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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
  • Police under fire after posing with guns for pics near “cops stop murdering” graffiti

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A pair of Kansas City, Kansas, police officers are facing an internal investigation after several residents say they saw them posing with rifles and taking pictures in front of a message that read “cops stop murdering.” Celeste Lona says she watched from her front porch as the officers got out of their patrol car and walked up to the stop sign at 14th Street and Hasbrook Avenue in KCK. “We see the cops pull up. I’m thinking, […]

  • Clay County town watching flood waters rise yet again

    MOSBY, Mo. — More rain means more problems for residents of Mosby, Missouri, just one week after high water forced the many of the town’s 200 residents to evacuate. On Sunday morning, several streets in the Clay County town northeast of the metro were impassable due to high water. Mosby resident Thomas Sullivan spent his morning on flood watch, observing the Fishing River rise. “Every time it starts raining you wonder how much you’re going to get,” said Sullivan. Sullivan […]

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    Suspect in custody following early-morning shooting at Indy bar

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A suspect is in custody following an early-morning shooting at an Independence bar that sent three people—including the suspect—to the hospital with gunshot wounds. According to authorities, the shooting occurred at Alibi’s Bar at 305 N. 291 Highway shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Sunday. Police say that a suspect shot and wounded two people inside the bar with a handgun before apparently accidentally shooting himself. Police say that other bar patrons held the suspect, who was still in […]

  • Mother of Sandra Sutton says long nightmare finally over with Horn death

    CLINTON, Mo. — The family of Sandra and Zachary Sutton say that their long nightmare is finally over thanks to police and the community. It started on April 30, when Sandra Sutton escaped from the Sedalia home of her ex-boyfriend James Horn Jr., who police say kidnapped Sutton and kept her captive in a box. But three weeks later, Horn tracked Sutton and her 17-year-old son Zachary down at a home in Clinton, Missouri—shooting and killing them both in the […]

  • Steam Team: Are you ready for some football?

    Heather and Chris from the Science City Steam Team have some football-related fun science activities as Union Station welcomes the new “Gridiron Glory” traveling exhibit.

  • Father of slain teen glad Horn is dead

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The father of Zachary Sutton, a 17-year-old old who police said was shot and killed by James Horn Jr., said he is relieved to learn Horn has been killed. Richard Johnson said he didn’t want Horn to have a trial, but wanted him dead instead. “All these other people that he tormented can now have relief in their life and not have to worry about him being around anymore,” Johnson told FOX 4. Johnson said he […]

  • James Horn Jr.’s Sedalia neighbors feel relief following his death

    SEDALIA, Mo. — James Horn Jr.’s neighbors in Sedalia are removing the barricades from their doors and finally feeling safe enough to enjoy their block again, as the double murder suspect was shot and killed by authorities in rural Pettis County on Saturday. Now his neighbors say that they’re talking and creating a plan to take back their broken neighborhood. On Saturday, Horn’s family was in his former Sedalia home, moving his belongings out and cleaning. They say that they […]

  • Weight Watchers recipes: It’s grill season!

    It’s Grilling Season! Here are some fun and out-of-the-box recipe ideas for a weeknight meal or a BBQ party. Recipe 1: Soy-Wasabi Shrimp and Scallop Skewers Wasabi Shrimp and Scallop Skewers Ingredients: 5 medium uncooked scallion(s) 6 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce 3 tsp wasabi powder 1 Tbsp honey 1 1/2 tsp ginger root, fresh, grated 16 large uncooked shrimp, fresh, peeled and deveined 1 pound(s) uncooked scallop(s), sea-variety (about 16 scallops) 1 large sweet red pepper(s), cut into 16 chunks […]

  • First Birthdays for May 23-24

    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 […]

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    Police: mother found pushing dead toddler on park swing

    LA PLATA, Md. — Authorities in Maryland say that a 24-year-old woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing early Friday morning. According to WJLA-TV, La Plata Police say that they received a call shortly before 7:00 a.m. saying that the unidentified woman had been pushing the toddler on the swing at Willis Memorial Park in La Plata for “an unusually long period of time,” perhaps even overnight. Police say that the child showed no obvious […]

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    Double murder, kidnapping suspect James Horn Jr. shot and killed

    GREEN RIDGE, Mo. — The man wanted in connection to the murder of a woman and her teenage son was shot and killed by police in rural Pettis County, Missouri, on Saturday. According to authorities, James Horn Jr., 47, was killed in a shootout with police inside an abandoned home in the J.N. “Turkey” Kearn Memorial Wildlife Area just west of Green Ridge, about 20 minutes southwest of Sedalia. The Pettis County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Rural Missouri […]

  • Thousands gather at Liberty Memorial to view traveling Vietnam Wall

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Over the Memorial Day Weekend the nation honors those who paid the ultimate price for our country. On Saturday, thousands came to the Liberty Memorial to see the traveling Vietnam Wall, which is incscribed with the names of the nearly 60,000 Americans killed in the Vietnam War. US Navy Corpsman Max Moore told FOX 4 that he didn’t recognize any of the names on this wall. But, he knew so many of them. “I think I […]