Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Jack Markell

Delaware State Court website

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Jack Markell's nomination of the head of Delaware's Court of Chancery to be the state's new chief justice.

The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to confirm Chancellor Leo Strine Jr. as the eighth chief justice of Delaware's Supreme Court.

The post became vacant upon the recent retirement of Chief Justice Myron Steele.

Governor Jack Markell. Biopic

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Gov. Jack Markell is signing legislation aimed at making Delaware's schools safer.

A bill to be signed into law on Monday creates a statewide framework for comprehensive school safety plans known as the Omnibus School Safety Act.

The act requires the Delaware Department of Safety and Homeland Security to work with schools, districts and first responders to develop a comprehensive school safety plan for each public school and district.