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Coastal Sunrise: Top 3 on 3

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Here's a quick look at your Top 3 on 3 stories you'll need to know before heading out this morning.

Election day 2013 has come and gone; in our area, the most talked about race was the decision to whether or not to keep the "Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax," or SPLOST. That's the 1%sales tax has that been in place for nearly three decades. SPLOST is expected to generate $370million over six years. It's the primary revenue stream for infrastructure, improvement and recreation projects around the county. This year, SPLOST passed, with 56% of the voters, voting "yes."

In crime and safety news, there are still no suspects this morning in a double homicide out of Thunderbolt. Police there tell News 3 they are "actively pursuing" leads in that town's first murders since 2011. Investigators found 27-year-old Forest Ison and 24-year-old Alice Stevens shot outside their Robertson Avenue home late Sunday night. Police say the pair had been living in the home together for several years. Anyone with information is asked to contact Thunderbolt police or Crimestoppers.

In Washington, Congress wants to know more about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and one cabinet secretary is preparing to once again sit in the hot seat. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify this morning at a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee. The committee wants an update from the administration on health insurance exchanges. The Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, is under fire; not just because of problems with the Healthcare-.gov website, but because millions of Americans are losing their current policies.

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