WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A schizophrenic man who attempted suicide while jailed for his mother's slaying was not receiving constant supervision even though a judge ordered him placed on suicide watch. Department of Correction spokesman Andrius Banevicius (Bahn-ah-VIH'-shis) told The Associated Press that Robert Rankin "was not under a mental health status that would require constant observation" at the time of the February attempt.
LITCHFIELD, Conn. (AP) - A Litchfield man wants his guns back after they were confiscated at his home by state police during his son's arrest on charges of selling marijuana. The Republican-American reports Patrick Redmond has hired a lawyer and says some guns are his. The guns were ordered destroyed as contraband.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Activists are stepping up their efforts to save a Connecticut aviator's house from demolition. The Connecticut Post reports that Melanie Marks, head of Connecticut House Histories, says a title search found that Gustave Whitehead's Fairfield house dates to 1914. A town ordinance requires a 60-day stay on demolitions of homes 100 years old or older.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million. The assessor's office in Greenwich says five homes sold this year for more than $10 million. Mark Pruner, sales executive with Berkshire Hathaway, says another home just sold and another four listed above $10 million are under contract this year.
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