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NOFX coming to the Central Florida Fairgrounds

Punk rock band NOFX will make a stop in Orlando as part of their Final Tour with special guests Pennywise, Less Than Jake, and others.

The concert will take place on Saturday, September 30, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, which is located at 4603 W Colonial Drive in Orlando.

NOFX has released fifteen studio albums, sixteen extended plays, and a number of singles. The band rose to popularity with their fifth studio album, Punk in Drublic, obtaining gold status.

For more information about the concert, the other acts performing, or to purchase tickets, visit the NOFX event page through the Central Florida Fairgrounds website.

Martin David Lacek


Martin David Lacek, age 66, of Winter Park, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at his home in Winter Park.

He was born on September 21, 1957 in Carbondale, PA, son to his late parents, George and Helen (Keselowski) Lacek. Martin was the owner of Martin Lacek’s Accounting Services since 2007. Outside of his professional life, he enjoyed boating and fishing. He was also strong in his Christian faith.

Martin was a selfless man. He always thought of others before himself.

He was the best daddy ever and will be deeply missed.

Martin is survived by his daughter, Nicole Lacek-Nguyen and her husband, Danny, of Orlando; his grandchild, Aurora Nguyen; a brother, George Lacek of NY; and the mother of his child and best friend, Linda Lacek of Orlando.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:00 pm at Newcomer Funeral Home – East Orlando Chapel, 895 S. Goldenrod Rd, Orlando, with Pastor Dennis Sta. Ana officiating.

Services will be livestreamed and can be viewed for up to 90 days after the service by clicking here.

Visitation with the family will precede the service at the funeral home on Sunday, October 1 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

51-year-old arrested for threats to ‘kill’ Florida deputy during live stream


A Pennsylvania man was arrested this week after allegedly sending threats during a live broadcast of On Patrol: Live on Facebook that he was going to “kill” a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was being featured on the show.

On Wednesday, Jason E. Senseman, 51, was taken into custody by Pennsylvania State Police on a second-degree felony charge in in Jonestown, Pennsylvania.

According to police, Senseman was watching the television show On Patrol: Live through Facebook when he messaged the social media account associated with the show that he would kill one of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office deputies featured on the show.

Those messages included “I am not scared of killing anyone,” and “some of your officers are worthy of death.” Those messages preceded the threat in which Senseman allegedly stated “I would kill Royce James.”

After the messages were received, On Patrol: Live staff notified VCSO on Sunday, who made contact with law enforcement in Pennsylvania a short time thereafter. The officers in Pennsylvania were aware of the messages and also were familiar with Senseman, according to police.

During an interview with a Pennsylvania state trooper, Senseman indicated that he did send the messages while watching the show. He told the deputy that he was drinking and that no one else had accessed his phone or Facebook account.

Senseman was taken into custody on a second-degree felony charge of making a written threat to a law enforcement official. The charge carries a bond of $100,000. Senseman will be extradited to Volusia County at a later date.

The incident follows several other similar threats and subsequent arrests that have taken place this year.

Tony Stromberg was arrested in June in Calgary, Alberta for making online threats to murder Sheriff Chitwood.

In April, 23-year-old Cristhian Zapata was arrested and extradited from Connecticut after posting “I WILL KILL CHITWOOD, MARK MY WORDS,” on 4Chan, an image board website.

In March, Tyler Meyer, 30, was arrested by the San Diego Police Department at his mother’s home in connection with similar threats made through 4Chan. According to police, Meyer made an anonymous post stating that it was “too bad Mike Chitwood isn’t safe now that I’m planning to kill him.” He went on to say that he was going to “kill him by shooting him to death.”

Just weeks prior, 38-year-old Richard Golden was arrested after allegedly issuing threats through the same website as Meyer and Zapata. Authorities say that Golden wrote the following comment:

“Just shoot Chitwood in the head and he stops being a problem. They have to find a new guy to be the problem…But shooting Chitwood in the head solves an immediate problem permanently. Just shoot Chitwood in the head and murder him.”

Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood greets Richard Golden at the airport
Richard Golden was met by Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood at the airport upon his arrival in Florida

Three of the arrested individuals have been extradited to Florida and charged with making a written threat to kill or cause injury. Stromberg is expected to remain in Canada to face his charges and did not require extradition to Volusia County.

Carlos A Negron-Torres


Carlos Antonio Negrón Torres, devoted husband of Raisa, loving father of Enid, Saira and Carmen Raisa. He adored his six grandchildren: Nadya Marie, Austyn Javier, Sean Carlos, Sebastian Jerome, Luca Antonio and Sofia. Also, Armani’s great-grandfather. They all called him Papa.

The oldest of seven children, he was born in the cold city of Aibonito, Puerto Rico on August 8, 1944, in the home of Eduarda Torres and Fidel A. Negrón. Predeceased by Roberto and Carmen Iris, he is survived by Juan, Rafa, Oscar (Caco) and Olga.

A man of great perseverance. His sacrifices gave way to stages of his life that are admired by all who know him. He entered the Barranquitas Hospitality School as soon as he graduated from high school. He didn’t stop there and entered the US Navy where he was able to obtain a certificate in menu preparation and diets at Monterey Peninsula College. Upon returning to his homeland, he provides services at the Hotel La Concha.

Carlos knew he couldn’t stop. He wanted to offer more & with the education opportunity offered by the VA, he entered the Barranquitas Interamerican University in 1971 and in 1974 obtained his bachelor’s degree in education. He began his work as a teacher in Aibonito but did not stop and in 1981 he obtained his master’s degree in Administration and Supervision and was appointed school principal in Aibonito.

Carlos loved long weeks at the beach with Raisa, and his favorite memories were of the beach vacations. He was a lifelong fan of baseball and football. He knew the name of every player in the teams especially the Patriots & Steelers.

Teacher, principal, deputy superintendent and community leader but above all a good Puerto Rican and tremendous cook! Which is why he became the ‘family chef’.

Caffeine & Chrome series returns to Lake Mary this weekend

The Caffeine and Chrome series will bring multiple exotic, sports, and luxury vehicles to Lake Mary this weekend.

The meetup takes place on Saturday, September 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Gateway Classic Cars of Orlando, which is located at 635 Century Point in Lake Mary.

Multiple exotic, sports, and luxury vehicles will be featured, and the event is open to all makes and models.

This event is free and open to the public and will feature a collection of pastries and coffee, while supplies last.

Caffeine and Chrome is family-friendly and dogs on a leash are welcome. There are no shop displays, banners, or branded vehicles allowed.

For more information, visit the Caffeine and Chrome Eventbrite webpage.

Rafael A Gomez


Rafael A. Gomez, 65, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic passed away in Kissimmee, FL on September 26, 2023.

He is survived by his loving family.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Porta Coeli Funeral Home.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, October 2, 2023 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Kissimmee, FL.

Private cremation services will be held at a later date. Rafael will forever be remembered and loved by all those who knew him. May he rest in peace.

Super Heroes coming to the Sanford Library

A collection of superheroes will make a special appearance at a local library this weekend.

Super heroes will take over the North Branch Library on Saturday, September 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library is located at 150 N Palmetto Ave. in Sanford.

Visitors are invited to join the Sanford Library for hero-themed stories, literacy activities, and crafts. There will be photo opportunities with costumed superheroes and community helpers.

The event will also feature a bounce house, miniature therapy horses, a face painting station, and games. Seminole County emergency vehicles and the Little Blue Truck will also be present.

For more information, visit the Heroes at the Library webpage through the Seminole County Public Library System website.

Lelynna Marie Langdoc


Lelynna Marie Soldner Langdoc, age 74, of Clermont, FL, peacefully passed away on September 25, 2023, in Clermont, FL. She was born on July 27, 1949, to Leland and Wanda Horsley Soldner. After being raised in Marion, IL she attended Deaconess School of Nursing in St. Louis, MO. It was while attending nursing school that she met and fell in love with her husband of 53 years, Jim. Lelynna was a nurturing and compassionate individual who brought joy and kindness to those around her. She had a fun-loving spirit and was known for her generosity. She was an incredible mom to her two children, Heather and Jason, and “second mom” to so many of their friends over the years. Lelynna shared a very special relationship crafted in love and laughter with her only grandchild, Aine.

Lelynna’s professional career was defined by her dedication as a Registered Nurse. Over her 48 years as a nurse she devoted herself to caring for others, specializing in pediatrics, newborn nursery, and serving as Director of Nursing at several nursing homes. Her gentle and nurturing demeanor brought comfort to countless patients throughout the years. Additionally, Lelynna shared her nurturing spirit as a devoted nanny, providing care and support to children, ensuring their well-being and happiness. Lelynna’s wishes to further research in medicine will be honored by her donation to the University of Florida Human Brain & Tissue Bank.

In her free time, Lelynna enjoyed pursuing various hobbies. She had a green thumb and took pleasure in gardening and creating beautiful floral arrangements. Lelynna also had a talent for knitting, creating heartfelt throw blankets. She was an avid sports fan, particularly passionate about ice hockey, supporting both the St. Louis Blues and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lelynna also followed the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team. She loved to travel, explore new places, and immerse herself in different cultures. She loved movies, musical theater, and art. Lelynna found solace in reading and was a member of the P.E.O. organization. She was also a devoted fan of Barry Manilow and his music.

Lelynna will be deeply missed by her loved ones. She is survived by her husband, James Langdoc; her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Vinnie Petri; her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Meagan Langdoc; her granddaughter, Aine Campion; her sister and brother-in-law, Miledda and Randy Edmonds; her sister-in-law, Rhonda Soldner; her sister-in-law, Tharon Carlene Langdoc; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Lelynna was preceded in death by her father, Leland Soldner; her mother, Wanda Horsley Soldner; her father-in-law, Albert Langdoc; her mother-in-law, Nell Huston Langdoc; her brother, Keith Soldner; her sister-in-law and her husband, Barbara Langdoc Leicht and Rod Leicht; her brother-in-law, Carl Langdoc; and her great-nephew, Micah Soldner.

A celebration of Lelynna’s life will be held on October 14, 2023 at Zion United Church of Christ, 930 W. Cherry St., Marion, IL 62959. Visitation with the family will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Service will be at 1:00 p.m.

Man who sexually assaulted teen during Orlando flight sentenced to five years


A 52-year-old man from California will spend five years behind bars for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl during a Delta flight to Orlando.

Brian Patrick Durning, of Altadena, was sentenced to five years in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger of the Middle District of Florida this week for assaulting the girl during a flight that took place last year.

According to testimony and evidence presented at trial, Durning boarded the redeye flight from Los Angeles to Orlando at 11:36 PST on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Durning was seated in an aisle seat next to the girl, who had been separated from the rest of her family and was sitting in the middle seat.

After the flight departed Los Angeles, Durning ordered and consumed an alcoholic drink before coughing and sneezing on the teen. At some point thereafter, Durning began to touch the victim’s hair and neck, and tried to put his arm around the girl.

Durning then reached over with his right hand to touch the girl’s inner left thigh, moving her thigh toward him and calling her “honey-boo.” At that point, he moved his hand up her inner thigh, toward her groin area, and pushed his “finger into her vagina, over her clothing,” according to the original arrest affidavit.

After the assault, a female passenger seated in the window seat next to the victim woke up and saw Durning quickly move his right hand away from the victim’s inner thigh.

The woman asked the girl if Durning had touched her and, upon answering in the affirmative, the girl began shaking and crying. The woman offered to switch seats with the girl before calling for a flight attendant to notify the girl’s mother.

While alerting the mother, the woman told Durning not to talk to the girl. At that point, Durning attempted to touch the female passenger’s breasts.

The girl’s mother says she looked back after being called upon and saw the victim mouth the words “he touched me.” At that time, the mother stood up, exited her seat, and confronted Durning. When she arrived at Durning’s seat, she noticed that his pants were unzipped.

During an interview, Durning told authorities that he had “one to two beers” in the airport before boarding the flight to Los Angeles, and consumed an Ambien pill and one glass of white wine during the flight.

Durning told police that he fell asleep and stated that the next thing he remembered was someone waking him up and asking him to switch seats.

This past June, a federal jury convicted Durning of assault of a minor on an aircraft and two counts of simple assault. The conviction came almost exactly one year after the incident took place on a flight bound for the Orlando International Airport. Following his release, Durning will be subjected to three years of supervised release.

Cassandra L. Williams-Helligar


Cassandra L. Williams-Helligar, 39, of Orlando, Florida departed this life on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Cassandra was born to Hope V. Parris and Waldin Williams on November 7, 1983 in Trelawny, Jamaica, W.I. She was employed as a cashier for several years.

Cassandra was a very kind, generous, loving woman with a heart of gold. She dedicated her life to her raising and caring for her beloved family. She enjoyed cooking, keeping a clean home and just being around her family. She instilled love, wisdom, and Christian values for all her family to follow. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Cassandra leaves her precious memories with her loving husband, Frank Helligar; children: Ricardo Allen and Tajauna Thompson; mother, Hope Veronica Parris; 7 siblings; a host of other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the mortuary.

A service of celebration will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at Postell’s Mortuary Chapel, Orlando with Pastor Arnold Porter, officiating.

Interment will be held at the Orlando Memorial Gardens, Apopka. Services will be lived streamed via Postell’s Mortuary website.