Take the WGAL News 8 app with you everywhere you go and be the first to know of breaking news happening in Lancaster 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 WGAL News 8 app for free today.

Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Lancaster breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our WGAL News 8 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
- Up to date, current local weather conditions, hourly Lancaster 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
- Share stories via email or your social media pages
- Lancaster weather alerts and updates, News 8 Storm Team videocasts and more

What’s New

Version 5.13.270

Simple bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1.2K Ratings
1.2K Ratings
Makaila114 ,


When I get that ding I check to see what’s going on in the area or the country. I would rather see more good things that are going on and happening than all the bad. I’m really tired of hearing about all the bad stuff that is happening in this world and would much rather heard about the good things that are going on!!! How about that for a change!!! I’m also fed up with the disrespect that so many people are giving the president!!! If any normal person said anything nasty or said they were going to blow the president up and just plain against the president like so many celebrities are we would be arrested and thrown in jail and never heard from again!! Why is it that celebrities can get away with saying whatever they want and nothing happens to them??? I guess that’s called double standards!!! Guess money does talks!!!!!!!!

midsomerlady ,

Miss JUST the Weather app!

Why do developers always think they must fix something that is NOT broken?!? I used WGAL’s weather app every day and loved the format! It was easy to find exactly what part of the weather or which day I wanted and there were only ads at the bottom of the page. When I wanted local news, I used the WGAL regular app and that was great. I do not like them combined.....I have to scroll down over local, National, international news to get to the weather and then I have to scroll down through the hourly, the daily, the weekend weather to get to the weather I actually want and to need to find quickly due to my job! I get all my worldly/USA news from Fox; but if I want to see the local news there’s too much other news and videos and ads! Please bring back the WGAL weather app as it was and make the WGAL app more local news!

j lingenfelter ,


Not the best app. Too many ads to go thru before getting to the news story. You guys need to look at WRAL in Raleigh, NC. Now that's what a good app looks like.

July 18- Not the best app. Too many ads to go thru before getting to the news story. You guys need to look at WRAL in Raleigh, NC. Now that's what a good app looks like. Except since NBC took them over from CBS news was treated more factually and now alt-left group think. Don’t become one of those apps that only are negative about our country and leaders. Other wise the weather app is nice. But when I finish reading an article and go back to main menu you have to start scrolling thru same stuff to get back to where u were. Fix that.


Hearst Television
71.6 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 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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