Latest United States 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. ...

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...

USPS has shorted some workers’ pay for years, CPI finds

Sep. 01, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

Nancy Campos’ back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was delivering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to keep up with a...

Passed out man found with 300 California recall ballots

Aug. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — California authorities are investigating why a man found passed out in a car had more than 300 unopened mail-in ballots for the gubernatorial recall election. The man was arrested Aug. 16 after being found in a store parking lot in Torrance,...

$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...

Atlanta games' memorabilia rich in nostalgia, if not value

Aug. 20, 2021 17:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Collectors looking to cash in on memorabilia from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta may be disappointed. Many of the items commemorating the event were made in such great quantities, they're not worth much, auctioneers and sports memorabilia experts tell the...

Lawsuit could delay replacement for aging postal fleet

Aug. 11, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Postal workers thrilled at the prospect of making deliveries in modern, comfortable and environmentally friendly vehicles are soldiering on in their aging, spartan trucks. The primary fleet of vehicles — dating to 1987 — was due to be replaced...

Alaska Native artist creates stamp for Postal Service

Jul. 30, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Native artist Rico Worl said he jumped at the chance to create for the U.S. Postal Service a stamp he hopes will be a gateway for people to learn about his Tlingit culture. “I think a lot of people already are learning that there’s a lot...

W.Va. letter carrier receives Postmaster General Hero Award

Jul. 22, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia letter carrier’s concern for a customer led to police finding the woman dead inside her home — and earned him recognition from the U.S. Postmaster General. Robert Williams was presented the Postmaster General Hero Award at...