Allen Vaughan, News-Leader

Allen Vaughan


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Allen:

Marlins draft Missouri State pitcher in 5th round

A durable righthanded pitcher was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 5th round of the Major League Baseball draft Friday. → Read More

Sign up for the News-Leader Sports Bracket Challenge for a chance to win a 55-inch TV

Try to beat our "experts" then continuously make fun of them on social media. → Read More

Kurt Warner announced as April's Steak and Steak speaker

Mercy Springfield presents the 20th Annual Steak & Steak Dinner and Charity Auction. This event is the largest annual fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield. → Read More

What's your romantic spirit animal?

Take our quiz and discover which animal behavior you most emulate. → Read More

Tim Tebow to headline News-Leader's SW Missouri Sports Awards

College football legend Tim Tebow is coming to Springfield to salute the best high school athletes in southwest Missouri. → Read More

WATCH LIVE: Nixa's Chase Allen chooses his college football team

The three-star tight end will choose either Iowa State, Michigan or Nebraska. → Read More

Best of the Ozarks Winners Party will feature The Mixtapes and Jeff Houghton

Take time to recognize and party with the winners, enjoy great music and food, and be entertained by Springfield’s own Jeff Houghton and The Mixtapes. Tickets are just $10 and still available. → Read More

News-Leader's Best of 2015 photo show is Feb. 5 — and will benefit Harmony House

Our staff photographers do some amazing work throughout the year, whether it's following the most important news stories or finding breathtaking glimpses of Ozarks culture. → Read More

That time when Bears coach Paul Lusk dabbed and it made it to the Internet

After a second-straight Missouri Valley Conference victory, MSU coach Paul Lusk celebrated — and his team lost their minds. → Read More

The MSU baseball highlight everyone is talking about

The MSU baseball highlight everyone is talking about → Read More

We want your help so we can win The Main Event

Every year, hundreds of sports fans gather for The Main Event, the area's largest sports trivia fundraiser. The event, which benefits The Kitchen, is Thursday, and we want your help — because we want to win. Below are three questions. Email your answers, a phone number and your choice of at-bat music (you know, if you were going to bat in a Major League Baseball game) to… → Read More

Vaughan: Overreaction is not an attractive trait

Gaudy win totals rarely translate to World Series success → Read More

Try some new local music for free: Rocky Young's Last Fall

Try some new local music for free: Rocky Young's Last Fall → Read More

Looking forward to First Night

It’s the 25th edition of First Night Springfield, which means it’s the silver anniversary for the event that has everything for kids, families and those looking for more adventure. To celebrate, there are a few new wrinkles, including a special performance by Nick, Ruell and Ned the Bank to close out the night at the Gillioz before the big fireworks show at midnight. To get in, you need to… → Read More

Chiefs? Rams? Super Bowl? Our staff makes NFL picks

With the NFL season firing up tonight, News-Leader staffers make their Chiefs, Rams and Super Bowl picks. → Read More

Yadier Molina for beginners: 10 things to know

Molina is as big deal, so here's some information to impress your friends and co-workers. → Read More

15,000 reasons you should follow us on Twitter

Our Twitter account, @SpringfieldNL, just hit 15,000 followers. So, we came up with a celebratory list. → Read More

Ex-Bolivar doctor who gave drugs for sex dies in prison

Nolan Denny Crisp had been sentenced in the fall of 2013 after a plea agreement. → Read More