Video: P.O. box thefts in Hawaii trigger federal investigation

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Investigators say mail was stolen from Oahu post offices twice in the past week.

P.O. boxes were broken into at the Waianae and Nanakuli post offices, and Honolulu police and federal authorities are looking into the cases.

People pay to have a P.O. box, and many of them get one to help keep their mail secure, so what measures are in place to keep your mail safe? Continue reading

Video: Letter carriers not always visited by a friendly face

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – The United States Postal Service brings mail every day, but something may keep letter carriers away.

Not much will stop a letter carrier from delivering mail, but a vicious dog could postpone it.

Herbert Chun walks the same neighborhoods every morning delivering mail to Greenville residents. But he’s not always greeted by a friendly face. Continue reading

Video: Neighbors not getting mail, medication; USPS says road isn’t safe to turn around

HARRIMAN, Tenn. (WVLT) — One is sick; the other elderly. Both rely on the mail for their medication. But about two weeks ago, they said it stopped.

The U.S. Postal Service said Briggs Drive in Harriman is not safe for a mail carrier to turn around.

BriggsDrive“It’s terribly frustrating because no one else has a problem getting in or out of here,” said Mike Crow, who lives in one of the homes not getting mail, he said, adding UPS and FedEx have no trouble getting to the homes.

“The street hasn’t changed in over 56 years. The only thing that’s changed has been the postal carrier,” Crow said.

Source: Neighbors not getting mail, medication; U.S.P.S. says road isn’t safe to turn around

Video: Worst post office in NYC? Customers wait for hours at Flatbush Station

bushwick_post_office_line_0822NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Customers wait for hours every day at the Flatbush Station post office in Brooklyn, and some call it the worst post office in all of New York City. As CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported, customers Monday were demanding answers about the delays.

Things can get heated inside the Church Avenue post office. Patience is tested as customers often wait for more than an hour for a package.

“Everybody’s waiting on line just to get their package,” a customer said.One man even brought his own chair for his stay.

“I went for an hour – just stood in for an hour,” said Jet Jeudine.“Most times, maybe an hour plus,” said Joy O’Connor.

Source: Why Are Lines So Long At Bushwick Post Office? « CBS New York

San Antonio neighborhood deals with numerous cases of mailbox vandalism

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SAN ANTONIO – About a week ago, Philip Smisek noticed one of the outgoing mail slots on his set of mailboxes was bent, so he fixed it.”Next morning, this whole door was busted open,” he said of the next cluster of mailboxes over, which included his own. “Everybody’s stuff was completely cleaned out.

Smisek’s mailbox on Farber Dale was one of several that have been damaged recently in the Steubing Ranch area. The coordinator of the local Citizens on Patrol said about 10 locations have been damaged since June 1. A KSAT 12 News crew found four damaged mailboxes during a drive through the neighborhood Friday morning. Continue reading

Video: Online mail forwarding scam hits North Texas seniors

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FAIRVIEW, Texas – When Margaret Lepine discovered her mail-order prescription drugs had been forwarded to a Florida warehouse, she thought it was a mistake.

So she drove to the nearby post office and asked a clerk.

“She left, and came back a few minutes later, and said, ‘Yeah, you filled out a form,’” Lepine recalled. “I said, “No, I didn’t.’”

To Lepine’s surprise, an identity thief had filled out an online U.S. Postal Service change-of-address form, and had her mail forwarded to a Miami-area freight-forwarding company. Continue reading

Video: Woman fuming over missing packages USPS claims they delivered

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -A Charlotte woman is on the hunt for packages she says never showed up at her front door, but were delivered according to the Post Office. 

Angela Riggsbee called WBTV because she said she’s not getting any answers from USPS. “This is outrageous. Ridiculous. It’s crazy,” Riggsbee said. 

Three weeks ago, Riggsbee said she was anxiously awaiting two separate deliveries – a custom-made bracelet and a make-up order from the Home Shopping Network. “I saw that the tracking number said that both of these items had been delivered,” she said.

| WBTV Charlotte

Source: Woman fuming over missing packages USPS claims they delivered – | WBTV Charlotte

Video: Illegally parked postal trucks driving Harlem residents crazy

HARLEM — Residents in a Harlem neighborhood said their post office is taking over their parking spaces.

The Lincolnton Branch on Fifth Avenue is flooding their street with postal trucks, day and night, residents told PIX11 News.

promo295222180-e1470953755482-1“I am angry. Look at these trucks parked here illegally and its dangerous for our community,” said Cecilia Welborne, who lives in the neighborhood.

PIX11 News was there Thursday and saw trucks double parked, parked on the sidewalk and taking up city spaces. We reached out to the U.S. Postal Service and it promises to change its ways.

Illegally parked postal trucks driving Harlem residents crazy