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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:


Schenectady firefighter faces DWI charge

July 26, 2016

Police say a Schenectady firefighter drove drunk and ran into a porch earlier this month before surrendering and saying “I’ve been drinking too much,” according ...

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

Sudden deaths, lasting tributes

July 24, 2016

At the corner of Schenectady and Strong Street in the city’s Hamilton Hill neighborhood, a weathered sweatshirt marks a life lost. Farther up Schenectady, a ...

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

Man draws 15 years for Schenectady carjacking, shooting

July 23, 2016

The carjacking and shooting of a man bringing trash to the curb in Bellevue last year will net the assailant 15 years in prison, a ...

Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined

Ruling keeps Schenectady sex offender confined

July 23, 2016

Notorious Schenectady sex offender Alan Horowitz will remain in state custody, officially under civil confinement, after a judge ruled that he cannot be safely released ...

Report: Plane struggled on runway in Sloansville

Report: Plane struggled on runway in Sloansville

July 23, 2016

The small plane that crashed a week ago in Schoharie County with four people aboard, including an official from Major League Baseball, appeared to initially ...

Ex-Schenectady ARC employee charged with rape

July 22, 2016

A former employee at Schenectady ARC has been charged with raping a client. Wayne P. Hopwood, Jr., 21, of Chestnut Street, faces a host of ...

DNA aids drug probe following Schenectady overdose death

July 22, 2016

DNA found on a rubber band helped lead to a drug arrest related to a Schenectady woman’s 2014 heroin overdose death, according to federal court ...

Officials ID three victims of Sloansville plane crash

Officials ID three victims of Sloansville plane crash

July 21, 2016

The Schoharie County coroner on Thursday formally identified the three people killed in last Saturday’s plane crash in Sloansville, among them an official with Major ...

Man sues Schenectady police; claims unlawful arrest, excessive force

July 21, 2016

A Schenectady man acquitted of charges related to a 2014 fight is suing the Schenectady Police Department for alleged excessive force during his arrest and ...

Albany Law grad Vilsack a possible Clinton VP pick

Albany Law grad Vilsack a possible Clinton VP pick

July 20, 2016

Multiple national media outlets are reporting that 1975 Albany Law School graduate Tom Vilsack is now one of the two leading candidates to be named ...

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