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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A woman was rescued after her parachute got tangled in a bridge over the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. KTVB-TV reports the Twin Falls County sheriff's office says a wind gust caught the BASE jumper's chute and blew it to the bottom trestle of Perrine Bridge last night. Rescuers found the jumper hanging 10-15 feet below the trestle. She was not injured.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Fans of Skinny Dipper Hot Springs near Banks are banding together to strike a deal with the federal government that will allow the popular hot springs to remain open. The Idaho Statesman reports that the BLM has announced it would close Skinny Dipper on May 28, citing too many issues with people littering, using drugs and committing other crimes. They also say pointed to fire danger and erosion along the access trail.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials at an Idaho nuclear facility say they can safely handle two shipments of 25 spent fuel rods for research and that it won't start to turn the state into a nuclear waste dump. Todd Allen of the Idaho National Laboratory says the U.S. Department of Energy wants to better understand "high burnup" spent fuel that's accumulating at nuclear power plants, which is important for storing it.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo has announced that he will be running for his fourth consecutive term in the Senate in 2016. The Idaho Republican has represented the Gem State in the U.S. Senate since 1998. Crapo, a Mormon who practiced law before entering politics, lives in Idaho Falls with his wife Susan and his five children. He made headlines in January 2013 when he pleaded guilty to a drunken driving change in Virginia.
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