Laura Hartman, WZZM 13 On Your Side

Laura Hartman

WZZM 13 On Your Side

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

NASA telescope piers into star as it nears its collapse into a black hole

NASA's NICER X-ray telescope studies the remnants of exploded massive stars on the verge of implosion. → Read More

Shifting snow: Long-term trends show lake-effect has changed in recent decades

Parts of West Michigan are getting more lake-effect snow while others are declining. → Read More

Winter storm brings bitter cold temps and snow in time for Christmas

Grand Rapids has not had a White Christmas since 2017. → Read More

Record-breaking warmth possible this weekend

Above average temperatures will bring us near record warmth by the end of the week! → Read More

Muskegon student turns trash into t-shirts to help the Great Lakes

Oshki currently only sells t-shirts, but the company will be expanding the merchandise line soon. → Read More

Remembering the derecho of 1998

It's been 21 years since a derecho whipped through West Michigan. → Read More

'Plants, Pots & Petals' at the Downtown Market

The botanical sale will have all kinds of plants from local vendors. → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: How one organization helps disabled athletes cross the finish line

myTeam Triumph participates in dozens of local races every year. → Read More

Muskegon Lake is an environmental comeback story

After decades listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's 'Area of Concern' list, Muskegon Lake will finally be removed in 2020. → Read More

Some Michigan bumblebee populations are declining. Here's how you can help them.

The declining populations tend to be more active later in the summer. → Read More

Snow expected this weekend with accumulations

Showers will begin Saturday evening and leave a coat of snow Sunday morning. → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: Shanna and Laura are on week five 'Stayin’ Alive'

Weather is warming up, and so is triathlon training -- Laura and Shanna blog about their thoughts leading up to this point. → Read More

The Salted Cupcake unleashes 'Game of Thrones'-themed cupcakes for series premiere

Order your cupcakes now before the white walkers claim them! → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: Shanna and Laura share week four fears

The newness of triathlon training has worn off - Laura and Shanna blog about going forward. → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: Shave seconds off your run and transitions with these tips

Coach Kari Stuart has pro-tips for saving time during transitions → Read More

NASA conducting study where participants lie down for 60 days straight

Participants will be paid $18,500 upon completion, but some say that's not enough. → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: Shanna and Laura learn training is not as easy as riding a bike

The first week of training for the Grand Rapids Triathlon is wrapping up. Laura and Shanna share thoughts on how it went. → Read More

Training for a Triathlon: Best practices for biking

It's as easy as riding a bike, right? Not exactly! → Read More

Geomagnetic storm could bring Northern Lights to Michigan this weekend

A solar flare was spotted on Wednesday. Now we wait for the energy to reach the atmosphere. → Read More

A Greenville student's exceptional green thumb wins him $1,000

This fourth grader won a state-wide competition for growing a giant cabbage. → Read More