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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.

Why are there traffic cameras at intersections? (trekandshoot, ThinkStock)
Why are there traffic cameras at intersections? (trekandshoot, ThinkStock)
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Are motorists being watched at New Jersey intersections?

You see them wherever you go in New Jersey these days. What appear to be long white cameras are placed at most intersections, and some believe it's a Big Brother watching you scenario, while other theorize the cameras are part of a Homeland Security program to track suspected terrorists.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, accompanied by his family, speaks to supporters during an event announcing he will seek the Republican nomination for president, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Livingston High School in Livingston, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Christie faces tough odds on the road to the White House

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is finally an official candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, but instead of leading the pack the way he had been a few years ago, he's now in the middle of it, and in some polls, at the end of it.

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Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Cedar Grove April 23. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Christie’s months of preparation will end with today’s announcement

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's announcement Tuesday that he's seeking the GOP presidential nomination is hardly unexpected. In fact, it would have been more surprising if he didn't throw his hat into the ring.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leaving meetings at the Capitol in Washington Nov. 17.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, leaving meetings at the Capitol in Washington Nov. 17. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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If he runs, Christie is ‘in it to win it’

Whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decides to run for president or not, the field of GOP candidates is already huge -- there will be at least 10 Republicans participating in the first debate scheduled for later this summer -- but Christie doesn't have a problem with it, in fact he says it's a great thing for the party.

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Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
Is using a cell phone behind the wheel ever acceptable? (luna4, ThinkStock)
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When is using a cell phone while driving permissible?

Using a hand-held cell phone while driving in New Jersey is against the law, and punishable by hefty fines, but according to law enforcement officials, there are instances when it's acceptable.

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