South Carolina Postal Employee has accumulated over 3,000 hours of sick leave

11/27/17 They call her the “iron woman.” Yolanda Habal, a custodian at the Greenville, SC, Main Post Office, has accumulated more than 3,000 hours of sick leave. USPS recently recognized Habal for this achievement. “The attainment of this award puts Yolanda in an elite group,” said Postmaster Stephanie Banks. “Her reliability, dependability and strong work […]

New vehicles helping USPS move into future

11/27/17 The Ram ProMaster 2500, a recent addition to the USPS fleet of vehicles, is helping the organization meet its delivery needs. The extended capacity vehicles, introduced in 2016 to replace aging minivans, are more fuel efficient than their predecessors. USPS uses the vehicles for “park and loop,” when carriers park a vehicle and make […]

Mail truck catches fire in San Pablo CA

11/26/17 SAN PABLO, Calif. (KTVU) – We’re getting reports of a mail truck crash off the freeway in San Pablo. KTVU’s Jesse Gary just arrived on scene. Officials say they are unsure of the cause, but the truck did hit a pole and crashed. The female mail carrier driving the truck is suffering from minor […]

Local post offices, businesses prepare for Cyber Monday

11/26/17 SOUTH BEND — Shippers and online retailers are gearing up for Cyber Monday. We’ve entered the busiest shopping period of the season. That means the number of customers mailing and shipping is expected to increase significantly in the next few weeks. In order to make sure those packages arrive on time for the holidays, […]

USPS expands ‘Informed Delivery’ to PO Box customers

11/22/17 Eligible PO Box customers can now digitally preview their incoming mail through Informed Delivery. The free feature, which USPS introduced nationally this year, allows users to interact with incoming mail and manage packages on a secure online dashboard. Informed Delivery was previously available only to consumers at eligible residential addresses. USPS recently sent emails […]

Wisconsin Postal Worker facing felony for writing threatening letter to coworker

11/17/17 CITY OF PEWAUKEE – Police have launched an investigation into a threatening letter received by a local post office employee that could result in a criminal charge against one of the employee’s co-workers. Investigators are seeking a DNA from the postal employee through a search warrant. The employee has denied writing the letter, which […]

Louisiana Postal Employee Charged with Embezzlement of Mail Matter

11/17/17 Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that YVONNE WILSON, age 37, of Kenner, was charged today in a one-count Bill of Information with embezzlement of mail matter by a postal service employee.  According to the Bill of Information, it is alleged that on or about July 14, 2016, WILSON, while being an employee […]

Hundreds of pieces of mail found dumped in Mesquite TX gutter

11/16/17 MESQUITE, Texas (CBS11) – Residents in a southwest Mesquite neighborhood are furious after finding hundreds of pieces of mail in a gutter. Brenda Tisdale was walking her dogs when she noticed a few clean, white pieces of paper in the drain. “I was thinking, ‘that’s where all of our mail has gone,’” said Tisdale. […]

Mail carriers accuse USPS of faking Amazon delivery records so customers don’t get free stuff

ATLANTA (CBS46) -Getting an Amazon package after it’s due may come with a silver lining. CBS46 is uncovering how post offices in every corner of metro Atlanta are running behind schedule on deliveries, and if you’re expecting to get something important in the mail, it’s frustrating. But, what if your late mail could help you get something for free? If you […]

Tampa killings prompts USPS to instruct letters carriers to avoid areas where there is a police presence

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Police want people living in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood to cooperate with officers and provide any information they have on the most recent shooting. Neighbors are also asked to pay close attention to what is happening along their streets. The U.S. Postal Service is making some changes, instructing its workers to avoid areas where there is […]