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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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Why are Atlantic City casinos closing?

Since the beginning of the year, four casinos have shut their doors in Atlantic City. The Atlantic Club shuttered its doors in January. Showboat closed on Aug. 31, Revel went dark on Sept. 2 and Trump Plaza closed on Sept. 16.

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Christie’s big loss could mean a big win

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has reportedly lost about 85 pounds since his lap band surgery last year, and he told a group of donors at a private reception he is still losing weight.

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Gov. Chris Christie, listening to a question during last night's 'Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5. (Kyra Buxton, Townsquare Media)
Gov. Chris Christie, listening to a question during last night's 'Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5. (Kyra Buxton, Townsquare Media)
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‘No evidence’ ISIS is targeting New Jersey, Gov. Christie says

As U.S. lawmakers continue to discuss the best way to stop the Islamic State, the terror group known as ISIS, top military officials have developed a plan to hit ISIS targets inside of Syria.

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Road salt prices jump as winter approaches

Remember how a lot of New Jersey towns ran out of road salt last winter because the Garden State kept getting hit by snowstorms? Road salt companies now say the higher-than-normal demand has cut supplies this year, and that is forcing prices higher.

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(Artem Furman, ThinkStock)
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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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