1st AP Northwest News Minute

KENO, Ore. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Oregon say they’ve taken a juvenile male into custody following the stabbing death of a 74-year-old woman. The Klamath County district attorney’s office says police responded to a reported stabbing in Keno on Saturday morning and found Judith Anne Rose dead at the scene.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric says it will determine whether Oregon’s last remaining coal-fired power plant can run entirely on biomass in the next couple of months. The East Oregonian reports that PGE had planned to conduct a test burn at the Boardman plant using woody debris by the end of December.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A little-known federal program that avoids publicity to protect the thousands of Native American sites it’s tasked with managing has been caught up in a big net. The Federal Columbia River System Cultural Resources Program tracks some 4,000 historical sites in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Now it’s contributing information as authorities prepare a court-ordered environmental review concerning struggling salmon and the operation of 14 federal dams in the Columbia River Basin.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Three people were injured when a vehicle struck a crowd of people following a fight in a Salem grocery store parking lot early Sunday. Salem Police said in a news release that a 51-year-old woman suffered critical injuries and was taken to a local hospital.