Student walking past moped outside University Village, located in South Neighborhood. This is where the majority of moped thefts are reported.

Thieves target MSU students’ mopeds

For the past few years, mopeds have consistently been taken from Michigan State’s campus.
Capt. Dan Munford of the Community Engagement Unit with the MSU Police and Public Safety Department says moped have always been stolen on campus, but in the past few years, thefts have increased along with the number of mopeds on campus.

Okemos greets Halloween with masks for fun, not COVID

Okemos families had some pre-Halloween fun at the Okemos Community Church trunk or treat on Oct. 30. This was the first time the event has been held since 2019. 

Allie Williams, event organizer, said it has evolved over the years since it began in about 2016, starting as an evening activity before being pushed to the afternoon as more young families with little kids attended. 

Jenny Wagemann teaches Larabel's three grandchildren to hula hoop

Potter Park Zoo hosts fall fun with Zootacular

Alison Larabel of Traverse City and her three grandchildren from Okemos arrived at Potter Park Zoo on Oct. 9 with no clue of the surprise awaiting them. Potter Park Zoo is a regular favorite of theirs, but this weekend they were met with the park’s fourth annual Zootacular in full swing.

The event ran from noon to 5pm on Oct. 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23. Potter Park Zoo special projects coordinator Carolyn Forba says the event features activities such as hay bale and string mazes, the “inflatable zone” with five inflatable activities, a black-light glow room and more. Guests were invited to arrive in costume, and could trick or treat at booths hosted by local partners throughout the park.