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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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Fighting alcohol and drug abuse on campus

The New Jersey Department of Human Services has awarded a total of $500,000 in grant money to Rutgers University and The College of New Jersey to help fight drug and alcohol abuse by students.

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Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has risen among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Cold medicines containing dextromethorphan are offered for sale at a retail store. According to reports, the abuse of over the counter cough medicines, many containing dextromethorphan, has risen among youths. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Legislators consider bill restricting sale of cough suppressant

A New Jersey Assembly Committee will consider a measure Thursday that would prohibit the sale of any product containing dextromethorphan - an ingredient used in cough suppressants - to minors under the age of 18.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie delivers a speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (AP Photo / Rebecca Blackwell)
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Gov. Christie back on the road

He still insists no decision has been made about seeking the Republican nomination for president, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, for the second time in three months, is leaving the Garden State to visit a foreign country.

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