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MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Police want residents to be wary of telephone calls from people claiming to be one of their officers. The scammer, whose caller ID says the Idaho State Police, appears to targeting students, professors and people from other countries. The scammer says he has an arrest warrant for that person and they will be deported if they don't pay a fine.
MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — More than 100 people gathered for a vigil at the Meridian City Hall Amphitheater to pray for the safe return of a Boise pastor jailed in Iran for preaching Christianity. The Press-Tribune reports the Meridian vigil was one of hundreds held around the world on Friday for Saeed Abedini. Abedini has been held in Iran for two years.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Emergency planners say a digital library developed by Idaho researchers has become a critical tool in preparing for major disasters. The Infrastructure Protection Digital Library is a searchable database that gathers and customizes emergency-related documents, images and websites on local, regional and federal levels. Before the library, most of the information was disconnected and required extensive searching.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school's ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students biked, skateboarded or in-line skated their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the "Bike for Beards" protest on Friday night. Protest organizer Shane Pittson says he finds the ban on facial hair other than mustaches outdated.
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