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McAllen residents Frustrated by Mail Theft 

img-Neighbors-Frustrated-by-Mail-TheftHomeowners in one McAllen neighborhood are waiting on federal investigators to stop a theft problem. Mail is disappearing from their mailboxes. There is video evidence of who is taking it but still nothing is being done.Neighbors said they know exactly who’s behind it but no law enforcement is doing anything about the problem. One homeowner […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:29 pm

ZIP Codes Tamed The Postal Service Boom 52 Years Ago – Audio

mr-zipWe all have one, we know it by heart, and we share it with our neighbors. But chances are you haven’t thought that much about this ubiquitous part of American life — the ZIP code. We all know about the middle-class and suburban boom in the U.S. following World War II, but as the Postal […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:28 pm

USPS proposes demolition of Napa post office building

post-office-napaTo the dismay of locals, the United States Postal Service in Washington D.C. has proposed to demolish the earthquake-damaged Franklin Street post office building.According to a June 26 letter from Daniel Delahaye, a federal preservation officer at the USPS, consultation on the demolition plan is “just commencing,” and citizens are invited to share their opinions […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:26 pm

In summer, water is ‘lifesaver’ for Vegas area mail carriers 

web1_usps_heat_061523jt_001_0A tiny fan blowing hot air whirled on the dashboard of Analia Gibson’s non-air-conditioned mail truck as she sorted through mail for her daily route.Sitting on the right side of the truck, the 41-year-old tossed back her loose, long black hair and used a rubber thumb to quickly arrange each letter by name and address.Four […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:24 pm

Amazon, FedEx, USPS seek international postal reform 

upuThe Universal Postal Union currently puts American e-commerce businesses at a disadvantage by subsidizing shippers from ‘developing’ countries such as China. The Universal Postal Union, a postal treaty that legislators and witnesses say creates an uneven playing field for international e-commerce, is up for renegotiation in 2016. And on June 16th, the Government Operations subcommittee […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:23 pm

Amazon’s Treasure Truck is like an ice cream truck for deals

LB_001._V318332427_You can’t really accuse Amazon of being afraid to try something new. While we await drone-powered deliveries, Amazon is launching a new service called “Treasure Truck” that’s basically the equivalent of a neighborhood ice cream truck for killer deals. Starting this weekend in Seattle, you’ll be able to see the Treasure Truck’s daily deal on […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:20 pm

Video: Mail Carrier Hospitalized After Rollover Accident In Springfield

2015-07-03 at 4.59 PM  Springfield Mail Carrier was hospitalized following a rollover accident Friday morning.The accident occurred on New Chapel Rd one mile from 5th Ave just before 11:00am. (Location of accident)The accident is still under investigation by the Tennessee Highway Patrol but what we understand so far is that the mail delivery vehicle left the roadway on New […]

Posted on 3 July 2015 | 6:02 pm

US postal worker hit woman in face in road-rage incident

Danny-Corbin-JPGA Brevard County U.S. Postal Service employee was arrested Wednesday after police said he hit a 55-year-old woman in the face in a fit of road rage. The victim, who had three children in the car with her, told police that Danny Corbin, 59, followed her from Murrell Road to the U.S. Post Office in […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 8:07 pm

USPS to celebrate 240th anniversary this month and they want you to write an article

postal_history_largestoryWith the Postal Service’s 240th anniversary coming up July 26, employees are invited to contribute to the Postal Posts blog with submissions that answer the question: “In your postal career, what has been your most fulfilling or favorite moment?” Submissions — which may include photos along with your story — must be received by Monday, July […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:33 pm

Arizona Governor Ducey makes plea for Tucson’s main post office 

Doug-Ducey-SOS6Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is challenging the possible closure of Tucson’s main post office. Ducey wrote a letter to U.S. Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan asking her to reconsider the decision to consolidate the Tucson Postal Processing and Distribution Center at Cherrybell. Ducey said the station plays a vital role in the community, “Southern Arizona businesses, residents, […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:30 pm

In Tieton, a campaign to create ‘the coolest post office in America’ 

5595526a08399.imageThe fundraising campaign to create “the coolest post office in America” officially launched at 6 a.m. Wednesday, though some key supporters got the information Tuesday evening. As of Wednesday night, donors had pledged $7,634, with the amount steadily increasing throughout the day. “To people who live in small towns, post offices are vital. You’ve got […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:28 pm

These packages turn your mailbox into a portal to another dimension

mysteryInspired by dark fiction like stories from H.P. Lovecraft, the Mysterious Package Company mails the recipient — usually someone chooses to bestow a mystery on an unsuspecting friend or family member — a series of letters or paper clippings. The company goes for full immersion, so each piece of the puzzle looks deliberately ancient, as […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:27 pm

NYC Mailman’s Scheme Delivers $1M in Bogus Tax Refunds 

taxes-tax-returnsA mail carrier was arrested Thursday on charges he stole over $1 million through a scheme that delivered bogus tax refunds. Oscar Lopez, 36, of Brooklyn, was charged in Manhattan federal court with carrying out the crime from June 2010 to May 2012 while he was delivering mail in the Bronx. In a criminal complaint, […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:26 pm

Lance Armstrong’s Girlfriend Must testify

ap_lance_armstrong_dm_121022_wgCooper ruled that Landis and the government can question Hansen for no more than two hours and must limit the deposition to what she knows about drug use by Armstrong or anyone else associated with the former U.S. Postal Service team. Hansen and Armstrong met in 2008, two years after the Postal Service had ended […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:26 pm

Mail truck driver cited after Thursday cyclist crash

B9317950105Z.1_20150702160111_000_GM2B8FISS.1-0A man riding a bicycle was hospitalized Thursday morning after crashing into a U.S. Postal Service truck that failed to yield, police said.The rider of a yellow bicycle was traveling north about 11 a.m. along Automation Way near Horsetooth Road. The bicyclist, riding on the sidewalk against traffic, crashed into the front of a mail […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:25 pm

U.S. Postal Inspection Service offering big reward after armed robbery

2015-07-02 at 5.21 PMThe U.S Postal inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50 thousand after one of its drivers was robbed early Tuesday morning.  It happened around 3:30 a.m. near the postal facility on Park Avenue. A postal worker driving an 18-wheeler filled with mail had stopped at a locked gate to unlock it and enter […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:22 pm

U.S. Postal Service truck overturns in Talladega County

20150702-073428-jpgThe accident happened on I-20 westbound between the Eastaboga and Lincoln exits. WVTM 13 was told the truck was on its way to the U.S. Postal Service when it overturned.The driver was not injured.By midday, two dump trucks of mail had already been hauled off. WVTM 13 was told every piece of mail has to […]

Posted on 2 July 2015 | 6:17 pm