LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -The thought of crossing FM 1638 to get mail brings up horrible images of a bad outcome waiting to happen for Nacogdoches resident Mike Harris.
Harris has been confined to a wheelchair for the past five years due to health issues. For the past year, the U.S. postal service has been delivering mail to his mother who lives next door. On FM 1638, the mailboxes line the opposite side of the busted asphalt. Continue reading
Time is running out for union members to vote in the APWU National Officers election. To be counted, ballots must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
As of Sept. 26, just over two weeks before the deadline, the unofficial count of ballots received was 29,880.
Votes will be tallied at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002.
Preliminary, unofficial results will be posted on the union’s website, www.apwu.org, as soon as they are available, and will be updated frequently. Official results will be posted as soon as they are available as well.
Members in good standing as of June 24, 2016, who have not received a ballot should notify their local, or contact the American Arbitration Association between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) at 800-529-5218 to request a duplicate. Ballots may also be requested by visitingwww.aaaelections.org/apwu.
All requests for duplicate ballots must include the member’s name, address, employee ID number (or retiree ID number) and the last four digits of his or her Social Security number, along with the name of his or her local and craft.
It’s your union. VOTE!
Source: Deadline Nears In APWU Officers Election | APWU
PONTOTOC COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) – The latest on the shooting at a Pontotoc County post office:
Monday at 9:36 a.m.: U.S. Postal Inspectors tell WTVA that there have been no arrests made following the Friday shooting.
Inspectors will be out in the field today working with local law enforcement.
Source: WTVA.com | UPDATE: Search continues for Pontotoc County post office shooting pair
The Cleburne Times Review reports that a postal worker died in a motor vehicle accident in Rio Vista Texas yesterday. The victim has not been officially identified, but his sister has posted on social media that her brother was delivering a package for the USPS at the time of his death:
A Sunday head-on collision near the intersection of Texas 174 and Highland Road near Rio Vista, Texas resulted in the death of one driver.
The driver of a Dodge pickup, traveling north on Texas 174, crossed into the northbound lane while passing another vehicle, according to preliminary DPS findings.
The driver of a U.S. Postal Service truck in the northbound lane attempted to take evasive action but was unable to avoid a collision. The USPS truck driver died at the scene.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Kevin Kight, 46, of Cedar Hill.
Source: Postal worker killed in Sunday crash | Local News | cleburnetimesreview.com
TORONTO – On the eve of the World Cup of Hockey 2016 semi-finals, and less than three weeks before the start of the 2016-17 NHL® Season, Canada Post unveiled the fourth issue in its five-year NHL stamp series.
The 2016 NHL® Great Canadian Forwards stamps highlight some of the greatest goal-scorers ever to play in the NHL: Phil Esposito (Boston Bruins), Guy Lafleur (Montreal Canadiens), Darryl Sittler (Toronto Maple Leafs), Mark Messier (Edmonton Oilers), Steve Yzerman (Detroit Red Wings), and Sidney Crosby (Pittsburgh Penguins). Continue reading
PHOENIX – When you buy a home in a quiet neighborhood, you tend to feel a little more secure and safe. Some residents in Chandler are feeling a little uneasy after thieves broke into their mailboxes.
A spokesperson with the post office says thieves struck mailboxes on Kent, Post, Corona and Santa Ana streets in the Ray Ranch Estates subdivision. Continue reading
RANDOLPH, Miss. (WTVA) — Pontotoc County Sheriff’s officials are searching an area around the Randolph Post Office following a shooting.
Sheriff Leo Mask says a white male entered the post office and asked about a P.O. box. Mask says the man then jumped the counter and shot the postmaster in the arm. Continue reading
UPS® (NYSE:UPS) announced today that it has begun testing the use of drones to make commercial deliveries of packages to remote or difficult-to-access locations, working together with drone-maker CyPhy Works.
Testing began on Thursday when the companies staged a mock delivery of urgently needed medicine from Beverly, Mass. to Children’s Island, which is about three miles off the Atlantic coast. The drone flight advances an investment made by The UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund in CyPhy to gather information about drone uses and capabilities. Continue reading
BOSTON – A United States Postal Service employee was charged today in U.S. District Court in Worcester in connection with viewing child pornography on USPS computers.
Stephen Mantha, 62, of Spencer, was charged in a complaint with possession of child pornography and accessing with intent to view child pornography. Mantha was arrested yesterday and detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Sept. 27, 2016. Continue reading