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Steven Cook

Employee Since: June 26, 2000


Reporter

Phone Number: 518-395-3122


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:


Claim: Schenectady County Jail to blame for 2 deaths

Claim: Schenectady County Jail to blame for 2 deaths

February 6, 2016

An attorney who recently won a $425,000 settlement related to a 2013 death at the Schenectady County Jail is now pursuing two potential new suits ...

Death Wish Coffee preps for post-Super Bowl orders

Death Wish Coffee preps for post-Super Bowl orders

February 6, 2016

First comes the promotion — and the commercial. Next, hopefully, come the orders. Round Lake’s Death Wish Coffee has been working closely with its sponsor ...

DNA ties Glenville man to rape, police say

DNA ties Glenville man to rape, police say

February 5, 2016

Pushed out of a stranger’s pickup truck in a Glenville parking lot, the young woman had no idea where she was. She had also just ...

Second man charged in Rotterdam bank robbery

Second man charged in Rotterdam bank robbery

February 5, 2016

A second man has been arrested in connection with last month’s bank robbery that involved a fake school threat, police said Friday. Jeremy M. Pullen, ...

Prosecutor: Schenectady man shot victim, leaving him paralyzed

Prosecutor: Schenectady man shot victim, leaving him paralyzed

February 4, 2016

A Schenectady man shot a former roommate in the stomach outside a convenience store nearly two years ago, paralyzing the man, a prosecutor said Thursday. ...

Bogus pot deal led to Schenectady killing, prosecutor alleges

Bogus pot deal led to Schenectady killing, prosecutor alleges

February 3, 2016

A prosecutor Wednesday laid out the complicated scenario that he contends led to the death of Carlos Figueroa a year ago on a cold night ...

Niskayuna nurse says she was fired after reporting abuse allegations

February 3, 2016

A nurse who worked at Ingersoll Place in Niskayuna says she was fired from the assisted-living facility last year in retaliation for her reporting to ...

Police: Burglars lugged safe from Edinburg home

Police: Burglars lugged safe from Edinburg home

February 2, 2016

EDINBURG — A Saratoga County man making dinner at his home soon found himself confronted by four robbers who barged in demanding his safe, state ...

Soldier, a Schenectady native, dies in Alaska from accidental gunshot

Soldier, a Schenectady native, dies in Alaska from accidental gunshot

February 2, 2016

An Army sergeant from Schenectady stationed in Alaska died from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound suffered while handling his personal firearm, police in Fairbanks said. ...

Schenectady police continue probe of shooting death

Schenectady police continue probe of shooting death

February 1, 2016

City police Monday continued to investigate the weekend killing of a Schenectady man on Germania Avenue as friends and family mourned his loss. Police offered ...

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