POSTAL NEWS

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 ...
The rise and fall of rocket mail

The rise and fall of rocket mail

But some two hundred years ago, eccentric minds were devising ways of cutting international delivery times to hours or even minutes. Their method? Rockets ...
Toledo mail carrier accused of stealing packages, having weapon on postal office premises

Toledo mail carrier accused of stealing packages, having weapon on postal office premises

A Toledo mail carrier accused of stealing marijuana from packages and selling the drugs was federally indicted last week.  ...
Icy gravel road blamed for NEMO mail carrier's crash

Icy gravel road blamed for NEMO mail carrier’s crash

NEAR GIBBS, Mo. — A northeast Missouri mail carrier was flown to a hospital late Friday morning after crashing her pickup truck due to icy road conditions ...
Couple Thanks 'Hero' Postal Carrier for Rescuing Them From Fiery Wreck

Couple Thanks ‘Hero’ Postal Carrier for Rescuing Them From Fiery Wreck

A North County mail carrier is being called a hero after he pulled two people from their burning car after a serious accident ...
The Quiet Heroism of Mail Delivery

The Quiet Heroism of Mail Delivery

“When they see that carrier back out on the street,” Swigart said, “that’s the first sign to them that life is starting to return to normal.”’ ...
Berkeley postal carrier alleged to have threatened resident says report is false

Berkeley postal carrier alleged to have threatened resident says report is false

The Berkeley postal carrier who was arrested Saturday, after he allegedly yelled threatening comments and entered the home of a man on his route, went on the offensive Thursday and claimed the accusations are false and that he is a victim of “delivering while black.” ...
Fresno Man Charged with Assaulting Postal Employee

Fresno Man Charged with Assaulting Postal Employee

According to court documents, on January 19, 2019, the letter carrier was sitting in his mail truck near Jackson Avenue and E. Shaw Avenue in Fresno, when Rivera ran up to him and stopped him from closing the door. Rivera shoved the letter carrier into the vehicle and sped off with the mail truck ...
Thousands in cash missing from department store. Feds say postal carrier took it

Thousands in cash missing from department store. Feds say postal carrier took it

Federal agents say a Postal Service worker stole at least 20 priority mail envelopes from a Florida City clothing outlet store that were destined for Ohio and contained tens of thousands of dollars in cash ...
Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms

Postal Service closure could delay delivery of tax forms

Washington — The suspension of mail service in parts of Michigan and the Midwest due to record-setting cold this week could affect timely delivery of W-2 tax forms ...
Wichita Falls man charged in April 2018 crash that killed a rural Texas mail carrier

Wichita Falls man charged in April 2018 crash that killed a rural Texas mail carrier

A Wichita Falls man has been charged in the tragic death of a 16-year rural mail carrier while driving an 18-wheeler on his 30th birthday ...
USPS Launches Insider Threat Program

USPS Launches Insider Threat Program

The Postal Service™ Corporate Information Security Office (CISO) is asking employees and contractors to be on the lookout for potential cases of an insider threat in their workplaces ...
WWII vet receives 50,000 birthday cards

WWII vet receives 50,000 birthday cards

As Sherman’s 96th birthday approached last month, his daughter, Sue Morse, made a Facebook post to request cards for her dad, who only received bills in the mail ...
Norfolk postal worker indicted by federal government for stealing other people’s mail

Norfolk postal worker indicted by federal government for stealing other people’s mail

NORFOLK, Va. - We trust our mail carriers to deliver the items headed to our homes. But in Norfolk, one postal worker was recently charged and indicted by a federal grand jury for breaking that trust and stealing packages, boxes and letters ...
How Big Washington swiped Little Washington’s Post Office

How Big Washington swiped Little Washington’s Post Office

A top U.S. Postal Board official weighed in on site selection — prompted by an influential Rapp resident who was former chairman of the postal service governing body ...
Postal service still suspended in some locations

Postal service still suspended in some locations

Due to the extreme weather conditions, USPS will temporarily suspend delivery service in some locations Thursday, Jan. 31, to ensure the safety and well-being of employees ...
Postal employees working in deep freeze after USPS sent alert canceling mail delivery

Postal employees working in deep freeze after USPS sent alert canceling mail delivery

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Some United States Postal Service employees were shocked Wednesday morning when they had to report to work in the freezing cold ...
Albuquerque Woman Gets Prison for Assaulting Postal Workers

Albuquerque Woman Gets Prison for Assaulting Postal Workers

An Albuquerque woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for assaulting three U.S. Postal Service employees in Bernalillo County in 2017 ...
Temporary Emergency Committee of the USPS Board of Governors to Meet February 8 in Columbus, OH

Temporary Emergency Committee of the USPS Board of Governors to Meet February 8 in Columbus, OH

WASHINGTON — The Temporary Emergency Committee (TEC) of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Postal Service will meet Feb. 8, 2019 in open session at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square, 75 East State Street, Columbus, OH ...
U.S. Postal Service contests $150,000 in OSHA penalties after Woodland Hills mail carrier’s death

U.S. Postal Service contests $150,000 in OSHA penalties after Woodland Hills mail carrier’s death

The Postal Service says it will challenge a federal workplace safety watchdog’s penalties, which found ‘repeated’ violations over working in high heat ...
3 Omaha men indicted in Grand Island USPS truck robbery

3 Omaha men indicted in Grand Island USPS truck robbery

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three Omaha men face federal charges after being accused of the December armed kidnapping and robbery of a U.S. Postal Service truck driver in Grand Island ...
USPS announces additional stamps

USPS announces additional stamps

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service today revealed five additional subjects to the 2019 Stamp Program. More details on dates and locations for the first-day-of-issue ceremonies are coming ...
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