Latest United States Postal Service News

Shippers prepare for another pandemic crush of holiday gifts

Nov. 27, 2021 09:46 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The last holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the U.S. Postal Service: Sick and quarantined workers, a flood of packages from shoppers loath to set foot in stores and a last-minute dump of packages from overwhelmed private shippers. ...

Biden to nominate 2 for US Postal board, oust DeJoy allies

Nov. 19, 2021 15:32 PM EST

President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate two new members to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, a potential first step in removing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. A Trump-era appointee, DeJoy became a political lightning rod during the 2020 elections...

Springfield police warn of mail box thefts

Nov. 11, 2021 14:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Police in Springfield are urging residents and businesses to refrain from placing envelopes containing checks into U.S. Postal Service blue collection boxes in the city. The department in a social media post Wednesday said it has received...

Senators try again to get single zip code for NH town

Nov. 08, 2021 15:32 PM EST

SWANZEY, N.H. (AP) — The entire town of Swanzey would share a zip code under legislation re-introduced by U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Currently, North Swanzey shares the 03431 zip code with neighboring Keene, even though it is fully incorporated in the...

Man indicted on murder charge in shooting of postal worker

Nov. 04, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

COLLIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — A former neighbor of a U.S. Postal Service worker has been indicted on a murder charge after he told authorities he thought the mail carrier had poisoned him and his family with cyanide, federal prosecutors said. Eric Kortz, 53, is charged...

Phoenix police: Postal employee dies after mail truck is hit

Nov. 03, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service employee has died after his mail truck was struck from behind and caught fire on a Phoenix street, according to authorities. Phoenix police said the postal vehicle was pulled over next to a mailbox when a box truck hit it around 6:15...

New Jersey man gets 17 months for bribing postal workers

Nov. 02, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man was sentenced to 17 months in prison for bribing postal workers to steal packages. Jabre Beauvoir, 23, had pleaded guilty in June to one count of bribery. U.S. District Judge Kevin McNulty imposed the sentence Tuesday and also...

Rapper Fetty Wap arrested on federal drug charges in NYC

Oct. 29, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Fetty Wap was charged on Friday with participating in a conspiracy to smuggle large amounts of heroin, fentanyl and other drugs into the New York City region. The rapper, whose real name is Willie Maxwell, was arrested Thursday at Citi Field, home...

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. ...