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  • Edwards still plans to expand Medicaid check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 23, 2015 7:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards plans to expand Medicaid early on in his term. Louisiana is one of twenty states that hasn't expanded the program offered under the Affordable Care Act. "We're going to do it as soon as we can, as responsibly as we possibly can, and... more »
  • Candidates react ot Jindal's non-endorsement check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 13, 2015 7:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some have considered Jindal's non-endorsement a slight to Republican candidate David Vitter. Jindal did not endorse Vitter's 2010 re-election to the U.S. Senate following his prostitution scandal. "Based on their strong disagreements, we certainly weren't expecting one," said a Vitter spokesperson. The Republican has consistently... more »
  • Veteran chastised Edwards for pandering Play Video

    November 11, 2015 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wounded Afghanistan War veteran and David Vitter supporter got political Wednesday at a state sponsored Veterans Day ceremony. Mike McNaughton who currently works for the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker at the event held at the Old State Capitol. In his speech... more »
  • Edwards, Vitter tangle in first debate of runoff campaign check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 9, 2015 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter sought to draw policy contrasts with his Democratic opponent in the Louisiana governor's race, as the two men faced off for the first time in the runoff campaign. Vitter, who is lagging in the polls, told a crowd at the Baton Rouge... more »
  • Four major candidates at tonight's LA Tech debate Play Video

    October 15, 2015 6:16 PM

    RUSTON, La. - All four major candidates in the upcoming gubernatorial primary will be at a televised debate tonight in Ruston, the last likely chance for that to happen before the election. Sen. David Vitter, Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and Rep. John Edwards are... more »
  • Governor's race candidates differ on how to serve elderly

    August 6, 2015 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Three contenders to be Louisiana's next governor say they'd elevate elderly affairs issues to a cabinet-level department, rather than a small agency inside the governor's office. But the candidates differed on the approach. Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said he would merge the oversight of services for... more »
  • Louisiana's Senate race to be settled today

    December 6, 2014 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana voters are deciding the political fate of Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, who is struggling to win a fourth term against a wave of GOP gains across Southern states. Saturday's runoff is the last election of the 2014 midterms. Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is the front-runner.... more »
  • Candidates make push to polls check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2014 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Candidates for both the 6th District Congressional race and the Senate race canvased Louisiana Wednesday in a bid to gather more voters before the polls open on Saturday. Mary Landrieu spent her day in New Roads asking supporters to vote against her opponent Bill Cassidy and... more »
  • Freshman faces off with reality TV star in congressional debate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 2, 2014 10:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Edwin Edwards and Garret Graves squared off Tuesday for the pair's last debate ahead of Saturday's election for the 6th Congressional District representative. The two men fired shots at each other on issues such as taxation, immigration, education and even the Internet. "We've seen a... more »
  • Breaking down election results check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2014 7:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The results are in, but what does it all mean? LSU's Bob Mann joined us on 2une In this morning to breakdown Tuesday's biggest races, as well as December's runoffs. One of the most intriguing races is for Louisiana's seat in the U.S. Senate. Three-term Democrat... more »
  • Scandals old and new mark House races

    November 4, 2014 3:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Four of the six U.S. House races on Louisiana's ballot are dreary matters by the state's colorful standards, with incumbents in line for easy re-election. But the 6th District race features 87-year-old former Gov. Edwin Edwards, who hopes to overcome memories of his corruption conviction in Tuesday's... more »
  • Candidates talk weed, terrorism at 6th congressional debate check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2014 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Seven of the candidates vying for the 6th congressional seat took time this afternoon to answer questions in front of voters. The forum, hosted by Leaders with Vision and broadcast on WBTR, focused on questions from a panel of journalist and the candidates themselves. Three... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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