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It’s News your family can use–Fair and Balanced–backed by NBC 38 TV and Fox News Radio. Wake up to the latest local, state and national news and information every weekday morning with the voice that the Magic valley has trusted for over 30 years. It’s news, weather, the Southern Idaho roadmap, the Rush Limbaugh morning update, and a whole lot more!

About Benito Baeza:

Benito is a transplant from a small town in New Mexico but has lived and worked in the Magic Valley for 5 years now. He comes to KLIX as the News Director and AM Idaho anchor. Previously Benito worked as a reporter for a Twin Falls TV Station. He started his broadcast career in radio and is glad to be back on the radio waves. Benito enjoys being outdoors and believes Southern Idaho is one of the best places for that. He likes to get out and hike the South Hills, kayak the Snake River, and in the winter, hit the mountains to snow board.

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M-F 6:00 am - 8:00 am

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ISP Reminds Drivers What To Do if Car Breaks Down

MERIDIAN, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE) - With the temperatures rising along with the number of vehicles on the road, Idaho State Police want you to know what to do if your car breaks down on one of Idaho's highways or interstates. 

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Lt. Governor Little Reportedly Running for Idaho’s Top Spot

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The second man in charge of Idaho is apparently running for the top spot.

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Wanted of the Magic Valley: Matthew Anderson

MATTHEW KYLE ANDERSON

DOB:         07/28/1995

HEIGHT:  5’08”

SEX:          MALE

WEIGHT: 150

HAIR:        BROWN

EYES:       BLUE

RACE:       WHITE

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New Idaho Laws Include Permitless Carry, Powdered Alcohol Ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idahoans can carry a concealed gun without needing licenses or training starting Friday.

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Federal Attorney Says Statement on Twin Falls Assault Misinterpreted

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says a statement she made on the Twin Falls Assault of a 5-year-old girl has been misinterpreted.

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City Passes Graffiti Ordinance, Twin Falls Neighborhood Tagged Again

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) - Twin Falls City council passed a new ordinance that specifically targets tagging or graffiti Monday night. Craig Kingsbury, the city's police chief, introduced the new code that the city never had before.

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Man on Motorcycle Misses Stop Sign, Hit by Sedan in Twin Falls County

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, at approximately 5:12 p.m., Idaho State Police investigate a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of 3700 N and southbound US-93, in Twin Falls County.

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Truck and Camper Crash Blocks Traffic on I-86

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, at approximately 3:15 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash on westbound I-86 near milepost 14, west of the Raft River/Yale Road exit, in Cassia County.

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ISP Investigating Fatal Weekend Crash Near Bliss

On Sunday, June 26, 2016, at approximately 2:55 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover injury crash on US26 at milepost 142, near Bliss. 

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Woman Injured in Scooter Crash in Twin Falls

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE)-On June 25, 2016, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Idaho State Police investigated an injury crash in the city of Twin Falls, ID.

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Stanley Airport Building Burns Down

STANELY, Idaho (KLIX)- The Stanley Airport Main Building caught fire early Saturday morning. According to Sean Tajkowski, Technical Planning for the town of Stanley, a Hanger with aircraft was saved along with three outbuildings, some heavy equipment, trailers, and three people living on grounds...

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One Killed in Lincoln County Near Kimama

SHOSHONE, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE)-On Saturday, June 25th, 2016, at approximately 05:57 a.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle fatality rollover crash westbound State Highway 24 at milepost 34, east of Kimama.

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U.S. Attorney of Idaho Calls for Calm After Assault of 5-Year-Old

 

BOISE, Idaho (KLIX)- The U.S. Attorney for Idaho, Wendy Olson, issued a statement Friday supporting law enforcement and Twin Falls County Prosecutor in the handling of the alleged sexual assault at the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls. The...

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Hispanic Population Grows Nearly 3% in Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- The Iaho Department of Labor says the Hispanic population in Idaho is growing along with other groups. According to data from the state agency Hispanics made up 12...

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Burley Man Sentenced for Having and Distributing Child Pornography

POCATELLO, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE) – Danny Henderson, 42, of Burley, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison for possessing, distributing, and receiving child pornography, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also imposed 15 years of supervised release.  Henderson pleaded guilty on February 10, 2016.

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Magic Valley Amateur Radio Group to Host Field Day

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Amateur radio operators from around the Magic Valley will host their annual field day event this weekend.

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Idaho Rules Apply to Paddleboards Too

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Idaho sees a lot of water recreation during the summer months and recreation officials want to remind people to be safe on any watercraft, including paddleboards.

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UPDATE: Drowning Victim Recovered from Snake River

UPDATE: The body of Joshua Squires was found and recovered just before 7 p.m. Thursday evening by search crews.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Twin Falls Rescue crews are looking for a man in his early twenties that reportedly fell into the water at Pillar Falls Wednesday night.

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Search for Twin Falls Economic Director Narrowed to Three

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- There is a shorter list of candidates for the Twin Falls Economic Development Director.

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ITD Uses Old Tech in New Way to Make Crosswalk Safer in Hailey

HAILEY, Idaho (PRESS RELEASE) - By adapting an existing technology in a new way, Idaho Transportation Department officials gave pedestrians a 10-second head-start when crossing the street near the Hailey Post Office at Idaho 75 and Airport Way.

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