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Monday, May 25, 2015

USPS plan to replace LLV fleet "all at once" makes no sense

USPS Plan to Replace Entire Truck Fleet at Once Under Fire

"...The USPS "also chose to not refurbish the vehicles, which would have cost about $3.5 billion." The latter option would have added as much as 15 years to the life of the vehicles...."    


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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Postal Service and workers' representatives too far apart on wages and benefits to reach contract negotiation

Contract Talks Extended One Week to Focus on Economic Package

"...Postal Management scuttled the prospect of reaching a deal before the deadline by insisting on a permanent, new lower pay scale and reduced benefits for future career employees as well as givebacks in pay and benefits for current career workers..."    


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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot

New USPS service performance reports show significant delays in delivering the mail

"...The Postal Service has released its service performance reports for the second quarter of the fiscal year, January 1 to March 31, 2015. They show that it's not just your imagination — the mail has been slowing down, and in some cases, by a lot. The reports can be found on the..."    


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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

America's mail processing facilities still being closed in spite of outrage

Congressional Delegation "Outraged" USPS To Close Stamford, Wallingford Facilities Early

"..."We remain committed both to reversing this decision, preventing further closures, and to ensuring that Connecticut residents do not experience delays in mail delivery," the statement reads...."    


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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility

Confusion over plan for Petaluma mail facility

"...“We will not be closing that facility this year,” said Ruiz. “The center will still be used for all incoming mail to Petaluma, as well as all parcels. No jobs will be lost.” ..."    


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Monday, April 27, 2015

Union discovers irregularities in postal employees "ring times"

USPS investigating happenings at Arsenal branch post office

"...Tony Boyd, president of the union's local chapter said he knows two postal employees are on administrative leave after he and a union steward brought irregularities in postal employees "ring times" to the attention of the local postmaster and regional director...."    


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Saturday, April 18, 2015

When Complement Managers Make Contact, Union Calls Foul

When Complement Managers Make Contact, Union Calls Foul

"...Everything from the bogus figures in the reports – that haven’t changed since they were first issued two to three (some four) years ago – is wrong. The numbers weren’t correct then, and couldn’t possibly be correct now. The misrepresented findings are clearly “rationalized.”

Management is using AMPs to rationalize their actions, with little basis in fact. They are moving equipment, knowing there is no place to reassign all of the impacted employees. Postal workers are constantly bombarded with realigned schedules and tour changes.

A few years back, management decided to practically eliminate Tour 2 in most plants, and forced employees on standby time, so work could be saved for the evening. Now, we have “four walls,” 24-hour clock, and employees are being moved back on Tour 2 with plans to work around the clock. Go figure...."    


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Postal Service lack of customer service angers tax filers

Dayton tax filers upset USPS didn’t stay open

"...there was no one available to cancel their return so that it is postmarked on April 15. According to one witness, some people were ringing a bell and banging on the counter at the customer service desk. ..."    


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Mailman is an American Patriot: Doug Hughes' "Freedom Flight" spotlights Corruption in Washington DC that has has robbed the US citizens of a representative government that is our birthright.

Secret Service Well Aware of Doug Hughes "Freedom Flight"

He Was Visited By Secret Service Agents About His Plan Last Year
"...Hughes wrote about the planned gyrocopter flight on his website, The Democracy Club:
'Let me say first – this is a non-violent demonstration. I have no intention of hurting anyone – I have taken every precaution to prevent any injury to anyone, including me. There is no way I can prevent over-reaction by the authorities, but I have given them as much information and advance warning as my fuel supply allows. When I took off, I was over an hour away from the no-fly zone.

The demonstration is about restoring democracy. Corruption in Washington DC has robbed the US citizens of the representative government that is our birthright. Polls show that the public is aware of the problem and VERY concerned, but they are largely uninformed that there is a solution and there are organizations prepared to make reform a reality'
..."    

This Article is From: heavy.com
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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Why a Small Amount of USPS Packages May Have Been Delayed

Why Your USPS Packages May Have Been Delayed

"...A spokesperson for the USPS Southern Area provided the following response to our inquiry about the OIG audit report on the Dallas, TX MTESC: "You asked whether shippers or other customers should know anything about this matter. I would like to stress that this was a localized event, limited to the Dallas MTESC, and is not representative of the country as a whole. ..."    


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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Postal Service in North Dakota rarely met national service standards in recent years

Audit shows U.S. Postal Service couldn't keep up with Bakken boom

"...Postal Service compensation, established through union negotiations, is not always competitive..."    


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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Birmingham, AL: Two men identifying themselves as postal workers attack and rob woman

Woman held at gunpoint during home invasion

"...Police say the men identified themselves as postal workers. After the victim opened her front door, the men reportedly forced their way into the apartment. That's when one of two men threw the woman to the ground and pointed a gun at her. ..."    


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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Martín Ramírez honored with U.S. Postal Service stamps

U.S. Postal Service releases Limited Edition Forever stamps featuring work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez

Martín Ramírez Stamps
U.S. Postal Service image
"...The U.S. Postal Service is honoring the work of Mexican artist Martín Ramírez by placing five of his drawings and collages on Limited Edition Forever stamps..."    

This Article is From: www.masslive.com
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The "Mailbox Access Rule" Defined

Mailbox Access Rule

A federal statute that restricts mailboxes to properly paid U.S. Mail. In 1934, Congress enacted a law known as the “mailbox restriction” that prohibits anyone from placing mailable matter without postage into any mailbox.    


Glossary of Postal Terms. Publication 32. United States Postal Service. July 2013. Web. 24 March 2015.
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Epic fail of postal management, universal service and America's vital postal infrastructure continues

Epic Fail for the Postal Service: The wrong model and the wrong BOG

"...From top to bottom, the management culture of the Postal Service is seriously problematic, and it has rightly come in for significant criticism. I’ve discussed the issue in several posts, here and here, and there are no end of articles about the subject, like this one by Jess Stoner that details the abuses that everyday postal workers encounter from local managers. Steven Musacco's "Beyond Going Postal: Shifting from Workplace Tragedies and Toxic Work Environments to a Safe and Healthy Organization describes the long history of a failing postal management culture..."    


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cyanide laced envelope thwarted from White House delivery

Envelope sent to white house tests positive for cyanide

"... According to the Secret Services, an envelope sent to the White House has been tested positive for cyanide. ..."    


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Closure of Pocatello Mail Processing Center Concerns Residents

Mayor Holds 11th Hour Town Hall to Reverse USPS Plant Closure
"... There is still a little time before the Flandro Drive Processing Plant closes for good. Mayor Blad listed the phone numbers and addresses that residents can call or write to appeal to them to change the post office’s mind.

Postal Board of Governors:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4800

Postmaster General:
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260
Phone: 202-268-4264

President of the United States:
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20500
Phone: 202-456-1414 ..."
   

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Federal Express Corp. top-ranked contractor of the U.S. Postal Service

Salmon Cos. No. 3 On List of Top USPS Contractors

"... Salmon Cos. of North Little Rock, the mail hauler long known as Pat Salmon & Sons, was the third-largest contractor ..."    


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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hidden spy camera found at Golden Post Office

Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices

"...Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned to capture and record the license plates and facial features of customers leaving a Golden Post Office, the device was ..."    


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Friday, March 6, 2015

We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard

America needs Congress to act now for real reform of Postal Service

"...What America needs is real postal reform and we need Congress to act now. We need Congress to stop cuts to service, closures and consolidation of processing facilities and restore the overnight service standard. Congress must repeal the mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits and return pension over-payments back to the USPS. Reform must include maintaining six-day delivery as well as home delivery. Postal reform must preserve the collective-bargaining process. Collective-bargaining has been in effect since the creation of USPS and ensures good, working-class jobs that support thousands of American workers and their families. ..."    


This Article is From: www.nhregister.com
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Constitution and The Post Office

A big day in the history of the United States Postal Service

"... The Articles of Confederation, which preceded the Constitution, also made it clear that the government “shall also have the sole and exclusive right and power of … establishing or regulating post offices from one State to another, throughout all the United States, and exacting such postage on the papers passing through the same as may be requisite to defray the expenses of the said office.” ..."    


This Article is From: constitutioncenter.org
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Friday, February 27, 2015

Roanoke Mail Processing to move, but some jobs to remain out of necessity

About 200 US Postal Service jobs moving from Roanoke to Greensboro

"...will affect 105 clerks, 70 mail handlers and 25 maintenance workers. Some employees will remain in Roanoke, where packages and express and priority mail will still be handled...."    


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

Disposable Camera Captures Its Own Trip Across the United States

Image via petapixel.com
"...Five years ago, web designer Matthew McVickar decided to give one lucky disposable camera a free vacation, sending it through the mail from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Honolulu, Hawaii with the instructions “Take a photo before you pass it on!”. When he got the camera back, there were seven photographs taken by various workers in the United States Postal Service that show the cameras journey (and the inner workings of the USPS!). ..."    

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Photos: Disposable Camera Sent Via Postal Service Provides Pictures During Travels

Disposable Camera Sent Via Snail Mail

Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
Photo courtesy of uncustomary.org
"... sent a disposable camera through the mail in a way that allowed postal workers to document its journey. I decided I would finally do it myself, and fashioned a camera to some cardboard with tape and the appropriate cut outs. I sent it out to my friend Olivia in Chicago and waited. ..."    

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Redding mail processing plant scheduled to close April 18

Amendment to keep mail processing centers open fails

"...The Redding plant, whose date keeps getting pushed back, is now scheduled to close April 18...."    


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Postal Service Mail Sorting to be removed from Erie mail processing facility but facility will remain open

Postal Service moves to close Erie mail-sorting facility

"...The building will remain open, housing garage facilities, bulk mail receiving and a retail postal location. What's changing is that most of the sorting would be moved to Pittsburgh or Rochester, N.Y., Kelly said. ..."    


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Friday, February 13, 2015

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage since yesterday

Postal Service dealing with national computer outage — hackers not involved

"...Delancey said the outage is not the result of a cyber attack. She could not immediately provide details on the hardware installation that triggered the problems. The Postal Service fell victim to a cyber attack last year..."    


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Mail sorting to end at toledo facility, but will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff

U.S. Postal Service will end sorting operation in Toledo

"...Delivery trucks will then run to Toledo’s main post office, Mr. Van Allen said, and from there the mail will be transferred into other trucks for local delivery as occurred before. Toledo’s main post office will still need truck drivers, mail handlers, retail clerks, and custodial staff, he said. ..."    


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Who says the Postal Service is Broke: New vehicle contract could be worth $5 billion+

Postal Service Seeks to Retire the Old Mail Truck

"...The proposal is for some 180,000 “next-generation delivery vehicles,” which would over time replace the 163,000 right-hand-drive, light-duty mail-delivery trucks now in use. The service says the trucks would ideally cost between $25,000 and $35,000. ..."    


This Article is From: www.wsj.com
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

SEEING DOUBLE -- Post office twins provide stellar service with a smile

"...'They take care of the customer. They are two of the most pleasant people I ever met. They greet everybody. They're friendly and very knowledgeable. If they don't know the answer, they go get it. They don't leave a customer upset. They take care of the problems. I don't have to worry about the window with those two and Judy Hooper and Paul Russomanno.' ..."    


This Article is From: www.wilsonpost.com
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Major U.S. utility company, found that 91 percent of customers choose to receive their statements by mail

Can the Postal Service cling to hope that people still want paper bills?

"...“Research shows that consumers value the physical mail-piece as a record-keeping tool and reminder to pay,” the report said. “In general, customers value having options for bill delivery and payment.” ..."    


This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Help Please: Young 'Bubby Everson' wants mail while dealing with health issues

Boy facing health issues wants birthday mail

Bubby Everson wants mail
..."What Bubby Everson really wants is mail. People across the country are starting to deliver, according to dad Thomas Everson....If you'd like to send Bubby a letter, the address is: Bubby Everson, P.O. Box 1142 Graham, WA 98338..."    

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Turning point in relations between federal unions and the GOP?

End of 40 years of war in sight?

"... Over the past four decades, many feds have come to see Republicans as anti-government, anti-bureaucrats out to get them, and you can see why. On the other hand, it seems that Democratic politicians have realized they have a permanent hall pass with many feds, and most unions. They can support sequestration and three years of a pay freeze then ..."    


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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

In the black? Postal Service has a 'fantastic quarter'

"...The Postal Service saw an operating profit of $1.1 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, fueled by record numbers of package deliveries, according to financial information released by the agency Feb. 6. ..."    


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Monday, February 2, 2015

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

Mail seem slow? Postal service change is likely the cause

"...If you’ve recently suspected that letters and bills have been bit slower in arriving in your mailbox, you’re not imagining it...."    


This Article is From: journaltimes.com
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Inspector General: Postal Service hasn't analyzed impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan

USPS plant closures would halt under Keystone XL bill rider

"...The USPS inspector general says, in an Oct. 6 memo, that the Postal Service hasn't analyzed the impact of closing and consolidating processing plants or informed stakeholders of changes to the consolidation plan. ..."    


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Monday, January 26, 2015

Amendment would re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail

Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow trying to stop closures that could slow down Michigan mail

"...The amendment she introduced and joined 12 other senators in authoring would also re-establish overnight delivery standards for first-class mail. ..."    


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Postal Service Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Some Facilities, Leaves Most Facilities Clueless With No Information

USPS Delays Scheduled Consolidations at Many Facilities

"...When the U.S. Postal Service announced it would shutter 82 mail processing facilities in 2015, it planned to start closing many of the plants in January. But for at least 10 of the facilities, USPS has now moved back that timetable to April or later. ..."    


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Monday, January 19, 2015

Postal Service problems noted in rural areas after changes

U.S. Postal Service: Problems noted in rural areas

"...It happens to be the first invoice I pay every month, and according to my records, it had been mailed Jan. 2. In a phone call to the headquarters in Great Falls, they said they had received my check a day after they had mailed me the notice. Where had this check been for 10 days?..."    


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One passenger dead after smoke fills L'Enfant Plaza metro station in downtown Washington

1 dead after smoke shuts down D.C. metro station

"...The buildings largely house private businesses, but the U.S. Postal Service is also headquartered at L'Enfant Plaza...."    


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Sunday, January 11, 2015

IG pushes Postal Service to create a more flexible workplace

IG pushes USPS to create a more flexible workplace

"...the following efforts: Establish annualized work hours, as opposed to a standard 40-hour workweek. Create work or job sharing processes, allowing more collaboration between employees and the ability for some employees to cover absences of others. Allow employes to self-schedule or trade shifts. Establish a roster of supplemental employees, or recalled retirees, to be used during peak times of year and absences. Allow employees to maintain reduced work hours in order to deal with issues in their personal life. ..."    


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Friday, January 9, 2015

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

Postal worker pleads guilty to harassment for outburst at Financial District beauty salon

"...failed to unknot her hair quickly enough during the appointment she had while wearing her U.S. Postal Service uniform..."    


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Houston postal service workers not getting paid on time

Houston USPS workers not getting paid on time

"...Houston post office employees say they are not getting paid on time. It's happening at a Houston mail processing facility that has been the center of customer complaints about slow mail delivery. ..."    


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‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower

‘Snail mail’ is about to get even slower (Opinion)

"...On Jan. 4, the U.S. Postal Service postmaster general virtually eliminated the overnight delivery standard for first class mail...."    


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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Two sentenced for robbing and shooting a postal employee

2 sentenced for robbing, shooting postal employee

"...Charles Jackson and Kendrick Watkins were convicted in August of robbing the truck in Conley shortly before Christmas in 2013, the time of year when postal volume is at its highest. They conspired with a third defendant, former postal employee Latonya Evans, to plan the robbery; Evans gave Jackson and Watkins non-public information to help them commit the crime...."    


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Postal Service does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins

Postal Service poised to begin controversial plant closures next week

"...The Postal Service said it could not complete the statutorily required analyses because it had not yet finalized its new processing guidelines, which will scale back delivery standards starting on Monday. The agency does not plan to update its impact studies before the consolidation plan begins, Ninivaggi said. ..."    


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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Will President Obama Save America's Postal Service Network?

How Obama Can Help Rescue the Postal Service Right Now
"...Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, who is retiring in February (the Board of Governors already chose his replacement, key deputy Megan Brennan), has proposed the elimination of nearly one-third of its workforce by 2015, the sharpest drop-off in employment in USPS history. He has stuck to this plan despite resistance from Congress. “Innovation” for Donahoe translates into mail processing center closures, reduced hours, repeated attempts to end Saturday delivery and partial privatization through partnerships with retail outlets like Staples. Lower service standards scheduled to take place on January 5 will practically eliminate overnight mail and tee up the closures of 82 more mail processing plants...."    

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

Postal Service is warning patrons of a malicious email

The postal service is warning customers to be on the alert for a malicious email. The email contains a link, that when opened, will install a virus that can steal any personal information found on your computer. Do not open the email, simply delete it.

The following is the alert posted by the Postal Service:

"BEWARE OF SPAM!
BOGUS E-MAILS SENT TO POSTAL CUSTOMERS

Some postal customers are receiving bogus e-mails about a package delivery or online postage charges. The e-mails contain a link or attachment that, when opened, installs a malicious virus that can steal personal information from your PC. The e-mails claim to be from the U.S. Postal Service and contain fraudulent information about an attempted or intercepted package delivery or online postage charges. You are instructed to click on a link , open the attachment, or print the label. But Postal Inspectors warn: D on't do it ! Like most viruses sent by e-mail, clicking on the link or opening the attachment will activate a virus that can steal information— su ch as your user name, password, and financial account information. What to do? Simply delete the message without taking any further action. The Postal Inspection Service is working hard to resolve the issue and shut down the malicious program. If you have questions about a delivery or wish to report spam, please call 1- 800 - ASK -USPS or email spam@uspis.gov . "

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Monday, December 22, 2014

As mail processing plants close, mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem

Residents are getting more nighttime visits from postal carriers

"...An audit published earlier this year by the Postal Service said that mail delivery after 5 p.m. is becoming an increasing problem in some parts of the country and cited staffing shortages as the main reason...."    


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Friday, December 19, 2014

FedEx Driver Shot While Driving Truck: No Arrest Yet

No arrests yet after FedEx driver is shot in his truck

"...Police said the shooter was a man between 35 and 40 years old, wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket, and driving a gray or silver 2002 Chrysler Town & Country minivan with Tennessee license plate 633-YKY...."    


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