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  • Holiday Shipping Deadline Quickly Approaching

    December 17, 2012 5:06 PM

    It's the last week before Christmas, and today is considered the busiest shipping day of the year for the United States Post Office. The deadline has passed for regular package shipping, but if you use priority or express mail, the deadline is December 22nd. This year, the post... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Fights for Post Office Reform Bill

    May 4, 2012 8:59 PM

    The financial woes of the US Postal Service hit home in Lafayette Friday, with a visit from US Senator Mary Landrieu. Landrieu toured the Moss Street Post Office and Processing Center as part of her drive to halt the closing of thousands of post offices. Right now a moratorium... more »
  • Senator plans post office visits

    May 4, 2012 8:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - 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... more »
  • Body discovered near post office

    March 5, 2012 10:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a man whose body that was found lying on the side walk near the post office. A news release says that the body of 30-year-old Russell Lambert Jr., was found about 2 a.m. Monday. The body was spotted by... more »
  • USPS looks at closing local offices

    July 26, 2011 11:52 PM

    It seems every year the US Postal Service looks at closing some post offices. This year, an $8-billion loss could shut down 3,700 post offices nationwide. In Louisiana alone, 51 post offices could close, including two in New Orleans, two in Alexandria and one each in Baton Rouge, Lafayette and... more »
  • Post office suspends retirement contributions

    June 22, 2011 9:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The financially troubled Postal Service is suspending its employer contribution to the federal employee retirement system. The agency said Wednesday it was acting to conserve cash as it continues to lose money. It was $8 billion in the red last year because of the combined effects of... more »
  • Preventing Post Office Closure

    April 28, 2011 7:47 PM

    The mayor of Loreauville and the Iberia Parish Council are taking some precautionary steps, in hopes of preventing the closure of the town's only post office. They've written letters to the United States Postal Service, opposing a recent USPS proposed regulation. If approved, proposed regulation (39 CFR 241.1) would... more »
  • Busiest Mail Day of the year

    December 20, 2010 7:44 PM

    Shipping last minute items? If you did you're not alone. The US Postal Service estimates more than 800-million cards, packages and letters were sent on Monday-- making it the busiest mailing day of the year. "The carriers (Monday) are taking 3 to 4 times as many parcels as they normally... more »
  • 2 woman working at a Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday

    October 18, 2010 12:45 PM

    HENNING, Tenn. (AP) - Two women working at a West Tennessee post office were shot and killed Monday during a possible robbery attempt, authorities said. The Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department told The Associated Press that the shooting happened Monday morning at the post office in Henning. Officers are searching... more »
  • iPhone Shuts Down LA Post Office

    September 15, 2010 11:35 AM

    SWARTZ, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish deputies closed a post office in Swartz after a customer told workers he heard something ticking in an outside mailbox and deputies confirmed something was ticking or beeping. Maj. James Purvis tells The News-Star that it turned out to be an Apple iPhone being... more »
  • Santa's Mail Canceled

    November 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »

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