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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 draws 13-year sentence for beating Schenectady officer

Man draws 13-year sentence for beating Schenectady officer

December 2, 2016

Schenectady police Officer Mark Weekes recounted in court Friday the lasting injuries he suffered at the hands of a trained MMA fighter. He told of ...

Feds: Edinburg man should forfeit guns

December 2, 2016

A Saratoga County man charged with federal marijuana and firearms counts should ultimately forfeit his rights to nine guns recovered at his residence earlier this ...

Classic car con man loses bid to have conviction overturned

Classic car con man loses bid to have conviction overturned

November 27, 2016

A man convicted in a scheme to defraud classic car owners lost his bid to have the conviction overturned this week. A judge in Schenectady ...

State pushing back against attempt to overturn Raucci convictions

State pushing back against attempt to overturn Raucci convictions

November 27, 2016

The state is pushing back in a last-ditch effort to overturn arson and other convictions against Steven Raucci. Raucci is the former city schools facilities ...

Appeal for disability benefits sought by former corrections officer

Appeal for disability benefits sought by former corrections officer

November 27, 2016

A former Schenectady County corrections officer who contends she has job-related post-traumatic stress disorder is in a fight for full-pay disability benefits. Attorneys for Katie ...

NTSB report puts forth two possible causes of crash

November 26, 2016

Federal investigators were unable to determine exactly why a small plane lost engine power upon takeoff in Albany County in 2014, causing a crash that ...

Update: suspect in attempted robbery identified thanks to cameras, public

November 25, 2016

Police credited help from the public and the town’s new street cameras with helping them apprehend an attempted-robbery suspect. Police arrested William G. Pedersen Friday ...

Members of Johnstown Police Department being sued by bank manager

Members of Johnstown Police Department being sued by bank manager

November 24, 2016

Members of the Johnstown Police Department are being sued by a bank manager who was arrested after destroying a forgotten bank card. The suit contends ...

Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident

Woman in hit-and-run case found guilty of failing to report incident

November 22, 2016

A Saratoga Springs woman who struck and killed a man last year is guilty of failing to report the incident to police, a Saratoga County ...

Albany police clear officer after probe

Albany police clear officer after probe

November 22, 2016

An Albany police officer who was accused by a convicted con man of having sexual contact with someone under age has now been cleared, according ...

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