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well, fall is here but it's feeing a lot like summertime around the bay area. that's one of the top stories just ahead. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. a gas leak caused some disruption on the embarcadero in san francisco by forcing evacuations in the area. david stevenson is live at the scene -- at the scene with more. >> reporter: this happened near that construction you can see. it caused a traffic headache along the embarcadero. a crew was installing a six- inch water line for a new fire hydrant when the crew hit a gas line. pg&e says that crew severed a 1-
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inch plastic gas line, where they will be installing the new planner to number buildings. the leak prompted police and firefighters to block off the embarcadero at broadway and to temporary evacuate pier 15. >> just wanted to make sure that wasn't creeping in some place. so we just evacuated and we are -- we're lucky. >> reporter: take a look at these aerial shots over pier 15. in injuries were reported. the leak was capped at 10:42. pg&e says the crew installing that water line didn't have appeared to have done their prep work before marking off the gas line and pg&e says it may bill the city for the cost of replacing or severerring that gas linda dave severing
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that gas line -- severing that gas line. david steven son, -- david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. a contractor in the area hit a water main around 10:45 this morning. many bay area cities could be headed for record -- to record numbers. first of all, let's check in with mose mary -- are rosemary. >> giving you a look at wall-to- wall sunshine. it's a great day to be at the beach. pacifica, half moon bay. 77 in livermore as well as san jose. 79 in napa. all kines are points to some -- all signs are pointing to some
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records. santa rosa, santa rosa, expected -- all expected to make new records today. when i come back, i will take a broader look around at what you can expect for the afternoon and how soon before this unseasonably warm weather turns warm and -- cold an damp. the bay area is seeing beautiful weather. at lake merritt in oakland, many walkers and joggers came up early to soak up the warm sunshine before they went to work. a couple of people we talked to said -- >> we love wearing sunglasses at the beginning of november. love it. enjoy it. >> it's amazing that it's -- what month is it? november. >> wow. it's beautiful out! fremont police are trying to piece together what led up to a violent confrontation
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between a naked man and officers. it ended when officers fatally shot the man around 11:00 last night. janine -- janine da law vega has more formion -- janine da law vega has more information -- janine de la vega has more. >> reporter: tori, you can see some of theon neighbors left plowers here at the doorway. the police surrounded this town home complex on central avenue this morning. ga gathering evidence. officers received the call of the roommate of the woman who lives here. >> officers arrived and found a female who was later identified as our victim running out of the unit with her husband, pursuing her. he was naked with a knife in
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his hand. >> reporter: neighbors heard several gunshots. >> they were really close together. it happened quickly. >> i see a police officer running that way and they ordered somebody too get on the ground -- somebody to get on the ground. >> reporter: police say they ordered the man to drop his weapon and when they refused he shot them -- they shot him. police say he was 37 years old and from san jose. investigators are not saying how many shots were fired by the two officers who initially responded. both are on paid leave. neighbors are questioning why police did not use a taser. >> it wasn't right. but -- fa that was totally overkill -- was totally overkill. >> reporter: why do you say that? >> that was a lot of shots! >> reporter: neighbors describe him as a nice guy who worked in
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the deli department at a grocery store. reporting live from fremont, back to you. >> thank you, janine. in election 20 12news. president obama and governor mitt romney are pulling out all of the stops as they make their final push with one day left before election day. ♪ >> president obama was joined by the boss. bruce springsteen. this is one of several states which could be a toss up tomorrow. the president reminded voters of the event. voters have a clear choice when they go to the polls. wisconsin tomorrow you have a choice to make. it's not just a choice between two ditts or two parties. it's a choice between two divisions for america. >> president obama is also attending rallies today in ohio
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and iowa while governor romney is making his final push in ohio and florida. at one point, the two will only be seven miles apart, holding rallies in columbus. >> if you believe america should be on a better course, if you are tired of being tired, then i ask you to vote for a real change. >> reporter: rot claims a second -- mitt romney claims a second term threatens the american american. both campaigns are ex-- threatens the american economy. a research poll shows president obama edging ahead with a 3-
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point lead. a rasmussen poll shows romney up by 1. another poll by -- poll by cnn shows both candidates in a tie. thousands of local voters will not be heading to the polls. that's because one of them have already cast their ballots. ktvu brian flores spoke to some of them. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. i just got the -- i just got off the phone with the directors or -- >> back to the line. >> reporter: voters in the bay area are taking advantage of the relatively shorter lines now. >> it's probably the most important election in a long
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time. >> it's probably one of the most really really important elections there. >> there's been a big push for early voting. >> because i want to make sure my vote cots because it's very important to get your vote in as soon as possible. >> i wanted to make sure my vote was counted for sure. this is a very important election. >> throughout different counties in the bay area, roughly a quarter have turned in early votes. it's not just the presidential votes. the propositions are hotly contested as well. >> i wanted to make sure i got out and voted when it was convenient for me. >> reporter: the state has reached a record number of
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voters, close to 18 million. the california -- for california about half will turn their ballots in early. >> and if you are one of the people that does have a mail-in ballot, election officials say it may be too late to mail in the ballot if you mail it in today but go ahead and turn it into city hall or any election place. brian flores, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. california voters will decide on a slate of contentious ballot measure -- pressures. proposition 30 would raise the sales tax. proposition 34 would replace the death penalty with life without parole. proposition 32 would pan the use of payroll deductions for
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campaign funds. one of the local ballot measures getting national attention is the soda tax in niche monday -- richmond. if the taxes are approved, they would be the first of their kind in the country. can help -- can help you with last-minute research. >> you can follow the election results as they come in tomorrow right here on ktvu starting at 4:00 p.m. and on our channel 2 website the east coast continues to recover from superstorm sandy with less than 2 million people without power. but election officials will not keep voters from the polls tomorrow governor christie says voters will be able to kat
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additional -- to cast additional ballots reform. it's back to school and work for millions of people in new york and new jersey for the first time since the storm hit. it's still a difficult commute by car with gas in short supply. this is the way traffic looked at the lincoln ton. there are more than 400 possible cases of prows gouging. a loaf of bread -- price gouging. a loaf of bread -- a love of bread $7. rosemary will be back in
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six minutes. new video just in as we follow a story we first brought you yesterday. the dramatic water masu of a family including some young children.
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the red cross is helping a san leandro company find shelter after a fire. firefighters rushed to the home around 8:0 last night. investigators -- 8:30 last night. investigators say it's not clear how the fire started. contra costa county car investigators are searching for an arsonist after a suspicious fire at a beauty salon of the the business that burned is in a -- salon. the business that burned is in a strip mall. alex savidge tells us about the potentially explosive piece of evidence at the scene. >> reporter: firefighters quickly docked -- knocked down the fire in in -- inside the business. they believe it's intentionally set since they found a mol la tav cocktail -- a molotov cocktail outside of the residence. >> if somebody knows, they better be lucky that we don't
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find out. >> reporter: they spent the morning processing what could be a crime scene. he was specifically troying to find curved pieces of glass. >> if you are looking at an incident that is like an incendiary device, looking for kurshed glass that would different eight. >> another red flag for fire investigators was already broken out when the first crews got here. >> that will be checked for fingerprints as investigators try to figure out who did this.
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>> we need -- we need answers. there was intention here. >> the salon will have to stay closed for some time but she says her business is insured and she wants to --ant she plans to reopen. the dramatic moments of a water rescue. seven people, including four children, are safe after being rousseaud from a. rescuers -- after being rescued. authorities say no one on board was wearing a life jacket. oakland police are investigating an early-morning crash involving a teenager and an out-of-control pickup truck. it jumped the curb around
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midnight. police say the man, mistakenly stepped on the gas people instead of the brake. no one was injured. there are temporary street closures near oakland's jack london square. this morning, city and railroad crews began resurfacing the roadway on embarcadero west. it's -- it's scheduled to continue from 7:00 a.m. until 7:p.m. each day. good afternoon to you. it is a day for shorts and flip- flops. don't tuck away the tinner jacket because before long we'll see a return of good
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weather -- the jacket because before long we'll see a return of the capitol hilly weather. low to mid-70s at this hour right along the coast. santa cruz reporting of youer -- upper 70s near 80. you can see here plenty of sunshine going on along the region. we have this ridge of this -- this ridge. this will be the pattern for the next few days. this ridge will break down and shift to the east to allow us to bring us cold damp weather. ridge of high pressure and the hot drier air associated with that. gonna be sicking 7s and 80s at the coast and 80s inland as well. take a look at the highs.
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areas like santa rosa, 86 for today. if you you hit that you will be breaking a record. you have an 72 in jill nerdy. oakland, 80 degrees -- -- you have 72. oakland, 80 degrees. 82 for share. i have to point to you santa cruz -- for santa clara. i have to point you to santa cruz. it it's gonna be a warm one right there. the extended forecast there, numbers warm today, warm tomorrow, although we will begin to see the onshore breeze. by wednesday, the wigger transition. we're talking about a -- bigger transition. we're talking about upper 50s
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and 60s expected. >> so from summer to winter. >> yes. >> thank you. >> you bet. ahead -- why san francisco taxpayers will be stuck with the bull after a -- after a muni bus was store offed by vandals. was torched by vandals. you look for the best deals.
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taking a live look at the big board, the dow is up 9, 10. the nasdaq is up 13. s&p up 2. looks like muni will be making a big payment as a result of vandalism caused during the celebration after the giants won the world series. accord together "chronicle" muni will have to pay $700,000 to replace bus caught on fire. it turns out the san francisco policy does not examine that type of vandalism. tonight on the news at 5:00, the race for the white house is airing its phonal hours as well as several key local races. we have team coverages in
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boston and chicago and see what we've dug up on mysterious contributions to fight and support prop 32. thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here por you at and mobile oñ
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