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Video: No mail, residents upset post office is treating their townhouse as a college dorm


Residents living on privately owned property that borders the University of West Georgia, called the Village at West Georgia on Cunningham Drive in Carrollton, haven’t gotten their mail in nearly a month according to Al Hamiliton. Hamilton is a non-student who lives in the complex.

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Roughly three weeks ago, the Carrollton post office and the property management group began a dispute over who is responsible for putting the mail in the resident’s mail boxes.

In a letter to the residents, the post office explained they considered the townhouse community a dormitory or residence hall.

Read more: No mail, residents upset post office is treating their townhouse – CBS46 News.


Video: California woman concerned over stolen packages at front door

SAN DIEGO – A Bay Park woman spoke with 10News on Monday, concerned over stolen packages at her front door.

Surveillance video shows a woman taking a delivered package from the doorstep of another woman, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, Nina.

Nina says she had a package stolen from her doorstep about a year ago and never wanted to go through that again. She installed surveillance cameras to combat the problem, only to find it happen again.

In the video, a woman in red t-shirt and sunglasses is seen taking the big red box. She makes a fast getaway in a blue Ford Focus.

She was told by San Diego police that it is a federal issue since it was delivered by U.S. Mail.

Nina tells 10News her complaints to the postal inspector have fallen on deaf ears. She says before this latest theft, she had gone to the post office and filed a request that no packages be delivered to her front door. When she inquired about why it was delivered, she was told that not everyone can be catered to.

10News’ call to the local postal service representative was not returned.

Read more: Bay Park woman concerned over stolen packages at front door – KGTV ABC10 San Diego.


Video: Latest on USPS investigation into mysterious mailers

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Who’s responsible for mysterious blue postcards attacking a local family? Fox 4 gets an update from the US Postal service and the victim in this case.

Eighty-three-year-old Beatrice Schwartz has stopped getting constant calls about mysterious mailers…

“Thank God, I’m glad for that,” said Schwartz, who is getting unwanted calls from companies selling security systems.

But she wants answers to who sent them.

“Then maybe I’d have closure on it,” added Schwartz. “I would say, okay it’s over with, it’s done and that’s it.”

But that won’t happen until the U.S Postal Service closes the case. Two weeks ago, dozens of her business contacts received the cards. They claimed to be from investigations listing the FOX 4 station address in Cape Coral. Schwartz’s name and address is on the back of them leaving her feeling uncomfortable and uneasy.

Read more: Latest on USPS investigation into mysterious mailers – WFTX-TV Fort Myers/Naples, FL.


Video: Linns Stamp News Monday Morning Brief for September 29

Watch as Linn’s Stamp News senior editor Jay Bigalke takes a look at what a year has brought for the United States $2 Jenny Invert stamp and an update on the hunt for the elusive upright variety. Stamp production video provided courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service.

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Video: PMG Donahoe’s September State of the Business message for postal employees

A message to all employees of the United States Postal Service from Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe.


Video: If it fits it ships? Maybe not!

One USPS customer says the USPS keeps sending packages back for more postage even though she’s using Priority Flat Rate envelopes…


Video: letter carrier stranded in Houston flood

Heavy rainfall caused Mayde Creek to overflow Friday, keeping emergency crews busy helping stranded motorists and trapped people. Khambrel Marshall and Gianna Caserta report.

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Video: Fraud ring caught stealing from Georgia mail boxes

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga — How often do you have to send a check in the mail and put the check in your mailbox for the mail carrier to pick up? This story may make you think about doing it again.

Investigators with the Forsyth County Sheriff Office broke up a massive fraud ring that was stealing people’s identity from their mail boxes. They say the ring was stealing checks and credit card applications and using the information to create fraudulent checks, IDs, credit cards and licenses. Read More


USPS found to be at fault in Missouri letter carrier’s heat death in 2012

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — When a mail carrier died on the job, his wife blamed the Post Office for not taking his concerns about excessive heat seriously. The widow finally has closure two years after his death.

All Kay Watzlawick has of her husband John are memories. They would’ve been married 35 years this year and she remembers him fondly, even when recounting disagreements.

“I’m not perfect and he wasn’t either. I miss those arguments believe it or not,” she said.

John Watzlawick was a devoted mail carrier of 28 years. He died delivering mail on a blistering hot day in July 2012.

Read more: USPS found to be at fault in metro mailman’s heat death from 2012 |


Video: Hero mailman appears on Ellen DeGeneres show

On Wednesday, September 18th,Stephanie Cooper, Eli – her one year old son, and Christopher Brown –their mailman, join “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to talk about how Christopher miraculously saved Eli’s life.

Read more: VIDEO: A Special Delivery for a Hero Mail Carrier |