Concord NH letter carrier helps police catch alleged bank robber

A Concord NH letter carrier helped police catch alleged bank robber Scott Lojko yesterday.  The robbery happened happened Monday afternoon:

According to the police, a man matching Lojko’s description approached a bank teller around 12:30 p.m. and handed her a note demanding cash. After receiving a small sum, he fled westward on foot.

The police said a postal worker making deliveries in the area saw Lojko and made “key observations” about his car, which investigators later used to identify Lojko.

“On behalf of the citizens of Concord, we offer our sincere thanks to this individual,” the police said.

Information provided by the letter carrier helped police track Lojko to his house, where he was arrested yesterday.

Source: Concord police nab suspected bank robber | Concord Monitor

Court dismisses twenty year old lawsuit against NALC

From the National Association of Letter Carriers:

NALC-LOGOOn March 27, 2015, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, issued a 52-page decision in the 20-year-old lawsuit filed by letter carrier David Noble against the NALC and 12 former national officers, including President Emeritus William H. Young and the late President Emeritus Vincent R. Sombrotto. The District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim that the former officers had improperly accepted a $500 monthly allowance for in-town expenses.

The in-town expenses issue was the only remaining issue involving the individual officers after a 2008 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, which rejected Noble’s claim that the NALC Executive Council had improperly authorized the union’s payment of the employee share of FICA (Social Security) taxes for national officers and regional administrative assistants.

The Court of Appeals also rejected Noble’s challenge to the payment of per diem allowances to national officers who attend the NALC’s biennial conventions; however, the Court of Appeals did not issue a final ruling on the in-town expenses dispute. Instead, it returned that matter to the District Court for further findings.

This new District Court ruling responds to the Court of Appeals’ directive.

The District Court deferred for a later decision a single remaining issue involving Noble’s request to review NALC records.

6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes

NALC-LOGOThe 114th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and in the House of Representatives, Reps. Sam Graves (R-MO) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA) wasted no time in renewing their commitment to preserving six-day mail delivery by quickly introducing H.Res. 12.

One of the first pieces of legislation introduced in this session of Congress, H.Res. 12 is identical to previous sessions’ resolutions that called on Congress and the Postal Service to take all appropriate steps to continue six-day mail delivery.

The current resolution already has 45 co-sponsors (see below). The last version, introduced early in the 113th Congress (2013-2014), wound up with 228 co-sponsors from both political parties.

“We are encouraged to see our friends in Congress once again take up the fight to maintain Saturday mail delivery service,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We hope that the rest of the members of the House and Senate see any attempts to eliminate this or any other postal service for what they truly are: short-sighted excuses for failing to address an onerous pre-funding mandate that perpetuates a cut-cut-cut mentality.

“Maintaining six-day mail delivery service meets the demands of American households and businesses,” Rolando said. “We applaud Congressmen Graves and Connolly for leading the effort to preserve this service.”

via 6-day resolution re-introduced as Congress convenes | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO.

Video: Longtime Postal Worker Says Farewell After 37 Years

ERIE— He’s delivered mail longer than any other postal worker in Erie, PA. Now, 37 years working for the U.S. Postal Service, he finally made his last round on Erie’s East side.

David Minor began his career with the USPS in 1977. Saturday, he retired after nearly four decades in the business.

Minor spent his last round delivering mail with his six grandchildren on the 3300 block of Wayne Street.

In all of his years, he says he was only bitten by a dog once, but his greatest memory was catching a group of burglars.

WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

via Longtime Postal Worker Says Farewell After 37 Years – WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events.

Anchorage letter carrier helps wandering toddler find his mother

From USPS News Link:

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Anchorage, AK, Letter Carrier Doua Vang was on his route when he noticed a young boy walking alone in the middle of the street. Concerned for the child’s safety, Vang asked him where he lived. The toddler pointed to a nearby apartment complex. Vang escorted the boy back to the complex where the boy’s mother was looking for him. She said he had wondered off and thanked Vang for bringing him home

Read more: USPS News Link – Heroes Corner Archive – July 2014.