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Video: Texas Teens Suspected of Stealing Packages from Porches

Three North Texas teens face felony charges of engaging in organized criminal activity after police said they stole dozens of items from front porches in four cities.

Police said they’ve identified items taken from homes in Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Southlake and Keller. Flower Mound police said a witness told them she saw a car driving through the Wellington neighborhood picking up packages from porches and later tossing the boxes Nov. 19.

“They just took the box and opened it,” said Flower Mound Police Capt. Richard Brooks. “If they liked what was in it, they kept it. If they didn’t, they threw it out the window.”

via Teens Suspected of Stealing Packages from Porches | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth.


Video: Postal Robberies Skyrocketing

On the anniversary of the murder of a local postal carrier, the News4 I-Team shows a never before released list of crimes committed against postal employees, including a dramatic increase in robberies.

It started out like any other February day for a well-known D.C. postal carrier who delivered the mail on Webster Street in Northeast. But that changed when, investigators say, two men robbed him at gunpoint before tying him up with duct tape, beating him and throwing him from his delivery van.

Neighbors like Bernard Wood Jr. were stunned at the violence of the crime. "I don’t understand why anybody would try to assault or hurt him." But as they thought about it, those on his route like Sherri Wyatt realized he was an easy target. “Every day I know he’s going to be there,” she said. “I know what time."

via Postal Robberies Skyrocketing | NBC4 Washington.


Video: Canada Post Holiday stamps unveiled

Canada Post has unveiled its holiday stamps for the 2014 season and gives us some tips for sending holiday parcels.

Read more: Holiday stamps unveiled | Watch News Videos Online.


Video: Postal Workers to Board- Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

On Nov. 14, 2014, as part of a National Day of Action, postal workers and supporters protested at a meeting of the USPS Board of Governors in Washington, DC, to demand that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the board Stop Delaying America’s Mail!


Video: Postal Service Hacked- Local Workers Fed Up

Springfield IL – First it was big box stores getting hacked for your credit card information. Now–it’s the United States Postal Service whose employees and customers– have become the latest target.

"These people are so mad they–. They know they can change their credit cards, they can change their pins, but they can’t change their social security numbers and that’s what’s really infuriating," Local American Postal Workers Union President Jim O’Connell said.

On Monday O’Connell and the more than 2-hundred postal employees he represents– all learned that files containing employee information like names, addresses, dates of birth and social security numbers were compromised. The US government is not publicly naming any suspects, but media reports across the board strongly suggest the Chinese are to blame.

Read more: WICS NewsChannel 20 :: News – Top Stories – Postal Service Hacked: Local Workers Fed Up.


Video: 72-Year old Florida postal clerk hit while crossing street on his way to work

CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami) — A 72-year old postal clerk headed to work was hit by an car on a Coral Gables street on Friday morning.

The victim had just put in his notice to retire at the end of the year after being with the U.S. Postal Service for 41 years.

Coral Gables Police said the man was crossing Andalusia Avenue near Salzedo Street just after 8:00 a.m.

Meantime, police said, a silver Jeep 4-door was attempting to parallel park. While backing into the spot, the car hit the clerk.

Witnesses said they heard a woman’s panicked screams then saw a man lying on the street bleeding from his head.

Officers said the driver stayed on the scene and cooperated with authorities.

The victim suffered serious head trauma and was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Read more: 72-Year Old Postal Clerk Hit While Crossing Coral Gables Street « CBS Miami.


Video: This is Our Season – USPS Holiday Ad

USPS Priority You 2014 holiday television ad.


Burbank CA Police Hunt 2 Home Invasion Robbers Who Allegedly Posed As Mail Carriers

BURBANK ( — Burbank Police are on the hunt for two male suspects they say committed a home invasion robbery after posing as mail carriers.

Police say the robbery was reported just after 4:15 p.m. Saturday in the 1300 block of Paseo Redondo.

Authorities said the two male suspect knocked on the front door of a residence claiming to have a mail delivery.

After the door was opened by a female housekeeper, the two men forced their way in.

Read more: Burbank Police Hunt 2 Home Invasion Robbers Who Allegedly Posed As Mail Carriers « CBS Los Angeles.


Video: Postal problems completely resolved at New Orleans high rise after TV news reports

When the U.S. Postal Service stopped delivering packages to a New Orleans high-rise, some residents had a tough time getting their medicine.

For the last few months, retrieving postal packages had become a hardship, until this week.

“Sometimes the mailman would leave them (packages) at the front desk, and when we come in, sometimes they would call us and say ‘come on down and get your package’ and sometimes the mailman would deliver the package right in front of the door,” explained resident Elaine Brown.

Concerned about the elderly and disabled tenants, one woman turned to the FOX 8 Defenders for action.

Two months ago, Elaine Brown shared her frustrations with the Defenders after the postal service stopped delivering all packages to the Guste high-rise.

Brown, who’s 65 and diabetic, explained how she would walk several blocks through busy intersections and in the weather to retrieve packages at the main post office on Loyola Avenue.

“Holy spirit said go to FOX 8. FOX 8 just kept coming up,” she said. Her call prompted the Defenders to get answers.

FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports
Read more: FOX 8 Defenders: Postal problems completely resolved – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports.

Read more: FOX 8 Defenders: Postal problems completely resolved – FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports.

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Video: APWU’s Dimondstein Says Don’t Let PMG Put USPS in a Museum

“Postmaster General Donahoe is implementing one of the greatest threats to the public Postal Service to date,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein says in a new video. Standing in front of the National Postal Museum, Dimondstein adds, “This is where Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe would permanently put the public Postal Service.”

Dimondstein urges viewers to participate in a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to stop the PMG from turning the USPS into a “relic of the past” and to tell Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!

Dimondstein: Don’t Let Postmaster General Put USPS in a Museum | APWU.