Longtime Louisiana journalist dies at 74 - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Longtime Louisiana journalist dies at 74

Baton Rouge, LA (AP) -

Jack Wardlaw, who covered all four of Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards' terms, the construction of the Superdome and the prosecution of a New Orleans businessman in the assassination of President John Kennedy for The States-Item and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, has died at the age of 74.

Wardlaw died Wednesday at his Baton Rouge home. A cause of death was not released.

Wardlaw was often referred to by Edwards as "that lyin' Jack Wardlaw" for his critical columns about Edwards and others.

Wardlaw took that as a compliment.

Upon learning of Wardlaw's death, Edwards called him a "gentleman" and a "very fair journalist" who "called things like he saw them."

Family members said a memorial service will be held, but no date has been set.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Road closures in Southwest Louisiana

    Monday, December 18 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-12-18 17:31:17 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>

    The following is a list of road closures for Southwest Louisiana.

    More >>
  • Penn National Gaming, Inc. to acquire Pinnacle Entertainment at $2.8 billion

    Penn National Gaming, Inc. to acquire Pinnacle Entertainment at $2.8 billion

    Monday, December 18 2017 9:51 AM EST2017-12-18 14:51:10 GMT
    L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles (Source: visitlakecharles.org)L'Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles (Source: visitlakecharles.org)

    The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

    More >>

    The transaction has been approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to close in the second half of 2018.

    More >>
  • Christmas lights around SWLA

    Christmas lights around SWLA

    Monday, December 18 2017 7:43 AM EST2017-12-18 12:43:38 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    The following is a list of Christmas light displays around Southwest Louisiana

    More >>

    The following is a list of Christmas light displays around Southwest Louisiana

    More >>
Powered by Frankly