Latest Postal service News

Oshkosh Defense to build Postal vehicles in South Carolina

Jun. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Oshkosh Defense will make new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, creating 1,000 new jobs. The Wisconsin company on Tuesday said that it will reconfigure a warehouse with features needed to do large-scale...

Probation for WVa mail carrier in absentee ballot case

Jun. 21, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia postal carrier who pleaded guilty to altering mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots was sentenced to five years’ probation Monday. Thomas Cooper was charged in May 2020 after eight mail-in requests for absentee voter ballots...

Georgia officials seek to remove 102,000 voters from rolls

Jun. 18, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is making public a list of nearly 102,000 voters who will be removed from the rolls unless they act to preserve their registration. Republican Brad Raffensperger announced the list Friday, part of an every-other-year bid to...

3 indicted in drug plot that included mail carrier abduction

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Three men authorities say participated in a plot in which drugs were sent through the U.S. Postal Service from Puerto Rico to Rhode Island — and which included the alleged kidnapping of a mail carrier — have been indicted, federal prosecutors said Friday. ...

Chicago gets new postmaster following delivery complaints

Jun. 16, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Months of public outcry about the delays in the delivery of Chicago's mail has led to the replacement of the city’s postmaster, the U.S. Postal Service has announced. Wanda Prater, postmaster since 2018, has been replaced as postmaster by Eddie Morgan...

Tulsa postal carriers among 4 indicted in meth conspiracy

Jun. 15, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man and three U.S. Postal Service carriers have been charged with participating in a methamphetamine drug conspiracy, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. A federal grand jury in Tulsa indicted Kamau Jahi Williams, 42; Erick Scott, 49; Christine...

Illinois historic preservation group awards $17K in grants

Jun. 14, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A historic preservaton group is giving out $17,000 in grants to projects across Illinois, including restoration of a 1920s era post office and a virtual reality experience at a site that was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Landmarks Illinois...

Customer finds 7-foot gator inside Florida post office

Jun. 10, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — They say neither rain nor snow nor gloom of night will stop the U.S. Postal Service, but an alligator could get in the way. That's what happened at the Spring Hill Post Office in Florida's Hernando County, according to a sheriff's office...

Bill moving up absentee deadline in NC clears Senate panel

Jun. 09, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Mail-in absentee ballots in North Carolina would have to be received by the day of the election, under a Republican-backed bill that cleared a divided Senate committee on Wednesday. Current law says ballot envelopes must be postmarked by the...

Bloomington post office adds fence near where homeless meet

Jun. 07, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A fence has been installed around a post office in Bloomington to protect staff and customers, the U.S. Postal Service said. The post office is near Seminary Park where homeless congregate and where tents have been set up, The Herald-Times...