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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
  • Truck Tailgate Thefts On the Rise

    Shawnee police warn of increased tailgate theft on pickup trucks

    SHAWNEE, Kan. — The Shawnee Police department is warning drivers with pickup trucks to be alert of the sudden increase in tailgate thefts. Police say there have been five tailgates stolen in the month of July. Many of the tailgates were stolen at local businesses and in public parking lots. Jeffrey Walters called it  an unexpected Sunday morning shock. “I went into church and when I came out, my tailgate was gone,” said Walters. Police say Walters is one of five […]

  • Metro drivers feeling stress over Chrysler recall settlement

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Caillie Cletcher depends on her Jeep Liberty every day but recently it’s been a big source of stress. “I was driving to and from work 45 minutes each way on 435 in the middle of rush hour and I was questioning it,” says Cletcher. Cletcher and millions of other drivers are stressed out over a settlement between the federal government and Chrysler over claims that the automaker was too slow to respond to safety problems. Cletcher’s […]

  • Two heart transplants on same night result in lasting friendship

    KANSAS CITY, Mo — Two lives were saved at a Kansas City hospital five years ago Thursday, and one great friendship was born. One guy dishes it out. “I’m glad to see you dressed up,” said Kelly Jobe of Wichita. The other guy takes it and then dishes a little, too. “What are you laying in bed for?” asked Scott Garst of Topeka. It’s how a friendship can form. “Oh, wow, there’s somebody more obnoxious than I am,” recalled Jobe […]

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    Two arrested after KCMO bank holdup

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two suspects are in custody following a bank robbery on the city’s East Side Thursday afternoon. According to the FBI, the suspects, identified only as two black males, robbed the Commerce Bank at 6100 Troost at gunpoint shortly after 2:00 P.M. on Thursday. Authorities say that one suspect, reportedly armed with a gun, robbed the bank while his accomplice waited in a vehicle in the parking lot. The armed suspect was taken into custody by police […]

  • Eric TheDawgfather McKinney said he is Amorian's grandfather. He shared a video on Facebook.

    Prosecutors charge man with murder, say 3-year-old KC boy was killed in drive-by retaliation shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City man faces first-degree murder charges in connection to a May shooting that left a 3-year-old boy dead. SirTerry L. Stevenson, 22, faces first-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two counts of armed criminal action in the May 31 shooting death of Amorian Hale in the toddler’s home in the 6700 block of Walrond. According to prosecutors, Stevenson drove a friend to the home of three-year-old Amorian Hale – and he told prosecutors […]

  • Metro man accused of taking video and pics of girls in dressing rooms charged

    INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — A Blue Springs man faces second degree invasion of privacy charges after he allegedly took video and pictures of minors in dressing rooms at area Kohl’s and Walmart stores. According to authorities, a Blue Springs woman told police her child was trying on clothes when she noticed a man leaning under the dressing stall with his phone taking pictures—and after further investigation, police say that wasn’t the only incident. “Oh I’d probably murder somebody,” says Dana Jordan, […]

  • Woman arrested following East Side shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A woman is in the hospital with a gunshot wound and another woman is in custody following a shooting on the city’s East Side on Friday afternoon. Police were called to a home near 51st and Bellefontain around 4:00 P.M. on Thursday after a woman was found lying in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. The woman was rushed to an area hospital where she is listed in critical condition, but is […]

  • Amelia Johnson-Conway (Credit: WDAF/Johnson Family)

    Costumes, smiles help grieving family celebrate life of child lost in tragic accident

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City church looked more like Disneyland on Friday afternoon as family and friends dressed up in costumes to celebrate the life of a 3-year-old girl who died last week in a tragic accident. Amelia Johnson-Conway was no ordinary girl, so her family didn’t want her to have an ordinary funeral, said her mother, Cecilia Johnson. Instead of wearing black, attendees wore bright colors, tiaras, princess dresses and fairy wings. Johnson even dressed up as […]

  • Former LeVota intern hopes story changes culture of harassment in Jefferson City

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Taylor Hirth says that she’s not going to let silence win. It’s the reason she says she’s going public with her experiences as an intern in Jefferson City working for Senator Paul LeVota. It’s been five years of silence, and now she says no more. “I hope that coming forward has given other people the courage to come forward and know that they’re gonna be supported, and know that people are going to have their backs,” […]

  • Mourning family holds vigil for man hit and killed by car

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A family held a vigil Friday night for a man who was hit and killed by a car when he was standing on a sidewalk earlier this week. Police said a 16-year-old girl was driving the wrong way on 34th Street near Prospect when she plowed into an intersection and hit another vehicle. Then, according to police, that vehicle slid into 42-year-old Lonzell Davis, who was killed. “We are just taking it one day at a […]

  • Ronald Freeman (Credit: KCPD)

    Authorities issue Silver Alert for missing Northland man

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities have issued a Silver Alert for an elderly Kansas City, Missouri, man who hasn’t been seen in nearly two weeks. Ronald Lee Freeman, 86, was reported missing on Thursday, but hasn’t been seen since the afternoon of July 11. According to police, Freeman suffers from PTSD and suffered two recent heart attacks. Freeman was last seen at his home in the 6900 block of NW 77th Street. He is described as white, 6’′ and approximately […]

  • KCMO family seeking justice for slain son

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, family has been left devastated after a shooting this week left one person dead and a one-year-old child lucky to be alive. On Monday night, someone shot 19-year-old Devin Flemons as he played with his cousin’s one-year-old daughter in her home in the 3400 block of Indiana. Flemons family says that he had just gotten off work and had stopped by the home for a visit. “I think it could have been […]