Sarah Sell, WZZM 13 On Your Side

Sarah Sell

WZZM 13 On Your Side

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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Past articles by Sarah:

What kind of dog do you have? We put doggie DNA to the test

13 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Sarah Sell tested two shelter dogs. One, which is an obvious mixed breed and her own dog, which is supposed to be a purebred. → Read More

Muskegon couple lost hundreds of dollars in lottery scam

One sheet said they had won $915,000. Another said it was from the Department of Homeland Security. → Read More

Muskegon man warns about job scam on

Robert got the job. But it didn't exist. → Read More

West Michigan city tops list for 'hottest zip codes' in America

High income millennials and affordable homes are what put Kentwood at the top of the list. → Read More

To raise your FICO score, you need to play the credit game

Experts say there are ways to raise your score. But, you have to play the credit game. → Read More

Grand Rapids woman still waiting for wheelchair ramp at apartment complex

Sheryl Leatherman on the first floor, but she still has to maneuver three steps to get to the parking lot. → Read More

2 killed in fire at adult foster care facility in Grand Rapids

According to police, discarded smoking material on the porch is said to be the cause of the double fatal fire. → Read More

New federal law requires companies to offer free credit freezes

The three credit agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion will be required to freeze and thaw a credit report for free. → Read More

Looking ahead, hot toy lists out for 2018

Target, Walmart and Amazon all released their hottest toys of 2018. → Read More

Foster homes needed for animals evacuated from hurricane area

The West Michigan Humane Society is looking for foster homes for all types of animals → Read More

Study: Households with lowest incomes spend the most on vices

Households in the lowest income brackets spend 13% of their income on vices, while those in the higher income brackets, over $75K, spend 2.6 %. → Read More

A sneak peek inside Grand Castle Apartments in Grandville

Despite criticism of the massive building in Grandville, the builder says he is confident he will fill all of the apartments. → Read More

Local couple avoided sweepstakes scam

A local couple says they could have been the victims of a sweepstakes scam but figured it out before they lost any money. The Better Business Bureau says complaints are on the rise and fake checks are a serious problem. For Bill and Mary Thompson, Grand Rapids, it’s important information. "I think people need to know it's going on,” said Mary. Two weeks ago, the couple got a notification from… → Read More

Warning: Stay off water after several kayaks capsized on Rogue River

Recent rain has caused dangerous conditions on Rogue River → Read More

Is wood from Muskegon Lake contaminated?

Is the old sawmill debris being pulled from Muskegon Lake contaminated? That's the questions 13 On Your Side viewers asked us to investigate. → Read More

New stores coming to Woodland Mall in 2019

Woodland announces Black Rock Bar and Grill, Urban Outfitters and outdoor retailer REI moving to Grand Rapids area. → Read More

West Michigan woman loses $2,000 in IRS scam

Scared of being arrested, the woman went to Dollar General and bought over $2,000 worth of Google Play gift cards. → Read More

Uber riders complain about 'vomit fraud'

Customers say they were charged a cleaning fee after riding in an Uber. The fees range from $150-$200 for vomiting in the vehicle. → Read More

New shopping and delivery service comes to West Michigan

The service allows you to shop at stores like Costco or Petco and have it delivered to your home. → Read More

Consumer alert: Check your invoices before you pay

BBB of West Michigan says watch out for scam involving fake invoices being sent to businesses. → Read More