Man Accused of Stealing Mail Truck

ELMIRA, Ore. — An Elmira man was arraigned Monday, accused of stealing a mail truck. Documents show back in August, Daniel Spratt used a screwdriver to start the truck parked outside the Veneta post office and drove it to his girlfriend’s house. Lane County sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle in Elmira two days after it … Continue reading »

Mailman Failed to Deliver Mail

EUGENE, Ore. — A local mailman was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, plus a $500 fine for not delivering the mail. Alex Douglas Douma pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Eugene. Prosecutors say from about April 28 to about July 9 last year, Douma simply failed to … Continue reading »

Package Thief Hits Santa Clara Area

EUGENE, Ore. — Some people in the Santa Clara area ordering gifts online aren’t receiving them. Someone is driving around neighborhoods taking them off their porches. Police say a person in a light colored pick-up truck is canvassing the neighborhood and stealing multiple packages off of people’s front porches when they’re not home. One neighbor … Continue reading »

Rental Vans Deliver Mail

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The U.S. Postal Service is turning to rental vans to deliver packages this holiday season. A Springfield woman caught one of them delivering mail and packages Thursday across from her home on M Street. “I thought at first the truck had broke down, but seeing it several days in a row I … Continue reading »

USPS Ready for Weekend Deliveries

GULFPORT, Mississippi (CNN) — The rush is on to get your gifts and cards mailed to loved ones by Christmas. The U.S. Postal Service is making deliveries seven days a week to keep up with the demand. At a Mississippi post office, workers are busy sorting items. While letter deliveries are down, postal officials say … Continue reading »

Mail Delivery to Doors At Risk

(CNN) — Having the U.S. Postal Service deliver mail to your door could become a thing of the past for many. A committee in the Republican-led House passed a bill last week to end delivery to 15 million doorsteps and companies over the next 10 years. In new housing developments, the postal service is already … Continue reading »

Postal Workers to Stage Sit-In

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The U.S. Postal Service is planning to shut down mail sorting centers around the state, and one of them is in Springfield. On Monday, protesters will rally to try to save it. Postal workers both employed and retired, activists and elected leaders from all over Western Oregon will stage a rally and … Continue reading »

Mail Slate Falls Off Truck

EUGENE, Ore . — A mail slate full of postage was found in the middle of the street Monday morning, where the Beltline meets Coburg Rd. An ODOT worker found the slate and called 911 dispatchers. The mail apparently fell off a postal worker’s truck in the morning commute. The slate looks like it was … Continue reading »

USPS Will Not Cut Saturday Mail Delivery

EUGENE, Ore. — The United States Postal Service announced Wednesday it will not cut Saturday mail delivery. Local letter carriers say they’re happy with the decision. They say cutting to five-day delivery would be detrimental to the postal service because it would give private companies an advantage. “Not only are they not going to save … Continue reading »

Oregon’s Senators Challenge Mail Changes

Oregon’s senators are challenging the post office’s plan to end Saturday mail service. In a letter to the postmaster general, Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley discuss that the change can’t be made without congressional approval. The senators also point out a shift to five-day service could lead to further declines in mail volume and … Continue reading »

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