Video: Floods and closed roads stall USPS deliveries in Arkansas

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -Flood waters and closed roads are now affecting mail delivery from the United States Postal Service.

Postmaster Rob Driskell told Region 8 News this situation is a minor bump in the road but they’ve dealt with worse.

“Yesterday (Monday) was the first day we experienced any problems due to the rain and flooded roads,” Driskell said. “We currently service over 35,000 addresses here in Jonesboro and we had less than 100 that we weren’t able to get to yesterday.”

Driskell said that mail was kept on Monday to be delivered again Tuesday.

KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

Source: Floods and closed roads stall USPS deliveries – KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries in DC Area

More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark.

Tyson Barnette was delivering mail at about 7:30 p.m. in November 2013 when someone shot him and left him for dead. Police have not made an arrest in the case.

Alton Branson, a 38-year carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, says Barnette’s slaying raised fears among his colleagues throughout the region.

Read more: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries | NBC4 Washington

Video: Residents of Columbus OH neighborhood fed up over not getting mail delivered for days

Postal problems! Neighbors in the Linden community are upset, saying their mail has not been delivered on time.

Neighbors say they’ve made dozens of complaints, but haven’t gotten anywhere. So ABC 6/FOX 28 took those concerns to supervisors, in an attempt to solve their mail mishap.

North Linden has been Larry Bales’ home for 17 years. But, he says he’s fed up, just a week before the holiday and he didn’t get any mail. “There’s times when it’s ridiculous! For example, the last two days, Friday and Saturday, this street was not delivered,” Bales said.

Source: Neighbors fed up over not getting mail delivered for days | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | WSYXClipboard01

Neighbors call police after suspect reportedly tries to attack Dayton mailman

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Police respond to one Dayton neighborhood after someone reportedly tried to attack the mailman.

Officers were dispatched to the 1200 block of Wyoming Street around 11 a.m. Saturday for a suspicious person call.

Neighbors called police after they said a man was trying to hit the mailman with a stick. The suspect allegedly told the victim he was also going to knock out all of his teeth.

Police caught up with the suspect and arrested him for menacing.


Source: Neighbors call police after suspect reportedly tries to attack mailman | WDTN

Mail service in Texas impacted by tornadoes, flooding

GARLAND, TX — The violent tornadoes that roared through the Garland area over the weekend sadly resulted in the loss of lives, property and impacted mail service in the delivery areas of Garland, Rockwall and Rowlett.  In addition, mail delivery may also be impacted because of flooding in Red Oak, Brownsboro, Atlanta and Melissa.

All Post Offices are expected to be open for business.

In those locations where roads are impassable or unsafe for travel due to closure by local emergency officials, mail delivery services may be temporarily curtailed until normal conditions are restored. Those customers who are unable to receive mail delivery may pick up mail at their local delivery Post Office:

  Garland South Post Office   501 E Oates Road   Garland, TX 75043
  Rockwall Main Post Office   609 S Goliad Street   Rockwall, TX 75087
  Rowlett Main Post Office   3416 Enterprise Drive   Rowlett, TX 75088

 

Customers are required to provide their delivery address and a valid photo ID in order to pick up their mail.

If mailboxes are blocked off and conditions are difficult, letter carriers must always consider safety and accessibility first. Letter carriers are instructed to not deliver to mailboxes and locations which are too hazardous to access.

Customers can call the Postal Service’s toll-free number 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) or the TTY number 877-TTY-2HLP (877-889-2457) for help with any postal related questions they may have.

Customers rate USPS better than private competitors for sending packages

From Rasmussen Reports:

Americans used the U.S. Postal Service more this holiday season and continue to give the quasi-governmental agency better marks than its private competitors for the way it handles their packages.

Twenty-one percent (21%) of American Adults say they used the USPS more this holiday season than they have in previous years, while 18% say they used it less. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% rate their use of the Postal Service as about the same as in past years. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Source: Use of Postal Service Up Again This Holiday Season – Rasmussen Reports™

Video: Elderly woman crashes into Campbell OH post office

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WYTV) – A car plowed into the Campbell post office around 10:00 Saturday morning, leaving a gaping hole.

Police say a 75-year-old woman went to park her car, but accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes.

Her car crashed into the left side building of the post office.

In a panic, she put her car in reverse and hit a light pole on the other end of the parking lot.

Source: Elderly woman crashes into Campbell post office | WYTV.com

Video: NH post office puts its stamp on Christmas

BETHLEHEM, N.H. –
There’s often no room at the post office in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, during the winter holiday season.

“Our volume triples, quadruples. We do not bring extra staff in, we stick to the staff that we have. We just get very busy,” said Brian Thompson, the postmaster in Bethlehem.

The big draw– the seal, known as a cachet. It bears the town’s name, the same name as that of the city where the Bible says Mary gave birth to Jesus more than two millennia ago.

About 60 years ago, the postmaster here had an idea to spruce up Christmas cards.

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Source: NH post office puts its stamp on Christmas

Top postalnews.com stories of the week December 20-26

The ten most read articles last week:

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  2. USPS Ready to Deliver on Busiest Day of 2015
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  3. USPS FY 2016 operating profit reaches $800 million after two months
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  4. Video: FedEx Customers Furious As Deliveries Fail To Arrive By Christmas
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  5. Video: OWCP does about face on postal widow’s death benefits after TV news coverage
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  6. APWU Files Suit to Enforce eWHEP Staffing Award
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  7. Video: Storm destroys Tennessee post office
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  8. Video: Chicago mailman ‘Mister Bob’ retiring after more than 50 years
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  9. Video: Muncie postal worker in trouble over stolen gift card
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  10. Video: ‘It happens every year, and we are seasoned.’
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The FedEx story generated the most reaction on our Facebook page- check it out here.

On Friday, New Year’s Day we’ll have our list of the most popular news stories of the year.