Video: Postal Worker Jumps In To Halt Pit Bull Attack on UPS Driver

(CBS) – A U.S. postal worker was being hailed as a hero after coming to the rescue of a UPS driver during a pit bull attack Friday.

It happened around 10 a.m. on North Cicero Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood, CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports.

Witnesses say they don’t think the dog-attack victim would be alive if it weren’t for the postal worker’s actions.

The postal worker jumped on the dog and pulled it off the UPS driver. He held onto the dog for 15 or 20 minutes until help arrived.

Source: Postal Worker Jumps In To Halt Dog Attack « CBS Chicagopitbullups

Video: Texas postal contractor suspected in mail theft

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — The U.S. Postal Service has opened a mail theft investigation into a postal contractor after several complaints in a Dripping Springs neighborhood.

“I know for a fact we’re missing nine birthday cards for my kids from the past month,” said Stephanie Pope.

She added that the cards contained nearly $500 in cash, gift cards, and checks. It’s not the first time she’s had issues.

Source: Postal contractor suspected in mail theft

Video: Murder Of Beloved Postal Carrier Hits Neighborhood Hard

CHICAGO (CBS) — The loss of a mail carrier murdered over the weekend is being deeply mourned by the customers he served.

They told CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley, when Tyjuan Lewis was killed, a bit of Bridgeport died with him.

“He was more than just our mail man,” said Ariana Blevins. “He was family to us. More than a friend, he was family.”

Lewis was shot in the abdomen Saturday night outside the Roseland home he’d moved into only months ago.

“He was a mail carrier; he was a man with a message,” said his sister, Cynthia Lewis. “He wanted to change the world for the better.

”For more than 20 years, Lewis worked out of the postal branch at 19th Street and Ashland Avenue.

Source: Murder Of Beloved Postal Carrier Hits Neighborhood Hard « CBS Chicago


Video: Residents of Oregon town say mail delivery stopped without warning

HILLSBORO, Ore. — A woman in rural Hillsboro says the post office stopped delivering her mail without warning and won’t tell her when it will be delivered to her home again.

She and a neighbor, also concerned about mail delivery, contacted KATU looking for answers.

Kim Floyd, who lives off Southwest Bald Peak Road, says she and her wife have to go to a mail distribution station on Southwest Walnut Street to pick up their mail.It’s about nine miles from their home.

“It’s days between our mail pickups,” said Floyd, “because neither of us is able to drive all the way out to Hillsboro to pick up the mail.

“Floyd says she and her wife both work during the day and the postal station is only open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Source: Rural Hillsboro residents say mail delivery stopped without warning | KATU Investigators | – Portland News, Sports, Traffic Weather and Breaking News – Portland, Oregon

Video: Chattanooga Woman Fighting for Wheelchair Access at Post Office

Jean-Marie Lawrence uses a wheelchair and says it was impossible for her to access the post office in the Joel W. Solomon Federal Building, which also houses the US Courthouse.

She could not access the front of the building in her wheelchair because there were only stairs, and there was no signage indicating where she could find a ramp.

Eventually she was directed to the back of the building to an employees-only service entrance with what she believes was an exceedingly steep ramp.

“The ‘accessible’ entrance is a service ramp. This is 2015. Nobody should have to access a publicly available service through a rear service entrance,” Lawrence told NewsChannel 9.

Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 :: News – Top Stories – Chattanooga Woman Fighting for Wheelchair Access at Downtown Building

Video: Missouri family wants answers after father’s remains damaged in the mail

BOONVILLE – When a member of the Mattox family received her father’s remains from the United States Postal Service, she didn’t expect the box and its contents to be damaged.

The box came wrapped in plastic, with punctures in the package and her father’s cremation certificate, and the box containing his remains dented and partially opened. Now, Nathan Mattox wants to know why the box containing his father-in-law’s remains wasn’t handled with care.

“We don’t want anybody to have to open the box like we did and find out that the remains of your cherished loved one were so disregarded,” Mattox said.Mattox said his father-in-law was a U.S. Navy veteran, and was stationed in Guantanamo Bay during the Vietnam War, and his remains are irreplaceable. Continue reading

Video: Mail carrier refused to deliver to couple’s apartment but won’t say why

Another customer solves a delivery problem by going to the news media:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Shanetta and Donald say the mailman repeatedly delivered their mail to the next door neighbor’s mailbox but simply refused to walk the extra 20 or 30 feet to their box.  We wanted to find out why.

Shanetta Minter and her fiancé Donald Williams could not figure out why the mail did not follow them to their St. Pete apartment after their recent move.

After a couple of weeks, the mail carrier began delivering the couple’s mail to their landlord’s mailbox next door.

Source: Mail carrier refused to deliver to couple’s St. Pete apartment but won’t say why. – Story | | Tampa Bay News, Weather, Sports, Things To Do | WFTS-TV

Video: Pittsburgh Postmaster Arrested: Charged With Opening Mail, Threatening Employees

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The postmaster in Pittsburgh has been arrested on charges of opening mail packages allegedly looking for drugs and threatening employees if they told authorities about it.

Officials say Dan Davis is accused of illegally opening express mail packages.

According to the criminal complaint, Davis would run Google searches on the addresses on packages.

If an address came back invalid, he would open the package.

The criminal complaint reports that he claimed he was searching for drugs and money.

“He explained he was looking for drugs. He said where I come from we took drugs off the street,” Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala said.

Davis is also accused of telling co-workers who saw him opening the packages not to say anything, and, at times, the criminal complaint alleges, he threatened their lives.

Source: Pittsburgh Postmaster Accused Of Opening Mail, Threatening Employees « CBS Pittsburgh

The Toledo Blade (Davis was previously PM in Toledo) adds:

Daniel P. Davis, 50, of Canonsburg, was charged by the Allegheny County district attorney’s office with intimidation of witnesses or victims, criminal coercion and official oppression.

The charges relate to one of those employees, identified as Mavin Parker, the U.S. Postal Service’s manager of customer service in Pittsburgh.

Detectives wrote in an affidavit that Mr. Davis threatened several subordinates — telling one, Donna Clay, a customer service supervisor in the Hazelwood office, that he would kill her — who had become aware that he was opening express mail packages at locations throughout Allegheny County.

Only the East Liberty station is mentioned in the paperwork released today as the site where Mr. Davis allegedly opened packages in violation of postal service regulations.

Mr. Davis has been the subject of investigations by both the DA’s office and the federal Office of Inspector General. It was unclear early today whether Mr. Davis was in custody and whether there might be any federal charges pending.

And here’s more video coverage of the story from WTAE Pittsburgh:

Video: Residents of Phoenix neighborhood perplexed by lack of mail delivery

PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) -For more than a week, 18 homes on a dead-end street in Phoenix had not received any mail from the U.S. Postal Service.

Nobody on the block was notified as to why their carrier stopped delivery, telling our crew it just happened all the sudden.

“I realized after nine days that I wasn’t getting any mail,” Steve Grosvenor said.

He’s just one of the dozens of people who live in the 3000 block of East Avalon Street in Phoenix who have not gotten so much as a piece of junk mail over the last week.

“I went to the post office to ask them why and they told me that we had been suspended because of a dog attack,” Grosvenor said.

Each neighbor we talked to said they were told differing versions of that story by postal service employees, but none of the neighbors could recall any dog attack happening on their street.


Source: Neighbors perplexed by lack of mail delivery – CBS 5 – KPHO

Video: Residents of Atlanta neighborhood say they are fed up with mail mistakes


Some neighbors in an Inman Park neighborhood say they are fed up with the constant problems with mail delivery. They say sometimes they don’t get mail, get other people’s mail, or other people get their mail.

“I’ve had two checks lost, two packages lost, pretty much two or three times a week we get other people’s mail,” said Carrie Gale. Gale says she’s tried calling the United State Post Service to complain, including sending complaints through an online system. “I talked to a couple of people at the local post office. They both said they would look into and never called me back,” Gale said.

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