Rob Roberts

Rob Roberts is news editor of The Dispatch

Recent stories

Google Fiber attracting startups, creating nationwide buzz
February 27, 2013
If you want to know why Google Fiber is such a big deal, talk to Matthew Marcus.
Five questions: Pet adoptions
January 29, 2013
Staff at Great Plains SPCA, which operates one of the region’s busiest pet adoption centers in Merriam, answered five questions about the four-legged friends they take in and adopt out.
Bottoms up: Housing prices on rebound
July 17, 2012
Darin and Joy Hall bought their four-bedroom Shawnee home for $173,000 eight years ago and invested another $40,000 in a new roof, granite countertops and other updates.

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Recent photos

Vegetable gardening starts in late March with planting of cool crops such as potatoes, onions, radishes and spinach.

Motorists stuck in the snow between 71st and 75th streets on Quivira Road early Thursday afternoon created one of many traffic jams police responded to during the day. More severe weather could be on the way say state and weather officials.

Matthew Marcus, left, and Adam Arrendondo, center, of Local Ruckus LLC get pumped up during a recent conversation about Google Fiber with Tyler Van Winkle of Leap2 LLC. Both startup companies are located in a house at 4454 State Line, which is in Kansas City, Kan.’s Hanover Heights fiberhood — the first to receive the 1-gigabit Internet service.

Megan Callahan, a registered dietitian with the Shawnee Hy-Vee store, is pictured in the cereal aisle, where a NuVal score of 91 is posted for Shredded Wheat with wheat and bran and score of 32 is posted for Lightly Frosted Shredded Wheat.

Dressed as a leprechaun, Chris Rachol attracts motorists’ attention to the We Buy Gold LLC location at 22342 W. 66th St., Shawnee. It is one of seven We Buy Gold outlets on the Kansas side of the state line that pay cash for gold.

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