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Postal Worker Gets Acid Thrown in Her Face

Assault in Memphis suburb prompts $25K reward

(Newser) - A postal worker was on the job in suburban Memphis Friday afternoon when a man apparently tossed acid on her, the Commercial Appeal reports. She was sitting in her truck at the time, WATN notes, and another Commercial Appeal article says the acid struck her face. Unnamed in media reports,... More »

Postal Worker Saves UPS Guy From Dog Attack

Witnesses say rival probably saved Chicago man's life

(Newser) - The US Postal Service-UPS rivalry vanished yesterday in the face of a common enemy: an attacking and possibly rabid pit bull. Officials say that when a UPS driver in Chicago was attacked by the dog, a passing postal worker pulled it off him and held it down for more than... More »

Postal Workers Rigged Santa Program: Feds

Federal criminal charges include conspiracy and mail fraud

(Newser) - Three New York postal workers have been accused of playing the Grinch and stealing gifts destined for underprivileged children by rigging the Operation Santa program where they worked. Federal criminal charges including conspiracy and mail fraud against two current and one former postal worker were unsealed today in federal court.... More »

For Alabamans Missing Mail, This Might Explain

Video shows postal worker apparently chucking packages

(Newser) - A postal worker in Birmingham is out of a job after a video showed him throwing packages into a ravine, reports . After the video began making the rounds locally, federal officials looked into it, and the employee soon resigned. It's not clear what he was throwing, and... More »

Maryland Letter Carrier Gunned Down on Duty

Was delivering mail after dark on street with few lights

(Newser) - Postal officials are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the murder of a Maryland letter carrier gunned down as he delivered the mail. Police say Tyson Barnette, 26, was shot multiple times while on duty Saturday evening in Landover, and they have yet to... More »

Dogs Really Do Attack the Mailman; 6K Times Last Year

USPS releases list of cities with most canine-on-letter-carrier violence

(Newser) - Dogs biting the mailman: It doesn't just happen in the movies. The USPS reports that a not-exactly-insignificant 5,879 letter carriers were attacked by dogs last year. And as one of the forces behind National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 19-25), the USPS has released a list of the... More »

USPS Worker Ignores Body on Porch, Delivers Mail

Says he thought it was leftover Halloween decor

(Newser) - Neither snow nor rain ... nor a lifeless body? A family in Denver is outraged after they say their mailman walked past a body to deliver the mail without stopping to help, reports ABC 7 News . Dale Porch was returning from a late-night shift last week when he collapsed on the... More »

Federal Workers Owe $1B in Back Taxes

2010 figure soars $32M from year before

(Newser) - Some 98,000 federal workers owed $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes at the end of the 2010 fiscal year. While that's fewer employees than in 2009, the amount of cash owed climbed by $32 million, the Washington Post reports. Defense Department workers owed the most, with more than... More »

Mass. Mailman Steals 30K DVDs

Yearlong 2007 crime was noticed when, well, DVDs started disappearing en masse

(Newser) - A former Massachusetts postal worker has pleaded guilty to stealing 30,000 Netflix DVDs that passed through the Springfield post office, the Republican reports. Investigators got wise to the crime—which spanned all of 2007—when the company noticed it was losing up to a 100 DVDs a week in... More »

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