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Morning Press: Election 2021; toddler killed; Vinnie’s Pizza has a new name and owner

By , Columbian Web Editor

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In case you missed them, here are some of the top stories from the week:

McEnerny-Ogle wins Vancouver mayor’s race as voters reject body cameras, back Battle Ground levy

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle fended off a challenge from former Republican Party chair Earl Bowerman in Tuesday’s election as voters rejected a sales tax hike that would ultimately fund body cameras for sheriff’s deputies and approved a replacement levy for Battle Ground schools.

McEnerny-Ogle received 67.48 percent of the vote to Bowerman’s 32.52 percent in the first round of results released Tuesday evening. Turnout as of Tuesday was at 18.38 percent, lower than expected even for an off-year election.

Vancouver police arrest father accused of killing 2-year-old

Vancouver police say they found a 2-year-old child dead early Sunday morning after the father allegedly made threats to harm the toddler.

Police responded around 12:50 a.m. to a report of threats. The child’s mother said that the father picked up the toddler Saturday evening and later called her making threats to harm the child, according to a Vancouver Police Department news release.

Kiggins Theatre owner buys, renames Vinnie’s Pizza in downtown Vancouver

Something’s a bit different at a popular downtown Vancouver pizzeria.

Recently, the words on the Vinnie’s Pizza’s sign changed from Vinnie’s to Bessolo Pizzeria. All the other words on the window and everything else inside the pizzeria remain the same.

Teen killed in crash in Battle Ground

A teenage boy was killed Tuesday night when the pickup he was riding in crashed into a power pole and then a tree and caught fire north of Battle Ground, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Two other teenagers in the truck were taken to a hospital.

Deputies responded around 9:15 p.m. to Northeast 319th Street and 152nd Avenue for reports of a single-vehicle crash. A caller said a pickup was on fire, and three people were inside.

Haus of Luna ‘a trip to wonderland’ in Vancouver

Walk in the door and you’re face to face with “wow.” Literally. The neon word glows beside the sly eyes of Mona Lisa, who’s grinning at your surprise from a poster on the wall.

After that, “Wow!” might just keep coming out of your own mouth as you make the rounds of seven strange rooms in a house that feels like it’s been surrealistically haunted for Halloween and beyond.