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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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    Royals release new plan to ease post-game stadium traffic

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals have announced a plan that they say will help ease traffic problems for fans leaving Kauffman Stadium after ball games. In a statement released on Thursday, the team says that certain gates that previously allowed fans to turn either right or left have been designated to allow the driver to turn only one direction as they leave the stadium. The changes will allow fans to exit the Truman Sports Complex quicker and […]

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    Authorities ID Independence man killed in motorcycle crash

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Police have identified the Independence man killed after he lost control of his motorcycle earlier this week. According to Independence Police, 22-year-old Devin Patrick was driving north on Powell Road near Truman Road around 7:40 p.m. on Tuesday when he lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected. Investigators say a vehicle heading south on Powell Road tried to swerve to avoid the accident, but the motorcycle hit the front the vehicle. Patrick was transported to the […]

  • Cass County residents survey damage following severe weather

    RAYMORE, Mo. — Randy Sehorn says that the Raymore neighborhood he loves has been wrecked. The Cass County resident lost a trailer in Wednesday’s storms, and nearly lost three family members in the process as a tornado tore through the area. He says that strong winds and heavy rains blew through the area as a warning sign, and the three family members living in the trailer started to get antsy. “My sister was scared,” said Sehorn. “She said, ‘”Randy, look […]

  • Lee’s Summit neighborhood starts clean-up one day after tornado

    LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Residents in the Oak Hill South neighborhood in Lee’s Summit were out in force on Thursday, making the mess from yesterday’s tornado a bit more manageable. The neighborhood was one of the hardest hit from the storms which hit the area on Wednesday evening, leaving a lot of tree and roof damage but fortunately no injuries. Isabella Martin, 6, and her family suffered tree damage in their front yard from the storm, which she described as […]

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    Lawrence Police ask for help in search for missing man

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Lawrence man missing for nearly a month. Police say that 38-year-old Phillip Owen Morgan was reported missing on June 11 and was last seen at his Lawrence apartment near 9th and Emery Road on the evening of June 5th. According to police, Morgan does not own a vehicle and frequents city parks and regularly walks or rides a bus. Morgan is described as 5’10”, 210 lbs., with […]

  • Shooting incident leaves Westport residents shaken

    KANSAS CITY, Mo – A routine Saturday night took a frightening turn for some residents in Westport as witnesses say they heard rapid gunfire and saw two people shooting at each other. Witness Curtis Smith says he was at the Green Room near 40th and Pennsylvania in Westport around midnight on Saturday night. The crowd was winding down, so he sat out on the porch with some friends, when all the sudden shots rang out. “Everyone kind of thought it was […]

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    OP police officer injured during morning traffic stop

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park Police officer was injured on Sunday after his patrol car was struck by another vehicle during a traffic stop. According to authorities, shortly before 9:00 a.m. the unidentified officer was standing outside of his car during a routine traffic stop near 151st Street and Stearns when another vehicle ran into the back of the officer’s patrol car.   The collision sent the patrol car crashing into the officer, pinning him between the patrol […]

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    Bizarre “green snot monster” worm captured on viral video

    PENGHU, Taiwan — A Taiwanese fisherman captured something creepy on video, and now the footage is going viral. Wei Cheng Jian shot the video of the strange green mass—which according to Youtube translates, he describes as a “green snot monster”—with what appears to be a long, pink tongue oozing along the concrete while he was fishing in the Taiwanese port city of Penghu. Experts say the mass appears to be a type of ribbon worm.

  • Fred L. Labelle (Credit: Overland Park Police Department)

    Silver Alert update: Overland Park man with Alzheimer’s found in Iowa

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Authorities located  a missing Overland Park man who has a number of health conditions, including Alzheimer’s. Police say that Fred L. Labelle, 77, was reported missing on Saturday after leaving a note saying that he was driving to his childhood home in Racine, Wisconsin. Authorities say that Labelle has Alzheimer’s, diabetes and a heart condition. Police located Mr. Labelle, overnight, in Oskaloosa IA at the Comfort Inn. He was uninjured but was taken to the local hospital […]

  • First Birthdays for June 6-7

    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 […]

  • HyVee recipe: grilled salmon with tomatoes and basil

    Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes and Basil Serves 4 All you need: 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp kosher salt, divided 1 tbsp Hy-Vee Select extra-virgin olive oil 1 whole wild salmon fillet (also called a “side of salmon,” about 1 1/2 pounds) 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced 1/4 tsp Hy-Vee freshly ground pepper All you do: 1. Preheat grill to medium. 2. Mash minced garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt on a […]