Postal News Recap: Trump victory, late night mail delivery, carrier assault

Postal Worker charged with identity theft can remain on job HOUSTON – A 26-year-old Houston postal worker may already be back on the job just one day after being charged by the feds. D’angela Domio [a City Carrier Assistant for two years] and five others are accused of preying on people’s personal information and stealing […]

Thieves crack Canada Post ‘superboxes’ in Surrey BC

CTV Vancouver: Thieves target new mailboxes February 8, 2015 – The end of Canada Post’s door-to-door service has introduced a new problem in Surrey, B.C.: a rise in community mailbox break-ins. Thieves have apparently figured out how to break into Canada Post’s supposedly high-security “superboxes,” leaving residents’ mail vulnerable. Surrey resident Julie Parker says her […]

Former Letter Carrier sentenced to prison for delivering drugs and accepting bribes

Corruption of Letter Carriers a “Significant Vulnerability” for Postal Service 12.29.14 Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow sentenced former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Devona Ursula Charley, age 27, of Washington, D.C., today to a year and a day in prison, followed by 6 months of home detention as part of three […]

Evansville mail carrier pays it forward

12.26.14 EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) – Although Christmas is now over, the spirit of giving is continuing on. Bryan Knicely got a surprise in his mailbox on Christmas Eve from U. S. Postal Service worker, Donna. Knicely told 14 News Donna is also his mail carrier where he works, at the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and […]

Video: Mail thief tries to escape on kayak

Mail thief tries to escape on kayak 12.25.14 SAMMAMISH, Wash. —A suspected mail thief chose a bizarre getaway vehicle and got caught in the middle of Lake Sammamish. Now he and a woman are in the King County Jail. “I just thought it was a kayak theft, a kayak hijacking,” explained Brian Conway, standing with […]

U.S. Postal Service eyes e-commerce to offset declining mail

12.24.14 (Reuters) – Facing a slump in the mail it had been delivering since the days of America’s Revolutionary War, in 2012 the U.S. Postal Service began aggressively targeting e-commerce and lapsed customers as the way to salvage its declining business. “Really it started almost at the level of cold-calling, talking to people who really […]

UPS, FedEx Cap Holiday Deliveries Amid Late Surge

12.24.14 In October the president of U.S. operations for UPS, Myron Gray, said that if retailers exceed their shipping quotas, UPS might “mute what they are giving to us.” The company’s chief commercial officer, Alan Gershenhorn, said there could be surcharges. Asked to clarify the remarks, UPS officials said they would first work with retailers […]

USPIS offers $5,000 reward in assault of mail carrier in Pottstown, PA

12.23.14 POTTSTOWN, Pa. – A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was attacked from behind at random while on his normal route in Montgomery County. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced Tuesday that it’s offering up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the assault, which happened around […]

Postal Carrier Brings Mail, Holiday Cheer to Old Forge

Postal Carrier Brings Mail, Holiday Cheer to Old Forge dressed  as a nutcracker OLD FORGE — This is one of the busiest times of the year for the postal service and one carrier is getting into the holiday spirit. Frank Piccotti has carried on a holiday tradition for about 30 years of his career as […]

Business as usual for USPS on Dec 26

12.11.14 – President Obama’s Executive Order only applies to “executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government.” The Postal Service will treat December 26, 2014 as a normal business day. Under federal statute, the Postal Service is “an independent establishment of the executive branch of the Government of the United States,” and not an […]