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  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Dan Claitor officially announces 6th District run

    June 26, 2014 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana state Senator Dan Claitor officially announced his candidacy for the 6th Congressional District seat Thursday. Claitor first announced plans last year to seek the seat being vacated by Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is running against U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Claitor currently represents the... more »
  • Edwin Edwards returns to politics with his famous one-liners check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2014 11:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- There's no doubting that Edwin Edwards is trying to be his old, wise-cracking self as he returns to politics. Monday, announcing his candidacy for Congress, Edwards had a room full of people laughing and clapping like he did two decades ago. Later, on WBRZ News 2 at... 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 »
  • Edwards talks Congressional chances on WBRZ check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2014 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana governor Edwin Edwards spoke with News 2 about his chances making it to Congress. The 86-year-old Edwards announced Monday at the Press Club of Baton Rouge he'd seek the state's 6th District seat. Edwards served four terms as governor before his conviction on... more »
  • Edwards: No decision on Congressional run

    February 19, 2014 3:31 PM

    GONZALES- Trina Scott Edwards, the wife of former governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards, said a national report released Wednesday suggesting Edwards had made up his mind about running for Congress was inaccurate. Scott Edwards believes her husband was misquoted by the writer in a phone conversation recently where... more »
  • Edwin Edwards "considering" run for Congress check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 3, 2014 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A source close to former Louisiana governor and convicted felon Edwin Edwards tells WBRZ News 2 the 86-year-old is mulling a bid for the 6th Congressional House seat held by Bill Cassidy. Instead of running for re-election, Cassidy is running against Mary Landrieu for the U.S.... more »
  • Trina Edwards defends "The Governor's Wife"

    November 12, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards took to social media Tuesday to refute speculation the A&E reality show "The Governor's Wife" had been canceled. Instead of its usual Sunday night slot, the show was moved up almost to midday Sunday and all remaining episodes ran... more »
  • Audience not married to 'Governor's Wife'

    November 11, 2013 10:42 PM

    GONZALES- Things are not so Hollywood-like at the Edwards' upscale home in Ascension Parish these days, especially since dismal ratings forced A&E to move the family's reality TV show. Instead of its usual Sunday night slot, The Governor's Wife was moved up almost nine hours, to midday Sunday. All... more »
  • Is there a campaign to re-elect Edwin Edwards?

    October 29, 2013 10:54 PM

    GONZALES- People are wondering if the former governor who lives here will return to politics. A clip played on public radio Tuesday morning suggests he might be, then sparked debate about how Edwin Edwards could run, and if he could get enough support. Edwards, who is convicted of... more »
  • Edwards' reality show premieres Oct. 27

    September 24, 2013 10:47 PM

    GONZALES- A reality TV show starting former Governor Edwin Edwards, his wife, and their new family finally has a premiere date. A&E released October 27th as the date the show will begin. It's been delayed for months. The show follows Edwards' wife, Trina, as she juggles their marriage... more »
  • Edwin Edwards' reality show premiering soon

    September 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Trina Edwards, the wife of former Governor Edwin Edwards, announced on Facebook that their new reality show is almost ready to air. Commercials have started appearing for the new A&E show, titled "The Governor's Wife." The series premiere of the new reality show has been pushed... more »
  • Edwards family releases first picture of new son

    August 1, 2013 8:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Edwards shared the first picture of their new son, Eli, on Facebook Thursday evening. The posting continues a nearly "live" status update session for the family that began Wednesday evening when Trina, wife of former governor Edwin Edwards, went into labor. Eli is Edwin and... more »
  • Trina Scott Edwards gives birth to son

    August 1, 2013 2:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The wife of former governor Edwin Edwards has given birth to the couple's first child, Eli Wallace Edwards. Trina Edwards confirmed the baby's arrival early Thursday on her Facebook page. Edwards says Eli was born at 12:52 a.m. and weighs 6 lbs., 3 oz. ... more »
  • LSU theater to host Edwards, Larry King in one-night event

    July 1, 2013 3:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The TV journalist who made wearing suspenders cool, Larry King, will interview the man who secured Louisiana as a political hot spot, Edwin Edwards, at LSU in September. King's interview will be similar to his one-hour TV format and will also feature Edwards biographer Leo Honeycutt. ... more »
  • Four governors convene, Edwards talks baby check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 17, 2013 6:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All four living former Louisiana Governors held a panel discussion on the state's politics at LSU's Business Education Complex. Governors Edwin Edwards, Buddy Roemer, Mike Foster and Kathleen Blanco, discussed political topics like taxes, Medicaid, and education. "Often the best and the brightest have to go... 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 »
  • Trina Edwards hospitalized

    April 5, 2013 10:13 PM

    GONZALES- Trina Edwards, the wife of infamous former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards, was recently in the hospital. She's pregnant, and posted on her Facebook page the baby is doing okay. "The baby is fine and completely healthy," she wrote. She was having kidney problems, according to a post... more »
  • Federal judge Frank Polozola dies after cancer fight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2013 10:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - U. S. District Court Judge Frank Polozola, who presided over the criminal trial of former governor Edwin Edwards, died this weekend after a long fight with cancer. He was 71. Chief Judge Brian Jackson said Polozola passed away late Sunday night. An LSU law school... 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 »
  • Former governor's reality show pushed back again

    February 8, 2013 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A scheduling shuffle pushed back a reality TV show centered on former governor Edwin Edwards' family again, according to his wife. Trina Scott Edwards said today on Facebook that A&E pushed "The Governor's Wife" back to this summer. It was originally scheduled to launch on Feb.... more »
  • Edwards to lead Carnival parade in Houma

    February 1, 2013 6:43 AM

    HOUMA - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards will be the grand marshal when the Krewe of Hercules parades at 6 p.m. Friday, kicking off the Carnival season in Houma. The Courier reports that Houma native and retired New York Giants football player Brandon Jacobs also will ride in the parade.... more »
  • Reality series starring Edwin and Trina Edwards delayed

    January 30, 2013 11:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A reality TV series starring former governor Edwin Edwards and his new wife has been delayed. "The Governor's Wife" was scheduled to air on A&E Feb. 27. Today Trina Edwards posted on Facebook that the "premier date has officially been pushed back to March 13 because... 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 »
  • Reports: Edwin to be 85-year-old dad

    January 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    GONZALES- Edwin Edwards and his new wife Trina Scott Edwards are expecting a child, Lafayette-based IND Monthly is reporting . The magazine reported Tuesday the 34-year-old is pregnant. The couple had announced they were attempting to conceive a child via artificial insemination. Edwards is 85-years-old. The couple... more »
  • Edwin Edwards still loves politics, talks about Jindal as VP check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 17, 2012 10:33 PM

    GONZALES- The talk here Tuesday night was about politics. Some people were talking about Gov. Bobby Jindal being on a short list of candidates for Vice President, others about former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards who was signing books at the local library. "The Lord sent me some groceries,... 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 admitted to Hosptial

    January 29, 2012 10:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is recovering after being admitted to an area hospital. Edwards' wife Trina Scott-Edwards tells News 2 he was taken to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to be treated for pneumonia. Scott-Edwards says her husband's condition may be caused... more »
  • Edwin Edwards on the economy, the nation, and more

    September 19, 2011 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Edwin Edwards spoke at the Press Club Monday about Louisiana's economy and the state of the country. At 84-years-old former governor Edwin Edwards, who spent nearly nine years in federal prison, still commands a lot of attention. "They sent me to prison for... more »
  • Edwards: Democrats need to be more moderate

    September 19, 2011 1:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards, a longtime Democrat, says he tells state Democratic leaders that the party needs to move to the center and persuade people that it doesn't advocate socialized government. Though the Democratic Party has faced a string of losses in Louisiana and hasn't... more »
  • Edwin Edwards marries Trina Grimes Scott

    July 29, 2011 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards is married again. The four-time ex-governor, who will be 84 next month, told a crowd in the lobby of the Monteleone Hotel that he married 32-year-old Trina Grimes Scott in a simple private ceremony Friday morning. Grimes, clutching a bridal bouquet,... more »
  • Edwards to marry before weekend birthday

    July 25, 2011 3:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Edwin Edwards and his fiance, Trina Scott, have a full week ahead of them. The former governor and his bride-to-be will get married this Friday, before Edwards celebrates his 84th birthday in New Orleans Saturday. Scott, 32, confirmed on her Facebook page the nuptials were... 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, new family move into Ascension Parish home

    July 6, 2011 10:12 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- Edwin Edwards is getting the taste of freedom and putting the finishing touches on his new home. News 2 got an exclusive look at the former Louisiana governor living his new title, "man of the house." He, his fiance' Trina Scott and her two sons have... more »
  • Former La. governor released from home confinement

    July 6, 2011 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was released from home confinement earlier today. In a voice-mail message Edwards left for his biographer Leo Honeycutt, Edwards said, "I'm calling to tell you everything has been cleared. My halfway tour is over with." Edwards signed the paperwork for his... 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 »
  • Edwins Edwards hours away from real freedom

    July 5, 2011 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Edwin Edwards is set to taste real freedom in a matter of hours. After spending eight years in prison and sixth months in a halfway house, Edwards will start parole on Wednesday. He was governor of Louisiana four times, and still has a huge following. Five thousand... more »
  • Edwards to be released from halfway house Wednesday

    July 5, 2011 12:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Governor Edwin Edwards will be released tomorrow morning from his home confinement. The director of the Ecumenical House confirmed to News 2 Edwards would sign the paperwork Wednesday morning that would end that portion of his sentence for a bribery and extortion conviction. Edwards... more »
  • Edwin Edwards contacted about reality show

    June 27, 2011 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Governor Edwin Edwards has used social networking to connect with thousands of followers since his release from prison, but he may be looking for an even broader audience. Edwards and his fiance say they are in talks with a producer about being in a reality TV... 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' 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 »
  • Statement from Anna Edwards on her father's release

    January 13, 2011 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Below is a statement WBRZ recieved just moments ago from Anna Edwards, daughter of former Governor Edwin Edwards. It addresses the events this morning surrounding his release from Oakdale Federal Prison. "My father, Edwin Edwards, has been released from federal prison after 8 years 2 months... more »
  • Edwin Edwards released from prison

    January 13, 2011 6:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was released from Oakdale Federal Prison this morning. He arrived at a halfway house in Baton Rouge at 7:05a.m. this morning. Edwards was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2002 for racketeering charges related to the awarding of state licenses for... 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 likely to attend Baton Rouge halfway house

    January 3, 2011 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former governor Edwin Edwards will likely end up in a federal halfway house in Baton Rouge once he's released from prison this month. His daughter revealed the news of his release in a statement Monday. Edwards has been in prison since 2001 for a racketeering conviction.... 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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