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Jason M. Vaughn is a Kansas City, Missouri, native and graduate of both Raytown High School and UMKC.

Prior to coming to FOX 4 in 2008, he was an editor for FOXNews.com.


Recent Articles
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    Police identify victim in fatal KCMO stabbing

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A suspect is in custody following a deadly stabbing north of the river early Sunday morning. According to authorities, officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of NW Harlem around 4:00 a.m. where they found a female suspect who told police that she stabbed her boyfriend in self-defense. Kenneth Wilcox, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene. The unidentified suspect was taken into custody. There is no word on charges at this time.

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    Missing south-central Missouri teen found safe

    STOUTLAND, Mo. — Camden County sheriff’s office posted on Facebook Monday morning that the missing south-central Missouri teen has been found safe and is back with his family. According to police, Jace Logan Peterson, 15, was last seen around 9:45 p.m. in the area of 1700 Marshall Road in Stoutland, Missouri, which is located in Camden County northeast of Lebanon. Peterson is described as 5’4″, 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown […]

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    No signs of vandalism in bus barn fire that destroyed 8 Chillicothe school buses

    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — School leaders in Chillocothe are relieved that vandalism does not appear to be the cause of a massive fire at their bus barn, which destroyed eight school buses Sunday night. With only two-and-a-half weeks left of school, Chillocothe school leaders say they’ll “manage”. According to officials, eight school buses caught fire and exploded in the blaze, which broke out around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. Chillicothe Police say that the explosions were caused by the propane fuel […]

  • Prayer vigil held for young victims of weekend house fire

    CHILLICOTHE, Mo. — Family, friends and complete strangers gathered in Chillicothe on Sunday evening for a prayer vigil to remember four children killed in a house fire early Saturday morning. Trenton police, Trenton firefighters, and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300 block of Norton Street just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning. Flames and smoke poured from the second floor of the home, where FOX 4 was told four children were asleep. The four children—seven-year-old Rosanna (who went […]

  • Olathe man hopes video helps find motorcycle thieves

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Olathe man says he went out of his way to help a friend in need by loaning him his motorcycle. Days later it’s stolen, but luckily he caught it all on tape. “It’s just the way I was raised…to help,” said Cord Bradley. So when Bradley saw a friend’s Facebook post, he knew something was going on and that he needed to help. “He’s like man, my bike broke down after my car,” said Bradley. “I […]

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    KCPD investigating after man found shot, killed in vehicle

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a vehicle on the city’s south side on Sunday afternoon. According to authorities, officers were dispatched to the 11400 block of Bristol around 1:00 p.m. on a reported shooting. When they arrived, they found a white SUV in the grass near the intersection of Bristol and Longview Road with a single occupant—identified only as a male—dead of an apparent gunshot wound. Police say that the shooting […]

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    One dead, another injured in Lee’s Summit wreck

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Police are investigating after a fatal crash in Lee’s Summit on Sunday afternoon. According to police, one person was killed in the two-car crash on Blue Parkway over I-470 around 1:00 p.m. Authorities say that the deceased was traveling in a Honda Accord westbound on the exit ramp from I-470 and was traveling through the intersection when he was struck by an SUV traveling northbound on Blue Parkway. Police say that the impact was so powerful that the […]

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    Student suspended for “revealing” prom dress; mom says it’s because she’s “plus-sized”

    HARRISBURG, Penn. — A Pennsylvania high school student was apparently suspended after school officials deemed her prom dress showed too much skin. But the girl and the mother say that it has more to do with the teen’s size than the dress. According to PennLive, Alexus Miller-Wigfall wore a floor-length dress with long sleeves to the Harrisburg High School prom last weekend. But three days after the dance, she was informed that she would have to serve an in-school suspension […]

  • Top tattoo artists gather for convention at Crown Center

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dozens of people are getting some fresh ink this weekend at the Tattoo Convention at Crown Center. One of the featured artist at this year’s convention is Cleen Rock One, star of the reality show “Ink Masters.” He talked to  FOX 4 Photojournalist Matt Kline about his work.

  • Metro family in Nepal helping victims of deadly quake

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – One week after a deadly earthquake destroyed nearly everything around them, a Kansas City, Kansas family is talking about what they saw at ground zero in Nepal. The Timberlake family went to Nepal about a month ago to help refugees—but after the magnitude 7.8 quake their mission has changed. The family of five helped rescue others trapped inside collapsed buildings, now they’re working to find clean water and power. Drew and Lauren Timberlake are all smiles, amidst […]

  • Mayweather-Pacquiao fight drawing crowds, but also criticism from domestic violence advocates

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on Saturday night is a moment many people have been waiting for years to see. But many domestic violence shelters are boycotting the fight due to Mayweather’s history of domestic violence. Many of those shelters are also asking people to donate to their shelters instead of paying the money to watch the fight. But millions of people are still watching, in fact, people at McFadden’s in the Power and Light District […]

  • First birthdays for May 2-3

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – If you would like to submit a First Birthday picture, mail a hard copy of the photograph by the Wednesday before you want the photo to appear on air during the First Birthdays segment of FOX 4 Morning News. Mail the photo to: WDAF-TV Attn: First Birthdays 3030 Summit Kansas City, MO 64108. Please print the name as you want it to appear on the back of the photo. And include a self-addressed stamped envelope if […]