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  • Post office clerk pepper-sprayed during hold up Tuesday in Sorrento

    February 9, 2016 12:18 PM

    SORRENTO - Sheriff's deputies surrounded the post office in this small town Tuesday after an unidentified woman tried to rob the facility. Deputies said the woman told the worker she needed stamps, then pulled out what looked like a gun. The weapon was actually a water gun filled with... more »
  • Post office shut down after powdery substance found in letter

    January 29, 2016 11:25 AM

    NEW IBERIA - Authorities shut down the New Iberia Post Office after sheriff's investigators said they found a threatening letter with an unknown substance inside. Capt. Richard Fleming with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said the threatening letter contained a powdery substance, which led postal officials to evacuate the... more »
  • 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 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 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 »

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