Three emaciated horses are recovering in the care of Live and Let Live Farm’s rescue and sanctuary after being retrieved from a property in Acworth where the animals had been deprived of food and water for an undetermined period.

WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia for years has been plagued by a growing mischief in its midst. Rats — the four-legged, bewhiskered kind — have been spotted roaming the streets, scurrying across alleys and eating their way through trash cans.

BRISTOL — Fifty years ago, Jim Tonner was a sick boy confined to five months bed rest. People would send — through a pully system and basket — small gifts from outside to his second-floor bedroom to brighten his spirits.

Andy Deegan was filling birdfeeders and letting the dog out in the early morning gloom when he encountered what he thought might be “the biggest squirrel I’ve ever heard” scrambling up a large white pine just outside his New London home.

CONCORD — He doesn’t just spare bears. On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Sununu joined the five-member Executive Council in granting the annual ceremonial pardon to a Thanksgiving turkey that otherwise would have been headed for the holiday table.

It’s deer season, when nearly two thirds of all animal collisions with vehicles happen in Midwestern states such as Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Montana have equally high rates of animal collisions from September through November, according to a study by Farm…