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Ohio man accused of groping postal carrier

A Mayfield Heights man is accused of groping a postal carrier while she walked back to her truck from delivering mail. According to South Euclid police reports, Antonio E. Harper, 45, grabbed the mail carrier by the chest and gave her a hug. Harper reportedly suffers from multiple personality disorder. He faces a charge of ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:52 pm

Dogs Really Hate Mail – Youtube

Dogs Really Hate Mail Compilation These dogs just don’t like mail, especially bills and junk mail, no one likes bills and junk mail. via “Dogs Really Hate Mail Compilation” || CFS – YouTube.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:46 pm

IL County Sheriff and Judge committing a Federal crime

Location: 826 S Rocky Hill Road, Galena, Illinois 61036 Roadside mailboxes belonging to lot owners of the Cedar Lakes Subdivision (a rural residential subdivision) Camera: Armando Villa, owner of Lot 1 which is Tierra Linda Bed and Breakfast. Chainsaw: Retired Judge Robert J.Kowalski owner of Lot 18 and part of 19 Assisting with the flag: ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:15 pm

The US Healthcare System vs The US Postal Service

Hello and welcome. I am Dr. George Lundberg, and this is At Large at Medscape. Back in the old days of discussion about healthcare reform, leaders of the American Medical Association used to warn about a government takeover of medicine by sarcastically describing such a system as combining the “efficiency of the US Postal Service ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:56 pm

Why Is the Post Office Buying Bullets?

As if the U.S. Postal Service didn’t already have enough to worry about, it has now become the target of gun enthusiasts, who are accusing the agency of stockpiling ammunition as part of a broader government plot to deprive Americans of their liberties. On April 14, Newsmax.com reported that the USPS was seeking to buy ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:55 pm

Postal Workers to Protest Privatization At More than 50 Staples Stores in 27 States on April 24

Message to Staples: The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale WASHINGTON – Thousands of members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and community activists will engage in National Day of Action on Thursday, April 24, to protest the Postal Service’s sweetheart deal with Staples that is moving mail service into Staples stores. Events will ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:53 pm

Stabilizing the U.S. Postal Service – Capital Insider -Video

Davidson interview April 21, 2014 USPS is losing $5 billion per year. Now, a bill in the Senate could help the loss, but cause major changes for other federal workers. Joe Davidson, Federal Diary columnist with The Washington Post, discussed how Congress plans to stabilize the USPS, with Capital Insider. via Stabilizing the U.S. Postal ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:51 pm

$3,000 for a cliche: Owner fined after dog bites mailman

A West York woman must pay more than $3,000 in fines and court costs after an April 9 incident in which her dog, Beast, bit a mailman and injured his legs. District Judge Walter Groom found dog owner Amanda White guilty in absentia after she failed to show for a Monday hearing on summary charges ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:49 pm

Fact: The Postal Service isn’t being privatized – from the Official USPS Blog

No matter what you might hear on Capitol Hill or elsewhere, the Postal Service isn’t planning to privatize itself.Some lawmakers have pointed to our partnership with Staples and our Post Plan and cited them as evidence that we want to privatize mail delivery.But that’s not the case.Here’s what Postmaster General Pat Donahoe says: “USPS is doing ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:46 pm

US Postmaster General: The future of the Postal Service – Video

The US Postal Service has been struggling over the past decade, losing billions of dollars because of the decline in mail volume and the rise of the internet and electronic mail. Now there are new strategies and new partnerships in place to keep the US Postal Service going. Randi Naughton talked with US Postmaster General ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:42 pm

Former Hopkins Co. Mailman Sentenced

A former western Kentucky mailman is off to prison. 34-year-old William Morse of Dawson Springs admitted in court that over a two year period he either destroyed, hid, or delayed the delivery of nearly 45,000 pieces of mail. These are pictures of that mail, which he kept in his mother’s storage unit. Morse was sentenced ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:25 pm

Police: Alert mail carrier, neighbor help stop burglaries

Officers were first called around 10:20 a.m. to Vista Verde Way, near Stockdale Country Club, by a mail carrier who heard a house alarm and saw two people running to a waiting car. The mail carrier was able to get the license plate number of the car. Police said they found the house with the ...

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 2:24 pm

East End Residents Tired Of Mail Mix-Ups

Jim Rietz can’t remember a time when he couldn’t rely on the U.S. Mail. “You put something in the mail, you know it’s going to get there,” he said. “Somebody puts something in the mail, you know it’s going to come to you. It’s just one of those things you’ve always been able to count ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:46 pm

Alabama NALC Secretary Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

On March 20, Harold Ray, former secretary for National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 469 and the Alabama State Association of NALC, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama to one count of embezzling union funds in the amount of $38,565. He had been indicted in January. Branch 469 ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 6:44 pm

Detectives Call Mail Carriers Death, House Fire “Suspicious”

Authorities said Laurie Merritt died from carbon monoxide poisoning, after a fire in her home’s attic last Monday on Wyoming Street in Wilkes-Barre. According to a copy of a search warrant, Merritt’s family members said they believe Paul Kosakowski is responsible for the fire. Within the records, where police said they seized the ex-boyfriend’s cell ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:44 pm

USPS has implemented new policies and procedures for deaf and hearing-impaired

The Postal Service has implemented new policies and processes for providing certain types of reasonable accommodations, known as communication accommodations. Communication accommodations are designed to enhance or improve effective communication for and with employees who are deaf or hard of hearing. Each district, area and headquarters has designated a “disability coordinator” as a point of ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:42 pm

USPS sets the record straight on tracking misinformation

A recent Letter to the Editor at eCommerceBytes regarding USPS Tracking contained numerous statements that required a response. In a reply, USPS set the record straight. Claim: USPS charges customers who scan items at local Post Offices. Truth: Every item accepted at the retail counter at a local Post Office that has a USPS Tracking ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:37 pm

Former Post Office supervisor in East St. Louis IL pleads guilty to stealing packages

A former supervisor at the Post Office in East St. Louis pleaded guilty Tuesday to opening and stealing packages. Jane Johanna Emily, also known as Jane Mueller, 41, of St. Louis, pleaded guilty in federal court in East St. Louis. She pleaded guilty to the charges of obstruction of mail, theft of mail by a ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:29 pm

IG Says USPS Managing Growth in Package Business Well, Cites Opportunities

USPS Customer Service Operations has successfully managed periods of package growth, employee work-hours, and scan rates at delivery units, the Postal IG has found. It said however that opportunities exist to enhance readiness by improving acceptance scan rates, decreasing customer wait time in line during the holiday mailing season, enabling a Passive Adaptive Scanning System ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 3:58 pm

Prison Time, House Arrest, Fine For Former Dawson Springs, KY Postal Employee

A former United States Postal Service Employee has been sentenced to six months in prison followed by six months of house arrest for destroying, hiding and delaying the delivery of at least 44,900 pieces of mail. U.S. Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley also ordered 34-year-old William “Brent” Morse of Dawson Springs, Kentucky to pay $14,808.01 ...

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 3:57 pm