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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.

NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
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Insurance Problems Still Loom for Sandy Flood Victims in NJ

In the coming weeks, FEMA will reach out to all homeowners who filed Superstorm Sandy flood insurance claims -- informing them they can re-open their cases if their claims were denied, or if they feel they did not get a fair settlement. One expert warns that, for some victims, there may still be challenges ahead.

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New Jersey Turnpike northbound. (NJDOT)
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Worst rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike – No food, no restrooms

When Superstorm Sandy slammed New Jersey, the food court area at the Grover Cleveland Rest Stop on north side of the NJ Turnpike, between exits 11 and 12 was flooded and had to be shut down. Two-and-a-half years later the facility is still closed, and last week a trailer of portable bathrooms was suddenly removed.

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Jersey shore damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Sandy Fraud Reports Prompt Call for Wider Notification to Homeowners

With mounting evidence that hundreds of homeowners in New Jersey and New York had their Sandy flood insurance claims denied because engineering reports were doctored, a New Jersey Congressman is calling on FEMA to rectify the situation.

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Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie, cabinet and staff tour the coast line to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy followed by a press conference on the boardwalk in Seaside Park. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Lawmakers call for probe into Sandy insurance claim denials

With mounting evidence that hundreds of families in New Jersey and New York had their Superstorm Sandy insurance claims denied because of fraud, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, along with New York Sens. Kristen Gillibrand and Charles Schumer are calling on the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to hold Congressional oversight hearings to get to the bottom of the situation.

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Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie delivers his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Address to the Legislature in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJEA to Christie – Not So Fast on That Pension ‘Accord’

Not so fast, the New Jersey Education Association is saying, after Gov. Chris Christie's budget address Tuesday.

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A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
A proposed bill would strengthen gun laws in NJ to protect domestic violence victims from gun violence. (JOHN GOMEZ, ThinkStock)
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Domestic abuse – the danger grows when guns are present

New Jersey has some of the toughest gun laws of any state in the nation, but recent data shows woman who become victims of domestic violence still face an elevated risk of being killed by a firearm.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine
A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vaccination exemptions in New Jersey – Who can get them?

All Garden State children who attend school are required to receive a series of vaccinations, but last year more than 10,000 youngsters were granted special waivers to skip the shots.

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