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
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
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
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.
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.”
… 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.
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.