• Gun safety startup uses simulations to begin training

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Awarded $25,000 from Start Garden, a Grand Rapids startup is aiming to keep people safe around firearms.
    "I've been into firearms for a long time and was like, how can I find a tool that will effectively bridge the gap between someone brand new and someone with experience? Like, how can I help them get over their fears?" said the owner and operator of Freedom Elevated Defense Solutions Damien Allen.
    He found the answer in eliminating the ammunition so that people could focus on the basics and build up to firing live rounds. The guns used in the beginning look and feel...
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  • Griffins player finds himself in wrong Grand Rapids

    Griffins player finds himself in wrong Grand Rapids

    10 days ago - By Wood TV

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - A top prospect for the Detroit Red Wings was headed to Grand Rapids to begin his season with the Griffins but accidentally ended up in small-town Ohio - in a village also called Grand Rapids.
    Red Wings forward Jonatan Berggren said he and his girlfriend rented a car last week, planning on making the trip from Detroit to Grand Rapids.
    "It was a two-hour drive and everyone said it would take two hours to Grand Rapids," Berggren said.
    Two hours later, they thought they had to be getting close.
    "I've seen pictures of Grand Rapids, so I knew it was a big city, so when we...
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