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  • Analysis: Edwards election bid revives stereotype

    March 23, 2014 7:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Whether Edwin Edwards wins or loses his bid for Louisiana's 6th Congressional District seat, one thing appears certain: The former governor's entrance into the race dredges up negative national attention for the state. Edwards may want to talk about issues, but stories about his candidacy... more »
  • Edwards to speak amid speculation of political run

    March 17, 2014 5:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards has an appearance set in Baton Rouge amid speculation that he will run again for a political office - despite his age and his criminal record. His Monday speech is set for noon before the Press Club of Baton Rouge.... more »
  • Reports: Edwin Edwards Eyeing Run For Congress

    January 2, 2014 9:58 PM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards is keeping mum on a possible run for congress in 2016. Times Picayune reports the 86 year old is going to wait a while before making any decisions. Edwards was released from federal prison back in 2011, after serving 10 years for bribery, racketeering... more »
  • Senator Publicly Opposes Pardon for Edwin Edwards

    September 30, 2011 9:41 PM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards making news again, this time over his bid for a presidential pardon. In 2003, Edwards' then wife Candy petitioned for a pardon for her husband. Now Edwards third wife, Trina Scott Edwards, is doing the same. "I would really hope that more people would... more »
  • Edwards tells fifth-graders study hard

    August 25, 2011 10:09 AM

    WALKER, La. (AP) - "Study hard," was the advice former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards gave about 100 Walker fifth-graders who gathered in their school's cafeteria to hear him speak. Edwards, invited to speak at the school by one of the teachers on Wednesday, also advised the students to be... more »
  • Edwards Makes First Trip Back to Acadiana

    August 22, 2011 12:58 AM

    A story of politics, friendship, and a birthday party; former Governor Edwin Edwards making his first trip back to Acadiana Sunday night. Music, dancing, and good food is key to any Cajun birthday party in Acadiana, but at Pat's Fisherman's Warf in Henderson, it was one heck of a party... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Ties the Knot for a Third Time

    July 29, 2011 10:51 PM

    Less than a month after former Governor Edwin Edwards was released from house arrest following his incarceration in prison, he's once again a married man. Louisiana's longest serving governor tied the knot Friday morning with fiance Trina Grimes Scott. This is Edwards' third marriage, and the 32-year-old bride is over... more »
  • Edwin Edwards to Marry This Week

    July 25, 2011 10:05 PM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Edwin Edwards is walking down the aisle for a third time this week. Trina Grimes Scott, Edwards' fiance, confirmed Monday to The Associated Press that she and Louisiana's former governor will exchange wedding vows on Friday at an undisclosed location. Scott says about 10... more »
  • NY Jets' Edwards pleads guilty to DWI

    July 22, 2011 10:18 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - New York Jets star Braylon Jennings has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. His case will be closed without jail time or probation if he pays a $500 fine. He must continue in an NFL alcohol counseling program that he's been in... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Speaks Out at First Public Appearance

    July 13, 2011 12:10 AM

    Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards made his first public appearance in Baton Rouge Tuesday night, and speaks on camera for the first time since his release from prison. "I'm very, very happy to be back. I'm very pleased and flattered and honored that people have been so nice in... more »
  • House arrest ending, Edwards plans public events

    July 6, 2011 5:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Edwin Edwards is soon to be out of the house and on the public events trail, nearly nine years after heading to prison for a corruption conviction. The four-term former governor was expected to sign forms Wednesday officially ending his six-month home detention and allowing... more »
  • Edwards birthday bash will be roast in New Orleans

    January 31, 2011 5:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two-and-a-half weeks after his house arrest is over, former Gov. Edwin Edwards will be feted at an 84th birthday bash in New Orleans. Edwards' brother Marion wanted the party on his brother's birthday, Aug. 7, but accepted July 30 so it could be in the ballroom... more »
  • Supporters send well-wishes to Edwards

    January 28, 2011 3:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The phone calls and incoming mail have picked up at Ecumenical House, a federal halfway house, in the two weeks since they added a famous prisoner to their watch list: former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Though Edwards was allowed to serve the final six months of... more »
  • Edwin Edwards starts job today

    January 18, 2011 6:15 AM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards goes back to work this morning. He'll be working for Democratic party leader Claude "Buddy" Leach. Edwards will serve as a consultant of Leach's private company not the Democratic party. Edwards was required to get a job as part of his parole.
  • Judge Reggie Speaks Out About Edwards' Release

    January 14, 2011 6:51 PM

    New Thursday on Governor Edwin Edwards, his good friend and confidant Judge Edmund Reggie sits down with KATC to talk about their friendship before, during and after his prison sentence. They met back in the 1940's, when both were law students at Tulane and then both got their political... more »
  • What's Next for Edwin Edwards

    January 13, 2011 11:59 PM

    Many people in Edwin Edwards' home town of Crowley are excited about his release from prison Thursday. But probably no one is more ecstatic than Edwards himself. "He's been looking forward to being out for a long time," said Leo Honeycutt, Edwards' biographer. Honeycutt said that at 83... more »
  • Statement from Edwards' Family

    January 13, 2011 12:29 PM

    "My father, Edwin Edwards, has been released from federal prison after 8 years 2 months and 21 days. He was released at 5 o'clock this morning. He arrived at Ecumenical House at approximately 8:30a.m. After doing all required paperwork and getting all instructions he was released to home confinement for... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Leaves Halfway House With Family

    January 13, 2011 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards was released Thursday from federal prison and spent two hours at a Baton Rouge halfway house, before leaving with his daughter for an undisclosed location. Edwards served eight years for a corruption conviction. The four-term former governor arrived in Baton Rouge... more »
  • Edwin Edwards out of federal prison

    January 13, 2011 8:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards has been released from federal prison and moved to a halfway house, after serving eight years for a corruption conviction. The four-term former governor arrived in Baton Rouge on Thursday morning after leaving the Oakdale prison. The 83-year-old Democrat is assigned... more »
  • Edwin Edwards May Be Released This Week

    January 12, 2011 7:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It appears former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards is only hours from being released from prison. Sources tell WAFB 9NEWS a transfer order has been approved that allows Edwards to be released from the federal detention center in Oakdale, Louisiana and report to a halfway... more »
  • Employee Arrested for Battery at Nursing Home

    September 30, 2010 4:13 PM

    Tranea A. Edwards, formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Belle Teche Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was arrested on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 for violating La. R.S. 14:35.2 Simple Battery of the Infirm, (2) counts, a misdemeanor, for alleged incidents that occurred on June 12, 2010 and June... more »
  • Biography of Edwin Edwards Hits 35,000 Sales

    August 13, 2010 6:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Author Leo Honeycutt says he's happily surprised that sales of his biography of former Gov. Edwin Edwards have hit 35,000. He says that 10,000 copies of "Edwin Edwards, the Authorized Biography" sold in the first two weeks after publication in December. Abbeville Library Director Charlotte Trosclair... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Monument to be Restored

    July 28, 2010 11:52 PM

    Before he's released from prison, former Governor Edwin Edwards could be making an "appearance" in Crowley. Months after a monument featuring his face was literally defaced, an effort is underway to replace it. "I haven't seen anything done to it, so I took the bull by the horns and we're... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Dines in St. Martin Parish For Furlough

    April 9, 2010 4:10 PM

    Former Gov. Edwin Edwards had a three-day furlough this week from the federal prison where he's serving a 10-year sentence for his conviction on corruption charges, according to newspaper reports. The former governor's brother, Marion Edwards, told The Times-Picayune that the 82-year-old former governor... more »
  • John Edwards Admits Child is His

    January 21, 2010 11:22 AM

    HADDONFIELD, N.J. (AP) - The lawyer for a videographer for former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards says it's "good for everyone" that Edwards has admitted he fathered a child with the woman. New Jersey-based lawyer Michael Critchley says Edwards' confession Thursday that he was the father of Rielle (ree-EHL') Hunter's... more »
  • DNA Testing in Jeff Davis Parish

    December 29, 2009 6:59 PM

    It's been one big game of "who done it" in Jennings Louisiana. Since the murders, the fingers have been pointed towards law enforcement in the area. At least from people in town. "People are going to feel one way or the other we don't control that we're... more »
  • Authorized Biography of Edwin Edwards Released Today

    December 14, 2009 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Even behind bars, Edwin Edwards has people talking. The imprisoned former Louisiana governor's official biography is arriving on bookstore shelves just in time to be wrapped and tucked under Christmas trees. Danny Plaisance, the owner of local Baton Rouge bookstore Cottonwood Books, says he's got... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-A

    November 20, 2009 12:06 PM

    Governor Dave Treen made good on a promise from his predecessor Edwin Edwards, the Cajun Dome was being constructed, money was everywhere, but no one was prepared for what was to come by 1983. This was Lafayette in the 1980's--- "Last one to leave....Turn out the Lights".

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