WJBK-TV reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, WJBK-TV reported Wednesday morning. Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated. It's part of a 5-year plan to cut $20 billion, according to The Washington Post. On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures. According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs. Will the loss of Satuday mail delivery affect you? Tell us what you think in a comment.
Boxes on porches, and packages in cars are targets for thieves this time of year, according to area police departments.
Several communities have reported instances of packages being taken from homes during the weeekdays this holiday season. In addition, gifts left in cars overnight have been targets in White Lake and Highland. Here are some tips to avoid becoming a victim of package theft, courtesy of the Dearborn Police Department: In White Lake and Highland, police and deputies are urging residents to not leave expensive items in their vehicles, and to lock the doors to their homes and cars. Police ask that residents be vigilant during the holidays and report any and all suspicious activity to the White Lake Police Department at 248-698-4400 and the Highland Substation at 248-887-6240.