Oxendine guilty; School safety; Car thefts

*A former Georgia insurance commissioner has pled guilty to fraud charges. Facing an April 15 trial date, John Oxendine made the plea deal on Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The 61-year-old Oxendine, who served for 16 years as insurance commissioner before launching an unsuccessful bid for Governor in 2010, also agreed to pay restitution for just less than $700,000 under terms of the agreement with federal prosecutors. Oxendine faces up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing has been set for July 12, and he remains free on bond.  

*Atlanta school officials are rolling out new security measures to keep students safe. Authorities say the measures will include steel doors at major entrances and bulletproof glass in some potentially vulnerable areas. Benteen Elementary likely among the first of roughly 60 district schools that will receive the security upgrades. Officials say most of those upgrades are expected to be installed between now and the end of the year.  

*Car thefts are reportedly running rampant at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this year. FOX5 reports more than 80 vehicles have been stolen so far in 2024, with most of the vehicles being taken from the north and south terminal parking decks.