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  • Working to deliver packages on Christmas

    December 25, 2013 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In the Baton Rouge area, one postal worker worked Christmas Day delivering priority items, and WBRZ News 2 was along for the ride. Not all the gifts are under the tree before sunrise Christmas morning. That's where Gregory Green steps in. "Hopefully that makes somebody's... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 'Dear Santa' letters no longer forwarded to North Pole

    November 19, 2009 10:13 AM

    Children who mail letters to the North Pole probably won't get a response from Santa or his helpers this year. The U.S. Postal Service is dropping a popular effort begun in 1954 in the small town of North Pole, in Alaska's interior, where volunteers reply to around 150,000 letters addressed... more »

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