Home At Last: Tyler couple reunited with pet after 7 years and 1,800 miles

A Tyler couple’s Maltese dog named Reese ran away seven years ago and surfaced during the weekend about 1,800 miles away in Tacoma, Washington. What happened to Reese all this time is a mystery and fairy tale to Dinah and Randy Miller. The Millers were joyously reunited with Reese on Tuesday. The saga of Reese began in 2006 when the Miller…

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23 July 2014 [12:26 AM]
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23 July 2014 [12:08 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices, July 23

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22 July 2014 [11:10 PM]
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22 July 2014 [08:39 PM]
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