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Patch: Local breaking news, crime, weather, events

By Patch Media

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


If you're looking for "everything local," Patch is your place. The Patch app puts you in touch with local events, leading voices in your community, and news reported by our award-winning journalists. Local schools? Check. Breaking news? Check. Homes for sale? We've got those, too. You'll always be in touch with your town with the Patch app.

Check out these features:
- 950+ Patch Towns throughout the country to keep you connected to your town 24/7, and more towns join Patch every month.
- Push notifications as important news breaks — you will be the first to get the scoop.
- Swipe left or right to view articles faster, and show everyone how you feel about what you've just read with our new emoticons.
- Local weather forecasts and alerts — you'll never be caught without an umbrella or snow boots again.
- Share stories to your Facebook friends and Twitter followers, or email/SMS to a friend!

Our new Patch app delivers a beautiful browsing and reading experience for iOS users. Our pages load super-fast. Lightning fast. So fast, you barely have time to blink. You'll never be kept waiting to see what's behind that headline. And the sleek design provides an in-depth storytelling experience, written concisely and fueled by rich imagery.

We're eager to hear your feedback and suggestions. How can we make the app even better? What features would you like to see? We aim to be the best news app in the country, and your ideas are crucial. Please email us at

What's New in Version 5.9

- Bug Fixes
- Performance Fixes
- We will continue to fix any performance issues. Please send any feedback or report further issues to


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Customer Reviews

Why no comments?

I like the app and getting notifications of local news, but miss the comments section that appears on the website. Often comments provide more details or insights into the matter at hand and I'd like to see them in the app.

Love the PATCH and its APP

Love to read local information provided by these folks. Don’t think the APP allows comments, which is probably a good thing since every other comment I tend to read is pretty negative (at times downright nasty). Be that as it may, the APP is super!

Great local news!

Patch is a great app for keeping me informed of all the local news in my neighborhood! The notifications are also helpful in keeping me informed on breaking local news and weather.

Patch: Local breaking news, crime, weather, events
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.9
  • Size: 28.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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