Top stories of the week July 14-20

  1. FedEx sounds alarm bells on Amazon’s delivery capabilities 
  2. Connecticut woman who kept collecting her mother’s postal retirement pension after her death is sentenced 
  3. U.S. Postal Service Issues 1969 First Moon Landing Forever Stamps 
  4. Alabama letter carrier gets 5 years in prison for use of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime 
  5. Police: NY man arrested for breaking into mailboxes outside Springfield MA post office had key 
  6. Newark letter carrier convicted of helping drug dealer ship marijuana through the mail 
  7. Here’s How Hot It Is Inside a Mail Truck 
  8. Video: Ride along with a mailman in USPS truck with no AC in 100 degree heat 
  9. How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis—And How to Fix it 
  10. Mail Carrier Death Leads to $198,897 Penalty for Postal Service 

Connecticut woman who kept collecting her mother’s postal retirement pension after her death is sentenced

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SYBIL F. BUTLER, 57, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to three years of probation for stealing federal annuity benefits. Judge Underhill also ordered Butler to pay full restitution and a $1,000 fine, and to perform 150 hours of community service. Continue reading

Top stories of the week July 7-13

  1. Department of Labor sues to throw out New Hampshire APWU local election results 
  2. Trona, California post office closed temporarily due to earthquake damage 
  3. Police escort coming for mail delivery to Athens GA apartment complex 
  4. Staying competitive: PMG Brennan updates employees on business 
  5. Global postal industry shows solid growth trend for full year 2018 
  6. Woodstock 50th Anniversary Forever Stamps to be issued August 8 
  7. Mississippi Postal Worker Sentenced for Mail Theft 
  8. Authorities investigating community mailbox explosion in Shawnee, Kansas 
  9. Arkansas postal uniform maker sentenced to two years in prison for failure to pay employee payroll taxes 
  10. Pair arrested for stealing mail in Pennsylvania town