Monday Morning Wisconsin News Headlines

Posted Monday, September 17, 2012 --- 5:10 a.m.

Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press:

TOWN OF SCHLESWIG, Wis. (AP) -- Manitowoc County officials are investigating the death of a 27-year-old man. The body of Max Ergen of Milwaukee was recovered from Cedar Lake in the Town of Schleswig around 9 p.m. Saturday. An autopsy is planned for today to determine his cause of death.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- La Crosse police are investigating who shot to death a father and son in a photography store. Captain Robert Lawrence says the homicides occurred about 2 p.m. Saturday, roughly the same time a photography class at May's Photo ends and the store closes. Family members identified the victims as 56-year-old store owner Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son A.J. Petras. The Petras formerly had a store in Winona, Minnesota.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The state is investigating whether a prepaid funeral plan offered through Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association violated state securities laws. Under the prepaid funeral plan, a consumer pays a local funeral director who sends the funds to the trust. On Friday, a Dane County judge appointed a Milwaukee lawyer to take control of the association to protect an estimated 10,500 consumers who had money in the plan.

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end a teachers strike set to enter its second week. Emanuel said the strike is illegal under state law. The Chicago teachers union decided yesterday to continue its weeklong strike.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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