Well, this is either:
a) A damning indictment of the covert pact between the news media and the government to keep us all scared witless. Ramping up the fear and paranoia to such an extent that we’ll accept any curbing of our rights as the necessary cost to combating “terror” in all it’s various and nebulous forms.
b) An excellent example that, in local news, there’s no such thing as a “fast news day”. It can be no great comfort to anyone who plans on enjoying the great outdoors that, somewhere in the gloomy news room of a local affiliate cable channel, a harassed sub-editor is praying for them to get mauled by a bear.
OMG call the national guard.