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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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Reach out to friends who may be suicidal

As we mark Suicide Prevention Awareness month in September, the experts are reminding all New Jersey residents they should speak up whenever a friend or loved one becomes severely depressed and makes even a passing reference to harming themselves.

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Seaside Boardwalk Fire
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Seaside boardwalk fire: One year later

Talk about adding insult to injury. Exactly one year ago, after the boardwalk in Seaside Heights and Seaside Park had been rebuilt from Superstorm Sandy damage, a huge fire destroyed a three-block section of it, displacing more than 50 shop and store owners.

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Sports betting: Why are NJ casinos and racetracks nervous?

On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie issued a directive telling Garden State casinos and racetracks that sports betting will no longer be considered illegal, and operations could be set up if desired. So far, however, only Monmouth Park has indicated it has any interest in the practice.

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Governor Chris Christie talks with students at Octavius V. Catto Community Family School before a press conference highlighting the positive changes for the new school year in Camden, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie talks with students at Octavius V. Catto Community Family School before a press conference highlighting the positive changes for the new school year in Camden, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie: Progress against crime is being made in Camden

Not too long ago Camden had the dubious distinction of being labeled as the murder capital of America - and was considered to be the most dangerous city in the nation. Plenty of problems remain, but Gov. Chris Christie believes real progress is being made.

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