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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University plans to offer a new degree to help students secure jobs in the fishing and hunting industries. A statement from the school says trustees have approved a new degree in wildlife enterprise management. It will be offered starting in fall 2019 provided a state commission approves. Auburn would become one of only two U.S. universities offering such a program, with Kansas State being the other.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A former state employee has pleaded guilty to forging $15,000 worth of travel reimbursement forms. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall announced Friday that Yoshkio Denise Givner pleaded guilty to an ethics charge of using her position for personal gain.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - University of Alabama students will be able to use ID cards on the Apple Watches and iPhones this fall. The Tuscaloosa News reports an Apple statement said only have to raise their wrist to gain access to places including the library, dorms and events, pay for snacks, laundry and dinners around campus. The software was presented this week as students with an Apple Watch or iPhone can add their ID cards to the wallet.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A pilot program will allow limited shark fishing two dates this month at Gulf State Park. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said the events will take place at the park's saltwater fishing pier on June 19 and June 26. Registration is required and fishing is limited to 10 anglers.

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