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  • Sunday Journal: Remembering Edwin Edwards Play Video

    August 2, 2021 5:20 AM

    Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was known for his captivating personality and quick wit. Edwards was admired by many, even during a controversial period when he was convicted on racketeering charges and sent to federal prison for eight years. The four-term governor who made history as one of... more »
  • Late Gov. Edwin Edwards memorialized this weekend: See coverage here

    July 16, 2021 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's only four-term governor will be memorialized in events throughout the weekend at both the New State Capitol and Old State Capitol. Scroll to the bottom of this article to watch WBRZ coverage. Gov. Edwin Edwards died earlier this week. Edwards was nearing his 94th... more »
  • Edwin Edwards will lie in state at Capitol this weekend; check here for the funeral arrangements

    July 13, 2021 5:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Edwin Edwards’ family has announced arrangements for the former governor's funeral, which could draw hundreds or more. A spokesperson for the family released Edwards' full obituary Thursday, which included plans for Edwards to lie in state. "Governor Edwards will lie in state at Louisiana’s State... more »
  • Decades later, Edwards' support of world-renowned project paying off Play Video

    July 12, 2021 11:30 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - In the early days of 1992, Louisiana was simultaneously taking steps into the past and the future. Edwin Washington Edwards was sworn in for his record-fourth term as governor January 13. Weeks later, Louisiana would be chosen as one of two sites nationwide to be home... more »
  • Louisiana officials mourn loss of former Governor Edwin Edwards Play Video

    July 12, 2021 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE — Some of Louisiana's most prominent figures expressed their condolences to the family of four-term governor Edwin Washington Edwards after receiving news of the 93-year-old politician's death on Monday morning. Edwards passed away surrounded by family and friends at his Gonzales home, according to family spokesman Leo... more »
  • Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards dies at 93 Play Video

    July 9, 2021 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Former Governor Edwin Washington Edwards died peacefully Monday morning at his home in Gonzales with family and friends by his bedside. Louisiana’s only four-term governor died of respiratory problems that had plagued him in recent years, doctors said. Edwards was less than a month short of... more »
  • Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards placing himself in hospice care Play Video

    July 5, 2021 11:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is entering hospice care at age 93. A spokesperson for Edwards confirmed the retired politician and former Navy pilot decided to place himself in hospice care at his Gonzales home. Edwards served four terms as governor and previously held office as... more »
  • Former Governor Edwin Edwards released from hospital Friday Play Video

    November 13, 2020 8:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Family says former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards' is back home after he was hospitalized for the second time in less than a week. On Thursday, those close to Edwards said his outlook appeared to be better. His wife, Trina Edwards, said her husband is doing better... more »
  • Edwin Edwards discharged from hospital

    September 3, 2019 4:04 PM

    UPDATE: Edwards was discharged from the hospital Wednesday evening. A spokesperson for the former governor said he appeared much better, and is "fine, lucid, laughing." ***** BATON ROUGE - Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards was taken to the hospital Tuesday after becoming unresponsive. Family... more »
  • Former Governor Edwin Edwards blames all sides for no compromises at the Capitol Play Video

    June 5, 2018 5:50 PM

    GONZALES- From the office of his Ascension Parish home, former Governor Edwin Edwards said he's been keenly watching what's been happening with lawmakers reaching an impasse when it comes to passing a budget. Edwards is the only four-term Governor in the history of Louisiana. The 90-year-old is just shy of... 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 »
  • 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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