Alana Holland, WZZM 13 On Your Side

Alana Holland

WZZM 13 On Your Side

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Past articles by Alana:

Traveling to some Mexican states this Spring Break could be dangerous. Here's where to avoid:

While you may want to get away to somewhere warm, the U.S. Department of State has travel advisories to several states in Mexico for violent crime and kidnapping. → Read More

Vinyl records outsell CDs for first time since 1987

Vinyl record sales grew 17% in 2022 from the year prior, outselling CDs for the first time since 1987. Streaming still remains the biggest driver of industry growth. → Read More

Avoid being a victim of package theft this holiday season

"You're just totally powerless," said Michael Thomas, who recently had packages stolen off his porch in Grand Rapids. → Read More

Top 10 most forgotten items on Thanksgiving grocery lists

Meijer sells more butter the day before Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. → Read More

DeVos Children's Hospital asks for emergency state help to add pediatric beds

The request for an additional 48 beds and designating 117 beds for ICU come amid the surging rate of RSV among children. → Read More

Kent County to consider 29 projects for $127 million federal funding

The 29 projects were narrowed down from 300 proposals, focusing on improving community health, quality of life, economy, infrastructure and government operations. → Read More

Time to get your home ready for a snowy season, West Michigan

Alger Hardware was full of people buying shovels, snow scrapers, snow blowers for first Grand Rapids snowfall. → Read More

GRPD K9 officer expected to survive after being stabbed 8 times in a standoff

"Eli" the K9 officer was sent in to make contact with a suspect Sunday night, when he was stabbed 8 times. The suspect was taken into custody immediately after. → Read More

How the VFW is turning around its image, saving itself from closing posts, declining members

Since the 1990s, VFW membership has declined by nearly 100,000 in Michigan. Now, the organization is working to save the veteran resource. → Read More

Investigators still without leads on case over abandoned puppies found in Holland during storm

Two of the eight puppies were in critical condition after being found on the side of the road Saturday. Now, all the puppies are doing well in caring foster homes. → Read More

'Luckiest store in Michigan' hopes for another Powerball winner Wednesday

Party World in Comstock Park has had 8 major lottery winning tickets sold at its store. The biggest was 12 years ago, at $57 million. → Read More

Community saves forgotten event by providing food trucks

The organizers of the event have not responded after 13 ON YOUR SIDE contacted them. → Read More

Westside Dairy Queen to close with plans for their replacement

The owners confirm the contract with Dairy Queen is finished. They are starting to create a "neighborhood treat stop" in the space. → Read More

Woman receives gift of life after 13 OYS story helps find kidney donor

After months of testing to make sure she was healthy enough for the donation, Snyder was confirmed to be a donor. Their surgery is set for November 7. → Read More

'Be patient': Why election results may not come on election night

Kent County alone has sent out more than 116,600 absentee ballots this election. In Michigan, those ballots cannot be tabulated until Election Day. → Read More

Program helping working families afford child care expanded to 59 counties

Tri-Share is a state program splitting the cost of child care between the family, their employer and the State of Michigan. → Read More

Tiny homes in Grand Rapids quickly approaching reality

The City Commission approved zoning for the Mel Trotter project, building 16 tiny homes, 11 apartments and a community space in the Madison Square neighborhood. → Read More

The FDA declared a national Adderall shortage. Here's what that means for you

The FDA declared a shortage on Adderall medication. Production recovery times vary. → Read More

Kent Co. residents plead for more attention on PFAS contamination

During a walking tour of the Rogue River Wednesday, residents called for more awareness, cleaning river. → Read More

VERIFY: Political ads can use local newscast clips without consent

Many viewers have written into 13 ON YOUR SIDE, wondering how political ads can use clips of our newscasts in their commercials. Let's Verify. → Read More