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to catch the men who shot a store clerk over the weekend. >> reporter: they really are hoping that someone will recognize those suspects in those photos. in the meantime, 7-eleven has hired security for the overnight hours at least for the next couple of weeks. 7-eleven wants to make sure its workers and the customers are still safe. these photos taken from a 7-eleven surveillance camera show three hooded gunmen. two of them wearing masks running into the store. seconds later, the robber shot and killed the clerk. the customer knew the overnight clerk. >> he was a good guy. it's sad it happened in the town of milpitas. >> reporter: officers responded quickly to the scene. the 7-eleven is just a few blocks from the milpitas police station. >> it shows you how brazen and willing these suspects are to take risks to commit an armed robbery, which eventually led to
a homicide, right down the street from the police department. >> reporter: milpitas is not used to seeing crimes like this. it's the city first homicide this year. >> all of us are committed to helping solve this crime. >> reporter: he worked alone at night. local customers believed two clerks working the shift would be safer. >> especially at the place he worked. you should always feel secure. especially with the police station right there. >> reporter: 7-eleven is offering a 10,000 reward for anybody who provides any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. not just milpitas but san rafael. another convenient store clerk robbed at gun point. and san rafael police are also asking for the public's help. >> right now. >> the armed robbery happened at the shell gas station at second and fourth streets last tuesday. the masked gunman commanded cash
and then fled on foot. the suspect has a slight build who was wearing an ecko brand sweatshirt and a ski mask. it is a tight knit and caring community and they proved it again tonight. more than 1,000 people united in lafayette. they came together for 20-year-old brett olsen, who died last week tubing down the sacramento river. olsen's father delivered a heartwarming message to the crowd tonight. this young man touched a lot of lives, didn't he? >> reporter: he did, indeed. hundreds of people, family and friends, gathered here for support. and they got that support from one another and through social media. ♪ somebody's hands
>> i want to let you guys know that it was the love and compassion of the tens and thousands of people across the world, that kept us going. >> reporter: love and compassion brought tons of people to remember brett olsen. the student's body was found in the river on sunday, after he was reported missing while participated in a labor day weekend of tubing on the river. his friend since first grade, julianna dell carro, decided she wasn't going to give up. she started a facebook page, let's bring brett home. in just a couple of days, 18,000 people joined it. >> i underestimated the community support we have. >> reporter: in 3 days, the page had 30,000 friends, including movie stars and athletes on it. today, the page has some 90,000
members. >> he doesn't student body president. but he had his own unique way of connecting with people. he loved people. >> reporter: olsen told the crowd that gathered on the grounds, that brett's legacy will be his ability to bring people together. he said good friends and the power of social media proved that. >> there's a bright side and there's a learning. the bright side really is, brett was a great kid. we had a blast together. i have nothing but fantastic memories of him. >> reporter: brett olsen's funeral on saturday. reporting live in lafayette, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, cheryl. breaking the silence tonight, a catholic school in san jose is in a difficult position, after a former student revealed a secret he kept for decades. that he was sexually abused at sellman prep. he says he was abused in the
'60s. that accusation was not the first. they sent a letter to faculty and staff. william fargton was removed from the ministry, after allegations surfaced from another former student. he exercises no ministry. and he is under close supervision. the victim wanted to put the story out there as part of the healing process. and to encourage victims to seek their own healing. another is under investigation tonight for perjury. a group of alleged former abuse victims is pushing for prosecutors to go after father gerald linder, for lying under oath during a recent trial. they claimed they were sexually assaulted by the 68-year-old priest when they were young, as
well. linder took the stand during that trial and denied molesting lynch. lynch's attorneys are meeting with prosecutors tomorrow to discuss pursuing perjury charges. mark zuckerberged admitting that the company's stock. >> we're going to do the things that we think are going to build value over the long term. >> in a wide-ranging talk during today's tech crunch conference in san francisco, zuckerberg spoke publicly for the first time since taking facebook public back many may. facebook will not make a phone but will work on the mobile platform. the story is right now on our home page. from facebook to apple and the release of the much-hailed
iphone 5. much buzz surrounding that big announcement from the tech giant tomorrow. and industry analysts are expecting a big reveal. jean elle is live in san francisco with more of what people are piecing together. they're trying to get an idea of what the new smartphone might be, jean. >> reporter: that's right, jessica. this apple event isn't until 10:00 tomorrow morning. there are tv trucks here set up. there are reporters here from around the world, ready to share every detail about the debut of the iphone 5. the theater is dressed. and apple fans are ready for a big announcement. no official word. but the invitation to the september 12th event, includes a 5, as in iphone 5. >> all of the rumors, everything is pointing toward this being an iphone announcement. >> so far, we're seeing a longer
form. >> reporter: no hint of a new product in apple's stockton street store in san francisco. but customers are dialed into the buzz. >> i'm looking for iphone 5. i'm superexcited to see that. >> reporter: some are hoping for basic improvement. >> a longer battery. >> reporter: analysts say the bigger screen will probably be a bigger battery drain. and there may be a new docking connection. >> we're seeing rumors of a smaller dock connection, which people could be excited about or upset about. apple for the last ten years has been using the same dock connection on the bottom of their iphones and ipods. >> reporter: every detail will be scrutinized and compared to every phone on the market. scott budman says apple is about to set the new standard. >> you have lots of choices. all about the same price. but the good news for the apple faithful is, apple is probably going to top what we see out there tomorrow morning.
>> reporter: scott budman and scott mcgrew will both be here. and the iphone 5, that will likely go on sale later this month. >> thank you, jean. now, stay with nbc bay area for continuing coverage of the iphone 5 debut. you'll have live coverage beginning at 4:30 tomorrow morning. business and tech reporter scott budman will be tweeting updates. it's a big enticement. there's millions of dollars at stake out there. dreams of big bucks dashed by a new and simple form of cheating. cheating the lottery here. it's called pinning. and tonight, our investigative unit tells you what to look for. the traffic trouble for san jose's mayor today. and the new research that could someday save asthma patients plenty of cash. temperatures dropping in the north bay with some mid-50s and
also fog rolling in. but that warming trend will gradually start on your wednesday. and we'll begin with mid-50s in the south bay. we'll have full details in my seven-day forecast. okay, here's the plan. you have a plan? first we're gonna check our bags for free, thanks to our explorer card. then, the united club. my mother was so wrong about you. next, we get priority boarding on our flight i booked with miles. all because of the card. and me. okay, what's the plan? plan? mm-hmm. we're on vacation. this is no plan.
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in union city, dozens gathered in honor of those on flight 93, which was bound for san francisco. but it crashed in shanksville, pennsylvania. the names of those who died in that plane crash are engraved on tune monument at the union city flight 93 memorial park. the founder of that memorial said he was touched by the turnout. vice president joe biden traveled to pennsylvania to remember the heroes who fought back, causing the hijackers to crash far short of their intended target. relatives of the victims and the community members read the 40 names of the flight 93 passengers. many of whom were from the bay area. san jose mayor, chuck reed, pulled over this morning, for failing to signal before turning at an intersection in san jose. the mayor was headed to city
hall. mayor reed says he is a very cautious driver. and this is the first traffic ticket he's had in decades. no word if he will pay for the ticket or attend traffic school. if you dream of big bucks when you buy that lottery ticket, keep dreaming. >> vicky nguyen takes us through how it works. >> reporter: when it comes to scratchers, a really popular game, it's the retailers on the radar. the newest scheme is called pinning. it allows cheaters to keep the winnings for themselves at your expense. scratchers are the california lottery's cash cow. last year, players spent $2.7 billion on these games. >> just a thrill. >> the anticipation. >> there's always a chance. >> reporter: the chances of winning big money are tough enough without cheaters like
this store clerk in san jose, caught on his own surveillance cameras. lottery investigators say when he wasn't working the counter, he was working over his customers. selling scratchers he knew were duds. how did he know? because he already checked them. watch as he leans over this stack of tickets. investigators say he's removing a tiny bit of the layer of the ticket. he's looking for the three-digit code. that code, plus the bar code, tells him it's a winner. he sells the losers to unsuspecting customers. the crime is called pinning because the cheater uses something small and sharp, like a pin. he scrapes a thin line on the ticket, where he knows he can see this three-digit code. that tells him what the tickets were. even frequent players can be fooled. unless you look closely, you'd
never notice the small line of missing latex. >> there's millions of dollars at stake out there. >> reporter: the lottery has its own police. >> i look at this as stealing. >> reporter: that's because the lottery paid $1 billion to california schools last year. police say they investigate to keep the games fair and honest so you keep playing. >> we have looked at every, single scam that comes our way. >> reporter: which leads us back to this guy. police say theyot a tip he was selling scratchers that didn't look quite right. when they pulled the store video, they found it why. they said the clerk pinned ticket after ticket. investigators say he kept the pinned tickets in a drawer. watch as he pulls a bait and switch on the woman in the blue jacket. he picks up a set of valid tickets with his left hand. but in his right, he takes a pin ticket from the drawer. he pretends to fold and rip a new scratcher.
but instead, sells her the pinned ticket, which he knows is already a loser. he does it again here, pretending to rip a new ticket. but selling a pinned ticket from his drawer instead. investigators say they caught him on tape selling three pinned ticket. and they confiscated 50 more. his own video contributed to his arrest? >> absolutely. >> reporter: how dumb are these guys? >> sometimes they don't think. >> reporter: after police arrested this clerk, they yanked his lottery contract and the store shut down. in other pinning cases, suspects tried to cover their tracks with whiteout, literally, pointing over the layer they scraped off. and that works? >> most of us believe that the lottery product they're getting is solid. >> reporter: to make sure the game stays solid, investigators go undercover, with a decoy scratcher worth $10,000. at this san jose store, the clerk tells the undercover officer, it's not a winner.
neither are good? >> reporter: police say he kept the tickets. and a month later, his wife tried to claim it. she tells investigators she bought the ticket. >> was anyone with you when you bought it? >> no. >> reporter: they, too, were arrested, fined and no longer sell lottery tickets. but investigators say cheaters are the minority. 95% of the stores pass their random checks. that's up from 87% two years ago. he says anyone who tries to game the system should know, lottery security is built to catch cheaters. sooner or later. >> ultimately, you're going to get caught. >> reporter: investigators say if you suspect your ticket has been tampered with, you should file a complaint with the lottery. police looked into every single complaint last year. we went into the most secure room at the headquarters of the california lottery in
sacramento. to check out our tour, go to nbcbayarea.com and click on investigations. vicky nguyen, nbc bay area news. >> give us a call at 888-996-tips. or send e-mail to the unit at nbcbayarea.com. let's turn things over to jeff ranieri and talk about the workweek. >> we have fog and drizzle to get through before we get heating in the forecast. as the radar scans around in this 250-mile radius, we're tracking green across the north bay and the peninsula. that's low-level moisture. with the temperatures dropping off, we think we have to deal with the fog more extensive than the past couple of nights. some of the coldest levels in the mid-bay in the 50s. let's take you to that sky camera network. we are shrouded in fog tonight. only a lower level of the transamerica building is currently visible. again, that could mean airport delays for the morning hours. next 48 hours, we have high
pressure building in from the south. and it looks like this could be some of the strongest heat we've had since september 3rd. we expect this area of high pressure to eventually warm us up to levels like that. but we have to get through tomorrow. we'll have a series of fog and 50s and 60s at the coastline. throughout thursday, that's when it looks like the temperatures inland will go from 70s and 80s to 80s and 90s. thursday's going to be the day, not only to get hotter inland but also beach weather mixed in here. your hour-by-hour future cast shows more fog than the last couple mornings as well. low clouds in napa, sonoma and marin counties. and expecting the low cloud cover here for the peninsula. not so much for the east and the south bay. and it looks like a slightly slower burnoff of the fog. by 1:00 p.m., it pushes back. but the cloud cover still hugs
the north bay coastline. 48 in santa rosa. 55 in san jose. 53 in gilroy. and 55 in los gatos. daytime highs for wednesday will be slightly warmer in the south bay. 87 in los gatos. close to 90 in the almaden valley. and looks like walnut creek could be the hottest. 80 in san rafael. your three-day forecast has temperatures heating up in the low 90s by thursday and also into friday. and there's that beach weather. by thursday, temperatures are expected in the mid-70s. here's your weekend forecast. 91 by saturday. up in 280s by sunday. and we get gradual cooling by monday and tuesday of next week. right now, no rain on that seven-day forecast. >> looks beautiful. >> thank you, jeff. >> you're welcome. coming up, promising news for asthma patients. questions about inhalers. good morning! wow.
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last wednesday after being struck with a line drive. he will remain in the bay area for the next three weeks. pick this one up in the top of the ninth. one on for coco crisp, who hits it to right. the ball rolls around in front of torii hunter. cliff pennington scores from first. and crisp tries to score and does. it was ruled a trip. and he scored on the error. a's up 6-5. one out. runners on the corners. blevins gets the 5-4-3 double play to end the game. the a's win 6-5. rockies and giants. fans remembering 9/11. top of the fourth. giants down 4-1. madison bumgarner. he is a hitter. game tied at 4-4. top seven. giants up 8-5. brandon belt, also a hitter. solo home run to right. giants up 9-5. they hold on to win the game by a final of 9-8.
they have a six-game lead on the dodgers in the n.l. west. two days ago the 49ers defense held aaron rodgers and the packers to 14 points. this week, the lions come to candlestick. will the impressive defense performance carry over to week two? >> it's another explosive offense. and the match-up 5,000 yards or whatever it was. something really high. you have some weapons. weapons strong as last week. he still gets his balls out and gets the balls to them guys. calvin johnson is the main target this week. raiders wadeout jacoby ford underwent surgery in north carolina. ford is expected to miss an undetermined amount of time. it's the same injury that forced him to miss six games last season. >> we have to remind jessica the
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too. >> we're going to do a three-peat on the 90-degree temperatures. thursday, friday and saturday inland. it looks warm. and beach weather mixed in thursday. that's the day to go if you want to head to the coastline. have a great day tomorrow. we hope to see you back here, as well. >> bye-bye. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy.
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