Take the KMBC 9 News app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Kansas City and the surrounding area. Always stay up to date with the latest local news, national, sports, traffic, political, entertainment stories and much more. Download the KMBC 9 News app for free today.

Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Kansas City breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KMBC 9 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 Kansas City 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
- Kansas City weather alerts and updates, First Alert Weather videocasts and more

What's New

Version 5.13.242

Simple bug fixes, security updates and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
738 Ratings
738 Ratings


I’ve been a loyal viewer of KMBC’s news for many years. I also have anxiety over tornadoes (been through a few too many LOL). When I got my first iPhone, I got KMBC’s Weather app. It was AWESOME!!!!!! I only want the current weather info...I watch the News on TV. I was really bummed when you dumped the weather app!!! I’ve tried to adapt to using the news app, but frankly, I HATE it!!!!

The most irritating thing about this app is that it won’t let me choose what alert notifications I want to receive! The ONLY alerts I want are Severe T-storm and Tornado. But your app doesn’t think that’s enough. About once a week, it sends me a notification to remind me to turn on notifications!!!! And some of those have come before 8 am !!!!

When I open the app to see a summary of the forecast, all I can do is watch the forecast from hours before or see the current temp & precipitation. I am able to view radar on your app, and I DO like that. But to be honest, I’ve been searching for an app like your old weather app. I hate the other TV stations apps. Channel 5’s is ok, other than sending several alerts daily, basically just annoying chit chat! The Weather Cannel’s app shows current conditions and long range forecast, but no severe weather info or radar. So, currently I am using THREE apps and only getting SOME of the info I want. PLEASE, KMBC, bring back the weather app!!!!


Good App -- annoying at the moment.

I keep getting alerts that i should turn on notifications so i wont miss anything but nothing has changed in the notifications settings This has only been happening since they discontinued the weather app (which i personally am quite upset about). Nothing regarding alerts, both for news and for weather, has changed since i downloaded this app so im getting quite annoyed that the app keeps telling me what to do, like im missing some world-shattering info. I get all the updates. Please fix this and bring back the weather app. And please please get rid of 15 second commercials before every single news story, especially since some of the news stories are shorter than the ad. It turns me off snd i sometimes go elsewhere to get the news without seeing the same or similar ad 25 times.

Aaron J Kep

Reliable, informative, potentially life-saving

First, (as of August 2018), one change I'd appreciate: when there's a weather alert/watch/warning for a given location, the list is hard to read due to its organization and composition -- it's like a chain of data that looks automated. This might be due to an automatic process that needs to be altered at the source so that it reads well on the app, or the app itself needs to manage this. It's not awful but inconvenient especially when you need CLARITY fast.

I've used this app and its prior incarnation for news browsing, breaking news updates, and weather. It's reliable (never had a crash), informative (I get the news updates and do my own searches, plus weather forecasts and so on), and potentially life-saving (emergency weather updates etc.).


Hearst Television
96.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 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, Hearst Stations Inc. on behalf of KMBC-TV.


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