Latest Postal service News

Contractor convicted in embezzlement of postal service funds

Sep. 17, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit contractor has been convicted in the embezzlement of more than $1.2 million from the United States Postal Service. Michael Rymar, 59, of Rochester Hills pleaded guilty Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Detroit said. ...

Fire destroys building that housed store, post office

Sep. 13, 2021 09:29 AM EDT

MINOT, Maine (AP) — Investigators are at the scene of a weekend fire that destroyed the Village Trading Post in West Minot, Maine. The fire swept through the business on Saturday and firefighters continued to battle hotspots through the weekend. ...

Man shot by Gilroy police was attempted murder suspect

Sep. 10, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

GILROY, Calif. (AP) — A man who was killed in a gunfight with a Gilroy police officer was wanted on suspicion of attempted murder and had called police himself to say he would be waiting for them, authorities said Friday. David Lopez, 40, was pronounced dead at a...

Review: In ‘Queenpins,’ a kitchen sink full of ideas

Sep. 08, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

The timing was perfect. The very moment I sat down to write about “Queenpins,” the inspired-by-actual-events tale of a coupon scheme gone awry, a tantalizing coupon popped up on my screen. It offered 20 percent off, for a popular brand of socks. I didn’t need socks....

Nonprofits argue that new law disenfranchises voters

Sep. 08, 2021 19:58 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two national nonprofit groups argued Wednesday that a new Kansas law prohibiting out-of-state groups from mailing advance ballot applications disenfranchises voters, but the state countered that the groups’ mailing efforts led to a flood of duplicate applications...

South Dakota governor orders restrictions on abortion meds

Sep. 07, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on Tuesday issued an executive order to restrict access to abortion medication and make it clear that medicine-induced abortions fall within state law requiring an in-person consultation with a physician. ...

Former postal clerk pleads guilty in ID theft scheme

Aug. 26, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida postal clerk pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing mail and passport applications as part of an identify theft scheme. Jasmine Wynne, 31, of Ruskin, pleaded guilty in Tampa federal court to one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud,...

Little Falls printing plant to close, idling 330 workers

Aug. 26, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A printing and direct mail company will permanently close its plant in Morrison County, idling 330 employees. Chanhassen-based IWCO Direct notified state labor officials this week that the Little Falls plant will close on or around Jan. 1,...

$50K reward offered after postal worker robbed in Alabama

Aug. 21, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever's responsible for a robbery of a postal worker in Alabama. Officials said the incident happened Friday, shortly before 3...

West Virginia postal worker honored for 50 years of service

Aug. 21, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — He could have been relaxing on the couch, watching “Ancient Aliens” or “Finding Bigfoot.” Sci-fi shows are his favorites. He could have been at the beach or just about anywhere else. Like most everyone else, he could...