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  • La. rock star not slowing on campaign trail: Edwin Edwards: Im not running for redemption"

    July 6, 2014 9:23 PM

    It isn't every 86-year-old congressional candidate who keeps a Pack 'n Play in a spare room at his campaign office for his 11-month-old son's naps. But then every congressional candidate isn't former Gov. Edwin Edwards. A trifle hard of hearing but still sharp as a tack, Edwards is spending... 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. Nola.com/The 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 »
  • Edwin Edwards' take on state dems

    September 19, 2011 11:20 PM

    When asked what the Democratic Party needs to do to regain the state, former Governor Edwin Edwards joked, "change the name." It's been a long eight-years for Governor Edwards, now out of jail after being convicted of federal corruption charges. It's also been a long year for his Democratic 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 »
  • Edwin Edwards book tour starts this weekend in BR

    July 15, 2011 10:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two Baton Rouge bookstores are readying for a surge of visitors this weekend, when former Gov. Edwin Edwards begins a statewide tour to support his biography. The Barnes & Noble locations are expecting hundreds of people to show up on Saturday and Sunday for the... 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 »
  • Edwin Edwards--New Reality TV star?

    June 27, 2011 7:22 PM

    Edwin Edwards is weeks away from being a free man. He is expected to complete his federal prison sentence on July 6. He's spent the last several months under home incarceration since his release from federal prison in January. He's already making big plans for the future. According... 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 begins his new job this week

    January 20, 2011 5:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Edwin Edwards is starting his new job this week, doing research and consulting work for businesses owned by the head of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Party chairman Claude "Buddy" Leach said Wednesday that among Edwards' first tasks is to look into geothermal exploration... more »
  • Edwards hired as "consultant"

    January 14, 2011 11:47 PM

    Louisiana Democratic Party leader Buddy Leach will employ former governor, Edwin Edwards throughout his probation. Leach says Edwards will be a personal consultant; the governor's experience with the oil and gas industry will help him utilize alternative fuel sources. "We got along well," Leach said, reflecting on the past. "It... more »
  • 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 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 »
  • Edwin Edwards Accepts Offer To Be Grand Marshal Of Rice Fest Parade

    January 3, 2011 7:09 PM

    Former Governor Edwin Edwards is being released from prison, but before he is even released to a half-way house he already has an appearance scheduled. The gig-- Grand Marshal of the Rice Festival Parade in Crowley in October. ... The office of the International Rice Festival is full of memorabilia,... 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 »
  • Biography on Edwin Edwards Hits Stores

    December 14, 2009 7:31 PM

    Even from behind bars, former Governor Edwin Edwards is making news. Monday, a biography on Edwards hit bookstores. The four-term governor changed the landscape of Louisiana politics forever, and many people, including those closest to him, are interested in reading his story. "Edwin Edwards is one of a kind, there... 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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