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Cops Seek Suspects Who Stole Van with Sleeping Kids

(OGDEN, Utah) -- Police are searching for two suspects who stole a van with two sleeping children still inside in Ogden on Monday afternoon.

The van was reportedly stolen around 3 p.m. on 32nd Street as a two-month-old boy and a two-year-old girl slept in the rear seat. The mothers of the two children were unloading groceries from the van when the theft occurred, according to published reports.

Police later found the stolen van with the two children inside unharmed, a short distance away from where the vehicle was taken. Police believe the theives abandoned the van after realizing that the two children were inside.

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Train Kills Two Teens, Leaves One in Extremely Critical Condition

(SPANISH FORK CANYON, Utah) -- Three teenagers were struck by a train in Spanish Fork Canyon Saturday night, leaving two dead and one hospitalized in extremely critical condition, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

The incident happened around 6:40 p.m. in the area of Covered Bridge, according to the Utah County Sherriff’s Office.

Union Pacific Railroad personnel notified the Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District that a train struck a pedestrian along State Road 6 around mile marker 183.

Two 15-year-old victims from Spanish Fork -- Kelsea Webster and Essa Ricker -- were pronounced dead at the scene while another, Savannah Webster, 13, was transported by air Sunday morning to Primary Children’s Hospital, where she was listed in extremely critical condition.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident.

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Officials Investigating Weekend Apartment Blaze

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Fire officials are investigating a weekend blaze that caused an entire apartment complex to be evacuated.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports a second-floor balcony fire quickly spread through the rest of a building at 176 North Main Street around 1:45 a.m. Sunday morning. No one was injured in the fire, officials said.

The building's fourth floor suffered significant water damage as a result of firefighters' efforts.

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Susan Powell's 30th Birthday Celebrated

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Almost two years after she went missing, a relatives and friends celebrated Susan Powell's 30th birthday over the weekend.

According to ABC News affiliate KTVX, family and friends gathered in West Valley City, Utah on Saturday and another group celebrated in a Puyallup, Washington park on Sunday. The Washington group, which included Powell's sister Denise Cox, released birthday balloons with Powell's photos.

Powell went missing from her home in Utah in Dec. 2009. Powell's children are in the custody of her parents while her husband Josh remains a person of interest in the case.

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Gov. Herbert Concludes Rural Communities Tour

(GROUSE CREEK, Utah) -- Gov. Gary Herbert ended his four day tour of five rural counties on Friday.

Herbert met with residents and business leaders to listen to ideas on how to improve the economy of the communities. The governor visited several factories and discussed job creation opportunities.

"I'm here to listen and learn," said Herbert at the beginning of the tour. "One thing government doesn't do very well is listen. I am here to listen and determine the things government can do-or not do-to insure local economic success and opportunity."

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