| Jun 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
A Crystal Lake man pleaded guilty today in a "secret shopper" mail fraud scam that netted him at least $10,000, federal authorities announced.
Michael S. Mackay, 47, pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme in which victims would be mailed phony...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Flag Day is here, so I want to remind boaters that a little etiquette is in order. The procedures for flying the various types on flags on a boat are many, so I will briefly explain the display of the U.S. Ensign.
Once you board a vessel, you...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:32 PM
WASHINGTON—U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wants to end a congressional perk: “franked” mail.
The “franking” privilege lets lawmakers send mail to constituents with their signatures in the place of postage stamps, though the cost...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Coppin State University's president said Friday that the college has accomplished about half the goals in a plan conceived last year intended to boost its graduation rates and enrollment, strengthen its academic programs and improve the way it operates....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 10:23 AM
A bomb squad called in to investigate a loud ticking sound emanating from a U.S. Postal Service mailbox in Westlake did not find any explosives Monday, instead finding a more obvious explanation -- a clock.
Authorities were called just before 7 a.m....
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Despite the old adage about the conditions in which U.S. Postal Service mail carriers will work, Thursday's snowstorm has disrupted delivery into this week.
USPS said in a press release posted to its website last week that some mail service in the...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The independent watchdog for the U.S. Postal Service has raised new concerns about an exclusive contract with real estate giant CBRE Group Inc. to handle leases and sales of postal properties nationwide, saying the arrangement...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:38 PM
A former congressional aide facing federal child pornography charges was found dead at his Sykesville family's home in an apparent suicide, Carroll County sheriff's officials said Friday.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, former chief of staff to Republican Sen....
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Veteran mailman Jeffrey L. Shipley turned his apartment into a repository of pilfered postage, authorities say, as he took letters, magazines, Netflix videos and even a Mother's Day card from the homes on his route.
Shipley, who worked at a Postal...
| May 16, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Houston has jumped to the No. 1 most dangerous city in the nation when it comes to dogs biting postal workers.
Last year, dogs attacked 5,581 postal employees. Houston wrested the top spot from Los Angeles, which fell to No. 2 in the latest standings....
| May 16, 2014
| 9:43 AM
Working as a U.S. postal worker can be risky, especially in Los Angeles, where dog attacks rank second highest in the nation, according to a report out this week.
Houston only slightly beat out Los Angeles for the top spot on a list complied by the U.S....