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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Des Moines breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KCCI 8 News reporters when it happens, where it happens
- Local news submission area for breaking news, news tips and the ability to email your news photos and videos right to our newsroom to be featured on air
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Des Moines weather updates, and 7 day forecasts
- An interactive radar that lets you zoom in and out to street level and watch storms as they approach. Move the map around to see major weather activity
- Des Moines weather alerts and updates, Storm Team 8 weather videocasts and more

What's New

Version 5.13.26

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

3.6 out of 5

441 Ratings

441 Ratings

Just got used to the last version


I had just gotten used to the last update and now it has changed again. I still don’t like the buried stories. They should all be listed on the home page so you know what’s there. I do find that KCCI updates their content more often than WHO—particularly before 8:00 am. Overall I like KCCI’s weather section better than WHO’s. I liked the sunrise and sunset times on the last version. I think I found those once on this version but now I can’t remember what to click on. I am quite disturbed by the full page pop-up ad that appears every time the app opens. I’m quite good at closing it before it completely loads, so their advertising isn’t working on me. And why does every day’s forecast say “rain” with a percentage from 0 to whatever? I keep seeing that and thinking that rain is actually in the forecast. Even when snow is forecasted it still says “rain”. Huh?

Please stop playing the audio for ads when I haven’t clicked on anything and I don’t even know what the ad is for. It really freaks me out, especially in the middle of the night.

Now I’m getting a pop-up ad that I am NOT clicking on that takes over the screen and I can’t get rid of it.

Awful app


This app is terrible. Many of the titles are cut off of the headline stories such that you can't read the whole thing- even when you're on the page specifically for that story. Then the transcript is cut off also which makes it impossible to just skim the news when you don't want to sit and watch videos all day. There are lots of ads that pop up when you open the app. You have to watch an ad for about 15 seconds before you can watch the video clip you wanted to see. Half of the time the app crashes between the ad and the video, but if you make it through the video, it still crashes after that frequently. Hate that I have to literally click on national news to see anything that isn't local. Seems like users should be able to set preferences. Overall it's a glitchy, poorly designed app that I very much dislike.

Old app was better


The old app was way easier to navigate. Straight forward. If I wanted to watch the news, I would turn on the TV. I have this app so I can READ the news and check the weather. I never know if I am going to get a blaring video that automatically pops up or an actual news article to read. I am not always in a setting where it is appropriate to watch a video. Sometimes the video content and body of written article don't even match up. I want the choice to watch a video when available, not to be forced by pop up. If not changes soon, I will be looking for another source of information.


Hearst Television
86.6 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, Des Moines Hearst Television Inc. on behalf of KCCI-TV


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