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A judge says a court order is needed to shut off lights and other utilities at Pittsburgh's struggling August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Allegheny County Judge Lawrence O'Toole on Monday approved an order sought by the center's court-appointed conservator to keep the downtown facility running.

The ruling covers water and electricity as well as sewage treatment, telephone and Internet services.

An attorney for Duquesne Light said the center owes the electric company $38,000 and is running bills of $10,000 a month.

The center, which opened in 2009, is named after late Pulitzer prize-winning playwright August Wilson, who was born in Pittsburgh.

Dollar Bank began foreclosure proceedings in September after the center defaulted on its $7 million mortgage.

If you've been arrested for DUI, this is most likely one of the worst days of your life. As a former police officer, I know the range of emotions that you must be feeling. You're probably angry at yourself for letting this happen, embarrassed to face family and friends, worried about your job, scared because you don’t know whether you’re going to jail and confused because you're not sure what to do next. As a Pittsburgh Police Lieutenant, I spent several years in charge of the Pittsburgh Police DUI Task Force and have extensive experience with all aspects of DUI law in Pennsylvania. The attorneys in my office help steer you through this nightmare so that you are able to get on with your life.

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The Legal Intelligencer has reported that Pittsburgh-based K&L Gates was hesitant to say much Wednesday about an employee who police said went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at a suburban-Pittsburgh L.A. Fitness, killing four people, including himself, and injuring nine others.

"K&L Gates is deeply saddened by last night's events, and offers its condolences to the families and friends of all who were involved in this terrible tragedy," the firm said in a statement.

K&L Gates is offering on-site counseling for employees through the firm's employee assistance program, a firm spokesman said.

The spokesman confirmed that the alleged shooter, George Sodini, 48, was a systems analyst in the finance department and had worked at K&L Gates since 1999. Prior to that, according to media reports and his profile on LinkedIn, Sodini worked at Development Dimensions International.

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