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  • Elvis Presley Forever stamp now on sale

    August 12, 2015 5:00 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - The Elvis Presley Forever stamp is now on sale at post offices nationwide. The King of Rock 'n' Roll's ex-wife, Priscilla Presley, joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan in a dedication ceremony Wednesday on the front lawn of Graceland, Presley's longtime Memphis, Tennessee, home. The stamp... more »
  • USPS reports $1.5B loss

    May 8, 2015 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service on Friday is reporting a net loss of $1.5 billion during the first three months of the year, noting that while more people are using its shipping and package services, it's costly to do and revenue from other products have declined. The Postal Service... more »
  • Make holiday shipping less stressful Play Video

    December 16, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Christmas is less than two weeks away, which means it's crunch time at the office. Monday was the busiest shipping day of the year so far, but some say the worst is yet to come. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, the U.S. Postal Service is... 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 »
  • Jury convicts ex-Lafayette postal worker on theft

    October 4, 2014 10:14 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A federal jury has found a Lafayette woman guilty of taking gift cards from the U.S. mail. Jurors this week found 41-year-old Crystal Boutte guilty of two counts of theft of mail. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley's office says Boutte stole four Wal-Mart gift cards from the... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Mailing a letter to cost a penny more next year

    October 11, 2012 10:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It'll cost another penny to mail a letter next year. The cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service said Thursday that it will raise postage rates on Jan. 27, including a 1-cent increase in the cost of first-class mail to 46 cents. It also will introduce a new global forever... more »
  • Post office nears historic default on $5B payment

    July 30, 2012 1:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Postal Service is bracing for a first-ever default on billions in payments due to the Treasury. That's adding to widening uncertainty about the mail agency's solvency as first-class letters plummet and Congress deadlocks on ways to stem the red ink. With cash running low, the Postal... more »
  • NH post office cuts hours to just 30 minutes a day

    June 25, 2012 12:28 PM

    CONCORD, N.H. - Express service might be all you have time for at one New Hampshire post office. The hours at the post office in Sugar Hill have recently been cut back to 30 minutes a day, down from a few hours. The post office is open from 10:15 to... 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 »
  • Senator plans post office visits

    May 4, 2012 7:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- U.S. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's office says the senator planned visits to post offices in Moss Bluff and Lafayette. Friday's visits were set after Landrieu wrote to the Postmaster General, urging the U.S. Postal Service to extend the current moratorium on post office and mail processing facility closures.... more »
  • Denham Springs woman says check info stolen for fake checks

    April 13, 2012 5:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A woman wants answers after she says fake-checks with her name on them are turning up all over the south. Paulette Lacombe claims someone wrote more than $4,000 in phony checks with her account number and forged signature. Lacombe says she recently mailed her son a... more »
  • Assumption Parish authorities investigating Post Office burglary

    March 14, 2012 3:16 PM

    Belle Rose -Authorities in Assumption Parish are investigating a burglary at the Belle Rose Post Office. Detectives say someone smashed into the Post Office, and rummaged through several areas of the building. No word yet on what has been stolen, or who may be responsible. Anyone with... more »
  • Proposed cuts could mean big changes to BR Post Office check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 7, 2011 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If a plan to keep the United States Postal Service out of the red gets the green light, it could mean "Istrouma Station" in Baton Rouge will close. Right now, the USPS is reviewing the station's transportation, labor and revenue. The station is among 3,700 stations across... 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 »
  • 51 La. Post Offices considered for closure

    July 26, 2011 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Istrouma Branch Post Office in Baton Rouge is on the list of locations the U. S. Postal Service is considering closing to cut costs. On Tuesday the USPS released the list of 3,653 offices, branches and stations they were studying closing nationwide. In Louisiana, 51... 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 »
  • Senate to look at ways to Help Postal Service

    May 17, 2011 7:34 PM

    Thinking outside the mailbox may be the only way to save the Postal Service which is hemorrhaging money and struggling to stay afloat. Senator Tom Carper of Delaware says he's introducing a bill to restructure the Postal Service's finances and ease some of the restrictions that limit its flexibility. For... more »

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