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  • A new Postal Service video explains the price changes that took effect Jan. 21. The changes raise Mailing Services product prices approximately 1.9 percent, while most Shipping Services product prices increase an average of 3.9 percent.

  • Balluff retired this month after an almost 53-year career delivering mail — which he spent entirely at the Elmhurst, IL, Post Office. He was the last employee at the office to have the title “special delivery messenger.” The title was given to individuals who were hired for Special Delivery mail, an expedited service that was discontinued in 1997.

  • The United States Postal Service is issuing a new nondenominated (50¢) U.S. Flag forever stamp Feb. 9. The offset-printed stamp features a digital illustration by Kit Hinrichs that shows a “graphic design of a flag with two crisp folds,” according to the Postal Service.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio — A friend who had a smile for everyone. That’s how people described 52-year old Lance Herrera-Dempsey at a celebration of life for the slain Dublin postal worker.

  • Brooklyn federal prosecutors said Iesha Conley plucked a $100 American Express gift card in September 2016, and then used most of it on “adult” toys. Three purchases were made through Groupon.com and the feds said the items were shipped to Conley in Brooklyn.

  • Last month, multiple post office workers including Shante Whitmore told 7 On Your Side about equipment malfunctioning, working long hours and non-payment of over time. Shante Whitmire says “You are not being paid for the hours you work. If you work 60 hours a week... you're not getting 60 hours."

  • eBay sellers are unable to send certain items internationally today - "eBay international shipping not working, getting an error message," is one such complaint flooding in to us.

  • FLORENCE, S.C. – The driver of an 18-wheel truck that was carrying U.S. mail was killed Monday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Florence. The driver was killed when the southbound truck veered to the right off of the highway and struck a tree, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol

  • Most of the USPS is made up of small “cogs”, like I was, but incredibly dedicated ones. With very few exceptions, clerks and carriers take their job to heart, to an extent I have hardly witnessed anywhere else. Work “days” often start in the middle of the night and end well after dark, are often spread over 12 hours or more, some of which are unpaid “breaks”, and are far more physically demanding than most people would expect (that’s speaking as a former nurse).

  • Postal Service operations are not being interrupted during the current government shutdown, and all Post Offices remain open for business as usual.

  • United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced Thursday that a Monroe city postal carrier assistant pleaded guilty to taking parcels containing prescription drugs.

  • On June 30, 2017, the Postal Service submitted a proposal to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) to use more comprehensive data from TACS instead of IOCS sampling data to determine the share of costs for letter routes and special purpose routes (SPR). The Postal Service will still use IOCS and CCCS sampling data to allocate letter route and SPR costs to products and services.

  • WORCESTER – A Fitchburg mail carrier fired for drinking on the job was found seven months later with hundreds of pieces of undelivered mail in his car, a federal prosecutor said Friday.

  • KEENER, LA — If these Meyer Lemons stamps were real, they’d be sweeter than true lemons, with hints of mandarin and sweet lime… yum! Available in coils of 10,000, the 2-cent denominated stamps were dedicated today, Jan. 19, at the Winter 2018 Stampfest and Postcard Show in Keener, LA.

  • The Hill recently published a misinformed and misleading rant about the United States Postal Service by Ross Marchand. To set the record straight, the Postal Service has grown its package business at double-digit rates for the past three years. 

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