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Carrier stashes mail at his home

A 58-year-old former mail carrier admitted today in federal court that he had stashed thousands of pieces of junk mail at his home, opening himself up to a possible prison sentence.

Bitter cold snap brings frostbite danger

Elmira, NY letter carrier Jeff Connors is bundled up against the bitter cold Monday while delivering mail on Water Street.
JEFF MURRAY/Star-Gazette

Icy Delivery
Postal service letter carrier Alice Mays passed an icy, fallen tree on her appointed rounds Thursday in Muskogee, Okla. Another snowstorm is expected to hit today.

USPS Weather Updates

Dean of Delivery

(Photo by BECKY SHINK/Lansing State Journal) Neither snow nor rain nor heat ... : Postal carrier Richard Dawson delivers mail in downtown Lansing. Dawson, 74, celebrated 50 years on the job last month and has no plans to retire.

Bush Signs Postal Reform Law
President Bush today signed postal legislation into law that benefits residential and business customers by ensuring predictable price increases tied to the rate of inflation. With the President are (from left): Postmaster General John E. Potter, Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA), Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), James C. Miller III, Chairman, Postal Service Board of Governors, Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), and Rep. John McHugh, (R-NY).
Christmas Wreaths for Our Soldiers

For the 15th straight year, 5,000 Worcester wreaths, from Worcester Wreath Company, will be loaded aboard a tractor-trailer and hauled 750 miles to Arlington National Cemetery. There, starting at noon on December 14, 2006, a small army of volunteers will line up, take the wreaths one by one and gently lay them against the small white crosses.

The wreaths are donated free.

Montgomery Advertiser, Lloyd Gallman
Two Tornados Storm Through PEN's Home Town

Alabama's Gov. Riley surveys damage to the Fun Zone located next door to the Montgomery, AL USPS P&DC.

The post office on Winton Blount Boulevard has significant damage to its roof, lobby and customer parking areas.

Kyle Evens / The Star Press

Carrier Kathy Bland sits with Ali and Piper, two of her rescued dogs. Bland received a letter from the Postmaster General acknowledging her service to the community.

Mail truck catches fire
A mail truck caught fire in Brunswick Acres (NJ) and was completely destroyed Thursday.
Photo: Ken Gleason

Santa Barbra Postal Shooting Crime Scene Photos

L-R: Charlotte Colton, Ze Fairchild, Nicola Grant, Maleka Higgins,
Dexter Shannon and Guadalupe Swartz.

Jennifer Sanmarco

Officials load the body of a person killed during the shooting spree
at a Goleta postal facility. (Stephen Osman / LAT)

Santa Barbara Sheriff's deputies are among the investigating officers at the
20,000-square-foot mail processing plant where the shootings took place. (Stephen Osman / LAT)

Investigators examine the crime scene at a United States Postal Service mail processing plant in Goleta, California on Tuesday. Reuters photo by Phil Klein

United States postal inspectors confer Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006 at the emergency command post in Goleta, Ca. following the fatal shooting of three employees at a United States Postal Service mail facility in Goleta on Monday night. The suspect was believed to be a former postal employee and all of the victims were believed to be current employees. (AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant)

Rural community takes on U.S. Postal Service
One McCausland resident used this horse (seen tied up on Salina Street) to make his point about the U.S. Postal Service's plan to suspend the town's post office. BOTTOM: Other residents were more direct about their wishes. PHOTOS: Scott Campbell

Letter carriers are given a 6 p.m. delivery deadline
With help from a light fastened to his head, Ed Gracia delivered his route on Felton Street in Normal Heights well after nightfall. Many of the county's 3,000 full-time and 100 temporary mail carriers routinely work past 5 p.m. JIM BAIRD / Union-Tribune

U.S. Mail carrier detained by immigration stop; Border Patrol, carrier stories clash
Rick Encinas, in the U.S. Mail shirt he was wearing when stopped. Carol Broeder/Range News


Postal union urges campaign to save center
Sioux City APW local 186 member Don Stusse, center, left, hands out information to area residents who attend a Wednesday night meeting concerning the a study the Postal Service is doing on the Sioux City mail distribution center.
(Staff photo by Jerry Mennenga)
The rear panel was pried off a cluster mailbox near Eaby and Phelan roads during the weekend. Mail was stolen from this and 17 other mailbox units in Phelan. Dan Elliott / Special to the Daily Press
USPS Seeks Trademark of New Pony Express
The United States Postal Service has applied to establish a trademark for this pony express logo of a rider on a horse.
Linns Stamps
Smash and Grab Mail Thief
Dozens of people living in the northwest will spend the rest of the holiday season feeling uneasy. A man has stolen outgoing mail in a townhouse community. The crime was all caught on tape.
WorldNow and KVBC
Moon-Lit Delivery
More than 25 U.S. Postal Service letter carriers gathered outside Cactus Postal Station, 2901 E. Greenway Rd., Dec. 15, to let the public know why snail mail is crawling slower than ever around the Valley, including some parts of Northeast Phoenix.
Independent Newspapers, Inc
Running mailman has energy to burn
Edward “Eddie” Loring recently returned to his job with the Nantucket post office. Photo by Peter A. Sutters Jr.

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