Postal News Recap: shipping prices increase, paltry COLA, mail theft, mail dumped, hurricane matthew

USPS Announces 2017 Shipping Prices – Pricing Unchanged for Priority Mail International, First-Class Package International and Priority Mail Express International Service NARFE: Federal Retirees worse off with only 0.3 Percent COLA increase for 2017Alexandria, VA – – Federal retirees received bad news today with the announcement of the 2017 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), said National Active […]

Video: Billings Montana police investigate reports of mail theft, including absentee ballots | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT The Billings Police Department is investigating recent reports of mail theft, including some absentee election ballots. In a press release issued Friday, Lt. Neil Lawrence said there have been about 10 reported mail thefts in the past week. Additionally, a number of residents have recently […]

Video: New York mail carrier fired after stealing money from cards

Savannah, N.Y. (WHAM) – State Police arrested a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier Tuesday for allegedly stealing money out of cards on her route. According to our news partners at the Times of Wayne County, Lindsay Snyder, 24, is accused of picking out what she believed to be greeting or birthday cards from customers on […]

Louisiana postal worker pleads guilty to stealing over $6,000

ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Cottonport woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $6,000 from the Effie Post Office. Chelsa Dobison, 26, of Cottonport, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of issuing fraudulent money orders. According to the guilty plea, […]

Colorado Mail Carrier Indicted for Delay and Destruction of Mail

10/21/16 DENVER – Tayson Adam Hidalgo, age 22, of Sterling, Colorado, was arrested following the return of a one count indictment by a federal grand jury in Denver charging him with delay or destruction of mail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General announced.  Hidalgo appeared before a U.S. […]

3 men arrested in connection with assault on postal carrier in Delaware County PA

The charges stem from an incident last January 2016 in which a U.S. letter carrier was attacked while delivering mail.. The worker suffered injuries to his head, back and arms as he was punched more than 10 times during the Jan. 30 assault, 10/21/2016 HARRISBURG — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the arrests […]

USPS still recovering following impacts of Hurricane Matthew

The Postal Service remains in recovery phase, following impacts from Hurricane Matthew.  While most offices have reopened and normal service has resumed, a few offices and operations remain impacted.  Please continue to check back for updates. South Carolina With the exception of one office, normal delivery and retail operations have resumed in the South Carolina […]

On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Postal Workers Recall Those Who Died

A Monument to Victims is Unveiled 10/21/2016 – Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21. A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the […]

Video: Georgia Neighborhood Relieved To Be Getting Mail Following TV Investigation

10/20/2016 DECATUR, Ga. – People in one DeKalb County neighborhood are raising concerns about missing mail after our story showing piles of mail dumped in the woods. Several residents told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes they’ve come to their mailboxes, and when they go to put their key in, they find that a key is already in the slot. So […]