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News Minute: Here's the latest Pennsylvania news from The Associated Press

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Capitol Police say a staff member for a Pennsylvania congressman has been arrested after carrying a handgun and magazine into the Cannon House Office building. Ryan Shucard, press secretary for Republican Congressman Tom Marino, was arrested Friday morning. A spokesman for Capitol Police said Shucard entered the Cannon building with a 9mm handgun and magazine that was discovered by a metal detector.

CABOT, Pa. (AP) - A search this week of a property in western Pennsylvania came up empty in the latest effort to find 8-year-old Cherrie Mahan who disappeared in 1985. The Pennsylvania State Police and a team from the Mercyhurst University Archaeological Institute this week searched a property in Butler County. Police say the continued investigation and interviews led to the searches.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Corbett administration and an environmental group are striking a deal to prevent a loss of funding for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources while the group's lawsuit challenging gas drilling in state park and forest land goes forward. The Pennsylvania Environmental Defense Foundation and Governor Tom Corbett announced the agreement today.

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - Mennonites and other Anabaptists from around the globe will gather in central Pennsylvania a year from now for the first Mennonite World Conference Assembly ever to be held in the commonwealth. Lancaster Newspapers reports that the gathering held every six years will be held in Harrisburg in July 2015.

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