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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. He has also been - at one time or another - a ski lift operator, graphic designer, ghost writer, IRS clerk, studio guitarist, photographer, drywall hanger, landscaper, pool cleaner, grill cook, model (!), crowd-control guard, substitute teacher, book binder, sports writer, lead singer in a punk rock band, camel loader (!!), accounting software technical support engineer, janitor, newspaper reporter, delivery driver, book reviewer, radio station lackey, carpenter, roadie, tour guide and at least a couple of other things that he just can't remember at the moment in a variety of places ranging from Arizona to New York City.

He is married to a beautiful fifth grade teacher named Kirbi and has two cats.

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    Amber Alert issued for missing 13-year-old girl from Henry County, Mo.

    MONTROSE, Mo. — Authorities issued an Amber Alert for a 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home on Sunday morning. Police say the suspect is a 55-year-old man named Raymond Vallia.  They believe he may have Hannah Sue Kennish in a 2013 black Ford F150, license plate #cgI8981. Vallia is from the Texas area and it is suspected that he may be headed to Texas. Hannah disappeared from her Montrose, Missouri, home sometime between 8:00 and 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Authorities […]

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    Police identify man killed in KCK motorcycle accident

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into another vehicle in Kansas City, Kansas, Sunday evening. According to authorities, Christopher Doyle, 37, was riding south on 65th Street near the Turner Diagonal when he collided with another vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries reported in the crash. Investigators say that it’s too early to tell if speed or alcohol played a role in the wreck. […]

  • Despite memories of tragedy, KC Superstar auditions begin again

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Auditions for the next KC Superstar began today at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, almost one year after a gunman opened fire at last year’s auditions. On Sunday, the teen competitors and judges said that they are happy that this year’s event can move forward in a positive way. “I sing at school, I sing at church and I also sing in plays and musicals and things like that,” said Taylor Ramsey, who joined dozens […]

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    Independence Police ID fatal hit-and-run victim

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police have identified the victim of a deadly hit-and-run incident in Independence on Friday night. Aaron C. Overman, 34, of Buckner, Missouri, was killed when the car he was driving was struck from behind by a truck while he stopped at a red light at the intersection of US 24 and Blue Mills around 9:15 on Friday night. The driver of the pickup truck, identified only as a 21-year-old male, fled the scene of the wreck on […]

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    Shocking video shows firefighter falling through roof into flames

    FRESNO, Calif. — A Fresno, California, firefighter is clinging to life following a tragic accident at a house fire captured in disturbing video. According to KFSN in Fresno, the unidentified firefighter was battling a house fire around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday when he fell through a roof and into a wall of towering flames. Fellow firefighters tore down a garage door and pulled their injured comrade within a few minutes, but the damage had been done. “Once they extracted the […]

  • Spring resort-wear fashion tips

    Designer Peregrine Honig stopped by the Morning Show on Saturday to talk about the latest resort wear tips and the upcoming West 18th Street Fashion Show.

  • UAW members show support for metro fast-food workers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Workers from the United Auto Workers local 249 took on a group metro fast-food workers for a friendly game of basketball and to show support for their efforts to create a union and receive the sort of wages and protections they say are necessary to survive. “The American dream is to be able to live. To have a living wage. To be able to take care of your children,” said fast-food worker Latoya Caldwell, who says […]

  • New program aims to help students cope with trauma

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Poverty, domestic violence, neglect, bullying. They’re things experienced by many school kids, especially in the urban core. Now some Kansas City, Missouri schools are testing a new program to help children better learn and cope when things get tough. Beth Sarver, Trauma Outreach Coordinator at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health, says that trauma comes in many forms, and not all of them are obvious. “Chronic child abuse, neglect, being raised in a household with just one […]

  • Suspects in Colorado Facebook stabbing case. (KDVR)

    Colorado men arrested in stabbing over Facebook post

    AURORA, Colo. — A pair of Colorado men are in jail after allegedly stabbing another man with a cellphone over a Facebook post. According to KDVR-TV, 29-year-old Mitchell Mailand surrendered to authorities on Saturday evening and was arrested for 1st and 2nd degree assault charges in connection to the attack on a Longmont, Colorado, man last Wednesday evening. A second suspect, identified as 30-year-old David C. Dominguez, was arrested in his Jefferson County home early Sunday morning. He has been charged with […]

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    Woman injured in KCK drive-by shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating after an apparent drive-by shooting left a woman injured on Sunday afternoon. According to authorities, an unknown number of subjects in a vehicle fired shots into the home in the 2400 block of Stewart around 1:30 on Sunday afternoon, hitting a female victim inside the home. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a metro hospital in critical but stable condition. There is no description of the subjects or the […]

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    Silver Alert issued for missing KCK woman

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for a Kansas City, Kansas woman missing since Saturday afternoon. Sandra L. Kindle, 56, reportedly left her home in the 2100 block of Central Avenue around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon and hasn’t been seen since. Authorities say that Kindle has shown signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but is not currently taking any medications. She is described as 5’7″, 120 pounds with red hair and brown eyes, and was last seen […]

  • Country artist Ruthie Collins on the Morning Show

    Up-and-coming country artist Ruthie Collins came by the FOX 4 Morning Show on Saturday. For a song download and CMA Awards sweepstakes entry click here. Click here for more information about Ruthie Collins.