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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
  • Royals fans not happy about food quality at the K

    KANSAS CITY, Mo – Buck Night at Kauffman stadium brings out a lot of hungry fans with an appetite for a good deal—but some say what they were served at the K on Friday was anything but appetizing. “Brown, wilted look to them,” said Royals fan Neal Ross. “Buns were all soggy and burnt.” It’s what Ross says saw before he took a big bite out of his hot dog. He and his 12 year old son often come to Buck […]

  • New ordinance puts Uber’s KCMO future in doubt

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A new city law went into effect today that could mean transportation network company Uber could stop running in the metro. An Uber representative told FOX 4 on Sunday the future of the company in Kansas City is still very much up in the air. A new city ordinance went into effect Sunday, but for now, it seems both sides are still trying to meet in the middle. Vince Weston started driving with Uber last summer […]

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    Early-morning Prairie Village traffic stop leads to gunfire, arrest

    PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. — A suspect is in custody following a chase that weaved across the state line early Sunday morning. According to authorities, a Prairie Village police officer responding to a suspicious vehicle and burglary alarm call pulled over a vehicle around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday in the 7400 block of Belinder Avenue. Police say that the vehicle then struck the officer, leading his backup to open fire on the vehicle as it sped away. The pursuit then continued […]

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    Friends, family gather to pray for young shooting victim and end of violence

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One year ago, a gunman took the life of a man and nearly the life of his 10-year-old son at a Kansas City gas station. Today, Ka’Vyea Tyson-Curry, now 11, remains paralyzed—and his family, friends and supporters gathered to pray for a less violent community. “I am tired to death of hearing about, seeing kids that have been shot, hurt by no fault of their own,” said Kansas City Missouri Mayor Sly James. “I am tired […]

  • Thousands gather at Bartle Hall for free medical care

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Most doctors’ offices are closed on the weekends, but that didn’t stop thousands of patients from receiving free medical care Saturday at Bartle Hall as the convention center became a treatment center for the under-insured. Craig Deitz, D.O. is the medical director for the Kansas City chapter of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. He said the the goal is to help uninsured people get connected to local resources. He says the day is […]

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    Overland Park home destroyed by fire

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — An Overland Park home was destroyed by a fire on Saturday afternoon. There were no injuries reported in blaze at the two-story home in the 12600 block of West 126th Street around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, but firefighters say that a family dog and pet rabbit are believed to have perished in the fire. The residents of the home—two adults and one child—were not home at the time of the fire. Authorities say that the home […]

  • Weight Watchers recipes: poached eggs with asparagus and dill; feta and vegetable fritata

    Poached Eggs with Asparagus & Dill Ingredients: 4 cups + 1 tablespoon water 2 tsp white vinegar 2 large eggs 1⁄2 bunch thin asparagus, trimmed 1 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill 1⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄8 tsp black pepper Feta & Vegetable Fritatas Ingredients: Cooking spray 6 large eggs 4 large egg whites 1⁄2 cup water 1⁄4 tsp salt 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 cups fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped 1 cup […]

  • Prom makeup tips from Shelby

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Teen blogger Shelby Workman of OwlBeTeen stopped by the FOX 4 Morning Show with some great prom makeup tips. You can follow Shelby on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram or Youtube.

  • First birthdays for April 18-19

    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 […]

  • Fire destroys historic KCMO home, injures 2 firefighters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two Kansas City Missouri firefighters were injured while battling a fire at an historic mansion on Saturday. The early-morning fire near 37th and Madison in the Roanoke neighborhood destroyed the 100-year-old Jarboe Mansion. Fire officials say that the firefighters sustained minor injuries after falling when a staircase inside the home collapsed. One female resident of the home was taken to an area hospital after she was trapped by fire and smoke on the second floor. Her injuries […]

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    Teen driver in stolen car killed in crash following police chase

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. — A teenage driver was killed after fleeing from police in a stolen car during car chase in Blue Springs on Sunday afternoon. The family of the driver, identified as 17-year-old Marcus Fanning, told FOX 4 that he stole the vehicle overnight, returned home to gather his belongings and told his family he was “going out in style.” Fanning’s family says that the teen was suffering from depression. They say that police were called to the home, […]

  • Family: Springfield police officer still recovering from gunshot to head

    BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. – More than three months after being shot in the head, the family of Springfield, Missouri, police officer Aaron Pearson says that he’s still recovering from his devastating injuries. Pearson’s father spoke with FOX 4 for the first time since his son was injured in the line of duty. “Aaron is still very positive and doing well and progressing pretty good,” said Winston Pearson. “I want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart for the last 10 […]