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  • Locally-mailed letter by Robert Durst sent to LA Times

    April 9, 2015 10:43 PM

    ST. GABRIEL - In a letter apparently mailed from the state prison in Iberville Parish to the LA TIMES, celebrity murder suspect Robert Durst writes about sunsets, LA traffic and sports. The TIMES published a story on the letter Thursday and explains more about the writing. The newspaper reported... more »
  • St. George mailer creating controversy check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 9:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The fight over the proposed City of St. George is heating up in mailboxes across southeast Baton Rouge. Leaflets were sent out in an effort to sway the people who have signed the petition to form the city, to take their names off the list. It... more »
  • B.R. 'Grinch' steals holiday packages from front door check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 17, 2014 3:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Grinch is stealing holiday packages from the front door of homes in Baton Rouge. One homeowner caught a crook red-handed stealing Christmas gifts in the Oak Hills Park subdivision off Siegen Lane. In the video you can see the man snooping around, eventually loading the... more »
  • USPS begins Sunday deliveries check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 30, 2014 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Postal Service is tacking on an extra day to their schedule because of an expected increase in a volume of packages. Thousands of packages will be delivered throughout Louisiana, and an estimated 470 million packages will be on customer's doorsteps throughout the country. "I... more »
  • Area sheriff warns about scam in the mail

    May 19, 2014 10:44 PM

    CONVENT- Deputies in St. James Parish issued a warning Monday about a scam that is circulating the parish. "Scam letters titled 'Citi Financial' are being circulated," deputies posted on Facebook. They said the literature appears to suggested someone is a promotion lucky winner and a fraudulent $2,837 check is... more »
  • Red light cameras could require voter approval check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A state representative wants to bring red light cameras to a public vote. Rep. Jeff Arnold of New Orleans says this is his third attempt to require voter approval prior to the imposition of civil fines for violations captured by automated traffic enforcement systems, like red... more »
  • Amazon, US Postal Service will deliver on Sundays

    November 11, 2013 9:06 AM

    NEW YORK- Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available to customers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas at first. Amazon and the Postal Service plan to roll out service... more »
  • Postal investigators target drug trade via US mail

    September 15, 2013 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in the Baton Rouge area are finding more and more illegal drugs in the U.S. mail and private delivery services. The Advocate reports that drugs have been found in plastic wraps, cereal boxes, cans and even dirty laundry. Most have a California return address. Acting U.S.... more »
  • Senate mail service to resume on Monday

    April 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Senate offices will begin receiving mail again on Monday, a few days after a Mississippi man was arrested on charges he sent letters containing ricin addressed to President Barack Obama and a Mississippi senator. Senate mail will temporarily be screened at a House mail sorting facility, but that... more »
  • Post office hours for late minute tax returns

    April 15, 2013 2:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The post office located at 8181 Bluebonnet Blvd will offer curbside collection in front of the collections boxes from 5:00 pm to 12 midnight. Customers can go to this location to drop off returns to receive the April 15th postmark. This is the only location... more »
  • Postal Service backs down on cutting Saturday mail

    April 10, 2013 10:31 AM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service says it will delay plans to cut Saturday mail delivery because Congress isn't allowing the change. The Postal Service said in February that it planned to cut back in August to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages, as a way to hold down losses.... more »
  • Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

    February 6, 2013 7:35 AM

    WASHINGTON - The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service says it plans to stop delivering mail on Saturdays, but continue delivering packages six days a week. In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the cut, beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about... more »
  • Court says post office must do better by Gamefly

    January 11, 2013 12:16 PM

    WASHINGTON - A federal court says the U.S. Postal Service must come up with a better solution to its questionable pricing structure affecting Gamefly's video game DVDs and Netflix's movie DVDs. Gamefly must pay extra to mail its rental DVDs because they can be damaged by automatic mail sorting systems... more »
  • Delivering mail in the rain check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," reads the motto of the US Postal Service, a motto that came into play today as Troy Scott made his daily deliveries. "It's a normal day... more »
  • School stumped by mail addressed to Indiana Jones

    December 17, 2012 12:32 PM

    CHICAGO - University of Chicago officials are puzzled by a mystery piece of mail seemingly linked to the Indiana Jones movie series. The Chicago Tribune reports that the university's admissions department received a package last week addressed to "Henry Walton Jones Jr." That's the main character's name in the popular... more »
  • Counts add up against former Ouachita sheriff

    August 2, 2012 1:27 PM

    MONROE- Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney is now being charged with two counts of mail fraud in addition to 21 other charges that have been brought against him by federal prosecutors. The News-Star reports the new 23-count indictment claims Toney knowingly devised a scheme to obtain funds from his... more »
  • Postal Service loses $3.2B in 2nd quarter

    May 10, 2012 11:22 AM

    WASHINGTON- The ailing U.S. Postal Service is reporting quarterly losses of $3.2 billion, brought on by declining mail volume and mounting costs for future retiree health benefits. From January to March, losses were $1 billion more than during the same period in 2010. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe says the mail... more »
  • Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open

    May 9, 2012 11:23 AM

    WASHINGTON- The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news conference the new plan will save the mail agency half a billion... more »
  • Tax deadline at midnight

    April 17, 2012 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The last minute rush is on to beat tonight's tax deadline. If you are planning to mail your taxes today, News two's Sarah Rosario gets answers on what you need to know to make sure you meet tonight's midnight deadline. Plus, find out where you can drop... more »
  • Pro-Romney mailer tells voters wrong primary day

    March 13, 2012 11:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE- An independent group touting Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination has started sending out mailers to Louisiana voters in advance of the state's March 24 primary - but didn't quite the details right for advising voters. Restore Our Future, a super PAC helping to finance television ads,... more »
  • Former abstinence director sentenced

    March 1, 2012 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's former director for the Governor's Program on Abstinence has been sentenced to six years in prison. 64-year-old Gail Ray Dignam was convicted last year on two counts of mail fraud. U.S. District Judge James J. Brady also ordered Dignam to pay restitution and to... more »
  • USPS jobs coming to Baton Rouge

    February 23, 2012 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The U.S. Postal Service wants to close its mail-sorting center in New Orleans and move the operation to Baton Rouge. The Postal Service also proposes that the sorting of outgoing mail that is currently performed in Lafayette be shifted to Baton Rouge. Postal Service spokesman McKinney Boyd says... more »
  • Amid financial crisis, Postal Service goes to Hill

    September 6, 2011 6:01 AM

    WASHINGTON- The postmaster general is going to Congress to discuss the Postal Service's mounting debt. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is among the witnesses scheduled to appear today before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The Postal Service is facing a second straight year of losses of $8... more »
  • Post office looking to close offices to save money

    July 26, 2011 2:54 AM

    WASHINGTON- The Postal Service is launching a study of thousands of local post offices for possible closure in an effort to save money. The cash-strapped agency lost $8 billion last year. Postal officials have scheduled a briefing for Tuesday. Most of the approximately 3,600 offices that face reviews are in... more »
  • Possibility of federal government shutdown hits home to Louisianians

    April 7, 2011 10:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If republicans and democrats don't reach a budget deal by Friday night, the government closes shop, and you're in the cross-hairs. It would be the first shutdown in 19 years. If the worst happens, the IRS will stop taking tax forms through the mail and will... more »
  • GAO: Ending Saturday mail could save billions

    March 29, 2011 3:50 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U. S. Postal Service could save a substantial amount of money by reducing mail delivery to five days, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday. The post office, which lost $8.5 billion last year, has proposed eliminating Saturday delivery as one of several moves aimed at reducing... more »
  • LSU switching to private campus mail vendor

    January 29, 2011 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State University is switching from the U.S. Postal Service to a private vendor for on-campus mail services in a move that could increase student costs, university officials say. The plan also will shut down the school's copy and mail center. LSU opened the two bids... more »
  • Former broker accused of swindling almost $1M from clients

    January 28, 2011 3:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – Federal authorities in New Orleans accused a former stock broker today of stealing almost a million dollars from his clients. Michael Wooton, 45, of Metairie was charged in federal court with mail fraud, according to U. S. Attorney Jim Letten. Prosecutors claim that starting in 2006, Wooton... more »

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