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A.M. Sacramento: Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday

In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo provided by Tom Evans, Tommy Caldwell, center, stands with a photographer at a base camp before continuing to climb what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. The first climber reached its summit in 1958, and there are roughly 100 routes up to the top.
In this Jan. 12, 2015 photo provided by Tom Evans, Tommy Caldwell, center, stands with a photographer at a base camp before continuing to climb what has been called the hardest rock climb in the world: a free climb of El Capitan, the largest monolith of granite in the world, a half-mile section of exposed granite in California's Yosemite National Park. El Capitan rises more than 3,000 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor. The first climber reached its summit in 1958, and there are roughly 100 routes up to the top. Tom Evans/AP

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know today:

Limited visibility: Slooooow down out there on the roadway. Dense fog is once again present in the Sacramento Valley, dropping visibility to a quarter of a mile in some locations, including Sacramento’s Executive Airport and Sacramento International Airport. It’s also cold: 39 degrees before the sun came up in Sacramento.

Boost for streetcars: A proposed streetcar system linking West Sacramento with Sacramento’s central city took two important steps forward Tuesday night.

New pact for firefighters: The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved a new four-year contract for city firefighters Tuesday night that will grant raises to front-line firefighters, but contribute to city deficits in the future.

▪ Bee editorial: Is this fire contract the best city can do?

Deadly crash: The scene that emerged from the fog Tuesday morning was a gruesome one: five men dead after a violent vehicular collision early Tuesday at the intersection of Highway 4 and Van Allen Road east of Stockton.

▪ Bee video: Resident speaks about fatal accident

Near the top: Two climbers trying to become the first in the world to use only their hands and feet to scale a sheer granite face in Yosemite National Park are almost to the top. They may reach the top this evening.

▪ Bee video: Historic Yosemite Climb

▪ Photo gallery

Hiring process begins: At 8 a.m. today, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District will open the online hiring process for the position of firefighter/paramedic, accepting the first 1,000 qualified applications received. The application process will officially close at 5 p.m. Feb. 5.

Overtime loss: The host Sacramento Kings dropped a 108-104 overtime game to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

▪ Bee video: Mavericks owner Mark Cuban talks about DeMarcus Cousins, Kings

Local sports today: NBA – Miami at Golden State, 7:30 p.m. (KNBR 680)

Men’s college basketball – Stanford at Cal, 8 p.m., (ESPNU, KAHI 950, KNBR 1050)

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