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First resident with monkeypox talks to KING 5; 2020 Seattle shooting trial begins; Mail delays in Ferndale; DK Metcalf signs 3-year extension; Pet hydration month.

'It was super scary': First Washington resident diagnosed with monkeypox talks about his experience

The first person to be diagnosed with monkeypox in Washington state sat down for an exclusive interview with KING 5.

Ryan, who requested his last name be withheld, said he started experiencing "odd" symptoms five days after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom.

"Sort of some stuff on my skin," he said.  

Ryan went to his dermatologist and primary care doctor, but he said they were dismissive. 

"I felt like, how can I find a doctor who will put more effort into this?" said Ryan. Read more

Trial begins for suspect in Seattle shooting that left one dead, six hurt

Thursday marked day one of the trial against Marquise Tolbert. Tolbert is one of three defendants accused of taking part in a gun battle in downtown Seattle that left one person dead, and six others hurt.

It happened on January 22, 2020. The chaos that unfolded near the corner of Third Avenue and Pine Street was captured from several angles. Surveillance cameras were rolling as a deadly gun battle sent people scrambling.

Prosecuting Attorney Brandy Gevers said it all started with a Facebook post. Read more

Ferndale Postal Service under fire for slow delivery

Postal Service customers in Whatcom County are demanding answers as mail delays have slowed deliveries to a trickle in some spots.

“We have not received mail or packages in two weeks,” said Renee Miller of Ferndale. “They mark things delivered that they do not deliver, it’s at the post office lost. This is poor management. They have even stopped answering the phones it’s so bad.”

There are reports of people having to go to the post office themselves to pick up the mail, only to be told it can’t be located. Read more

Report: DK Metcalf signs 3-year extension with Seattle Seahawks

Wide receiver D.K. Metcalf agreed on a multi-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, giving the team some stability heading into the 2022 National Football League (NFL) season.

Metcalf signed a contract extension worth $72 million over three years, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday. Metcalf is guaranteed $58.2 million and a $30 million signing bonus, a source told Schefter.

The 24-year-old wide receiver was on the last year of his rookie contract, which was worth about $4.6 million for four seasons, according to spotrac salary data. Read more

4 Fast Facts about dogs in hot weather

Dangerously high temperatures have been recorded across the U.S. throughout much of the summer, with some areas seeing temperatures nearing or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Millions of Americans sought comfort by staying in the shade or in air-conditioned homes and offices, and cooled themselves in fountains, at beaches or cooling centers.

As people are finding unique ways to keep themselves cool, a spike in Google searches showed people are also wondering how to keep their dogs cool in the summer. Read more

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