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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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Virginia first responders during a 2012 demo of the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. Some New Jersey legislators want such public awareness efforts launched here. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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Bill would warn parents about leaving kids in vehicles

New Jersey parents and others could soon be getting reminded to not leave their children or infants inside or near a motor vehicle alone, even for a moment.

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NJ residents are divided on idea of a gas tax hike

For months, New Jersey officials have been talking about an increase in the state gas tax, to save the Transportation Trust Fund from going bankrupt this summer. So far, no plan has been presented.

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(Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
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Flu activity in NJ downgraded to ‘moderate’

The latest Centers for Disease Control Influenza map show flu-like illness in New Jersey has been downgraded from widespread to moderate, but state health officials don't think this means that flu season has necessarily peaked.

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Jacob Hartmann testifying at the state Department of Education
Jacob Hartmann testifying at the state Department of Education (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Stressed by the test: Debate over New Jersey’s PARCC exam

Adults and kids alike continue to voice displeasure over the large number of tests students are required to take in school, in particular the "Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers" exam all students in grades 3 through 11 are required to take this spring.

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One of the stamps used on wax folds containing heroin
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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