Video: Postal inspectors investigating robbery at Tennessee post office

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — Postal inspectors are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at the post office in Spring Creek in north Madison County.

A gunman entered the post office around 12:13 p.m., brandished a gun at the employee and demanded cash, according to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

“I Can’t imagine why anyone would want to hold up a post office,” resident Robert James said. “They must have gotten away with very little money.”

Source: Postal inspectors investigating Spring Creek Post Office robbery | WBBJTV West Tennessee’s News Channel | Local News

Update: Cops arrest post office worker in anti-Muslim attack

Cops arrested a postal worker Tuesday who they believe hurled anti-Muslim barbs and spit on a woman walking with her infant daughter in Brooklyn, police said.

“I’m not crazy, I work in the post office,” Dainton Coley, 33, told his victim after he threatened to burn the Muslim woman’s mosque down during the Friday evening hate crime, officials said.

Cops took Coley into custody early Tuesday and charged him with aggravated harassment, menacing, and acting in a manner injurious to a child for making the tirade in front of the infant. Continue reading

Video: Albuquerque mailman shot at while on the job

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – It was a scary situation. Investigators said a local U.S. Post Office mail carrier was shot at while on the job.

The accused shooter told investigators he only wanted to scare the mailman. According to federal court documents, the suspect claims the mail carrier was giving him a bad look, and he admitted to shooting at the mailman.

Source: Albuquerque mailman shot at while on the job | KRQE News 13

Video: Postal worker wanted in suspected hate crime against Muslim women In Brooklyn

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Monday night were investigating an alleged hate crime in Brooklyn that was caught on security video.

As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, two Muslim women said a man yelled and spat at them – and the suspect is believed to be a U.S. postal worker.

The incident happened this past Friday evening on busy Nostrand Avenue, near Halsey Street, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. It was captured by surveillance videos at the NBA Deli Grocery.

Source: Man Wanted In Suspected Hate Crime On Muslim Women In Brooklyn « CBS New York

Voters distrust government in general, but 84% like the USPS

Americans have low levels of trust in the federal government and most find it poorly run and wasteful in general, even as they give high marks to many of its specific programs, according to a new poll.

Nearly six in 10 respondents said they feel “frustrated” by the government and another one in five described themselves as “angry” toward it according to the large-scale survey by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center.

About three in four said government is “pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves” rather than “run for the benefit of all the people,” and a similar share said the influence of money on the country’s politics has increased in recent years.

Large majorities gave positive marks to a long list of government agencies, starting with the Postal Service, which, despite being a butt of many jokes in popular culture, gets a positive rating from 84% of Americans.

Source: Voters distrust government in general, but like many specifics, poll finds – LA Times

Don’t be fooled by Canada Post’s headline: the Crown Corporation remains profitable says Union

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers is pointing out that Canada Post’s press release is highly misleading, continuing its record of downplaying financial success in order to impose unnecessary cost-cutting measures.

“Looking at the report, for the first three quarters, we see an overall profit of almost $30 million ($28 million). Once again, in 2015, Canada Post is on track to surpass its projections,” said Mike Palecek, National President of CUPW.

The Canada Post news release headline emphasized the $13 million loss for the Canada Post segment. Only much lower down in the release does it mention that the Canada Post Group of Companies reported a profit before tax of $10 million for the third quarter and $28 million for the first three-quarters of 2015.

The post office is a seasonal business, depending heavily on holiday sales for its success. The union cautions Canadians not to be misled by third-quarter results, which are normally lower. In 2014, for example, the fourth quarter generated $185 million in profit, $150 million more than the third quarter profit.

“There is every reason to expect that the Canada Post Group of Companies and the Canada Post segment will both see a much greater overall profit this year once the busy holiday season is factored into its last quarter” said Palecek.

Source: CUPW – 2015-11-20 – “Don’t be fooled by Canada Post’s headline: the Crown Corporation remains profitable,” says Union

Video: Residents of Oklahoma town report irregular mail delivery

Residents in Bixby reported not receiving their mail until 10 p.m. or later and they are worried it could only get worse with the holiday season here.

Barbara Delozier said the not only is her mail frequently delivered late, but sometimes it’s not delivered to the right home at all.

“Quite often, about every other week, my mail would be delivered in a town south of here called Leonard,” Delozier said.

Source: Bixby residents report irregular mail delivery | www.fox23.comScreenshot 2015-11-23 at 6.57.33 AM - Edited

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Idaho Woman Pleads Guilty to Possessing Stolen Mail

COEUR D’ALENE – Nicole Lynn Abraham, 30, of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to possession of stolen mail, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Abraham was indicted by a federal grand jury in Coeur d’Alene on March 17, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, in June 2014, Kootenai Tribal Police executed a search warrant at a residence where the defendant was residing.  During the search, a Kootenai Tribal Officer seized a suitcase containing mail stolen from individuals in Idaho, Washington and Montana.  Abraham was arrested and later made bond. Continue reading

Video: Colorado Neighborhood On Alert After Woman Caught On Camera Breaking Into Mailbox

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)– A Lakewood neighborhood has banded together to deter mail thieves. Their actions come after home security cameras captured a woman digging through one homeowner’s mailbox.

The homeowner, who asked CBS4 not to use his name, said the surveillance video shows an unknown woman prowling around the home. She eventually makes her way up the driveway and onto the side of the house but it seems her primary goal was getting her hands on the homeowner’s mail.

Source: Neighbors On Alert After Woman Caught On Camera Breaking Into Mailbox « CBS Denver