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  • Landrieu skips endorsement of Edwin Edwards

    September 23, 2014 3:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Democratic Party may have endorsed former Gov. Edwin Edwards for Congress, but the state's highest elected Democratic official won't be doing the same. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu dodged talk Monday of backing the convicted felon for an open Baton Rouge-based congressional seat. She said Edwards... more »
  • At dinner, everyone's talking about Edwin Edwards Play Video

    March 17, 2014 9:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - People did not hold back, discussing their thoughts about Edwin Edwards' decision to return to politics after federal prison and a more than twenty-year hiatus from public service. At Don's Seafood Monday night in Denham Springs, the dinner table banter was flowing as much as beer... more »
  • Pundits, opponents sound off on Edwards Play Video

    March 17, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards joins a crowded race for Louisiana's 6th Congressional district, some of his opponents and political pundits have a lot to say about his candidacy. "I don't think this is a day to celebrate for Democrats or Republicans," said LSU professor and political analyst Bob... more »
  • Big announcement expected from Edwin Edwards

    March 17, 2014 7:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former La. Gov. Edwin Edwards will announce today whether or not he will again seek public office. Many expect him to enter into the race for the 6th District Congressional seat. That is the spot currently held by Congressman Bill Cassidy, but will be vacated as... more »
  • Edwards jabs Landrieu about governor's race

    February 3, 2014 3:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The only announced Democratic candidate in Louisiana's 2015 governor's race is sending a message that he wants re-elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to stay out of it. Rep. John Bel Edwards says he expects the Democratic mayor to keep his promise to serve a full, four-year... more »
  • Former governor Edwards' wife in labor

    July 31, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, Trina Scott Edwards, is in labor. The couple made the announcement on Trina's Facebook page earlier this afternoon, saying they were preparing to welcome Eli Edwards into the world. The two married shortly after Edwin Edwards was released... more »
  • Edwin, Trina Edwards expecting first child

    February 15, 2013 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards, announced today that the couple are expecting their first child. "As of today I am officially allowed to make that announcement I've been dying to make...WE ARE EXPECTING!!" Trina posted on her Facebook page. She also... more »
  • Edwards asks feds to end supervised release early

    January 22, 2013 2:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's flamboyant former Gov. Edwin Edwards says he's done his time, paid $2 million in fines and forfeitures and done everything required for his supervised release, and wants the supervision to end now. Federal prosecutors support the request. They say Edwards has served more than 18 months... more »
  • New reality series to focus on Trina and Edwin Edwards Play Video

    January 4, 2013 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife are the focus of the latest reality TV series to come out of Louisiana. Production on "The Governor's Wife" has already finished, and it is scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27. According to reports, the show... more »
  • Former La. governors talk about time in office

    December 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four living former governors traded stories about their combined 30 years in the state's top leadership post, defended their performances and offered suggestions at a rare public gathering together. Former Govs. Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco spoke Wednesday to a packed house... more »
  • As Edwards jury deliberates, how long is too long?

    May 28, 2012 1:01 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The jury at the John Edwards trial is set to begin deliberating a seventh day on Tuesday, and speculation is growing that there may be a deadlock. Edwards faces six felony charges. Authorities say two wealthy political donors provided $1 million to help hide his pregnant mistress... more »
  • Jury at Edwards trial set to resume deliberations

    May 21, 2012 7:17 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The jury deciding the fate of John Edwards is set to resume deliberations in North Carolina today following a weekend break. The former presidential candidate faces 30 years in prison after pleading not guilty to six campaign finance corruption charges. The jury began considering its decision Friday,... more »
  • Defense rests without Edwards testifying

    May 16, 2012 10:57 AM

    GREENSBORO - John Edwards' defense team has rested their case without the former presidential candidate or his mistress taking the witness stand. Edwards' defense team rested Wednesday morning. Some court watchers had expected the former U.S. senator and trial lawyer to testify in his own defense. The move signals... more »
  • Edwards defense to ask judge to throw out case

    May 11, 2012 7:39 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Defense lawyers for John Edwards will ask a judge today to dismiss corruption charges against their client, arguing prosecutors failed to prove the former presidential candidate intentionally violated the law. Such motions are very rarely successful. But after 14 days of testimony and evidence presented by prosecutors,... more »
  • Judge rules against Hunter on NC sex tape evidence

    April 27, 2012 9:26 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The federal judge overseeing the John Edwards criminal case is rejecting what she calls an "extremely broad" effort by his mistress to keep evidence out of the public eye. Judge Catherine Eagles denied a bid by Rielle Hunter's attorneys to restrict what the public will be allowed... more »
  • Aide says Edward told him to seek money for mistress

    April 24, 2012 4:52 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The aide who helped John Edwards hide his pregnant mistress says the former presidential candidate directed him to seek money from rich friends to provide the woman a monthly allowance. Former aide Andrew Young took the witness stand Tuesday for a second day at Edwards' criminal trial.... more »
  • Wife: Edwin Edwards back at home

    January 30, 2012 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Trina Edwards says her husband, former governor Edwin Edwards, is feeling much better and should be going home soon. Edwards posted on her facebook that "He is officially home and resting." She also says the former Governor has canceled or rescheduled some upcoming events... more »
  • Former Gov. Edwin Edwards gives Nunez Eulogy

    January 18, 2012 2:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Hundreds of people gathered in stately St. Louis cathedral for the funeral of former Louisiana Senate President Sammy Nunez. They heard former Gov. Edwin Edwards describe him as a friend, the architect of the state's Constitution, and the only man in Louisiana history to retake the Senate... more »
  • Newly freed, newly wed, Edwards to celebrate 84th

    July 30, 2011 10:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Weeks after ending his federal detention, and a day after getting married for the third time, former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards continues his return to the public eye in New Orleans with a weekend news conference, book signing and "roast" to celebrate his upcoming 84th birthday. Saturday's... more »
  • Kimball to perform Edwards' nuptials

    July 27, 2011 2:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine "Kitty" Kimball will join former Gov. Edwin Edwards and Trina Grimes Scott in marriage this week. Kimball's spokeswoman, Valerie Willard, told The Advocate that Kimball is presiding over the wedding. "Yes, it is true that the Chief Justice will perform... more »
  • Edwin Edwards makes first public appearance

    July 12, 2011 10:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Governor Edwin Edwards made his first public appearance since transitioning from an eight year prison sentence to freedom. The night was planned to honor people who have made special contributions to preserving Louisiana History. But as soon as he entered the room, every body knew the... more »
  • Edwin Edwards talks to News 2 at first public appearance

    July 12, 2011 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Edwin Edwards told News 2 he was overjoyed to be out and about after his federal prison sentence came to an end. "I'm just so glad to be home I can't express it, and that's unusual for me," Edwards told News 2's Kristy Davis.... more »
  • Edwards released from home confinement

    July 6, 2011 2:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was released from his home confinement today. Edwards signed the paperwork this morning, ending that portion of his sentence for a bribery and extortion conviction. Edwards has been staying at his daughter's home in Livingston Parish and checking into the halfway... more »
  • Edwards pleads not guilty to felony charges in NC

    June 3, 2011 2:26 PM

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has pleaded not guilty to charges that he solicited and spent more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign. Edwards made a brief appearance in federal court... more »
  • Man arrested in case of missing L'Oranger woman

    May 9, 2011 3:17 PM

    AMITE - Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish finally have a man they believe is connected to the disappearance of Dina Fout behind bars. Sheriff Daniel Edwards says on May 4 deputies arrested Alvin J. Gonzales of Westwego in suspicion of obstruction of justice in the Fout investigation. Fout was... more »
  • Supporters send well-wishes to Edwards

    January 28, 2011 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The phone calls and incoming mail have picked up at Ecumenical House in the two weeks since the federal halfway house added a famous prisoner to its watch list: former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Though Edwards was allowed to serve the final six months of his prison term... more »
  • Edwin Edwards' new employer talks about job

    January 14, 2011 10:45 PM

    News 2 was the first to report Edwin Edwards post-prison job with state Democratic Party Chairman Buddy Leach. On Friday, Leach detailed the reason for the hire and the requirements of the job. Leach says Edwards has only been hired as a consultant to talk to him about the... more »
  • Former federal prosecutor: Edwards' release "part of the system"

    January 13, 2011 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Many have spoken in support of former Governor Edwin Edwards on the day of his release from federal prison. But for every supporter, there are people who say Edwards got what he deserved. The man who tried to prosecute Edwards twice tells News 2 the justice system... more »
  • Edwards to start job next week

    January 13, 2011 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- News 2 has learned former Governor Edwin Edwards will start a job next week. The work is a condition of the home-confinement he'll be serving for the next six months to finish out his prison sentence. State Democratic Party Leader Claude "Buddy" Leach will be Edwards'... more »
  • Edwin Edwards' friends and family react to his release

    January 13, 2011 7:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards' grandson says Thursday marks the next chapter in his grandfather's life. "We're feeling great, everyone in the family is," Edwin Edwards, Jr. exclusively told News 2. He said a lot has changed since the former governor went away to prison for a racketeering... more »
  • Report: Gov. Edwards to be released this week

    January 12, 2011 6:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are reports former Governor Edwin Edwards will be released from prison before the end of the week. WVUE-Fox 8 is reporting that sources close to Edwards’ case tell them the Federal Bureau of Prisons approved a transfer order for Edwards to be moved to a... more »
  • Edwin Edwards to be released from prison this month

    January 3, 2011 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards will soon be released from federal prison, according to his family. The former governor's daughter said in a press release he will be released to a federal halfway house sometime this month, though the location is under wraps. Edwards will spend six months... more »
  • Elizabeth Edwards dies at 61

    December 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    WASHINGTON - Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61. The Edwards family released the following statement today: "Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains... more »

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