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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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Death Being Investigated at Idaho Prison After Assault

Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a prison south of Boise after he was assaulted earlier this morning. In a press statement, the Idaho Department of Corrections said Glenn Arthur Cox had been assaulted at just before 1 a.m.

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Two Arrested on Drug Charges After K-9 Finds Pot

Two people are facing drug charges after a police dog found marijuana during a traffic stop earlier this month in Elmore County. According to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Jeremy Stram and Crystal Messer were arrested on September 7, and charged with trafficking marijuana after being stopped on Highway 20 for speeding

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Fatal Crash Near Sand Hollow on I-84

A Middleton man died in a single car crash near Sand Hollow Thursday afternoon on Interstate 84. Idaho State Police say at around 3:41 p.m. William R. Dudley, age 59, died when his Chevrolet 1500 pickup went off the road, over corrected, went back onto the road and rolled.

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Twin Falls Police Release Images of Car Suspected in Child Enticement Case

Police have shared images of a car believed to have been involved in recent child enticement cases in Twin Falls. On Monday, Twin Falls Police reported two students had been approached near Harrison Elementary school by a man in a gray car offering them rides home. I

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Police Seeking Twin Falls Art Thief

Twin Falls Police are looking for a couple who walked off with a staff earlier this month from a non-profit art gallery. On the evening of September 12, police say a man and woman were in the lobby of the Magic Valley Arts Council looking at a static art display.

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Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Central Idaho Mountains, Northern Nevada

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the mountains in south-central Idaho. Areas north east of Hailey are expected to get considerable amounts of snow beginning this evening on into early tomorrow morning

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3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Eastern Idaho

An earthquake shook eastern Idaho early this morning near the town of Soda Springs. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the earthquake struck just 10 miles from the town to the south east. The quake registered as a 3.2 magnitude.

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Photo by Benito Baeza
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Speed Limit May be Lowered on Orchard in South Twin Falls

Monday Twin Falls city council members will hear a proposal to lower the speed limit on Orchard Drive or 2700 North. According to city documents, the council asked staff to look into the speed limit on Orchard Dr. between Washington St. S and Blue Lakes Blvd. S that is currently 50 m.p.h.

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Elk Return in Numbers Near Highway in the Wood River Valley

Elk have returned in numbers near a busy highway prompting officials to warn drivers to slow down. The wildlife have been reported near Buttercup Road and Highway 75 just north of Hailey, according to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office

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Photo courtesy Elaine Seiferman Bryant
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Idaho Fish & Game: Sage Grouse Opener a Little Down

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) Game officials say the sage grouse opener this last weekend was a little behind from previous hunts. Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced the numbers of sage grouse brought in during the first weekend in the Shoshone Basin came in lower than last year...

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Man Not Wearing a Seat Belt Killed on Interstate 84 in Boise

Investigators say a Boise man was not wearing a seat belt when his car hit a traffic sign late Monday night on Interstate 84. Ryan Devisser, age 34, died from his injuries when his 2011 Chevrolet pickup went off the interstate

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Blaine County Sheriff Reveal Source of Explosion Sounds

Blaine County officials say people have reported hearing explosions this last weekend in the Wood River Valley. According to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office, those sounds came from the installation of power lines in the valley

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Twin Falls Truck Driver Involved in Crash Near New Meadows

A Twin Falls man was uninjured after a pick-up truck side swiped his semi truck Sunday afternoon. According to Idaho State Police, Joel Merrill, age 44, was headed south on Highway 95 at 5:16 p.m. in a Freightliner pulling a trailer when Karl Henry, age 21, of New Meadows, crossed the center line

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Fire Restrictions to End in Northern Areas of the Sawtooth Forest

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted on the Sawtooth National Forest's northern zone this weekend by fire managers. Officials say the restrictions will end at midnight September 17th.

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Five Schools Get Grants to Promote Healthy Eating and Activity

Five schools in the Magic Valley will share thousands of dollars to promote healthy eating for their students. The Idaho Dairy Council in partnership with the Fuel Up to Play 60 announced the area schools will get a combined $18,577 in grants

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Man Caught on Video Knocking Over Statue at Funeral Home

A funeral home in Twin Falls captured a person on a bike vandalizing a piece of artwork in front of their building twice on camera this week. Serenity Funeral Chapel Life Celebration Center shared the two videos on Facebook showing a person on a bike knock over the wolf looking statue

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New section of the Canyon Rim Trail to open Friday, photo by Benito Baeza
New section of the Canyon Rim Trail to open Friday, photo by Benito Baeza
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Newest Section of the Twin Falls Tail System to Open Friday

More than a mile long section of new Canyon Rim Trail system is set to open to the public Friday in Twin Falls. According to City Spokesperson Josh Palmer, the walking and biking public will be able to go past the Evel Knievel jump site to the west to access the new 1.6 mile connector trail.

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Crash Blocking Highway 75 North of Hailey

UPDATE: Blaine County Sheriff's Officials say a 21-year-old Wood River Valley woman is in critical condition after a two vehicle crash Wednesday morning. At around 9:20 a.m. Lindi D. Mattinson was headed south on Highway 75 just north of Hailey when she veered off the shoulder, overcorrected, then came back onto the highway into oncoming traffic.

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Culver’s Pays Tribute to Magic Valley Farmers with Corn Maze

A national family run burger and custard restaurant has grown a tribute corn maze to thank area farmers. Culver's announced the Thank You Farmers maze will open to the public September 29 and will operate Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. until November 4.

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