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  • Sold-out birthday bash for 90-year-old Louisiana ex-governor

    August 12, 2017 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's four-term former governor Edwin Edwards is having an ostentatious 90th birthday bash, with a $250-per-person price tag to attend. A more traditional person might call it crass. But Edwards isn't anything close to traditional. The powerful and charismatic Democrat was the dominant... more »
  • Edwin Edwards released from hospital

    December 15, 2016 11:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards has been released from the hospital after battling pneumonia, according to the former governor's wife. In a post on her facebook page, Trina Scott Edwards wrote "We're missing the Governor's Christmas party and Eli's first school Christmas program tonight, but we're home from the... more »
  • Edwin Edwards hospitalized, WBRZ has learned Play Video

    December 13, 2016 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Edwin Edwards has once again been admitted into an area hospital, WBRZ learned Tuesday morning. Edwards, 89, has been admitted for pneumonia. It's a recurring illness he suffers from, sources said. They added he would likely be hospitalized for another week. About a year ago... more »
  • Former state Rep. Raymond Laborde passes away

    January 17, 2016 5:14 PM

    MARKSVILLE - Raymond Laborde, a former state lawmaker and commissioner of administration for Governor Edwin Edwards, has died according to his family. He was 88 years old. Laborde passed away Sunday morning in his native Marksville. Laborde was elected mayor of Marksville in 1958 and served in that office... more »
  • Edwards plans to issue anti-discrimination order as governor

    December 3, 2015 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards says he'll issue an executive order when he takes office in January that bans discrimination in state government based on sexual orientation. Edwards, a Democrat, said Wednesday the edict will be similar to anti-discrimination orders enacted by Democratic former Govs. Edwin Edwards and Kathleen... more »
  • Edwards feeling better, released from hospital

    November 27, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is back home after contracting pneumonia earlier this week and spending Thanksgiving at a Baton Rouge hospital. Trina Scott Edwards said Friday that the 88-year-old former governor is back home and doing well. Trina said Friday that Edwin was feeling... more »
  • Edwin Edwards spending Thanksgiving in hospital: pneumonia

    November 26, 2015 3:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Edwards' wife, Trina, says in a text message that her 88-year-old husband won't be discharged Thursday from a hospital where he's being treated for pneumonia. But he won't have to eat hospital turkey. Trina... more »
  • Edwin Edwards admitted to hospital with pneumonia

    November 25, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's most infamous politician was admitted into an area hospital for pneumonia, a source close to the family revealed Wednesday. Doctors were treating Edwin Edwards with antibiotics. Edwards' condition quickly improved, WBRZ learned. Sources said the former governor has already returned to his witty self, asking... more »
  • After reality check, Edwards moving on to realty

    February 19, 2015 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - After losing the race to represent Louisiana's sixth district in Congress, former governor Edwin Edwards said he was done with politics. Today, he took his first steps down a different path as a real estate broker. Edwards, who was convicted in 2001 of racketeering and served... more »
  • A look at the top stories in Louisiana during 2014

    December 27, 2014 10:57 AM

    The following is a list of Louisiana's top stories in 2014. U.S. SENATE RACE Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy defeated Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu, denying her a fourth term in runoff election in early December. Landrieu had narrowly led a Nov. 4 primary ballot that included eight candidates from all parties.... more »
  • Edwards says defeat his political swan song

    December 6, 2014 9:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana governor, former federal prison inmate, and former reality TV star Edwin Edwards can add "former politician" to his list of titles, after a stinging defeat in Saturday's runoff election. Edwards said Saturday that he didn't intend to seek public office again, after losing the... more »
  • Ex-Gov. Edwards, Monroe Mayor seek House upsets

    December 6, 2014 6:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two open congressional seats remained up for grabs in Louisiana after last month's elections, and two veteran Democrats - former Gov. Edwin Edwards and longtime Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo - were hoping for upset runoff victories in the conservative, Republican-leaning districts. The 87-year-old Edwards sought a political... more »
  • Freshman faces off with reality TV star in congressional debate 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 »
  • Edwards, Graves to face off in Dist. 6 runoff

    November 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Voters in Louisiana's 6th Congressional District sent former governor Edwin Edwards and former coastal restoration official Garret Graves into a runoff Tuesday night. The two netted the highest totals as early results came in out of a crowded field for the seat, which incumbent Rep. Bill... more »
  • Cassidy won't say who he backed in 6th District

    October 27, 2014 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After he cast his ballot in early voting, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy wouldn't say who he chose to replace him in Congress. Cassidy, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate, leaving his Baton Rouge-based 6th District seat up for grabs. Eleven candidates are vying for the... more »
  • 5 hopefuls in 6th District at Baton Rouge forum

    October 20, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a forum in Baton Rouge, four Republican candidates for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat stressed their opposition to President Barack Obama, while boasting of their conservative philosophies; one Democrat - former Gov. Edwin Edwards - emphasized what he called a moderate philosophy. Edwards, businessman Paul Dietzel,... more »
  • State Democrats back ex-Gov. Edwards in 6th Dist.

    September 8, 2014 2:58 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana's Democratic Central Committee is endorsing former Gov. Edwin Edwards in the race for the state's 6th Congressional District seat. Monday's announcement acknowledges that the conservative southeast Louisiana district, now represented by Republican Bill Cassidy, is "challenging terrain" for a Democrat. It makes no mention of the... more »
  • Candidate wants Edwards out of 6th District race

    August 19, 2014 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Candidate for Congress, Cassie Felder, has asked Edwin Edwards to quit the race for the 6th District. Felder, in a news release Tuesday, called Edwards' probable success through the primary a media circus. Edwards, a convicted felon, faces Felder and a list of others in the upcoming... more »
  • Eli Edwards turns 1

    August 1, 2014 10:27 PM

    GONZALES- The Edwards are celebrating the birthday of Eli, born a year ago Friday. "Hard to believe it's been an entire year since we first met," Edwin Edwards tweeted. "Happy Birthday Eli!" Accompanying the tweet is a picture of Edwin holding Eli in the hospital. Eli Edwards... more »
  • Former Governor Edwards and his wife expecting a boy

    April 14, 2013 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Trina Scott Edwards, the wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards announced on facebook today the couple is expecting a boy. The couple has six children from previous marriages. His children are in their sixties. Her children are teenagers. Edwin is 85. Trina is 34. The... more »

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