Many U.S. mail care packages to Puerto Rico are too heavy

SAN JUAN In San Juan’s post offices, it feels lately as though all of America has started sending care packages. And that’s a lot work. Thousands upon thousands of parcels have finally started pouring in on flights from the mainland. They are stuffed into giant silver containers, off-loaded at a special cargo area at the […]

Crooks hit “hundreds” of mailboxes in Madera County, CA neighborhood

10/23/17 – Families in the Madera County neighborhood known as Indian Lakes say they are fed up. “You feel so violated,” says Darlene Housely. A mailbox at the corner of Delaware and Avenue 417, south of Coarsegold, was hit by crooks sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning. “I’d say 90 percent of the homes […]

USPS contractor dies in crash after he veers off Northern California freeway

10/22/2017 SAN RAMON, Calif. (KTVU) – One person has died after a big rig veered of the freeway in San Ramon. The crash happened around 7 o’clock Saturday morning, near Interstate 680 and San Ramon Valley Boulevard. The northbound lanes of San Ramon Valley Boulevard are closed between Alcosta and Pine Valley Roads. The big […]

Driver of mail truck faces life-threatening injuries after accident in Charlotte NC

10/22/2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An accident near the 570 block of Westinghouse Boulevard involving a postal truck leaves one person with serious injuries. According to Charlotte- Mecklenburg Police, the accident happened around 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The driver was possibly ejected from the vehicle, police say. Medic reports one patient has been transported to CMC […]

USPS, FBI investigating rope found in shape of noose at Gaithersburg MD postal facility

10/20/2017 An investigation is underway after a rope was found in the shape of a noose at a post office in Gaithersburg. The FBI and the U.S. Postal Service have confirmed the rope was found in the vehicle maintenance facility of the post office located along Shady Grove Road. A Postal Service representative said it […]

Boy without a father after crash involving moped and postal worker

10/19/2017 LEXINGTON, N.C. – A 4-year-old child is without a father after his dad’s moped crashed head-on with a U.S Postal Service driver. Debra Yarborough, the USPS driver, is charged with driving while impaired. Asbury wants justice after her child’s father, DaQuan Monicure, was killed in the crash. “The lady had a smile on her […]

USPS: The story behind viral video of mail carrier delivering in area destroyed by wildfire

10/17/2017 Video star. You’ve probably seen the viral video that shows a Postal Service LLV driving through a Santa Rosa, CA, neighborhood destroyed by wildfire last week. The video, which was shot by drone photographer Douglas Thron, appeared on “NBC Nightly News” and dozens of news sites like People.com, which headlined its story, “Deadly California […]

USPS reducing number of blue collection boxes in Baton Rouge Louisiana

10/17/2017 BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – The U.S. Postal Service is eliminating nearly 50 of the blue collection boxes in Baton Rouge over the next several weeks. “The drastic shift in Americans’ mailing habits has modified the need for blue collection boxes and prompted the Postal Service to be more strategic in its placement of […]

North Carolina postal worker sentenced for part in elaborate money scheme

10/17/2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A judge on Tuesday sentenced a man to 24 months in prison for his part in an elaborate Jamaican money scheme. (Anthony) Brown pleaded guilty in April to mail theft. Between January 2015 and January 2016, Brown would take cash in exchange for diverting certain packages. Some of those packages contained […]