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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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One of the stamps used on wax folds containing heroin (NJ State Police)
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A dangerous twist to NJ’s heroin epidemic

There's a dangerous new twist to New Jersey's ongoing heroin epidemic - dozens of users have overdosed because dealers are mixing their product with the narcotic painkiller fentanyl to boost their profits.

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Can NJ be more business-friendly?

Faced with high taxes and rising costs, corporate giant Mercedes-Benz is relocating its headquarters from Montvale, N.J. to Atlanta, Ga. The move means the loss of at least 1,000 jobs, and is the latest in a string of departures being blamed on the Garden State's unfriendly business climate.

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More adults taking mid-career ‘gap time’

For decades, students have been taking time off after high school or college to travel, work, volunteer or just to gain new experiences. But these days, it's not just young people taking time off as a growing number of New Jersey residents in their 40s and 50s are pursuing what is known as mid-career gap time.

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In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Violesia, a survivor of sex trafficking, sits on a rocking chair at the faith-based Samaritan Women home in Baltimore. Local and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to do more to combat sex trafficking, but with an ever-increasing volume of survivors being collected, the patchwork of governmental, non-profit and faith-based organizations that provide care are scrambling to keep up. Samaritan Women has the capacity to house, clothe and feed 14 women for up to two years, and the mission to help women re-integrate into society. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Violesia, a survivor of sex trafficking, sits on a rocking chair at the faith-based Samaritan Women home in Baltimore. Local and federal law enforcement agencies are trying to do more to combat sex trafficking, but with an ever-increasing volume of survivors being collected, the patchwork of governmental, non-profit and faith-based organizations that provide care are scrambling to keep up. Samaritan Women has the capacity to house, clothe and feed 14 women for up to two years, and the mission to help women re-integrate into society. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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Slave labor alive and well in NJ

Human trafficking continues to be a significant problem in the Garden State, and many experts say some victims are not able to get the long-term treatment they need because programs designed to help them are underfunded.

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