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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:


Rotterdam bank robber expresses remorse before sentencing

Rotterdam bank robber expresses remorse before sentencing

September 29, 2016

The central figure in an elaborate bank robbery scheme that involved a phoned-in school threat expressed remorse for his crime Thursday in court. Zachary Dennis, ...

Police: Not first offense for man accused of stabbing himself

Police: Not first offense for man accused of stabbing himself

September 28, 2016

The man accused of holding his ex-girlfriend at knife point and then stabbing himself Tuesday evening twice earlier this month made unwanted visits to the ...

Federal lawsuit filed in wake of 2010 Gloversville murder settled

Federal lawsuit filed in wake of 2010 Gloversville murder settled

September 27, 2016

The federal lawsuit filed by a man in the wake of his 2010 jailing on murder charges which were later dropped has now been settled, ...

Local cities report mixed results compared to FBI crime analysis

Local cities report mixed results compared to FBI crime analysis

September 27, 2016

The number of violent crimes nationally ticked upwards in 2015 after two years of decline, while property crimes continued to drop, according to an FBI ...

Corinth man sentenced to 69 years to life for sex crimes

Corinth man sentenced to 69 years to life for sex crimes

September 27, 2016

A Corinth man convicted in what one official called one of the worst cases of sexual abuse he’d seen received a total sentence Tuesday of ...

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

Schenectady event promotes bike safety and fun

September 26, 2016

An event slated for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday on Craig Street is designed to be fun and to promote bicycle safety and bikes as a safe ...

Nicolla pleads not guilty in bid-rigging case

Nicolla pleads not guilty in bid-rigging case

September 26, 2016

A high-profile Albany-area developer accused of participating in a bid-rigging scheme related to SUNY Polytechnic Institute projects pleaded not guilty to related charges this morning ...

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

Parents sue Niskayuna High following sexual assault

September 25, 2016

Two Niskayuna High School parents are suing the district, contending it could have taken steps to prevent their daughter from being sexually assaulted at the ...

Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

Schenectady teen’s life mourned — and celebrated

September 24, 2016

On a day of sorrow, Betty Murray remembered a car ride. Murray drove her great-granddaughter Medina Knowles to school one morning, with Murray’s car radio ...

Police: Students detained for having fake gun at high school

Police: Students detained for having fake gun at high school

September 22, 2016

Police detained two students after a fake gun was recovered at Schenectady High School on Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The two students possessed an air ...

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