Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Wed, September 11 2013 at 3:48 PM, Updated: Wed, September 11 2013 at 6:09 PM
A columnist with The World newspaper company located in Coos Bay was copied a letter directed to Coos city officials claiming responsibility for at least two explosives found at religious sites over the past few weeks.
One was detonated at the base of a controversial memorial site honoring veterans and bearing cross symbol.
The other, an IED was disassembled by bomb techs after firefighters responded to a call of fire at the prayer church in downtown Coos Bay.
Now, federal agents are involved and a group calling themselves "Veteran United For Non-Religious Memorials" is taking responsibility. The group also promises to continue the terror until the city removes the cross-bearing memorial from public property.
News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.
Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.