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Cook, Steven

Phone: 518-395-3122

Employee Since: June 26, 2000

Reporter

Biography:

Steven covers Schenectady County crime, as well as Niskayuna town government and schools, and has been based in the Schenectady office since 2003. He signed on with the paper in June 2000, covering Montgomery County from the Amsterdam bureau. Steven came to Schenectady from the Midwest, having worked or interned for newspapers in Ohio and Iowa. He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Iowa.


Steven's Recent Articles:


Lower bail rejected for Schenectady lottery scam suspect

June 27, 2016

A Schenectady man charged in connection with a lottery scam that targeted seniors nationwide backed up his claims with photos of supposed past winners and ...

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

Nicholaus building blame game intensifies

June 24, 2016

A local construction company is countersuing a subcontractor for $5 million, claiming the subcontractor never alerted it to any emergency situation at the Nicholaus building ...

Cops: Schenectady officer injured in struggle

June 24, 2016

A man holding two knives confronted officers responding to a domestic violence call late Thursday, prompting officers to draw their weapons, police said. The man ...

Man pleads guilty to attempted robbery, perjury in Schenectady

June 24, 2016

The final man charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that led to the shooting death of a city man pleaded guilty Wednesday to ...

FBI probing burned LGBT flag in Albany

FBI probing burned LGBT flag in Albany

June 24, 2016

The Albany Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating the burning of an LGBT flag outside an Albany center that serves those ...

Former Albany VA nurse sentenced for stealing painkillers

June 22, 2016

A former hospice nurse at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center received nearly seven years in prison this morning for diverting powerful pain medication from ...

Former Stratton VA nurse faces sentencing for diverting drugs

June 21, 2016

A former hospice nurse at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center put his addiction to pain killers before his patients, endangering them in their final ...

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

Fmr. UAlbany student admits role in CDTA bus incident

June 21, 2016

One of the three women criminally accused making false allegations of a racially motivated attack on a CDTA bus in January accepted a plea deal ...

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

Suit: Niskayuna Rowing discriminated against student

June 21, 2016

The parents of a Niskayuna High School student with learning disabilities are suing the school board and Niskayuna Rowing, alleging coaches illegally restricted their son’s ...

Schenectady man admits assault on tot, breaking her leg

June 20, 2016

A city man on Monday admitted to assaulting a toddler last summer, resulting in the child suffering a broken leg and lacerated liver. Sterling Major, ...

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