Latest United States Postal Service News

Postal worker's mother says he was bullied before shooting

Oct. 14, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who shot a manager and a supervisor before killing himself inside a Tennessee postal facility was not a violent person and was being bullied at work by his superiors, his mother said Thursday. Tracey Haley told...

Tennessee postal worker killings raise stress as concern

Oct. 13, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Postal workers returned to their jobs Wednesday after the shooting of a supervisor and manager by a letter carrier inside a sorting facility in Tennessee, where a colleague said the pandemic is putting U.S. Postal Service employees nationwide under stress. ...

3 employees killed in shooting at postal facility in Memphis

Oct. 12, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two U.S. Postal Service workers were fatally shot Tuesday at a postal facility in Memphis and a third employee identified as the shooter died from a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said. It was the third high-profile shooting in or near that west Tennessee city in...

Postal worker fatally shot on route; former neighbor charged

Oct. 08, 2021 05:55 AM EDT

COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A former neighbor of a U.S. Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania confessed to authorities that he fatally shot him because he believed the mail carrier previously poisoned him and his family with cyanide, a federal official said. Eric...

Tennessee post office renamed for 2 slain employees

Oct. 06, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A small-town Tennessee post office where two mail workers were fatally shot during a robbery 11 years ago has been renamed in the women's honor. The post office in the rural West Tennessee town of Henning was renamed Tuesday for U.S. Postal Service...

Southwest is latest airline to mandate vaccines for workers

Oct. 04, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines on Monday became the latest U.S. airline to require its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Dallas-based company said its workers must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 in order to remain at the airline. Employees can seek...

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. ...

Ida remnants pound Northeast with rain, flooding, tornadoes

Sep. 01, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ida blew through the mid-Atlantic states Wednesday with at least two tornadoes, heavy winds and drenching rains that collapsed the roof of a U.S. Postal Service building, left cars and roads underwater and sent garbage floating through the streets...