Morning 4: Metro Detroiters mourn death of the city’s ‘Angel of Jazz’ -- and other top stories

Here are the top stories for the morning of Jan. 8, 2023

Gretchen Valade (Detroit Jazz Festival)

Morning 4 is a quick roundup of stories we think you should know about to start your day. So, let’s get to the news.

Detroit Jazz Festival, Wayne State University honors city’s ‘Angel of Jazz’

Members of the Detroit community have been coming together all week to mourn to death of the city’s “Angel of Jazz.”

Gretchen Valade, a Carhartt heiress, reportedly passed away in her home in Grosse Pointe Farms on Jan. 3. Valade was known for many things including her love and devotion to Jazz in the city.

Read more on her legacy here.

Detroit Tigers trade Gregory Soto, Kody Clemons to Phillies for 3 players, per report

The Detroit Tigers have agreed to trade Gregory Soto and Kody Clemens to the Philadelphia Phillies for a trio of hitters, according to a report.

Jon Morosi, of MLB Network, says the Tigers have acquired Nick Maton, Matt Vierling, and Donny Sands in the exchange.

Learn more here.

Debbie Stabenow discusses her decision to not run for re-election

Just a few weeks ago a rumor was running around that Senator Debbie Stabenow might not run for re-election in 2024. If you didn’t hear that rumor, it’s because it really didn’t feel to have much truth to it.

Watch Debbie Stabenow on Flashpoint here.

6 arrested after funeral for Mall of America shooting victim

Police have arrested six men following the funeral for a 19-year-old man who was shot at the Mall of America last month.

Learn more here.

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Elizabeth Washington is a Digital News Editor and has been with Local 4 News since April 2022.