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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
  • Group helps wounded warriors regain their independence

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – Marine Corporal Tyler Huffman was hit by a sniper`s bullet and left paralyzed while serving in Afghanistan. Now he drives his own truck thanks to a group that helps injured veterans. Wounded Warrior Family Support teamed with the Elks Lodge in Blue Springs for a veteran support breakfast on Saturday. Huffman was hit by sniper’s bullet while serving in southern Afghanistan with the Marine Corps. “It went right through under my arm, through my vest, hit […]

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    KCK Police investigating fatal shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police are investigating after a deadly shooting in Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday afternoon. According to authorities, officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 2400 block of Pacific shortly before 4:00 P.M. on Saturday. When they arrived they found a Hispanic male, approximately 20 years of age, dead at the scene. The identity of the victim has not been released. There are no suspects in custody. Anyone with information on the shooting is […]

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    Sinkholes add four new holes to popular Ozarks golf course

    BRANSON, Mo. — The Top of the Rock golf course in Branson was already one of the more famous 9-hole par 3 courses in the nation. And thanks to some geological quirks of Missouri’s Ozark Mountains, it’s now a 13-hole course. According to the Springfield News-Leader, officials say that four “medium-sized” sinkholes opened on the course this week. Experts say that recent heavy rains in the area likely played a large role in the formation of the sinkholes—the largest of […]

  • Flooding forces Mosby residents from homes

    MOSBY, Mo. — Virtually the entire town of Mosby, Missouri was under water on Sunday after strong storms late Saturday and early Sunday morning brought the Fishing River out of its banks, forcing hundreds of people to evacuate from their homes. Flood water turned streets into rivers and woods into lakes Sunday, and all Seth Laudie could do was wait. He says his cousin, Steven Laudie, was trapped inside his home with his wife and four children. “You wish you […]

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    Orrick residents dealing with rising flood waters

    ORRICK, Mo. — First there was a tornado, and now residents in Orrick, Missouri, have rising flood waters to contend with after this weekend’s severe weather. There haven’t been any injuries reported from either the tornado or flooding from Saturday night’s storms. The tornado, which experts have determined was an EF-2 in strength with winds around 127 MPH, damaged several buildings around Orrick and Sibley in Ray County. Residents say that the waters began to rise and pond in area […]

  • Metro teen with terminal illness gets very special high school graduation ceremony

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Jacob Richey has only months to live, and his condition meant that he couldn’t make it to his high school graduation. So his high school brought the special day to him. Richey, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is a Van Horn High School student — but he has never been able to attend class due to the disease, instead taking classes at home. But several Van Horn students and Independence School District staffers decided that they […]

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    Police give all clear after bomb threat at Northland theater

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police have given the all clear after someone called in a bomb threat to a Northland movie theater on Sunday afternoon. Kansas City, Missouri, Police evacuated the BarryWoods AMC 24 in the Edgewood Shopping Center at 8101 Roanridge Road, after the threat, and checked the theater for explosive devices. Police say that the call was a hoax, and the theater has reopened.

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    Police: 9 dead, 18 injured in Texas biker gang shootout

    WACO, Texas — A shooting involving rival biker gangs at a Central Texas restaurant has left nine people dead and some others injured. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says eight people died at the scene of the shooting at Twin Peaks restaurant about noon Sunday and another person died at a hospital. All are believed to be bikers. Swanton says the fight began with punches and then escalated to knives and firearms. “In my nearly 35 years of law enforcement […]

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    Police looking for suspects in drug store robbery

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted in connection to the armed robbery of an Independence drug store early Saturday morning. According to Independence Police, at around 5:30 A.M. on Saturday a female suspect accosted a pharmacy employee at the Walgreens at 3915 S. Noland Road, stating that she had a gun. The suspect then forced the employee to obtain an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs before leaving the store on foot […]

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    Recipe: Eggs Florentine and no-boil Hollandaise sauce

      EGGS FLORENTINE serves 12 1 pound fresh spinach 1 tablespoon olive oil Sprinkle salt and pepper 4 eggs 1 – 2 dashes Tabasco per egg 5 sheets of frozen phyllo dough, unthawed ½ cup unsalted melted butter   To make the eggs: Preheat oven to 350°F degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.   Sauté fresh spinach in olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Set aside to let drain and then pat out extra moisture. […]

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    NWS investigators say Ray County tornado was rated EF-2

    ORRICK, Mo. — Investigators with the National Weather Service say that a tornado that roared through the Sibley and Orrick areas on Saturday night was EF2 in strength. This was a mobile home before the tornado wrapped it around a tree. Thankfully no one was home at the time. pic.twitter.com/IF5xLA5pGX — NWS Kansas City (@NWSKansasCity) May 17, 2015 The NWS sent crews out across the region on Sunday to survey damage from Saturday night’s storms. Investigators determine the strength of […]