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Mail Carrier Credited With Saving Woman in Attack

Christine Cambizaca let woman into her truck and locked the door in Torrington, Connecticut

(Newser) - A postal worker in Torrington, Connecticut, is being hailed as a hero after assisting a woman who was allegedly fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, reports Fox 34. USPS employee Christine Cambizaca says she was delivering mail in a residential area when a bruised, bloodied woman approached begging for help. “...

Postal Worker Killed by Dogs After Truck Breaks Down

61-year-old woman was attacked by 5 dogs in Florida neighborhood

(Newser) - The US Postal Service says it is "deeply saddened" by the death of a postal worker who was attacked by five dogs after her truck broke down in a neighborhood in northern Florida. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office says the 61-year-old woman was attacked by the animals in...

USPS Suspends Deliveries in Neighborhood After Attacks

'Multiple carriers have been subjected to assaults,' USPS says of Santa Monica area

(Newser) - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night" deters mail carriers, according to the United States Postal Service's unofficial motto—but in Santa Monica, a person with an apparent vendetta against carriers has done what the weather couldn't. The USPS has halted services in one...

After 'Life-Changing Injury' at USPS Facility, Possible Big Fines

Worker has arm amputated after accident at NC mail facility; OSHA finds 'serious safety violations'

(Newser) - A US Postal Service worker lost an arm after an accident involving a machine at a North Carolina mail processing center, and now the agency could face fines of more than $170,000, reports WGHP . Per a release from the US Department of Labor, the mechanic at the USPS' Greensboro...

'Most Significant Overhaul' of USPS Closer to Reality

House OKs bill that will help USPS 'succeed into the 21st century'

(Newser) - Under bipartisan legislation the House approved Tuesday, Congress would lift onerous budget requirements that have helped push the Postal Service deeply into debt and would require it to continue delivering mail six days per week. The election-year bill, coming at a time of widespread complaints about slower mail service, would...

Feds: Mail Carrier Stole Greeting Cards for the Cash

Florida's Miranda Delee Farleigh, 25, allegedly stole 4K pieces of mail, was turned in by parents

(Newser) - Authorities say that a Florida mail carrier accused of stealing 4,000 or so pieces of mail around the holidays was busted by her own parents, and that she sifted through greeting cards to find cash due to her drug addiction. The alleged monthlong scheme carried out by 25-year-old Miranda...

1945 Letter Finally Delivered: 'It's Like He Came Back to Me'

John Gonsalves' widow received letter intended for late husband's mother

(Newser) - A letter sent from a US soldier stationed in Germany to his mother in Massachusetts has been delivered 76 years after it was sent, per the AP . Army Sgt. John Gonsalves, 22 at the time, wrote to his mother in Woburn in December 1945 after the official end of WWII,...

FBI: Gunman Among 3 Dead in USPS Shooting

All were USPS employees

(Newser) - A gunman fatally shot two people and himself Tuesday afternoon at a United States Postal Service facility in Memphis, authorities say. Postal carriers typically depart the East Lamar Carrier Annex in the morning, while other staff members remain to sort mail and perform other tasks. No retail customers are typically...

Cops: Man Blocked Mail Truck, Shot Worker Multiple Times

Suspect Erik Kortz claimed that Louis Vignone had poisoned him

(Newser) - A 58-year-old Pittsburgh-area mail carrier who was looking forward to retirement has become the latest postal worker to be killed in the line of duty. Police and postal inspectors say Erik Kortz blocked Louis Vignone's mail truck with his van in a Collier Township neighborhood before shooting him multiple...

19 States Push Back on USPS' Unpleasant Changes

They, plus DC, are filing a challenge to the agency's budget-cutting plan

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service launched its 10-year plan to cut costs on Oct. 1, including such unpleasant-sounding practices as slowing mail delivery , reducing post office hours, and increasing postage costs. Now, attorneys general in 19 states plus the District of Columbia are fighting back. They've filed an administrative...

Report: USPS Managers Often Cheat Workers Out of Pay

Records show hundreds have been caught changing carriers' time cards

(Newser) - Nancy Campos’ back ached as she loaded more than 100 Amazon packages onto her truck. The 59-year-old grandmother, a mail carrier for the US Postal Service, had worked 13 days in a row without a lunch break, and now she was delivering on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to...

Higher Stamp Prices, Slower Mail on the Way
Your Mail Is About
to Get Slower, Pricier
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Your Mail Is About to Get Slower, Pricier

(Newser) - "Get used to me," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told Democratic lawmakers who described him as a "Trump holdover" earlier this year. Starting next month, Americans will have to get used to some of the changes he has introduced, including slower mail for a higher price, CBS reports....

Stamp Prices Are Going Up
Stamps Are
Getting Even Pricier

Stamps Are Getting Even Pricier

Cost rises to 58 cents this summer, part of Louis DeJoy's 10-year plan

(Newser) - It might be a good time to stock up on Forever Stamps. Rates are going up at the US Postal Service this summer—a first-class stamp will go up from 55 cents to 58 cents. Some postal service employees will be laid off, too, the Washington Post reports. Postmaster...

USPS Announces Plans to Consolidate 18 Mail Facilities

Union warns it will lead to more delays

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service says a plan to consolidate 18 mail processing facilities around the country won't result in layoffs, but the American Postal Workers Union is still crying foul. The union warns that closing the facilities will cause further mail delays and will cause hardships for rural...

DeJoy's 10-Year-Plan for USPS Includes Slower Mail

Hours at some post offices will be cut

(Newser) - Postmaster General Louis DeJoy on Tuesday announced plans to slow mail delivery standards and cut hours at some post offices as part of a 10-year strategy to stabilize the struggling agency. Details of the long-awaited plan come at a time of intense scrutiny on the US Postal Service over persistent...

USPS Shuts Down 132-Year-Old Post Office After Request for $600 a Month

Its two employees were only paid $8.33 an hour

(Newser) - When Colleen Raftis bought a building in the tiny Washington town of Nahcotta last year, it came with a historic post office staffed by two elderly women who took turns working three hours a day for $8.33 an hour. She says that when she asked the US Postal Service...

Behold, the New USPS Truck
Behold, the USPS'
New 'Duck Truck'
in case you missed it

Behold, the USPS' New 'Duck Truck'

United States Postal Service is modernizing its vehicles

(Newser) - The United States Postal Service on Tuesday announced that its "Next Generation Delivery Vehicle," or NGDV, is coming. Oshkosh Defense scored the 10-year contract to manufacture the vehicles, which the USPS says will be a multi-billion dollar modernization effort. The Verge notes that's a blow to Workhorse,...

Biden Makes Big Move on US Postal Service

New board members could help oust DeJoy

(Newser) - "Get used to me," Postmaster General Louis DeJoy told House lawmakers during a hearing Wednesday. They may not have to. President Biden, who can't fire DeJoy directly, has named candidates to fill three empty slots on the US Postal Service's nine-member board, which could give it...

Postmaster General to Lawmakers: 'Get Used to Me'

Louis DeJoy says he's not a 'Trump holdover'

(Newser) - President Biden can't directly fire Postmaster General Louis DeJoy—and DeJoy certainly knows it. During a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, DeJoy corrected a Democratic lawmaker who described him as a "Trump holdover," Politico reports. "I'm not a political appointee," he said....

Quarter of Georgia Voters Already Have Cast Ballots

USPS will treat the ballots as express mail

(Newser) - The US Postal Service has agreed to take aggressive measures to make sure mail ballots get counted in Georgia's runoff elections. In a deal struck with civil rights groups, the USPS said it would treat any ballots that remain in processing centers within three days of the Jan. 5...

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