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Published May 10, 2019

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'Doc Webb' House cleared for demolition after council rejects historic status

Efforts to have the former home of James E. "Doc Webb'' declared a historic landmark have failed, clearing the way for its demolition and the construction of four new houses. By a 4-2 vote Thursday night, the St. Pete City Council rejected a compromise that would have spared the nearly century-old house where Webb lived while operating "The World's Most Unusual Drug Store'' near downtown St. Petersburg.

Disbarred lawyer Constantine Kalogianis sentenced to prison for nine years

A Pasco County lawyer has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for altering mortgage foreclosure documents to benefit homeowners he represented. Constantine Kalogianis will also have to pay restitution to lenders he defrauded although the amount is in dispute. A former congressional candidate and sometime developer, Kalogianis was arrested in 2016 on nine felony counts after being caught on courthouse surveillance cameras stamping something on papers in clients' foreclosure cases.

Zillow is bringing its 'instant buying' program to the Tampa Bay area

Joining a crowded field, Zillow is bringing its home buying and selling business to the Tampa Bay market. The online real estate giant announced Thursday that it will start buying bay area homes through its Zillow Offers program early next year. Homeowners can sell to directly to Zillow, with closing in as little as seven days or as many as 90.

A guide to Mother's Day brunches in Tampa Bay

Celebrate Mother's Day by treating Mom to brunch. Tampa Bay restaurants have promised everything from buffets to multicourse spreads, so dig in. From menu items to locations to contact information and more, here's everything you need to know to make the day special.

Original Grave Digger passes the Monster Jam torch to his kids

For a parent, nothing quite compares to watching one of your children compete at a high level. Pride, fear, joy, anger and disappointment all mix in an uncommon way, creating unnerving emotions you may not have known existed inside your heart. That same emotion will grip Dennis Anderson Friday and Saturday when he watches three of his four children -- 21-year-old Krysten, 29-year-old Ryan and 33-year-old Adam -- compete in the Monster Jam World Finals at Orlando's Camping World Stadium.

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