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Video: Mail theft in Denver caught on camera

DENVER – Police have arrested a woman who is believed to have been stealing mail in the Highlands area.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, is believed to have been caught stealing mail on surveillance video on Wednesday.

"It’s a violation of your privacy, right? No one should have their fingers in your mailbox," homeowner Allison Earnest said. "It’s really frustrating and it’s especially frustrating when it’s in the middle of the day." Read More


Video: Fumes from package at Humble TX Post Office send 7 workers to hospital

HUMBLE, Texas –

Seven employees at the Humble Post Office were transported to the hospital Tuesday after strong odors or fumes from a package caused them to experience various medical issues.

The Humble Police Department was contacted about 11:35 a.m. requesting an ambulance. Humble EMS responded to the scene and found employees complaining of scratchy throats, watery and burning eyes, nausea and headaches.

The workers were taken to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital for treatment. All have since been discharged.

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The post office was evacuated and a HazMat team was brought in to sweep the building. They located a package that contained cinnamaldahyde, an organic compound that gives cinnamon its flavor and odor. The non-hazardous substance has various uses, including being used in electric and vapor-type cigarettes.

Read more: Fumes from package at Humble Post Office send 7 workers to hospital | News – Home.



Video: Royal Mail faces mounting challenges

Oct 17, 2014 : FT management editor Andrew Hill visits Royal Mail’s parcels and letters operations across the UK to find out how well the postal service has performed under chief executive Moya Greene since its privatisation a year ago and to assess the mounting challenges facing it.

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Video: Baby’s life rests in hands of US Postal Service


It is a matter of life and death. A terminally ill Bonners Ferry infant needs specific medical supplies to survive but his mother claims the mail carrier won’t deliver them.

Baby James Grady was born with more birth defects than you can count on your hands, as well as a genetic disorder, Fanconi’s Anemia, that will eventually lead to bone marrow failure.

Now Grady is facing a whole new battle for her son. His medical supplies are not being delivered to their home, even prompting an emergency trip to the ER. Her first thought was the medical supply company was to blame, but after she had the company track the shipment, “She said, it’s ready to be shipped out from the post office today, and as soon as she said post office I was like, ‘Oh.'”

Since moving to Bonners Ferry in May 2013 Grady has had issues receiving her mail. Her landlord, who is also her neighbor, says the issues started because the mail carrier was afraid of his border collie. Desperate for these medical supplies, Grady went to the post office to get answers.

“I was crying profusely I was like, ‘You don’t understand, I need my supplies,'” said Grady.

If she hadn’t gone to the Post Office to pick up the supplies, they were going to be shipped back to Spokane. All the postal worker could tell her was her home was deemed as “not deliverable to this address.”

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Video: Mail service stalls (again) in Alaska North Slope whaling village

Mail service has temporarily stopped in the Inupiat village of Kaktovik, an ongoing problem as the Postal Service struggles to find permanent postal clerks in some remote Alaska communities.

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Read more: Mail service stalls in North Slope whaling village | Local News – Anchorage.


Video: How a letter is sorted and delivered by Royal Mail

Mount Pleasant, one of the largest sorting offices in the Royal Mail Network, receives and delivers over a million items of mail every day and Telegraph Business was given an exclusive look at how this is done.

Read more: Video: How a letter is sorted and delivered by Royal Mail – Telegraph.


Video: Linns Stamp News Monday Morning Brief for October 13

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News and Scott catalogue editor Charles Snee provides an in-depth look at the recently released 2015 Scott Specialized Catalogue of United States Stamps and Covers.

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Video: $50K Reward Offered For Info On Postal Carrier Robbery in Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information which leads to the arrest of two people who robbed a postal carrier of her mailbox key earlier this week.

On Wednesday police and employees of the postal inspection department handed out fliers at the Alhambra Cove Apartments complex, 1560 NW 119th Street, where the robbery took place Tuesday afternoon.

“They pointed a gun at her head and demanded the key then they took off running in the opposite direction,” said U.S. Postal Inspector Blad Rojo.

The Postal Service said the carrier, who was checked out by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, was not hurt and the men who stole the key took off on foot after the robbery.

Read more: $50K Reward Offered For Info On Postal Carrier Robbery « CBS Miami.


Video: Postal worker attacked by dogs in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY – Police in Schenectady are investigating after a postal worker was attacked by two dogs. It happened on Plymouth Avenue Monday evening. The postal worker was bitten several times and taken to the hospital. Police say the dog owner never licensed the dogs and she is likely to face charges.

The Albany Times Union reports:

The postman, who is described only as man in his 40s, was treated at the scene by the Schenectady Fire Department and taken by ambulance to nearby Ellis Hospital following the encounter which happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Plymouth Avenue.

Police said the owner of the dogs, Danielle Monty of Schenectady, was given two summonses for unlicensed dog and will likely face additional charges pending the completion of the investigation.

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Video: NALC President Emeritus Bill Young responds to Dave Noble

Former NALC President Bill Young responds to charges made by NALC Presidential candidate Dave Noble:

Here’s the video Young is responding to: