Thursday, July 19, 2012
The U.S. Postal Service issued a warrant on the package and identified it as containing high-grade marijuana.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Joe Scott
Thursday, July 19, 2012
A St. Louis County man was arrested after the U.S. Postal Service found a package bound for O’Fallon contained 2¼ pounds high-grade marijuana. Lorenzo D. Carter, of the 2300 block of Rockdale in St. Louis County, was charged Friday in St. Charles County Circuit Court with attempting to distribute marijuana. A St. Charles County Drug Task Force report said a postal inspector told them a federal warrant had been issued for a package addressed to a home in the 500 block of Lake Drive in O’Fallon. Task force detectives had the package delivered to the address. Once the package was accepted, they executed the search warrant. Detectives learned that the person receiving the package was to contact Carter once the box arrived, according to the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt each won passage of amendments to slow the down the process of closing post office branches.
Patch recently reported on efforts by Missouri's U.S. senators aimed at forestalling closures at rural post offices. This week, versions of both amendments made it onto a broader bill aimed at restructuring the United States Postal Service. That broader piece of legislation passed Wednesday by a 62-37 margin, and puts off the potential for ending Saturday delivery for another two years. The bill now goes back to the U.S. House. Sen. Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) amendment, modified from the original version, would essentially place a yearlong moratorium on closing rural post offices, unless there is not “significant opposition” from a particular community. Once that moratorium expires, the USPS will have to follow a specific criterion before …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Congressional lawmakers hope to put up legislative barriers to postal closings while the agency seeks ways to compete in the digital age.
This week, lawmakers from across the country have introduced measures to prevent the shuttering of various United States Postal Service offices. Last summer, the agency announced it would evaluate the operations at more than 3,000 offices nationwide, including a handful in St. Louis County and the city of St. Louis. Click here for a list of all Missouri branches of the U.S. Postal Service under evaluation. Maplewood-Brentwood Patch recently reported that any decision on closures under the current round of "rightsizing" would not come until next month at the earliest. But both of Missouri's U.S. senators have introduced measures to prevent post office closings. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) introduced a plan that would place a moratorium on …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
See our roundup so your gifts arrive in time for your loved ones to unwrap on Christmas.
It doesn't matter how great your Christmas gift is if it doesn't arrive on Christmas. Check out our guide to shipping gifts below. However, be sure to call the closest location or check the respective websites for specific shipment dates and prices. FedEx You can ship domestically through Christmas Day using same-day service, FedEx's website states. Check the website for specific international shipments. United States Postal Service Domestic express mail must be shipped by Dec. 22, the U.S. Postal Service's website states. Other important dates include: United Parcel Service Domestic shipments should be sent no later than Dec. 22. International shipment varies, but you should allow for 1-7 days of shipping time, depending on the …