Edwards was the last in a long line of colorful populist Democrats who once dominated Louisiana politics. He served four terms as governor, and did federal prison time on a corruption conviction.
Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter will compete in a runoff Saturday for the 2nd Congressional District seat left vacant by White House adviser Cedric Richmond.
The Seacor Power capsized 8 miles south of Port Fourchon, La. in the Gulf of Mexico last Tuesday amid rough waters.
A "microburst of severe weather" may have caused a 256-foot lift boat to capsize in the Gulf of Mexico, about 8 miles south of Grand Isle.
The suspected shooter who opened fire at the store and shooting range in Metairie, La., is among the dead, according to police. Two others who were hospitalized for injuries are in stable condition.
Most of the power outages are in Georgia, where 677,842 customers lost electricity. But Louisiana, Alabama and North Carolina each saw more than 400,000 accounts go dark.
Zeta is the 11th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic season, and would be the fifth named storm to make landfall in Louisiana this year — the most since the state started keeping records in 1851.
Fair Wayne Bryant had committed four felonies over the two decades leading up to his 1997 theft of hedge clippers. His parole follows a failed bid for the state Supreme Court to review his sentence.
Eight of Louisiana's 15 hurricane-related deaths are linked to carbon monoxide poisoning from portable generators. As of Tuesday, many thousands of households in the state are still without power.
Most buildings in Lake Charles, La., were damaged by Hurricane Laura. As the city tries to rebuild amid a global pandemic, Mayor Nic Hunter worries the country will look away.