KOAM News to Know 10-9

Webb City, Mo – U.S. Marshals arrest a Webb City man who police say molested a child. Daniel Chavez is in the Jasper County Jail with no bond. He’s charged with four counts, each of Child Molestation and First Degree Sodomy. He’s also charged with two counts of Furnishing Pornography to a Minor.

Tulsa County, Ok – Tulsa County Sheriff’s Deputies say a 16-year-old was looking for revenge when the teen went to the Oklahoma State Fair last week with a group of friends. Sergeant Mike Moore says thanks to crime stoppers tips and social media posts, they were alerted to a shooting plot ahead of time. Moore says they were able to identify five potential suspects between the ages of 13 to 17. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested. Four others were questioned and released to their parents.

Neosho, Mo – The U.S. Department of Education says Missourians are doing a better job of paying off their student loans. Missouri’s student loan default rate dropped from 10.3 percent to 9.5 percent. Missouri’s students aren’t alone. The national rate decreased from 10.8 percent to 10.1 percent. Officials at Crowder College in Neosho say, for them, scholarship opportunities, loan education, and loan counseling are big factors in keeping default rates low.

Fort Scott, Ks – Volunteers are stepping up to help Veterans get dialysis treatments. The Fort Scott V.A. shuttle services is run by volunteers. They’re now taking veterans from Bourbon County to Fresenius in Pittsburg for dialysis. In September, Fesenius Medical Care in Fort Scott closed, leaving many patients without a way to get treatments.The shuttle is doing three trips a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The van takes Veterans who can get in and out of the van by themselves.