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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.

The office Christmas party is not the time to go wild, experts warn. (
The office Christmas party is not the time to go wild, experts warn. (
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Expert warns against ‘going wild’ at office holiday parties

With the holiday season upon us, you may be gearing up for your company's annual holiday party, but some experts warn this is not the type of function where you should "let your hair down" and go wild.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie relinquishes his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association last week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Why has Gov. Christie been ‘uncharacteristically’ quiet?

Gov. Christie has become known as an outspoken leader who's not afraid to offer up an opinion, but in recent weeks he's become uncharacteristically quiet.

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The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
The cost of child care is rising (Comstock Images, ThinkStock)
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Child care more expensive than college in NJ

A new report prepared by Child Care Aware finds the cost of child care is more expensive than you might imagine. In fact, the annual cost of child care for the typical Garden State family is higher than a year of tuition and fees at some large universities.

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A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed. Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A kit of Naloxone, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, is displayed. Naloxone is administered nasally. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Price of heroin overdose antidote increases

Earlier this year, as New Jersey's heroin epidemic continued to get worse, police departments and EMS crews began carrying and administering the opiate antidote naloxone to overdose victims. However, an increase in cost for the drug may mean prevent some providers from having adequate supplies on hand.

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(tyler olson, ThinkStock)
(tyler olson, ThinkStock)
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Fighting alcohol and drug abuse on campus

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded a total of $500,000 in grant money to Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey to help fight drug and alcohol abuse by students.

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Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has risen among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has risen among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Legislators consider bill restricting sale of cough suppressant

A New Jersey Assembly Committee will consider a measure Thursday that would prohibit the sale of any product containing dextromethorphan - an ingredient used in cough suppressants - to minors under the age of 18.

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