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Monkeypox in King County; Cost of a road trip; Driver charged; PLU graduate; Mariners superfans.

SEATTLE —

Health officials confirm monkeypox case in King County

Health officials confirmed a case of monkeypox in King County Friday that was previously considered presumptive. 

The person who contracted the disease did not require hospitalization and is isolating at home, according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Public Health – Seattle & King County officials said on May 23 that the patient is a man who recently traveled internationally to a country with other confirmed cases. Read more

Going on a road trip for the long weekend? This is how much it could cost you

Almost 35 million Americans are expected to hit the road for the holiday weekend, according to a AAA estimate.

Those numbers -- which are close to pre-pandemic numbers -- come as drivers in Washington and across the country continue to feel the pain of high gas prices. 

The Crescent Market gas station at the Snoqualmie Casino tried to provide a few people with some relief Friday morning, as the station gave away five gallons of regular gas to the first 99 cars in line starting at 7 a.m. Read more

Driver who was launched off Ship Canal Bridge was killed in crash, prosecutors say

A Seattle man has been charged with vehicular homicide and reckless driving after allegedly causing a crash that killed one person on the Ship Canal Bridge.

The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges Thursday against Justin Yang Kuo, 22.

The crash happened Tuesday around 4:30 a.m. Jordan M. Shelley, 23, was on his way to work as an EMT when he had car trouble. Shelley pulled over to the shoulder on Interstate 5 and called his girlfriend to ask her for help. Read more

PLU's youngest female graduate earns 2 degrees at age 16

Liv Coverdale, 16, will be the youngest female student to receive two degrees from Pacific Lutheran University.

“It all went by really fast,” said Coverdale, who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a minor in business.

Being ahead of her peers in school is nothing new for the Thurston County resident. Read more

Seattle Mariners honor superfans dedicated to 1995 squad

In April, KING 5 introduced you to Seattle Mariners superfan Tyler Milam.

Over the past several years he’s assembled authentic vintage uniforms and some dedicated friends to recreate the legendary 1995 Mariners squad.  

“A few extras, too, like sweet Lou!” said Milam.  

His team has grown to 13 and the Mariners have noticed the impressive passion. Read more

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