Latest Postal service News

Chicago's postal delivery delivery under fire at hearing

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s postal delivery service has come under fire as “dysfunctional” for widespread delays in mail delivery at a recent congressional field hearing. The city's residents have complained for months that they aren't receiving important mail,...

Frederick detention center unveils new digital mail system

Oct. 12, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Detention Center will be implementing a new electronic mail system after attempts to mail contraband to inmates. The detention center will begin a mail scanning service and require inmates to view letter electronically starting...

Former postal employee pleads guilty to stealing mail

Oct. 06, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former employee at a south Louisiana post office has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing mail, prosecutors said. Harold Saintes Jr., 52, of Franklin, entered the plea Tuesday to one count of theft of mail, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the...

North Carolina post office renamed for late congressman

Oct. 06, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

FARMVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A post office in a North Carolina city has been named for a native son and a longtime congressman with endorsements from Republicans and Democrats. The post office in Farmville was named on Tuesday for Rep. Walter B. Jones, who served in Congress...

Detroit posthumously honors Franklin with post office naming

Oct. 04, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Aretha Franklin was given a bit of posthumous R-E-S-P-E-C-T on Monday when a post office in her hometown of Detroit was named after the late singer. Members of Franklin’s family as well as postal and elected officials visited the former Fox Creek post...

North Carolina crossing guard celebrates 100th birthday

Sep. 30, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who reached his 100th birthday has been celebrated by the elementary school students he helps get through morning traffic and safely to class. Students at Peck Elementary School marked the milestone birthday for Thomas...

SUV crashes into USPS truck, killing Florida mail carrier

Sep. 21, 2021 07:16 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service died when a sports utility vehicle ran a stop sign in a Florida neighborhood and crashed into his vehicle, officials said. A 79-year-old man driving a Mercedes SUV collided with the postal truck, flipping...

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...