Feb 23, 2021
USPS unveils new sleek looking mail trucks
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The US Postal Service on Tuesday unveiled a modern replacement for the iconic Grumman LLV mail truck that has been in use since the late 1980s.
The new design consists of a waste-high front hood that resembles the front beak of a duck in front of an extra-high windshield.
Oshkosh Defense has been contracted to build between 50,000 and 165,000 of the new trucks over the next 10 years — replacing vehicles that have been in service for as long as three decades, USPS said in a statement.
Oshkosh’s design is not completely finalized, USPS said. The initial order of trucks will cost $482 million, with the first vehicles expected to hit the roads in 2023.
The truck revamp is part of the Postal Service’s self-stated “plan” to become “the preferred delivery service provider for the American public.”Filed under mail , trucks , us postal service , 2/23/21
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Woman Charged With Shooting Man In Front Of Daughter At Miami Hooters
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Tampa woman went before a Miami judge Wednesday morning after police say she shot a man several times in front of his 8-year-old daughter.
Quanesha Lewis, 34, is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and child abuse.READ MORE: Once In A Lifetime Event: Florida Man Spots 5 Elusive Florida Panthers In Single Day, 4 At The Same Time
Some witnesses say it began with an argument about leaving a tip at a Miami Hooters on Coral Way.
Aileen Campbell is the mother of the little girl and ex-wife of the victim, Darren Campbell.
Speaking virtually in court, she made an impassioned plea to the judge.
“I pray that you don’t let this person out,” she said. “Because who would have the heart to shoot a father and a little girl walking out? I don’t care what went on verbally. How dare they do that to my family.”
She says Campbell is in critical condition at the hospital, and their daughter narrowly avoided the crossfire.
She held up a small gold ring to the camera.
“Your honor, I want you to know that she had two earrings on. This is one of them,” Aileen Campbell explained. “Half of the earring was blown off by a bullet. My daughter could’ve been killed on Saturday.”
Quanesha Lewis is accused of pulling the trigger, after an argument outside Hooters.
The way it all started depends on who you ask.
According to the arrest form, witnesses told detectives that Lewis followed Darren Campbell and his daughter out of the restaurant. He said “get away from me” and “I don’t want to fight.”
When Lewis pursued, Campbell got into, what’s described as, a “fighting stance.”READ MORE: United Teachers Of Dade President Karla Hernández-Mats Thanks President Biden For Making Vaccines Available For Teachers
Lewis pulled out a gun, and when he reached to his pocket, she fired four times.
Lewis’ attorney says she has a conceal carry permit.
The report says Campbell was not armed and had a phone in his pocket.
Lewis, who is from Tampa, left the scene of the shooting and returned home with her family.
The next day, she turned herself in, saying she acted in self-defense after feeling threatened.
Lewis’s brother, Roshard Lewis, who was with her at Hooters at the time, also spoke virtually in bond court. He said it was the victim who started everything.
“I don’t know what this guy had going on or why he was messing with us,” said Lewis. “His daughter was telling him ‘daddy, come on.‘ He pushed his daughter back and kept coming toward us.”
In the police report, Quanesha Lewis Told investigators that Campbell came up to their table and threatened to slash their tires if they didn’t tip properly. Lewis told investigators Campbell continued, saying: “In fact, I’ll go slash them right now.”
Lewis says that’s when she followed him out to see what he was going to do.
She says Campbell was making threats and charging toward them. She pulled out her gun, and says when he reached down, she fired.
Lewis told detectives when he fell, she realized he had a phone in his hand.
The judge ultimately charged Lewis with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder & Child Abuse.MORE NEWS: Attorneys Say Pressure To Deliver Caused Uber Eats Driver’s Crash That Resulted In South Florida Teen’s Death
She’s out of jail on a $55,000 bond.