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live where you live, this is abc 7 news. >> it didn't surprise me that somebody snapped with the pressure from video gaming. >> going inside the mind of an esports gamer tonight to try to understand why one would open fire at a tournament. good evening. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm kristen sze in for ama daetz. and here is the latest on the shooting that left three people dead, including the gunman. tonight electronic arts canceled three more madden esports tournaments to review their safety protocols. >> investigators say gunman david katz clearly targeted the two gamers he killed, following them into a back room and opening fire. >> katz's parents said he had mental health issue, and according to divorce filings was on anti-psych cot ticks and anti-depression at a young age. >> kate larsen talked with mental health experts about the
effects of gaming and she is here in the studio with the story. >> dan, kristen, police have not given a motive, so we don't know why david katz shot fellow gamers before killing himself. we do know that katz was hospitalized in psychiatric facilities twice as a teenager and was entrenched in the video game world. >> you're a little bit psychologically imbalanced and then you lose, i could see why it would push somebody over the edge. >> dr. david greenfield is a psychiatrist and founder of the center for internet aged technology addiction. he spoke to us via facetime. >> i will tell you, if you're playing at the tournament level or watching people play at the tournament level, it's very easy to get lost in cyberspace and to cross that line online to a level of addiction. >> david katz regularly competed in gaming tournaments with cash prizes. on sunday, police say he targeted fellow gamers, avoiding other patrons at the bar. one witness said katz lost a game the day before the shooting
and refused to shake hands afterwards with his competitors. >> we are terrible at predicting violence. we can't predict who is going to become violent or not. lots of people have mental health issues and psychological issues and they never commit violence. >> dr. greenfield says if you or your child is playing video games more than a few hours a day or is unwilling to get off the game, it may be wise to look into whether there is a potential problem there. >> are a lot of families with kids that struggle with mental health issues. >> according to documents relating to katz's parents divorce, david was under the care of mental health professionals since he was at least 11 years old. >> your child needs help if they are, i think, refusion talk to you, if they're ivan refusing to get help, and you have a sense that something is wrong. >> now, we have more information on our website, abc7news.com with links to resources about technology addiction, and even a link to a video game addiction screening test.
kristen, we'll send it back to you. >> all right, kate, thank you so much. we are learning more about victims who were shot and killed by the gunman. you can read more about them on the abc 7 news app, and be sure to enable push alerts for breaking news updates as the story develops. very sad start to the school year. new at 11:00, a 17-year-old died while heading to school in san mateo county today. the principal at junipero serra high school in san mateo announced tonight that blake boterini crashed early this afternoon. abc 7 news was at skyline boulevard near sweat road where the teenager went over a cliffside. first responders found hymn dead inside the vehicle 45 feet down. serra high school will have counselors and staff available on campusy who needs support. he leaves behind a mother, father andsult otherble back to school tragedy. a bay area catholic leader will speak at john mccain's memorial service in phoenix.
father edward reese in san francisco will take part in the wreath laying and address those in attendance. father reese spoke to abc 7 tonight about a side of mccain rarely seen, his love for nature. years ago when a flash flood hit near his sedona ranch, mccain was concerned by the displacement and the animals, in particular his favorite hawk. >> i was there when this bird came back. and there was grin on his face from ear to ear. just his hawk had come back. and that's the kind of man he was. >> the arizona memorial is just one of two planned for the late senator. abc news reporter marci gonzalez has more. >> his desk in the senate chamber covered in black velvet and white roses as colleagues honor senator john mccain. >> he was america's hero all along. >> the six-term senator, war hero, and two-time presidential candidate asking his former campaign manager to share his final words, a farewell letter
to the country he loved so much. >> do not despair of our present difficulties. we believe always in the promise and greatness of america, because nothing is inevitable here. >> the flag at the white house lowered to half-staff once again after being raised early monday morning. president trump, after repeatedly ignoring reporters' questions -- >> mr. president, any thoughts on john mccain? >> mr. president, do you have any thoughts on john mccain? >> putting out a statement saying he has now ordered a proclamation to keep the flag at half-staff until mccain's internment. >> we very much appreciate everything that senator mccain has done for our country. >> a week of remembrances now planned. mccain will lie in state at the arizona capitol on wednesday, followed by a memorial service in phoenix thursday. he'll then lie in state at the u.s. capitol rotunda before a memorial service at the national cathedral friday. former presidents george w. bush and barack obama set to deliver
eulogies. >> to ask them to speak at your funeral, and for them to be honored at the opportunity, that tells you all you need to know. >> mccain will then be buried at the naval academy in annapolis, maryland on sunday. marci gonzalez, phoenix. new at 11:00, a memorial for south bay veterans needs repairs after a vandalism attack. it happened some time saturday at the vietnam war memorial in downtown san jose. you see the spray painted graffiti on it. the memorial foundation behind the tribute says it is in the process of trying to repair it. the memorial honors the 142 sons of san jose who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. the north bay, out-oftate urists had a sexperience i heal their tour bus driver was arrested for dui. katie utehs has more on the close call in the wine country. >> no! that's stupid. >> a day of wine tasting in sonoma county turned sour when a
tour bus driver drove drunk, says chp officer kimberly lemons. >> they head back to the van and find him asleep, essentially passed out between the wheel. >> the driver took off southbound down 101 with eight people on board friday evening. >> he was having trouble maintaining his vehicle within the lane, and at one point he almost hit a big rig. >> the tourists from minnesota and iowa forced him off the freeway at old redwood highway. >> i'd be very disappointed in the company i had paid to keep me safe. >> chp says the company is napa valley wine country tours, and the driver, 60-year-old eugene cremen. investigators are looking into his role with the company. abc 7 reached out for comment but has nod heard back. i spoke with another tour bus driver who works for a different company. he tells me that drivers must have their cdl permit and they're subject to random drug testing. prior duis varies company to company.
he has a previous dui conviction. the tourists had to call ride shares to pick them up. katie utehs, abc 7 news. tonight fema has awarded bart nearly $7 million to help with security eyewitness news reporter trains. it's ban problem recently. the federal organization will help paidpay for continued police patrols on trains traveling through bart's busiest station and upgraded security cameras at powell street, civic center and 16th street station. this comes after several high profile incidents at bart stations this summer, including the death of 18-year-old nia wilson at macarthur park. new developments tonight. a catholic bishop in the south bay is calling it an error in judgment after he went public that he was going to move into a $2.3 million home. san jose bishop patrick mcgrath released a statement, quote, i failed to consider adequately the housing crisis in the valley and the struggles of so many families and communities in light of that crisis. the diocese faced criticism following its decision to buy
mcgrath the five bedroom willow glen house as his retirement home. mcgrath says he will now spend his retirement at a parish rectory and the diocese will sell the house. stay here with us. making football safer for young athletes in the bay area. >> the technique being taught to prevent on-field injuries. also, several sports in an east bay high school are saved by a last-minute donor, but the fight over funding is far from over. and check the fridge. why more than 12 tons of ground beef is being recalled tonight. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist sandhya patel. here is how your morning commute will look. gray with some drizzle. i'll be back with a full look at the forecast coming up. >> okay, sandhya, thanks a lot. all of that is ahead, but first what is coming up on jimmy kimmel live after abc news uews 11:00. >> are you happy with your current parents? because my wife and i would love to adopt you. we have a really nice room
is. new research shows that high school football is taking a hit in participation. safety of course the biggest concern, which is why one south bay program is adopting a unique injury prevention technique. here is abc 7 news reporter amanda del castillo. >> we often hear coaches tell players get your head in the game. but here the exact opposite. get your head out of the game ooall field.>>ee my lands? ge plan. >> we're in the 21st century now. and a lot of that 20th century coaching techniques have gone out the window. they have to. >> for the sake of safety, coaches are now investing in new
tackling techniques and technology. coyote creek youth sports connected with shadow man sports in the game of rugby. >> the different is we don't wear pads and helmets. so there is more of an emphasis i feel growing up playing rugby on technique. >> movement that requires players to be more conscious of head protection. the game of football has been scrutinized for its link to brain trauma and other injuries. many say it's that threat of danger causing the decline in high school participation. but saladoman sports believes its approach of eliminating player-to-player contact during practice reduces the risk of injury, allowing more time for young athletes to learn the proper way to play the game. >> what we're taught to be. when you start training kids at a young age about how to correctly play this game, particularly as it relates to safety issue, it certainly is going to feed itself up. >> in san jose, i'm amanda del castillo, abc 7 news. in the east bay, girls are getting back in the game after
oakland unified reinstated three sports programs. today's decision comes davis district said it would cut a total high school sports. oakland unified faced criticism for potentially violating title ix, a federal statute requiring girls have equal access to sports in public schools. >> you lead a lot of new impeachment you can build a lot of different skills throughout these sports. so i think it's really important that they're bringing it back. >> $35,000 donation saved the teams. the district says it's looking for a permanent funding source. we have two important recalls warn you about tonight. cargill recalled more than 12 tons of ground beef for possible e. coli contamination. they come in ten-pound packages and are sold at albertson's, safeway, pack n save and vons stores. return them for a full refund. so check your refrigerator or freezer. and pfizer has recalled a specific flavor of children's
advil. it is suspending the bubble gum flavor. pfizer said the instructions are marked in milliliters but the dosage cup is marked in teaspoons you. return it for a refund. to learn more head to our website, abc7news.com. all right. on to the weather forecast as we start another week. >> all right. the air is getting cleaner, and that's good news, sandhya. . that is indeed. and we can breathe a little easier as a result, dan and kristen. i want to show you time lapse from our mount tamalpais camera as we have a very deep marine layer in place. it was rushing back in over the bay from the coast. and if you look carefully here, there was still a little bit of a sign of some smoke from the wildfire, especially in the north bay. now air quality has started to improve. and over the next two days, you're going to notice much better air quality on wednesday it's going to be good. tomorrow still moderate for parts. live doppler 7 showing you how gray it is right now. it is pretty much cloudy into san jose, concord. you know it's a deep marine
layer when you see clouds marching all with a t way into the inland valleys. one of the reasons for the cooler than average pattern today and again tomorrow is we're under the influence of a trough instead of a ridge of high pressure. so when you have this area of low pressure to our north, it keeps us in an onshore flow mode, and it takes a while for the clouds to clear, and in some instances it doesn't clear as all which is why it's cooler than average. napa's high 80 degrees tomorrow, a good 10 degrees below normal for this time of year. but we'll inch closer to average as we head into friday. here is live look at the temperatures right now. temperatures are in the 50s and the 60s. now we'll take a look at a live picture from our san jose camera, and it is showing you some cloud cover with a light breeze there. widespread low clouds and patchy morning drizzle. afternoon highs still below average, but it is going to be nice for your holiday weekend. it is back to school time for albany unified. tomorrow morning, make sure the little one, especially if they go back to school tomorrow, are
bundled up. 59 degrees at 8:00 a.m. at noontime, 63. and by 3:00 p.m., when they're heading home, about 68 degrees. temperatures first thing in the morning in the 50s. there will be some spotty drizzle around commute time. so you might want to allow a little extra time of reported visibilities right now in half moon bay just over a mile. fog, low clouds and drizzle. tomorrow afternoon a nice looking day. mix of sun and clouds. temperatures ranging from the 60s at the coast all the way to the 70s inland. so a lot like today. we're not going see too many 80s on there unless you're up towards ukiah. i want to turn your attention to what's left of lane. tropical depression lane moving away from hawaii. when it was a hurricane and eventually a tropical storm, this one is going down in the record books. it dropped over 50 inches of rain on the big island, and that is actually the wettest tropical cyclone for hawaii, second wettest after hurricane harvey for the united states. tropical storm miriam not going time pack hawaii this time around.
the depression moves away, and miriam becomes a category 2 hurricane but then moves northward. accuweather seven-day forecast cooler than average. drizzly tomorrow morning. warmer weather by friday, and your holiday weekend is looking nice. 60s to 80s. looking good. >> very comfortable. >> absolutely. >> thanks, sandhya. all right. they're battling diseases and disabilities. see how some young patients transformed into superhere roy, oh, don't they look great? that's hey aye head. tomorrow. good morning
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princesses thanks to a nonprofit group from oregon. the capes and crowns foundation made a stop today in los angeles. little christopher has undergone months of chemo as he battles leukemia. today he is not a patient, he is just batman. the group of all volunteers say they sometimes work 60 to 80 hours a week, and it's all worth it. >> sometimes these shoots are the last the families have their w their kids. this is priority over everything else besides our families. >> the photo shoot may be priceless for the families, but it's absolutely free. that is fantastic. look at those smiling face. awesome stuff. >> you all treasure the images forever. anthony flores is here. a lot of sports to talk about. >> let's talk about the giants. >> tonight a superhero like performance on the mound. just ahead, the giants get a dominating performance on the hill
abc 7 sports brought to you by river rock casino. >> tonight the a's with a golden opportunity to close the gap in the a.l. west. but after a fast start, the green and gold were hammered by the first place astros. a's fans making the trip to houston. they like what they saw early. in the second inning, marcus simian gives the a's a liftoff. he hits it so hard, the camera couldn't even find it. next inning, it's matt chapman's turn. the a's take a 4-0 lead. boy, they are fired up. but things would turn quickly. the astros took a 5-4 lead, and they pile it on. alex bregman with a three-run shot.
8-4 astros. strike a pose. tyler has trouble with his contact lens. he gets the issue taken care of. the club a three-run home run the next pitch. just not the a's' night. coring 11 unanswered runs. they win it 11-4. they're two and a half games ahead of the a's in the a.l. west. bust er poeer posey had hip surgery. he is resting comfortably after a procedure to repair his hip joint and a torn labrum. he is expected to be out of action for six to eight months. welcoming to diamondbacks to the bay. no score in the second. steven duggar could x off patrick corbin. it just misses a splash plan landing. check out brandon crawford. what a play at short. great stop and nice throw to get the out. chris stratton was dealing. he struck out six in eight shut-out innings. he finishes his night by striking outescobar.
the giants shut out arizona. two weeks to go before the regular season kicks off. khalil mack is still a no show. the 2016 defensive player of the year is holding out. he is in the final year of his rookie contract, but he wants a new deal with a big pay raise. not having him on the field leaves a big hole in the defense. >> great player likes mack have all those things going for them. they make people around them better. they're going toe account for khalil mack, you probably have to double-team the guy and someone else is not going have to deal with that. so there are a lot of things that a great player brings to your football team. hopefully, hopefully that's some time soon. odell beckham jr. has got his hands on a record payday. he has agreed to a fits 'snough t send him into his money dance. look at that. yeah, he is excited. the deal is worth up to $95 million with a record $65 million in guaranteed money. that makes him the highest paid receiver in the national
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ellis ross. stick around. >> have a good night. we'll see you tomorrow. >> dicky: from hollywood, it's "jimmy kimmel live!" tonight, tracee ellis ross, from "dr. pimple popper" dr. sandra lee, little league world series sensation big al, and music from chvrches. and now, from here on out, here's jimmy kimmel! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thanks for coming. thank you for joining us. [ cheers and applause ] that's very nice. i want to thank you for joining us on what was the first day back to school for a lot of ki