POSTAL NEWS

Postal inspectors in Ohio on lookout for ‘suspicious’ packages to intercept

Postal inspectors in Ohio on lookout for ‘suspicious’ packages to intercept

Postal inspectors cannot open first-class letters and parcels without a search warrant, but they say they are trained to identify common characteristics of suspicious mail and drug-sniffing police dogs assist by providing alerts when they detect the presence or odor of illegal drugs or proceeds ...
Stamps mark 50 years of marine protection

Stamps mark 50 years of marine protection

The Postal Service is celebrating 50 years of the National Marine Sanctuary System with the release of 16 stamps on Aug. 5 ...
The theft of mail left bills and letters scattered across a Raleigh neighborhood

The theft of mail left bills and letters scattered across a Raleigh neighborhood

Last Sunday, the citizens of Hungry Neck discovered an alarming sight on the neighborhood’s streets east of downtown: hundreds of letters strewn across the pavement, many of them floating in rain puddles. On my little street off New Bern Avenue, I found roughly 50 of them tossed in the bushes ...
Postal offices in Edwards and Avon are confused over rejected packages

Postal offices in Edwards and Avon are confused over rejected packages

Addressing and receiving packages in Eagle County has always been a bit of a gamble. From determining which carrier will deliver the package to determining how to address it, residents often list this as one of their main challenges with the local post offices ...
Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Items from the Mail He Was Entrusted to Deliver as a Letter Carrier

Former Postal Employee Pleads Guilty to Stealing Items from the Mail He Was Entrusted to Deliver as a Letter Carrier

According to documents filed in federal court, PATRICK EZELL was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier in Bogalusa when he was apprehended stealing items from the mail he was entrusted to deliver for the U.S. Postal Service ...
USPS abandoned Colorado City, post office remains closed, says postman

USPS abandoned Colorado City, post office remains closed, says postman

COLORADO CITY, Colo. (KRDO) -- After providing postal services to the community of Colorado City for less than a month, the most recently contracted postal worker with the left. 13 Investigations has learned what caused the abrupt departure ...
Drone delivery is coming to the world's first smart mailbox

Drone delivery is coming to the world’s first smart mailbox

But on Monday it will finally begin to take shape when DroneDek completes the first deliveries to its “mailbox of the future” in Lawrence, Indiana. The high-tech receptacle will receive deliveries of both traditional mail and hot food that will be airdropped via drone ...
Sea Lions from Channel Island are featured on a new stamp series

Sea Lions from Channel Island are featured on a new stamp series

California sea lions at the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary will soon join Elvis Presley and Wonder Woman in having their image on a U.S. postage stamp ...
A CDC official and a USPS official discuss improvements to data management

A CDC official and a USPS official discuss improvements to data management

Federal agencies are hard at work developing strategies to overcome data challenges and ensure they’re meeting critical mission needs, Federal data experts from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said during the Databricks Data and AI Summit 2022 in late June ...
‘Go Beyond’ With New Forever Stamps

‘Go Beyond’ With New Forever Stamps

LOS ANGELES — First-Class Mail will travel from “Infinity to Forever” with the newly released commemorative stamps featuring the iconic image of Buzz Lightyear. A dedication ceremony for the stamps was held today at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA ...
Early info on DeJoy’s planned revamp of America’s ⁦USPS⁩ network via the postmasters union

Early info on DeJoy’s planned revamp of America’s ⁦USPS⁩ network via the postmasters union

Since May, UPMA has been discussing with the Postal Service to answer the many questions we have about the impact on service and Postmaster jobs with this part of the DFA plan ...
Deal Would Mean USPS Can’t ‘Drag Its Feet’ on Electric Vehicles

Deal Would Mean USPS Can’t ‘Drag Its Feet’ on Electric Vehicles

With this funding, there’s absolutely no doubt that the Postal Service should commit to 100%, and we’re hopeful that our public pressure along with states and labor unions, and other folks will continue to make them go in that direction ...
Old Post Offices get new lives as hotels

Old Post Offices get new lives as hotels

Summertime vacation season is in full swing. If you’re hitting the road this year, there’s a chance you might find lodging in a once-bustling Post Office ...
USPS tests new self-service concept

USPS tests new self-service concept

Through the Label Broker service, customers who need to return a retail purchase but don’t have access to a printer can have a shipping label printed at a participating Post Office ...
'Lesson Learned': Man Shares Unbelievable Way USPS Delivered His Package

‘Lesson Learned’: Man Shares Unbelievable Way USPS Delivered His Package

A music lover was in disbelief after seeing how his postal package had been delivered, with his vinyl parcel crammed into the mailbox, effectively destroying it ...
Shreveport Man Sentenced on Federal Charge of Second Degree Murder of U.S. Postal Service Employee

Shreveport Man Sentenced on Federal Charge of Second Degree Murder of U.S. Postal Service Employee

On June 22, 2019, Antonio Williams, a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier, was delivering mail in Shreveport. Shortly after 11:00 a.m., Williams was carrying mail to an apartment on Dudley Drive. Inside that apartment was Gentry, armed with a semi-automatic rifle ...
Operation 'snacks to delivery drivers' is underway in Pelion

Operation ‘snacks to delivery drivers’ is underway in Pelion

PELION, S.C. — A group of Girl Scouts in Lexington County is helping to make being a postal worker during this sweltering heat more bearable ...
Dronedek's 'Mailbox of the Future' to Start Accepting US Mail in Lawrence, Indiana

Dronedek’s ‘Mailbox of the Future’ to Start Accepting US Mail in Lawrence, Indiana

Ready or not, the way people receive mail and packages is about to drastically change. On Monday, August 8, 2022, in Lawrence, Ind., (a suburb of Indianapolis) history will be made when traditional mail is delivered to the world's first smart mailbox ...
USPS: Mail carriers will attempt to deliver mail in Eastern Ky.

USPS: Mail carriers will attempt to deliver mail in Eastern Ky.

EASTERN KENTUCKY (WYMT) - On Monday, The United States Postal Services (USPS) announced temporary operations in Eastern Kentucky following flooding ...
Long Island USPS Worker Charged With Costco Reward Check Scheme

Long Island USPS Worker Charged With Costco Reward Check Scheme

A United States postal worker has been arrested for allegedly stealing Costco rewards checks from the Long Island mail facility where he worked, authorities say ...
Driver charged with theft of mail and official postal keys

Driver charged with theft of mail and official postal keys

HOUSTON – A 23-year-old resident of Missouri City is set to appear in court on allegations he used his hoodless Buick to steal postal mail and keys, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery ...
Carroll Man Accused Of Assaulting Postal Worker Sentenced Thursday

Carroll Man Accused Of Assaulting Postal Worker Sentenced Thursday

A Carroll man arrested in April for assaulting a postal worker has been sentenced in Carroll County District Court. According to court records, 25-year-old Omare Davonte Prince was charged with assault with the intent to commit sexual abuse, an aggravated misdemeanor ...
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