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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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  • freightquote

    Company Announces Move to KC, Bringing New Jobs With Them

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lenexa-based Freightquote.com is packing up its business and shipping itself a few miles across the state line to Kansas City, Missouri – and they’re bringing up to 1,225 new jobs with them. The company announced on Friday that they will be breaking ground on a new 200,000 square-foot headquarters building near State Line road and I-435 at the end of the month, with the goal of moving into the facility next May. “First and foremost my […]

  • Police: Elderly Man Beaten, Robbed by Delivery Man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An 88-year-old man is fighting for his life Sunday, after taking a brutal beating from a robber inside his own home.  Police said the suspect they have in custody has been to the home before. It happened last Saturday at a home on W. 44th St. near Pennsylvania Ave. in the Westport area, but he wasn’t discovered until Tuesday. Kenny Johnson’s grandson, William Michael Tunley, said he grew up in the home and his grandfather basically […]

  • RoadRageShooting

    Police Identify Female Driver Killed in Apparent Road-Rage Shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have identified the woman who was shot and killed in an apparent road rage incident on Wednesday as 32-year-old Jennifer Jones. According to authorities, Jones was traveling westbound on Emmanuel Cleaver II Boulevard near Elmwood when a woman in a dark-colored SUV fired shots into her car. Jones was killed almost instantly. Police say that the SUV, described as a maroon, early 2000′s model Ford Expedition or Explorer with tinted windows and no license plates, […]

  • No Violence Alliance Rolls into Action in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City announced a new strategy for fighting crime today.  It’s called the Kansas City No Violence Alliance or KC NOVA.  The program tracks the personal  relationships of criminals as a way to break the cycle of violence. On Tuesday, police hit the streets to put the program to work, and FOX 4′s cameras were there. Detective Tiffany Gillespie’s been with the Kansas City, Mo. Police Department for twelve years, and she’s seen a lot of […]

  • Olathe School District Tightening Parent ID Policy

    OLATHE, Kan. — If you are a parent in the Olathe School District, you won’t want to forget your ID at home. The District says they will now be strictly enforcing their safety protocols. While it may be a pain for some, the district says it’s all for the safety of the students. The move comes after a series of recent school shootings across the nation.  Twenty students were shot and killed at a Connecticut Elementary School in December. Three […]

  • Things are Clicking for Teen Photographer

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — This weekend a select group of teenagers with terrific photography skills already will start a special and exclusive learning experience at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. It will culminate in a rare opportunity for any artist — let alone a high school age one — a gallery showing of their work at the Nelson, an internationally-renowned art museum. This week’s Fox 4 Reaching 4 Excellence Young Achiever is one of them. When […]

  • Student Found with Gun at Park Hill High School

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officials with the Park Hill School District say that a student at Park Hill High School was found with a gun at school on Wednesday. Brad Kincheloe, Park Hill High School Principal, told FOX 4 the student was in possession of a 22 caliber handgun with a clip. School officials say that they received a report from another student that the unidentified student had brought a gun to school on Wednesday. Investigators say they don’t believe, […]

  • NRA Gun Safety School Program Drawing Controversy

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “If you see a gun, STOP! Don’t Touch. Leave the Area. Tell an adult.” That’s the message from “Eddie the Eagle” – a gun safety mascot that could be in Missouri first grade classrooms by next summer. The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program for students was developed and is funded by the National Rifle Association.  Missouri Senate Bill 75 says the program teaches kids what to do if they ever encounter a firearm.  It also says children […]

  • KCPD, Community Groups Launch New Anti-Violence Campaign

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police, prosecutors and community groups officially launched a new effort to curb violence in Kansas City on Wednesday, a day after a warrant sweep put 17 violent crime suspects behind bars. The Kansas City No Violence Alliance, or NOVA, is a program designed to crack down hard on criminals, but offer hope and a new life for those willing to change. “I can’t think of  a better day than today to launch KC NOVA as bloody […]

  • Metro Hispanic Leaders Cautiously Optimistic About Immigration Reform Plan

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Barack Obama is calling for a bipartisan overhaul of U.S. immigration policy – that includes a safe path for those illegal immigrants already in the country to become legal citizens. “We’ve gotta lay out a path, a process that includes passing a background check, paying taxes, paying a penalty, learning English, and then going to the back of the line behind all the folks who are trying to come here legally,” said President Obama on […]

  • Police Credit Alert Neighbors for Burglary Suspect’s Arrest

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — Authorities in Prairie Village say that an alert neighbor helped police catch a suspect wanted into at least one home break-in. Luis Esteban Leyva, 35, was arrested on Monday afternoon after a man called police to say that Leyva had been acting suspicious and had jumped into a creek bed near 75th and Nall. “Had he not called us, we wouldn’t have been coming into the area,” Prairie Village Police Capt. Tim Schwartzkopf told FOX 4. […]

  • Barber Shop Shooting (Don Proctor/WDAF)

    KC Police Investigate Deadly Shooting on East Side

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police are investigating after a deadly shooting at a barber shop on the city’s East Side on Tuesday afternoon. According to the victim’s family, 40-year-old Darrell Williams of Kansas City was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound by a family member at the barber shop in the 3100 block of Troost around 2:30 p.m. Police are investigating the death as a homicide. The victim’s family told FOX 4 News that the father of three had […]