News for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

ODOT report that Central Oregon motorists may face icy or slick driving conditions this morning along regional routes. Highway managers are advising drivers to be aware of the potential for black ice or other winter weather hazards along some Central Oregon highways during the early morning hours and perhaps beyond.

Jefferson County 509 South Wasco County, Culver, Crook County, Sisters and Bend Lapine Schools are all closed for the 4th consecutive day today due to snowy road conditions.

All COCC and OSU-Cascades campuses will also be closed today

Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Offices, the Warm Springs Indian Health Services Clinic and the Bureau of indian Affairs are opening at 10am today.

Cascades East Transit Bend Fixed Route and Dial-A-Ride services will operate on a snow schedule today.  Community Connector services and rural Dial-A-Ride will operate on regular schedules.  That includes Route 20 between Warm Springs and Madras.

Harold Blackwolf Jr., 35, of Warm Springs, pleaded guilty yesterday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.  According to court documents, on September 28, 2017, Blackwolf was driving under the influence of alcohol, at a high rate of speed with his headlights off.  He  struck and killed two adult men who were in the road, Blackwolf will be sentenced in June in Federal Court.

The Madras White Buffalo Girls Basketball team is on the road at Philomath this Saturday for a first round state playoff game.   Tip off is at 6pm and KWSO will broadcast the contest live.