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Video: Post office gives away man’s P.O. box by mistake

CHARLOTTE —A Charlotte man says he had a P.O. box at the uptown Charlotte post office for two decades. Then, one day, he found out the post office had given his box to someone else by mistake. Read More


Video: Accused Drunk Driver Slams Into Felts Mills NY Post Office

A 25 year old Watertown man faces numerous charges, including drunk driving, after he crashed his vehicle into the post office in Felts Mills.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department arrested Michael Hotis of 206 Franklin Street.Officials said Hotis was driving on Main Street in the village when his vehicle left the road, went onto the sidewalk, struck a fence, then the post office, then a parked car and then came to rest against a tree. Read More


Video: Postal Inspectors Take To Social Media To Help Find Robbers

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Local letter carriers, beginning Wednesday, will deliver over 30,000 reward flyers for information on robbers to neighborhoods across Miami-Dade and Broward. But that’s not all–officials have created a Facebook page to help circulate the information that will hopefully lead to an arrest.

Local, state and federal agencies have joined forces with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) to combat what they say is a growing threat–the assault and robbery of postal carriers. Read More


Video: Thieves Target Mail Truck in Butte

BUTTE -Several homes in uptown Butte did not receive their mail after thieves allegedly burglarized a postal service delivery truck. Police say about eight blocks worth of mail was swiped Tuesday intended for addresses spanning the 500-block of Galena to the 200-block of South Washington Street.

Witnesses say two men without shirts on both appearing in their 20’s, hopped into the postal truck, grabbed a tray of mail and then took off running.

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Video: Postal inspectors offer $50,000 reward in Florida letter carrier robberies

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. -The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has seen a rise in postal letter carrier robberies and is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any suspects.

From Wednesday to Saturday, letter carriers will deliver more than 300,000 reward flyers to neighborhoods across Miami-Dade and Broward counties in an effort to find any suspects.

“We want to make sure that the community knows and that the thieves and robbers know that we are very serious about this,” U.S. attorney Wilfredo A. Ferrer said. “We are going to prosecute them. We are going to find them. We’re going to hold them accountable for the injuries and the harm they are causing to our government employees.”

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Video: Postal Worker Who Saved Woman From California Shooting Honored

CARMICHAEL (CBS13) — A postal carrier was honored for rescuing a woman who had been shot twice and getting her to safety in Carmichael.

It was a special delivery for a Sacramento postal carrier who was labeled a hero, for good reason.

Scott Gallegos told CBS13 last month about how he saved a woman who had been shot twice at a Madison Avenue home.

The pressure of the moment intensified as investigators say the suspect, Jeremiah Hankins, started shooting at the woman he was helping and Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies.

No one was hit, and Gallegos would help deputies carry the injured woman out of harm’s way and save her life. Read More


Video: Here’s Why You May Never Need to Go to a Post Office Again…

… provided you live in certain parts of four cities in the US, and are prepared to pay a $5 premium per pickup (on top of actual shipping charges):

Rebecca goes one-on-one with Shyp CEO Kevin Gibbons who is revolutionizing the postal industry.

Kind of amazing how you can “revolutionize the postal industry” when your service is only available in limited parts of four large cities in the US! Shyp’s $5 fee does cover up to 20 packages per pickup. So it might be a good deal for, say, an eBay shipper in lower Manhattan. Whether it will appeal to more than a niche market remains to be seen. Remember too, that Shyp only “revolutionizes” the parcel pickup part of the shipping process. The actual transportation and delivery of your package is handled by the Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS.

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Video: USPS warns residents of Oklahoma town to fix street or lose mail delivery

Inola_damaged_roadINOLA, Okla. — A bad road is causing trouble for people in an Inola neighborhood.

Monday, they learned if their street isn’t fixed in 30 days their postal service is going to be cancelled.

Heather Road in the Green Acres neighborhood has large potholes filled with water and curbs that are popping up out of the ground.

“It just gets worse and worse every year,” resident Kathy Beals said.

The notice from the post office says the neighborhood has a problem with their curbs and they have 30 days to fix the issue or their mail will stop being delivered to their homes.

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Video: USPS Spring/Summer commercial- “Watch us Deliver”

Here’s the US Postal Service’s “Spring/Summer” commercial, unveiled today at the National Postal Forum in Anaheim CA:



Binghamton USPS letter carrier recognized as ‘real hero’

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The American Red Cross awarded a USPS letter carrier in Binghamton for his actions that saved the life of one of his customers.

Earl Walker received the Workplace Safety Award at the Red Cross’ Real Heroes Breakfast.

In Sept. 2014, Walker noticed one of his customers, a 95-year-old man, had not picked up his mail. The gentleman’s car was in the driveway.He became concerned and knocked on the door and windows but there was no response.

“When he didn’t answer, I really was concerned about him,” said Walker.

He then alerted the Binghamton Police Department.

When officers responded, they found the man had fallen, was trapped and in need of medical attention. The man was taken to a local hospital.

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