This WAPT 16 News app provides you with real-time access to breaking news, weather, sports, politics and more straight from Jackson, Mississippi. Watch live breaking news when it happens and get live updates from our reporters right from the scene. Get breaking news notifications to be the first to know. Plus submit news tips or email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom and it could be featured on air. Stay up to date with local weather using our interactive radar map. Watch the radar futurecast to see hurricanes, storm warnings, thunderstorms and more. You can zoom in to street level and watch storms as they approach your home and zoom out to view the whole country. Check out our current conditions, hourly forecast and daily videocasts from your favorite meteorologist.

What's New

Version 5.13.127

We update the app regularly to keep things working smoothly for you!
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

281 Ratings

281 Ratings

Had app for years, real nice would like better weather interactive radar

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I appreciate the alerts. I like hearing about what’s going on and we talk about the updates at work. I would like more traffic updates. I would also like a better weather interface when I’m watching for tornadoes. The Hattiesburg news station app has a much easier to read weather interface. The weather interface is the only reason I subtracted a Star.



More of a complaint than a review. I have all three of our local tv news apps installed. I rarely watch any news and I ALMOST NEVER open any of my 5 news apps. I have push notifications on for all news apps and only read those alerts. After a certain length of time of not opening this app I will get a push that says, “We miss you! Open the app to continue to get push notifications.” NO! Stop making me open the app just to continue to receive notifications.

One problem


My only problem with the app is that STUPID notification I get saying "you're about to stop getting notifications because you haven't opened the app lately". I like headlines & only occasionally actually read the stories if it's something pertinent to me. Get rid of this (or make it an option in the settings) & you can have 5 stars.


Hearst Television
97.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2018, Jackson Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of WAPT-TV


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