Alabama postal supervisor, letter carrier accused of helping criminals traffic 500 pounds of weed

A narcotics investigation spanning nearly a year resulted in its first arrests this week when drug agents in Tuscaloosa charged two post office workers and two alleged drug dealers accused of participating in the distribution of more than 500 pounds of marijuana. Sgt. Brent Blankley, a spokesman for the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force, said the investigation began in […]

USPS: New Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS) exceeds expectations

Parcels are moving faster than ever through five USPS plants that are testing new small-package sorting equipment — and exceeding expectations. Since installing the machines earlier this year, the Postal Service has found they can sort more than 6,000 small parcels per hour, or roughly 1,000 more per hour than expected. The top-performing site is […]

APWU: Were You Affected by OPM’s Data Breach?

08/03/2015 – Retirees who are unsure about whether they were affected by the OPM data breach involving names, birth dates, addresses, and Social Security numbers can call 844-777-2743 to find out, reports APWU Retirees Department Director Judy Beard. An advisor will assist with inquiries and can help those who were affected enroll in the identity theft […]

Congressmen Blumenauer, Huffman Introduce Legislation to Modernize the U.S. Postal Service

July 29, 2015 Washington, DC– Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Jared Huffman (CA-2) introduced legislation to create a framework that will modernize the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address its growing financial problems and ensure it remains a cornerstone of the American community. The Postal Innovation Act of 2015 would bring USPS vehicles […]

Tractor Trailer hauling mail overturns on Indiana highway

  August 1, 2015 VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) –State Road 57 has reopened, north of Baseline Road, after a semi hauling mail overturned. It happened around 10 a.m. Saturday. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was being treated for minor injuries. The highway was closed for several hours while crews unloaded the cargo […]

Video: Customer unhappy after mail carrier maced his ‘non-aggressive’ dog

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – For Stuart Young and his five year old Dachshund Darla, hanging out in their front yard is a typical day, but today was unlike any other. “The mail carrier had already gone to the next house and she forgot some piece of mail for us,” said Stuart Young who lives […]

US Postal Service Issues Fanciful Flowers Forever Stamped Card

  July 31, 2015 CLACKAMAS, OR — The U.S. Postal Service today dedicated the Fanciful Flowers Forever stamped card at the National Topical Stamp Show. Flowers are a favorite subject of artists who draw inspiration from their exquisite beauty and varied shapes and colors. They also make beautiful stamps. The 39-cent Fanciful Flowers stamped card, […]

Video: Houston homeowner upset after letter carrier throws package towards front porch

HOUSTON -A homeowner says he is upset after a postal worker threw a package towards his front porch. Casey Stump said when the parcel wouldn’t fit in his mailbox, the letter carrier decided to lob it in the direction of his home on Bridgeland Lane in northwest Houston. Stump said he could not figure out […]