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Video: USPS continues to owe parking tickets, break parking laws in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — It’s been six weeks since a KSL investigation revealed the worst parking offenders in Salt Lake City: employees of the United States Postal Service. The USPS owes the city tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid parking tickets. That hasn’t changed, and from what KSL Investigators have witnessed, postal workers are still breaking city laws. “How many (tickets) have you gotten?” KSL reporter Mike Headrick asked one postal worker. “Oh, probably about 40 in the past year,” he answered.

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Video: Man caught on camera stealing from USPS collection boxes

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A man is wanted for stealing thousands of dollars of checks from United States Postal Service drop mailboxes. He was caught on surveillance video and now a warrant is out for his arrest.

Darrell Sargent is seen in several undercover videos captured by the U.S Postal Inspection Service.

In the video, Sargent can been seen sticking his arm inside of drop mailboxes and taking stacks of mail out.

WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee

via CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Man stealing from U.S. Postal Service Drop Mai – WMC Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee.


Video: Managers at San Antonio PO under investigation for clock ring discrepancies

The United States Postal Service confirmed to Eyewitness News it has an "ongoing internal investigation" at its Arsenal branch post office in San Antonio, involving payroll discrepancies.

A spokesperson for the service would not give any other statement but the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Alamo Branch 421 gave a little more information.

Tony Boyd, president of the union’s local chapter said he knows two postal employees are on administrative leave after he and a union steward brought irregularities in postal employees "ring times" to the attention of the local postmaster and regional director.

via USPS investigating happenings at Arsenal branch post office.


Video: Ohio postal worker donates kidney to co-worker’s son


A local U.S. postal worker, Mike Miller, 52, is preparing to give one of his kidney’s to a co-worker’s son in need.

The recipient is Jeremy Razor, 37. The two men met for the first time Thursday.

Their surgery is scheduled for Monday morning at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

via Local postal worker donates kidney to stranger | Dayton OH, News |


Video: Copter pilot says he took risk for ‘greater good of all’

Ruskin, FL – The Bay area postal worker who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn near the U.S. Capitol is speaking out for the first time since he was arrested for his self-proclaimed "stunt."

Doug Hughes said the goal was to do it without getting killed. "I landed. I delivered the mail without anyone getting hurt."

"You love your family and you love your country, you’re willing to risk it for the greater good for all," said Hughes.

via Copter pilot: Took risk for 'greater good of all'.


Video: Letter carrier catches accused peeping Tom in the act

DENVER — A postal carrier stepped into action and stopped a peeping Tom in a Southwest Denver neighborhood.

Amos Lopez, a Navy veteran, has been delivering mail in Denver for 31 years.

“I like it and that’s why I’m still doing it,” Lopez said.

Lopez said he enjoys being outdoors and meeting the neighbors. But on his normal route the morning of April 11, he noticed someone suspicious.

“First, he was in our neighbor’s yard. He was kind of looking in the windows,” Lopez said.

Lopez said the man was walking with two dogs and headed into another yard on Tennessee and Lipan.

“As soon as he got to right here on the front porch and I said, ‘Stop, you’re on the wrong property,’ and he said, ‘This is my dog’s property,’” he said. “I was like, ‘No, it’s not. This is my own personal property. You have to get off of my yard. Just leave.’”

Read more: Postal carrier catches accused peeping Tom in the act | Channel 2 News.


Video: USPS finalizing relocation of Florence processing center

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The mail processing and distribution facility at the United States Postal Service office in Florence is now officially leaving, three months after it was originally scheduled to be relocated.

The relocation of the Florence distribution and processing facility was one of about 80 across the country that got delayed from January 15 to April 18 because of political pressure, according to Harry Spratlin, a USPS spokesperson.

Spratlin said all area mail processing consolidations are moving forward now.

Florence was chosen to be part of the nationwide consolidation because USPS says the office had the lowest amount of mail volume of South Carolina’s four facilities., Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

via USPS finalizing relocation of Florence processing center –, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather.


Video: Postal worker arrested after landing gyrocopter on US Capitol lawn

News reports have identified the man who landed a gyrocopter on the US Capitol lawn this afternoon as Florida postal worker Doug Hughes. Postal service records list a Douglas M. Hughes as a rural carrier at the Riverview FL post office.

From the Washington Post:

U.S. Capitol Police said that a small gyrocopter with one occupant landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol on Wednesday afternoon.

One person has been detained, Capitol Police spokeswoman Kimberly Schneider said in an e-mail.

Eyewitnesses in Capitol offices reported seeing police run toward the aircraft and take the pilot away. The small craft landed in the middle of the West Front Lawn, where the annual Christmas tree and Fourth of July concert stage are set up.

via Gyrocopter lands on Capitol lawn; pilot is arrested – The Washington Post.


Video: Pit bulls attack Texas letter carrier

BEAUMONT-by Kara Dixon

Ryan Angell knew something was wrong when he looked in his backyard and did not see two of his Pit Bulls.

"I opened up the front door and that’s when the gentleman drove up and said your dogs bit my mail carrier,"

Beaumont Animal Services says Angell’s dogs bit a mail carrier Tuesday afternoon in the 3800 block of Cecil Drive.

Angell said he can not believe his dogs, Sadie and Dottie, could hurt anyone.

"They’re not vicious dogs. They’re the most lovable things I’ve known since I’ve been home," Angell.

Paramedics took the postal worker to a hospital.

Animal Services said she had injuries to her hand, arm, calf and foot.

Read more: Dogs bite Beaumont postal worker – KBTV-TV FOX 4 Beaumont – Top Stories.


Video: Wilkes-Barre Mail Carrier Hailed As Hero For Helping Toddler

WILKES-BARRE — Wilkes-Barre police took custody of a toddler after finding the child alone inside a Hazle Street apartment Friday morning. Officers said the toddler was bruised and wearing only a dirty diaper, alone in a filthy place, with a space heater on.

A mail carrier walking by the apartment heard the child’s cries for help and called police.

“I think it’s horrible and you know, I’m kind of wondering where the neighborhood is going,” said Brian McCann, who lives on Hazle Street.

The mail carrier could not speak with Newswatch 16, but people who live in the area on and around Hazle Street called him a hero.

“He did a great job. If it wasn’t for him, that child may not be here today,” said Jim Prato of Wilkes-Barre.

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