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UPS Predicts Record Returns After Big Shopping Season

Most unwanted gifts go back within a month, research shows

(Newser) - It follows that a busy online holiday shopping season would beget a flurry of return shipments. UPS expects to handle 1.9 million return packages on Jan. 2, USA Today reports. That's a 26% jump from last year and would be a record day for the seventh straight year,... More »

Family of UPS Driver Killed in Fla. Shootout Wants Answers

Frank Ordonez and an innocent bystander died, along with 2 robbery suspects

(Newser) - As the FBI and Florida Department of Law Enforcement continue to investigate the hijacking Thursday of a UPS truck in Florida that led to four deaths in a police shootout, the family of the deceased UPS driver is speaking out. Roy Ordonez tells CNN that his brother, 27-year-old Frank Ordonez,... More »

4 Shot Dead After UPS Truck Hijacked

Cops chased suspects for 20 miles

(Newser) - Four people were shot dead after a robbery and truck hijacking came to a bloody end at an intersection in Miramar, south Florida. FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro says the two robbery suspects, a UPS driver, and a person in a nearby vehicle were killed in a shootout... More »

He Was Delivering a Package. Then He Heard a Dog 'Going Crazy'

UPS driver in Montana rescues pooch trapped in icy pond

(Newser) - UPS doesn't use its "what can brown do for you" slogan anymore, but that didn't stop a Montana driver from answering that call with a heartwarming (but body-freezing) rescue. Ryan Arens tells the Great Falls Tribune that he was delivering packages around the holidays when he heard... More »

UPS Hostage Taker Is Dead

But 2 female hostages were unharmed

(Newser) - An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said. Several officers fired at William Owens, 39, of Sicklerville, New Jersey, the state Attorney General'... More »

One of the 'Biggest Gun Thefts Ever' Is Tracked to Chicago

About 400 guns were taken from a UPS facility in Tennessee, per the ATF

(Newser) - Hundreds of guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee were recovered Tuesday in the Chicago area, federal authorities say. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says most of the roughly 400 guns taken from a UPS facility in Memphis were found in Midlothian,... More »

Man Accused of Making His Chicago Apartment UPS HQ

Dushaun Henderson-Spruce allegedly filled out USPS change-of-address form to get UPS mail

(Newser) - UPS headquarters is officially in Atlanta, but for a few months, it found a new home in what the Chicago Tribune last month called a tiny, "timeworn apartment" in Chicago—on paper, anyway. Per court documents cited by NPR , a fraudulent change-of-address form for UPS was submitted to the... More »

His Shift Starts at 4am. His Commute: an 11-Mile Walk

Trenton Lewis' co-workers have just remedied the commute, however, and given him a car

(Newser) - Trenton Lewis has never missed a shift and never been late for his 4am shift at a UPS facility in Little Rock, Ark., a dedication driven by his love for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen, per CNN . His attendance is even more impressive when you consider his wakeup time and commute:... More »

Report: Amazon Poised to Bite the Hand That Ships It

New shipping service for businesses could turn UPS, FedEx into rivals

(Newser) - Amazon isn't just expanding grocery deliveries : The company will soon offer a shipping service for businesses, putting it in direct competition with UPS and FedEx, whose shares saw sharp declines in pre-market trading Friday, per CNBC . "Shipping with Amazon" will see Amazon pick up packages from third-party merchants... More »

UPS Lost $850K Inheritance. Family Says Bank Isn't Helping

Family says TD Canada Trust is placing unfair demands on them to get new bank draft issued

(Newser) - Last February, Ontario's Louis Paul Hebert went to the UPS Store to pick up a TD Canada Trust bank draft for nearly $850,000—his portion of an inheritance from his father. But the bank draft never showed, and now his family is mired in what CBC News calls... More »

Owner Dies, Pit Bull Ends Up With His Favorite UPS Driver

Katie Newhouser took Leo temporarily at first, then forever

(Newser) - California UPS driver Katie Newhouser befriended a woman on her route when she saw her out walking her dog. "Leo took a liking to me," Newhouser says of the pit bull. "He would even hop in my truck and look around the back." Then, in October,... More »

Holiday Shopping May Be Pricier This Year

UPS to raise fees for retailers during busy weeks

(Newser) - If you’re not one of those rare birds who finishes their holiday shopping in summer, you might want to consider becoming one. As the Wall Street Journal reports, shoppers might see an increase in prices or shipping fees when the holiday rush comes around. Why? UPS announced Monday that... More »

UPS Gunman Complained About Excessive Overtime

Jimmy Lam, 38, filed a grievance in March

(Newser) - Though motive has not been established, the UPS driver who opened fire during a meeting with co-workers had filed a grievance that he was working excessive overtime and appeared to specifically go after the three drivers he killed before fatally shooting himself. Jimmy Lam, 38, filed the grievance in March... More »

UPS Just Launched a Delivery Drone Off a Truck

Experiment in Florida could one day lead to more efficient rural deliveries

(Newser) - Don't be too nervous if you were in Lithia, Fla., earlier in the week and spotted a UPS truck launching a device from its roof to a nearby blueberry farm. It was all part of a test of a new drone-delivery feature the company hopes to bring to residential... More »

Woman Writes Desperate Plea for Help on UPS Package

Police say she was abused by her husband for 15 hours before rescue

(Newser) - Authorities say a UPS driver "made a huge difference" in helping rescue a woman who was being abused by her husband this week in Missouri, KMOV reports. On Monday night, 33-year-old James Jordan allegedly locked the couple's 3-year-old son in a bedroom without food or water and started... More »

Florida UPS Driver Finds Murder Victim Lying on Lawn

Details are scant

(Newser) - A Florida UPS driver making a delivery discovered a homicide victim lying on a lawn, the AP reports. Palm Beach County sheriff's spokeswoman Therese Barbera says the driver spotted 63-year-old David Middleton lying in front of a house in a neighborhood near the Town of Jupiter. More »

UPS Kiosks May End 'Sorry We Missed You' Slips

Sites are expanding to 300 convenience stores nationwide

(Newser) - UPS is expanding its trial Access Point program, which currently allows users to pick up packages stored in smart lockers at nine test locations in Chicago, to kiosks at 300 convenience and other stores nationwide. The company points to added convenience for shoppers who miss their delivery and prefer the... More »

Adventurous Cat Goes Undercover as UPS Package

Owner startled when pet tracker showed her cat whisking around the city

(Newser) - One adventurous kitty spent a day last month learning what it was like to be a package, People reports. A woman named Margaret was at work June 30 when she got a notification from her pet tracking app that her cat Penny was on the move—and moving fast. Margaret... More »

Gallon of 'Amazing! LIQUID FIRE' Could Cost Amazon $350K

FAA is more than a little peeved about shipping violation that injured UPS workers

(Newser) - Amazon has been on the Federal Aviation Administration's naughty list for a few years, with at least 24 violations for shipping hazardous materials. But now the agency is proposing a $350,000 fine after Amazon sent, via air, a package labeled "Amazing! LIQUID FIRE" from Louisville, Ky., to... 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 »

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