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you won't be seeing the few -- future princess in a get up like this again. that's for sure. i'm deborah norville. thank you for watching and we hope you stay with us all week as our royal live, this is kron 4 news at 11:00. >> a fire department, dozens of residents packed the city counsel meeting to speak out for and against a plan to prive tize the fire department. tonight we take you inside that meeting and looks at why the city wants to hand over the fire department to a private company. kron 4's reggie kumar has the details. he joins us live where the meeting went late into the night. >> reporter: moments ago the counsel did approve that redwood city fire department
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handle fire operations in the city of san carlos. 5-0. look at this video. there were many people opposing. the counsel meeting was packed with residents who strongly supported redwood city fire department running require operations in san carlos. neverly everyone opposed wackenhut to do the fire operations. and now many don't like the fact that wackenhut, which is based out of florida never 41 a fire department. first we will hear from wackenhut's vice president and then we will hear from those who oppose wackenhut and then those who support wackenhut. >> never for a city. do you think it would be challenging? >> sure. it's challenging. for them and for us. >> what happens if they fail? will you guarantee they can
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save my house? >> at 3:00 a.m. when i want someone to save my family this is not the entity i want. please, when you are making this decision do not make another failed decision as was done when the police department was deinvolved. >> i think wackenhut is the best trade off for not an easy situation. thank you. >> reporter: now, redwood city fire department will take over fire operations here in san carlos in october. >> will there be any job losses associated with that? >> reporter: that is still uncertain. according to officials they say that according to law that whatever department takes over this fire operation that they will be able to hire most of the firefighters. there will possibly still be firefighters who lose their
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jobs. it is still uncertain. we will see what happens. >> all right. thank you. >> new details tonight, pg&e is investigating a gas leak that forces the closure of highway 92 near half moon bay. as you can see it happened before 5:00 p.m. between main and sky line. and caused major headaches for commuters. both directions were closed by police as pg&e crews worked to stop the leak. light rain this morning but right now we are in the clear. live look. still seeing showers to the north and east of us. warmer, drier air builds in tomorrow and that will drive the storm up to the north. we will be talking about the chance of rain again later this week. tomorrow, no rain, clear skies.
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a few areas of fog to start the day. temperatures dropping into the 40s. then into the afternoon, back into the 60s. temperatures warmer tomorrow than today. we will cool down mid-week and a chance of rain and a warm up for the weekend. the sponsors of proposition 8 filed paper work appealing the ruling on same-sex marriage. supporters argue the trial judge on the case, vaughn walker, should have disqualified himself because he has a learn term -- partner is and may have had a personal interest in the case. he struck down proposition 8. the lawfirm hire, quit the case. the firm was hired by
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republican lawmakers to defend the marriage act. that act -- a rally was scheduled to be held outside thefirm's headquarters tomorrow, the law firm is generally known for supporting -- rights. pg&e will be testing pipelines around the bay area which is similar to the one that exploded in san bruno. today kron 4's jonathan bloom attended an open house where pg&e told residents what they can expect. >> reporter: in a roll full of posters off highway 4, pg&e explained to customers what it is doing to prevent another disaster like the one in san bruno. now pg&e says it will examine
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more than 150 lisle miles of similar pipelines. >> what we will do is look at any pipe that had a similar characteristic like the one in san bruno. that means a certain diameter and weld. >> reporter: pg&e is starting with the pipes that runs closely to desly populated areas. residents came with questions and concerns. she became more aware of the potential for danger when there was a gas leak at her daughter's school. she wanted to know more how they were testing the pipes. >> excavate two sections of the pipe, cap it and fill it up with water to a specific pressure and monitor it for 8 hours. of the water goes in the gas has to come outlet. though they call it safe and
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controlled it has the potential to frighten neighbors. >> they may hear the gas escaping and smell some gas. >> reporter: residents hope the testing will be thorough and careful. >> i am hoping because my daughter and i came down here and they saw the faces of the people in the homes and cools it might make a difference. >> reporter: jonathan bloom, kron 4 news. pg&e says share holders, not customers will pay the $35 million pension of the outgoing ceo. chairman, chief executive and president peter darbee will retire at the end of the month. today the board of directors amended his retirement package after scrutiny from skate officials. brown stated customers should motbe on the hook for his pension. he will leave with $9.6 billion in pension benefits. >> a deadly shooting outside a
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tonight's headlines. londons seafood lambert st. louis airport is back open tonight. this is what it looked like on friday when a tornado ripped through. passengers and staff ran for safety. tonight a new threat, the mississippi river is rising above flood stage and rain is in the forecast. the state department is advising americans in syria to leave as soon as possible. they are considering sanctions. more than 300 people have been
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killed. texas congressman ron paul is forming an exploratory committee. he finished fifth in the 2008 caucuses. he has strong backing from the tea party. haley barber said today he will not run for president. we started the day with sprinklele ♪
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incidents are connected. kron 4 news. >> reporter: there is concern after a shooting left two dead and four injured. in this area. the jack london square area that you can see right there. this shooting happened outside a place down this street, a place called sweet jimmie's. three blocks from this location i am standing in. i talked with leaders who say in the past four years two clubs have been shut down. icide sweet jimmie's be shut down? that is a lost resort. kron 4 news. >> reporter: learning more about a serial killer from the people who knew him when he lived in his house 30 years ago. one says she always got a weird feeling around him. he never looked anyone in the
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eye. he made her so uncomfortable that she refused to let her kids play with his sons. kron 4 news. >> reporter: san francisco trying to reform its pension plan. several plans are being floated around. the cost ballooned to $375 million and predicted to skyrocket next year. they have 24,000 retired employees. many can collect between 75-95% of their salary and almost all get full healthcare coverage. kate thompson, kron 4 news. >> reporter: 600 city employees are being notified they will be layed off or transferred. part of the city efforts to close the deficit. cuts effect the police department, libraries and other city services. the exact number of people
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won't be known till the final budget is out on may 2. rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. a few light sprinkles this morning, courtesy of this storm to the north. spreading rain, way to the north of us. you can see long the boarder of california and oregon, rain showers. we are in the clear. clearer skies lead to cooler temperature overnight. right now temperatures are in the low 50s. 49 in santa rosa. 40s in every location. except the coast line overnight. tomorrow at a glance. patchy fog is possible, especially into the north bay. rainfall totals are under a 10 10th of an inch of rain. that's very light. some areas had more than that in the north bay. warming into the afternoon tomorrow. sunny skies. 4:00, temperatures will be the same as today or warmer.
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61 in san francisco. 60s for the delta. 60s for the inland valley. 60s for bay shores and low 70s in the south bay. seven-day forecast, again, temperatures the same or warmer than today. we will slide a little bit into thursday as another storm passes to the north. no rain out of this, only the cooler temperatures and cloudier skies. for the weekend, drier, warmer air is set to build in. that bumps the temperatures up to 70s where they will stay till monday. the a's get shut down in anaheim and the sharks go into overtime. gary is up next. he has all the sports. you can run the san
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all right. good evening, everybody. in dramatic fashion, it's on the the next one for the sharks. wayne sitting in tonight. here comess dany heatley. puck on his stick.
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3-2 san jose. right back come the kings. give them credit they never folded. lewis to tie it 3-3. 3:23 left. jamie, a 5 minute major penality for charging brad richardson. at this point, carks you figure on the ropes. they finish clutch time. a man down. but he had 26 saves. the sharks kill off the 5 minute power play. which included overtime. right after the penality kill joe thorton, the spin, the winning goal. 4-3 sharks. they win the series 4-2. they will be no need to play wednesday in san jose. sharks on to round two. >> puck just spinning out, you know, to me, just used my reach and tried to get it around him and i did. >> we had the power play late.
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it was ugly on our part. we gave the momentum back to them. they go and get a 5 minute power play. don't accomplish much. momentum swings back to us. that's the way it is. >> next up for the sharks the blackhawks of chicago or the red wings of detroit. talk baseball, the a's and goose egg. howie and the angels delivering wells and -- 2-0 -- what was it? anaheim, los angeles angels of anaheim. i should know. weaver sitting down matt. 7 hitter, 10 strikeouts. 5-0 angels beat the a's. giants are idle. they start a road trip. pittsburgh, then washington, and they finish with the mets. the nfl lock out was lifted today by a federal court judge.
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before you get excited, the owners will appeal. sam williams, the raider line backer and his teammates have been spending time helping with the youth of the bay area today. at a school with thomas howard. we asked him earlier tonight about the angry talks and the delays and about how he feels the season will start on time. >> doesn't mean much till we get the green light and work out with the teams and they can talk to the free agent. we are still taking care of business. >> reporter: what do you think of the owners stance? >> i think they will hold out as long as they can. >> reporter: do you understand it? >> i understand it. business. >> reporter: any doubt you will be playing football in september? >> no doubt. >> they will get it done. >> they will get it taken care of. >> joe "the jet" perry, the
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first player in nfl history with back to back 1,000 rushing seasons passed of complications of dementia. 84 years of age. million dollar backfield. i don't gee passes at 84. great season blowned away by the performance in the post season. number one seed, best record in the west, spurs trail 3 games to 1. 104-86, finally starting to look old. of course, the big win, the lakers are even at 2-2. and kobe bryant has been limping around. >> i saw him twist that foot yesterday. >> but he finished the game and they play new orleans smart.
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