammers are sending out text messages that claim you've won a big prize to help your holiday shopping. More>>

A Slippery Slope!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - An east count man called KUSI's Michael Turko about a landslide problem that won't go away. Turko says the problem is on county property right next to the man's home. More>>

Give Thanks!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - A north county man is thanking KUSI's Michael Turko and a Carlsbad medical clinic tonight. Turko says that clinic volunteered to help save his severed thumb. More>>

Canceled Without Refunds, It Ain't Right!

Thursday, November 16, 2012 - A local patron of the arts called KUSI's Michael Turko when she couldn't get a refund for a canceled concert series. Turko says San Diego's popular Orchestra Nova is long on excuses and short on cash. More>>

Head-on Collision!

Tuesday, February 04, 2014 - Tonight KUSI's Michael Turko continues his investigation into a dangerous stretch of the 56 Freeway. Turko says the mother of a crash victim and a State Assemblyman both want More>>

Death Tax!

Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - KUSI's Michael Turko recently exposed a county money-saving scheme that hits the relatives of people who die. Now Turko has new information that shows just how far the county More>>

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