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Family of postmasters recognized for service

Family of postmasters recognized for service

The town recently inducted William H. Phillips and his descendants into the Rocheport Hall of Fame. From 1854-1956, Phillips or a member of his family served as the town’s postmaster ...
Dog found nearly frozen by postal worker, euthanized after biting veterinary technician

Dog found nearly frozen by postal worker, euthanized after biting veterinary technician

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO - There is outrage in the animal rescue community after a dog found on the brink of death and frozen to a sidewalk in St. Louis is euthanized days later ...
Hattiesburg family says U.S. Postal Service carrier sprayed their dog through a fence

Hattiesburg family says U.S. Postal Service carrier sprayed their dog through a fence

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A social media post is gaining attention after a Hattiesburg resident said her dog was sprayed with some type of substance by a United States Postal Service carrier delivering mail ...
UPMA supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress.

UPMA supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress.

United Postmasters and Managers of America supports H.R. 141, the Social Security Fairness Act for the 116th Congress ...
Post Offices Confiscate Record Number Of Marijuana Packages

Post Offices Confiscate Record Number Of Marijuana Packages

“You can’t ship it,” says US Postal Service spokesperson Stephen Doherty. “It’s still illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act…people have to be aware of that.” ...
Chicagoans say they’re missing mail after polar vortex

Chicagoans say they’re missing mail after polar vortex

CHICAGO — Residents in Chicago and surrounding suburbs are reporting widespread issues with mail delivery — saying they’re missing bills, checks and other important packages ...
Franchising your mailbox might put the USPS out of business

Franchising your mailbox might put the USPS out of business

As far as the current regulations go, only you and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) have the authority to put mail or parcels in your mailbox. Anyone who infringes on this is quite literally committing a crime – even if it is a neighbor who is putting remainder notes into your box ...
Woman trapped in bathtub for 5 days saved after postal worker sees overflowing mailbox

Woman trapped in bathtub for 5 days saved after postal worker sees overflowing mailbox

On Oct. 19, 2018, on a cool autumn day at around 11 a.m., a postal worker delivering mail in Chesaning, Michigan, saw Alison Gibson’s mailbox, which was overflowing with mail ...
Albuquerque post office burglarized twice in two weeks

Albuquerque post office burglarized twice in two weeks

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A group of people who went the extra mile to protect their mail from thieves are still getting hit. At least two times in the last two weeks, a man armed with a crowbar broke into P.O. boxes during business hours ...
Unsung postal agents diligently keep mail safe

Unsung postal agents diligently keep mail safe

When people think about federal law enforcement officers, they probably think about FBI and ATF agents. There’s been a whole other group of federal officers around since 1775, though, and every year they arrest more than 5,000 people ...
Kirkland mail carrier accused of swiping gift card from mail

Kirkland mail carrier accused of swiping gift card from mail

KIRKLAND, Ariz. (AP) — A Kirkland mail carrier has been arrested for stealing a gift card from the mail ...
Scammers posing as USPS creating fake change-of-address websites

Scammers posing as USPS creating fake change-of-address websites

Scammers are creating websites that look like the United States Postal Service site while tricking consumers into paying for no service at all ...
Trump Aide Warns of Going It Alone on International Postal Rates

Trump Aide Warns of Going It Alone on International Postal Rates

The U.S. will set its own rates for the delivery of international packages, with or without the blessing of the Universal Postal Union, the White House’s trade adviser said ...
U.S. Postal Service Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

U.S. Postal Service Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Results

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service reported total revenue of $19.7 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 (October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018), an increase of $553 million, or 2.9 percent, compared to the same quarter last year ...
New Orleans woman pleads guilty to gambling away postal funds

New Orleans woman pleads guilty to gambling away postal funds

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former postal worker has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to a federal charge of misappropriation of postal funds ...
Surveillance video shows a USPS worker relieving himself while holding mail

Surveillance video shows a USPS worker relieving himself while holding mail

SAN ANTONIO - "He manages to pull it out, and walk while doing it,” said Kevin Stanton, a homeowner. “It's kind of frustrating. If he had asked me, I would have let him go to the restroom inside our house, but not on the side of it." ...
Rural North Dakota Grocers May Soon Get Help From The U.S. Postal Service

Rural North Dakota Grocers May Soon Get Help From The U.S. Postal Service

Dyste is not sure what the postal service’s role may eventually be, but it remains a possibility that those trucks could be used to move groceries. In addition, North Dakota has warehouses and trucks in place for major emergencies that sit idle most of the time. Those resources also are being considered ...
Postal inspection service is accepting applications for Postal Police

Postal inspection service is accepting applications for Postal Police

Are you interested in securing USPS facilities and protecting employees and other people on postal property? ...
Postal Service Couldn’t Selectively Enforce Prohibition on Sleeping on the Job

Postal Service Couldn’t Selectively Enforce Prohibition on Sleeping on the Job

The U.S. Postal Service was liable for retaliation in a 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision, even though the employer said the plaintiff was found sleeping on the job ...
Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

Postal Worker And Massachusetts Man Charged With Importing And Distributing Synthetic Cannabinoids

From at least February 2014 until February 2019, BORER and McLAUGHLIN operated a scheme to import synthetic cannabinoids from China and then use them to manufacture and distribute massive wholesale quantities of SSC, containing controlled substances and controlled substance analogues, throughout the United States ...
Mail Carrier Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency in mail truck crash

Mail Carrier Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency in mail truck crash

IRWIN, Pa. (KDKA) — A mail carrier has died after crashing his mail truck over a hillside, hitting the front porch of a home in Irwin ...
Amazon (AMZN) Declares War on FedEx, UPS, USPS

Amazon (AMZN) Declares War on FedEx, UPS, USPS

Amazon is such a one-size-fits-all company that it might be hard to find a single company or industry that Amazon is not competing with ...
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