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Gas leak forces evacuation at Cypress Woods school

A gas leak caused an evacuation of Cypress Woods Elementary School for about 15 minutes Tuesday morning. East Lake District Fire Chief Jeff Malzone said a school maintenance worker detected a leak during a routine inspection of the school's gas lines. The tank was turned off and the leak was repaired, he said. "Everything is fine," Malzone said. "It was small, but they followed all the right procedures."

Man threatens woman

with gun, police say

TARPON SPRINGS _ A man threatened a 19-year-old Tarpon Springs woman with a gun at Sunset Beach about 8:20 p.m. Sunday, according to police. The man pointed the gun at the woman, who had driven to the beach alone, when she asked him for a flashlight to try to find her lost car keys. The woman then backed away from the car and ran through the park until she found a police officer on Florida Avenue. The man drove off in a white 1982-1989 Mercury Grand Marquis and was described as 30 years old, tall and white, with long, curly black hair.