Burglar Walks Out of Prison, Found Buried In Backyard 28 Years Later

Ken Layne · 01/24/14 03:20PM

Dennis "Slick" Lilly put on a prison guard's uniform and walked out of jail in December 1986, and that's the last the cops ever saw him alive. Despite being on the FBI's list of Most Wanted Criminals, Lilly was so slick that he disappeared into the life of a law-abiding small businessman in a woodsy town near Seattle.

Sarah Hedgecock · 12/11/13 01:37PM

Canada Post has announced a five-year plan to phase out door-to-door mail delivery in urban areas, replacing individual delivery with "community mailboxes." The hope is that this plan will make Canada financially stable by 2019.

Hamilton Nolan · 11/11/13 10:27AM

The U.S. Postal Service will begin delivering Amazon shipments on Sundays, because Amazon is much more important than the U.S. Postal Service at this point.

Introducing "Tom Tips Back"

John Cook · 05/31/13 03:42PM

We get tips. Lots of them. Sometimes Gawker deputy editor Tom Scocca responds to them. These conversations will be memorialized here in an occasional feature we call Tom Tips Back.

How Doomed Is the U.S. Postal Service?

Hamilton Nolan · 05/28/13 08:02AM

Those who enjoy slow-motion disasters have spent years watching the travails of the gallant United States Postal Service, which is kind of like FedEx if it was run by the Three Stooges. Just how existentially challenged is our nation's mail service?

Get Ready for Three-Day Mail Delivery

Hamilton Nolan · 07/20/11 03:01PM

The US Postal Service: who cares about it? Nobody, which is why you better get ready for three-days-a-week mail delivery. "Says who?!" you scoff, just as you scoff at our nation's hardworking postal carriers. Says the boss, that's who:

The Shipping Has Sailed

Brian Moylan · 12/20/10 07:01PM

[A harried mail worker tries to keep up with the packages today at the James A. Farley Post Office in Manhattan. Today is traditionally the busiest mail day of the year. Image via Getty]

Naked Mailman's Prank Goes Horribly Awry

Maureen O'Connor · 12/14/10 03:34PM

When one of his female customers seemed "stressed out," a Wisconsin mailman decided he would cheer her up. So he took off all his clothes and performed her delivery completely naked. Then he was arrested.