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Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Sacramento breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KCRA 3 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 Sacramento 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
- Sacramento weather alerts and updates, First Alert 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

3.7 out of 5

820 Ratings

820 Ratings



I like the increased amount of stories, and the old app would often not display pictures or play videos, but this app has gone overboard on video. First, you have to scroll through large video still to find the news stories. That is slow. Then you have to wait and watch a thirty second commercial before each and every video. 30 seconds of ad before every story is ridiculous. Also, they have stories categorized by local communities. I wish they had a category for regional news. You would think a news site that bills itself as serving Northern California would have thought of that. If they don't tweak a few things I will not use the app much. Too few news stories as well, and some are stale old news. To keep a story that says "fire breaks out" for weeks is misleading.

Regional stories


It seems that this app is not updated very often, especially on weekends. The featured story is changed, but some of the others stay on for several days. Also, I would like to hear more stories about Northern California; there are too many about people and things happening in other places. It’s not that I don’t care, but they aren’t relevant to our lives, and we can see them on social media. It would be fun to hear more about all the great things people here do, as well as updates on incidents here. Maybe there could be examples and suggestions of how we can get involved in our communities, such as volunteer opportunities. There are lots of ideas about what could be featured on this app.

Hate it!!


Edit: I had to reduce my generous two star review to just one. This app has become only good for 1 or 2 top stories in the local area, but not much else. It's hard to identify local, real stories versus other click-bait style stories from elsewhere in the nation. The app is buggy and crashes or returns me to the top when I go back from a story to the main page. I also can't use the app while listening to music or podcasts. I am so happy to have found another local news app who cares about providing news and not just getting clicks. I have finally deleted this garbage app! If you have it, get rid of it; and, if you don't, stay away from it!!


Hearst Television
78 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.
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