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News Minute: Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University is one step closer to reaching a $15 million goal for the school's new performing arts center. The Auburn City Council voted this week to allocate $1.5 million over the next three years to the new Auburn University Performing Arts Center. The city will fund $500,000 in fiscal years 2018-2020, and then continue to contribute $50,000 annually starting in 2021.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - One of Alabama's largest annual social events is going on this weekend near Auburn. The 53rd Alpha Psi Round-up is being held Saturday in the community of Society Hill. Thousands of Auburn University students and others will be there for an amateur rodeo, country music and more. The event has grown dramatically in recent years to the point that organizers had to implementing rules to keep things working smoothly. The round-up is sponsored by the veterinary fraternity at Auburn.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham police say two teenage girls were wounded after a water balloon fight at a city park ended in gunfire. Police found at least 15 shell casings from bullets fired Friday afternoon in the parking lot of Bradford Park.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Supreme Court says a woman who was hurt in a car crash during a police chase can't sue the officers or the city where it occurred. The justices on Friday turned back an appeal filed by Bria Mines in her lawsuit against Homewood and two officers. Mines was a passenger in a car driven by another woman who fled police after an alleged shoplifting in 2013. The car wrecked, killing the driver and hurting Mines. The justices say the city and officers are immune from the lawsuit.

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