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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:


Man pepper sprayed in Schenectady court

Man pepper sprayed in Schenectady court

May 24, 2016

Officers pepper sprayed a prisoner in City Court this morning during a struggle where officers suspected the prisoner of having drugs. Court was cleared after ...

Third man charged in Schenectady murder

Third man charged in Schenectady murder

May 24, 2016

A third man has now been charged in connection with the May 6 home invasion killing of a Brooklyn man on Paige Street. Tyshawn L. ...

Man convicted of killing Schenectady teen seeks new trial

Man convicted of killing Schenectady teen seeks new trial

May 24, 2016

The attorney for the man convicted of killing 15-year-old Eddie Stanley five years ago argued Monday for a new trial, telling an appellate court that ...

Man considers plea offer in Duanesburg triple fatal crash case

May 24, 2016

The man accused of causing the September crash that killed three members of the same family is now considering a plea offer in the case. ...

Officer Zampella pleads guilty to traffic violations, returns to work

Officer Zampella pleads guilty to traffic violations, returns to work

May 21, 2016

A city officer suspended since March returned to work Friday after admitting to two traffic violations to resolve a misdemeanor case brought against him. Aaron ...

Harness track worker wanted in Guatemala for murder arrested

Harness track worker wanted in Guatemala for murder arrested

May 20, 2016

A Guatemalan man wanted for murder in his home country was arrested in Saratoga Springs last month, tripped up by fingerprints he submitted to work ...

Schenectady cop pleads guilty to traffic violations

Schenectady cop pleads guilty to traffic violations

May 20, 2016

A suspended city police officer formally admitted to traffic violations today, resolving the misdemeanor case brought against him. The move means Aaron Zampella could return ...

Schenectady man found guilty of rape

May 20, 2016

A jury has found that a Schenectady man raped an 11-year old girl twice last year, according to the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office. JoeNathan ...

Judge sets bail in Schenectady bird-shot case

May 20, 2016

Khalik Martin fired a shotgun loaded with bird shot and deadlier slugs at a man four times, a prosecutor said this week. At least one ...

Officer: Accused Schenectady murderer alluded to additional victims

Officer: Accused Schenectady murderer alluded to additional victims

May 19, 2016

The man accused in last September’s killing of a woman and brutal attack on a man made chilling comments to a jail booking officer upon ...

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