• The boyfriend of a missing postal worker who disappeared on her way to work in September is facing federal charges in her kidnapping. Don Gaines, 30, is accused of abducting Gayla Roy and taking her from the Houston area to Louisiana to kill her or dispose of her body, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

  • Auditor's Responsibility Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these closing package financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB); the standards applicable to financial audits contained in U.S. Government Auditing Standards, issued by the Comptroller General of the U.S.; and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin Number 17-03, Audit Requirements for Federal Financial Statements.

  • Federal workers who are 50 and older (and those who aspire to someday reach that it’s-not-as-bad-as-it-sounds age bracket), dodged a big bullet last week in the pending tax bill worked up by the Senate. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) proposed, then withdrew language that would have eliminated the so-called catch-up contribution rule.

  • Amazon continues to make advances with its drone delivery project, looking to change the notion of home shipping and the future of shopping- but it may need to work out some packaging kinks first.

  • In the coming weeks, the Postal Service will deliver more than 500,000 letters to fraud victims who used Western Union during the 13-year period with instructions on how to get their money back.

  • To mark Thanksgiving, “The list” looks at six stamp offerings related to the holiday.

  • Not only am I thankful for your efforts to get postal operations back up and running, but I also am impressed by the resilience and compassion you have shown during these difficult times. I could not be prouder to lead this postal team.

  • A newly updated video about the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB) reminds employees to conduct a “health plan checkup” during this year’s open season. The 3-minute segment encourages employees to evaluate their health care options to ensure they have the coverage they need.

  • Do you know a child writing a letter to Santa Claus this year? The Postal Service’s Letters from Santa program allows children to mail letters to St. Nick and receive personalized responses bearing a special North Pole postmark.

  • Postal Service employees who plan to take leave should use only the October 2017 version of PS Form 3971, Request for or Notification of Absence. All earlier versions of this form are outdated and should be recycled.

  • Experts say that level of frequency and visibility among millions of Americans is one reason why the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. are atop Morning Consult’s rankings of companies that have the most positive impact on local communities.

  • Two Wayzata fire trucks responded to what looks like a postal service truck that caught on fire on westbound U.S. Highway 12, around 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, backing up traffic for miles.

  • On November 17, 2017, President Trump signed into law the TSP Modernization Act of 2017, which will provide TSP participants with more flexible withdrawal options. The law eliminates the statutory prohibition on multiple post-separation withdrawals and multiple age-based withdrawals while a participant is still working.

  • But either by design or coincidence, the Department of Labor perfectly timed the release of a new website making it easier to file sexual-harassment complaints.

  • Last week, Police Chief Jack Davis revealed that the department was slipping tiny GPS trackers into or on random items left around town with the goal of catching thieves.


2017 LLV Fires

These are stats for LLV fires so far in 2017. Keep in mind if it wasn't reported to the media, it will not be included in this list.

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