Latest United States Postal Service News

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...

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...

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...

'Get used to me': Postmaster evokes Trump style in Biden era

Jun. 07, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louis DeJoy is uninterested in the niceties of Washington. The wealthy longtime businessman with an outer borough New York accent prides himself as a problem solver ready to disrupt an unwieldy bureaucracy. And he's facing potential legal troubles. ...

USPS unveils stamp honoring Japanese American WWII veterans

Jun. 06, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled a new commemorative stamp honoring WWII veterans representing the all-Japanese American 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442 Regimental Combat Team from Kauai. “The Nisei soldiers of the 442d Regimental Combat...

Postal Service looks to raise first-class stamp to 58 cents

May. 28, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise rates on first-class stamps from 55 cents to 58 cents as part of a host of price hikes and service changes designed to reduce debt for the beleaguered agency. The request for the changes, which would take effect...

Senate OKs Biden nominees to postal board amid mail changes

May. 28, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

All three of President Joe Biden’s nominees to the governing board of the U.S. Postal Service have been approved by the Senate, increasing Democratic influence over the agency as its leaders move to overhaul mail operations. Lawmakers on Friday approved the nomination...

Postal contractor pleads guilty to stealing gift cards

May. 27, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former contractor with the U.S. Postal Service admitted in court Thursday that he stole cash and gift cards from mail in the Kansas City metro area and gave them to his girlfriend. Tyrone V. Read Jr., 27, of Warrensburg, pleaded guilty in...

Postal workers plead guilty to California unemployment fraud

May. 24, 2021 19:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two U.S. Postal Service employees pleaded guilty Monday to charges they purchased postal money orders with thousands of dollars in California unemployment benefits obtained through false claims of pandemic-related job losses, prosecutors said. ...

AP Interview: Disinformation concerns mail voting expert

May. 19, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Amber McReynolds, CEO of The National Vote at Home Institute, helped state and local election officials prepare for the record number of mailed ballots cast during last year's presidential election. She also was recently confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Board of...