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Comic Con 2012
5:23 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Artist Kody Chamberlain

Kody Chamberlain, author of Sweets, a comic novel based in New Orleans.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

Kody Chamberlain is the author and illustrator of Sweets, a comic novel set in New Orleans on the eve of Hurricane Katrina. He talks about his novel, and his interactions with fans at Comic Con.

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Comic Con 2012
4:52 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Action Figure Labs

Simon Kaufmann of Action Figure Labs.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

Action Figure Labs will create a personalized action figure with your face on it. Perfect for, well, anything at all.

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Comic Con 2012
4:42 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus

The booth for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. This year will be the krewe's third parade, on the Sunday before Mardi Gras.
Credit Dionne Grayson / WWNO

The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus is a Mardi Gras organization that will be parading in the Marigny this year on Jan. 26, 2013.

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Photo Gallery
4:07 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Comic Con 2012

The booth for the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus. This year will be the krewe's third parade, on the Sunday before Mardi Gras.
Dionne Grayson WWNO

The Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con rolled into town this weekend for three days of fun at the Morial Convention Center.

Take a look at our slideshow of some interesting moments we stumbled across, and listen to the interviews linked below for conversations with a few of the people we found.

Did you go to Comic Con this weekend? Leave a comment below, or send us some of your photos! Include your name, and as much information about the photo and people in it as you can.

New Orleans Hornets
11:58 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

Thunder Blows Out Hornets, 100-79

The slumping New Orleans Hornets were blown out at home tonight by the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-79.

This was the second meeting between the Hornets and the Thunder in the last few weeks. Unlike their last contest, when New Orleans allowed OKC to sprint ahead in the first half, they kept within ten points at the half Saturday.

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New Orleans Saints
10:09 am
Fri November 30, 2012

Saints Trounced By Falcons, 23-13

Jimmy Graham gets wrapped up on a run last night in Atlanta.
Michael C. Hebert New Orleans Saints

The Saints fell short last night against archrival Atlanta, 23-13 in the Georgia Dome in front of a sell-out crowd and a national television audience.

New Orleans has dominated the Falcons over the past seven seasons, winning eleven out of their last 13 meetings before yesterday, but couldn’t overcome one of the worst games of quarterback Drew Brees’ career.

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Latest News
10:20 am
Thu November 29, 2012

President Obama Nominates UNO Professor To Serve On Mississippi River Panel

University of New Orleans professor Norma Jean Mattei chairs the university's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She has studied flood-prone areas of the city, and knows the importance of the Mississippi River — for everything from flood protection to commerce and the environment.

Which is why President Barack Obama has nominated her to join the Mississippi River Commission.

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BP Oil Spill
6:43 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Contract Ban, Civil Litigation Add To BP's Woes

Originally published on Thu November 29, 2012 8:18 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm David Greene.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And I'm Renee Montagne.

The multinational oil firm BP is being taken to account for the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday, the Obama administration banned BP from any new contacts with the federal government, citing, quote, "a lack of business integrity" related to the spill - that after BP admitted criminal wrongdoing in its recent settlement with the U.S. Justice Department.

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New Orleans Hornets
12:04 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Preventable Mistakes Sting Young Hornets Team In Loss To Jazz, 96-84

The Hornets struggled on both sides of the court in front of a sparse home crowd at the New Orleans Arena on Wednesday, losing to the Utah Jazz, 96-84.

New Orleans played sluggishly throughout the game, their first at home after a four-game road trip, and with minimal time to recoup after Monday’s contest in Los Angeles. The young team looked tired.

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Crime
3:50 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Beer Delivery Truck Stolen From French Quarter

New Orleans police detectives are searching for a beer truck that was stolen this morning in the French Quarter.

Police say the truck — emblazoned with “Miller Beer” on the sides and back — was parked in front of a business in the 600-block of Decatur St. while the driver made his deliveries around 8 a.m. this morning. The driver left the keys inside of the truck and the doors unlocked, and returned to find the vehicle missing.

Crescent Crown Distributing, the truck's owner, did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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