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David Matthau

David Matthau has been covering New Jersey news for more than 20 years, and he’s been New Jersey 101.5’s lead investigative reporter since 2000.

David has covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 9/11 Terror Attacks, the Jersey based Anthrax Attack Investigation, and the resignation of Governor Jim Mcgreevey.

Most recently, he served as the radio pool reporter – traveling with Governor Christie’s motorcade that toured areas of North Jersey devastated by hurricane Irene.

David has also covered the campaigns of former Governors McGreevey and Corzine, and current Governor Chris Christie, as well as U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez.

Additionally, David broke the story – in a series of reports – on New Jersey’s crumbling, dangerous bridges.

David has won numerous Associated Press awards for coverage of Jersey stories, and he’s been featured as an expert reporter on CNN’s Nancy Grace show, covering various topics including the Prom Mom Baby dumped in Trash segment.

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Online gambling revenue continues to drop for NJ casinos

Online gambling was supposed to provide a financial boost to New Jersey's ailing casinos, but revenue has fallen for the third month in a row and Fitch, a Wall Street credit rating firm, as cut its projection for internet gambling this year by almost half.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
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As Christie travels, will NJ notice he’s gone?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie insists he hasn't yet made up his mind about running for president, but he'll be zipping across the country over the next month and a half, visiting 12 states including Iowa and New Hampshire, making speeches and meeting with top Republican movers and shakers.

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Gov. Chris Christie at the 2012 Republican National Convention
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How long will Christie remain governor?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he expects to decide whether he'll seek the Republican nomination for president after the November elections, but if he does throw his hat into the ring, he might not remain governor for much longer after making an announcement.

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Jersey City police officer Melvin Santiago
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Jersey City mayor: Alleged killer’s memorial ‘disgusting’

The mayor of Jersey City spoke out after friends of the man who allegedly shot and killed a police officer set up a memorial for the suspect, featuring candles, balloons and empty liquor bottles. The suspect's widow also said she wished her husband had "killed more" officers.  

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Study: NJ’s gun death rate among lowest in the nation

A new study by the Violence Policy Center finds states that have weak gun laws and higher rates of gun ownership also have the highest overall gun death rates in the country. The study, which used data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, finds New Jersey has the fifth lowest gun death rate of any state in the nation, 5.45 per 100,000.

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