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The number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide reached 6,244 in 2017 — more than 500 fewer than 2016.

“We’re encouraged by the decrease in dog attacks,” said U.S. Postal Service Safety Director Linda DeCarlo in San Diego, where postal employees suffered 46 attacks — the fifth ranked city in 2017. “The totals are still too high, but we’re confident that with continuing education and dog bite prevention training, along with advancing technology, we can keep more people safe and keep attacks trending downward.”

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In recognition of the annual partnership between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and local food banks, the Walden Road Post Office hosted a news conference Thursday, May 11 to promote the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, conducted throughout the nation and region on Saturday, May 13.

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Detectives have identified three juvenile suspects in the July 5 attempted robbery of a postal worker that occurred in the 2100 block of Ives Street, the Beaumont Police Department said in a press release.

Detectives obtained felony warrants for all three suspects and have arrested all three. A 16-year-old, a 14-year-old and a 12-year-old, all female, were booked into the Jefferson County Juvenile Detention Facility for a charge of attempted robbery, a third degree felony.

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Stamp Out Hunger 2013

U.S. Postal Service Houston District letter carriers will join together to Stamp Out Hunger across America by providing assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling to put food on their tables every day.

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