The investigation continues this morning into an apparent double murder/suicide in Warwick. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the Oakland Beach area. Police say 45-year old John Oliveira shot his former girlfriend, Carla Bowen, multiple times and then killed her boyfriend before turning the gun on himself. All three victims were dead at the scene.
The crime was reported by one of Bowen’s 12-year-old twin boys. He fled out a dormer window and ran to a neighbor for help. The other twin remained on the roof until police rescued him.
North Providence police officers will soon be riding in style. The town is completely replacing its fleet of cruisers. RIPR’s Flo Jonic tells us how they’re paying for it.
The town of North Providence is poised to buy 32 new police vehicles with proceeds it earned through the successful prosecution of Google. Google agreed to pay a $500 million fine for marketing illegal Canadian prescription drugs to Americans. As one of the Rhode Island investigating agencies, North Providence earned 60 million dollars of the settlement.