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“Early Edition” is a guide to help you jumpstart your morning, get the news you need to know and catch up on what you missed.

It’s published Monday through Friday, between 6 and 7 a.m.

Here’s the Early Edition for Thursday, January 13, 2022. 

40s today, snow in the forecast this weekend

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high near 44. There's an air quality alert for Lancaster County in place until Friday

Temperatures will slowly drop back down into the 20s and 30s heading into the weekend after Friday, with a high near 21 expected on Saturday and snow back in the forecast on Sunday. 

As of this morning, there's a 50% chance of snow Sunday, during the day, increasing to a 90% chance of snow and sleet Sunday night. 

Click here for the seven day forecast. 

Brides speak out after Penn Township woman charged with defrauding them in wedding scheme

A Penn Township woman was charged earlier this week after police say she defrauded more than a dozen brides-to-be out of thousands of dollars in a scheme where she offered hair and makeup services with no intentions of completing the work. 

“She didn’t feel that she had done anything wrong," Jeni Nulty, who was married in November and paid the woman $1,300 said of Holly Boyer, the woman behind the scheme. "She thought that she was protected by bankruptcy, and that she could take our money and not deliver services. I knew that that was not right.”

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Jeni Nulty, pictured here on her wedding day with her new husband Richard, is one of 18 women who police said were defrauded by Penn Township beautician Holly Anne Boyer in a $15,000 wedding services scheme that spanned six states.

Boyer, who is currently free on unsecured bail, advertised her business, Extreme Beauty, on social media and bridal websites, where she found soon-to-be brides from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland. 

In total, 18 women lost $15,590.25 in Boyer's scheme. 

Click here to read the full story. 

Court gives parents OK to pursue wrongful death lawsuit against Millersville University

A federal appeals court will allow the parents of a murdered Millersville University student to pursue their wrongful death lawsuit against the university, the court ruled on Tuesday. 

Karlie Hall

A plaque marks a memorial for Millersville University student Karlie Hall, who was murdered by boyfriend Gregorio Orrostieta in February 2015.

The lawsuit dates back to January 2017, when it was initially filed by John and Jeannette Hall, who claimed their daughter's murder could have been prevented by the university. 

Their daughter, Karlie Hall, was a freshman at the university and was killed by her boyfriend, Gregorio Orrostieta, now 26. 

Click here to read the full story. 

Take a hike

If you're looking for a place to get outside this winter and hike around Lancaster County, we've got a list for you. 

The Pequea Trolley trail, also known as the Martic Forge trail, is one of the top places to hike in the winter in Lancaster County.

LNP | LancasterOnline spoke with three avid hikers to get their take on the best hiking trails around the county. 

From an easy 2.5-mile trek to a hard 3.8-mile trot in Holtwood, these hobbyists give an insight into the trails before you even need to tie your hiking shoes. 

Click here for a full list. 

Farm show foods

There's only two days left to have a timely excuse to eat fried cheese, fried veggies, mushroom jerky and a milkshake all at once and deem it a "meal." 

The 106th Pennsylvania Farm Show, which opened last Friday and continues through tomorrow, is more than just sheep herding and chick sliding. 

There's also food. And lots of it. Take a look at some of the fan favorites in the photos below. 

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A look through the archives: 50 years ago today

Is there anything more Lancaster County then getting married at one of the many covered bridges that carry people over our streams and creeks? 

Tractor interrupts wedding: Jan. 13, 1972

What about having that wedding interrupted by a tractor passing through? 

On the front page of the January 13, 1972, edition of the Lancaster New Era, that scene, exactly as stated, is shown in full on the front page. 

Click here to see more from the LNP | LancasterOnline archives (which hold more than 250 years of county history). 

Here's what other people are reading this morning on LancasterOnline: 

- Florida man ransacked Manheim Township homes, stole $53,000 worth of jewelry and other items: police

- DUI driver goes airborne before crash; tractor trailer spills milk: Lancaster County police log, Jan. 13, 2022

- Ephrata man texted, tried to meet with undercover cop posing as teenage girl: police