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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • TPSO: Man arrested in Roseland Post Office hold-up

    December 24, 2010 5:59 PM

    ROSELAND – Authorities in Tangipahoa Parish have arrested a man after they said he held up the Roseland Post Office this morning. 39-year-old Jaime Guidry was arrested and charged with armed robbery, according to Dawn Panepinto with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office. Investigators believe Guidry went to the post office... more »
  • Post office preparing for busiest day of the year

    December 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - The post office is bracing for its busiest day of the year on Monday. The agency's busiest day is traditionally the Monday before Christmas as people mail cards and packages they prepared over the weekend. Postal officials expect 800 million pieces of mail to be handled... more »
  • Postal Service losses lead to mail processing move

    November 14, 2010 12:02 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Starting Monday, mail to and from Lake Charles will be processed in Lafayette. Postal Service spokesman McKinney Boyd tells The American-Press that nobody will lose jobs. He says workers will be asked to look at vacancies at other post offices nearby and in Lafayette. Boyd says Lafayette's... more »
  • 2 workers killed in Tennessee post office shooting

    October 18, 2010 12:46 PM

    Authorities said two Henning, Tennessee post office employees were shot at their place of work Monday during a possible robbery attempt. Officers are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Malibu with two men inside. The FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are helping the postal service investigate. ... more »
  • Rate board denies Postal Service price hike plea

    September 30, 2010 11:44 AM

    The independent panel that oversees the U.S. Postal Service has denied the agency's request to increase the cost of mailing a letter by 2 cents - to 46 cents. The Postal Regulatory Commission announced its decision rejecting the requested price hike at a news conference Thursday. In July,... more »
  • 3 invest in Franklin area history

    September 30, 2010 5:09 AM

    Hidden hallways, curvy catwalks and secret stairways dating back to the earliest days of postal service now belong to three businessmen. Gary Blum, Joe Duck and Keith Landen of Franklin say they bought the 200-year-old building, housing those treasures, from the federal government because they're interested in historic preservation. Duck... more »
  • Teen who shot Terrebonne deputy sentenced

    May 5, 2010 5:26 AM

    Eighteen-year-old Adrian Broussard who shot and wounded a Terrebonne Parish sheriff's deputy last year has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. Broussard admitted shooting Deputy Donald Bourg three times outside a Montegut post office. Bourg survived but is still recovering from injuries that have kept him from returning to... more »
  • One post office in BR area open late on tax day

    April 15, 2010 10:00 AM

    People who need a few extra hours to drop off their taxes can do so today at the General Mail Facility at 8101 Bluebonnet, starting at four p.m. Postal workers will be there until midnight tonight. As long as you get there before the clock strikes 12, you'll have... more »
  • Reward offered in postal worker robbery

    March 10, 2010 7:12 AM

    The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of two men who robbed a postal worker Monday in Lafayette. Police say one of two robbers stabbed the 24-year-old letter carrier in the abdomen during the robbery. The... more »
  • Post Office changes could be on the way

    March 2, 2010 5:43 PM

    In what Post Office officials say would be a cost cutting move, Saturday delivery could be on the way out. The price of stamps could be increasing as well. News 2's Luke Margolis spoke with mail carriers and customers about what the changes mean for them. more »
  • Post Office considers cancelling Saturday mail

    March 2, 2010 10:03 AM

    The U.S. Postal Service wants to do away with Saturday mail delivery and raise postage rates, in an attempt to save money. Any change must be approved by Congress, who just months ago seemed against the idea. Postal officials say the number of shipped items is down thanks... more »

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