Stay up-to-date with the latest news and weather in the Des Moines, Iowa area on the all-new free WeAreIowa app from ABC 5.

Our app features the latest breaking news that impacts you and your family, interactive weather and radar, and live video from our newscasts and local events.

• Receive real-time notifications for breaking news
• Read the latest news as it happens in your area
• Explore exclusive investigative stories
• Browse photos, news clips, and raw video

• Daily and hourly forecasts for your city
• The latest forecasts from our meteorologists
• Interactive radar maps
• Sign up for government-issued severe weather alerts in your area

• Watch live video newscasts and breaking news from WeAreIowa

• Discover and dive into topics that matter to you
• Favorite topics to receive personalized updates

Other Features:
• Share stories & videos directly with your friends and family
• See the latest updates and behind the scenes photos from your favorite anchors and reporters
• Get information on school delays & closings as they happen

This is the official app of ABC 5 and, the ABC affiliate serving the Des Moines, IA area.

Got feedback? Let us know how we can make this the best app experience for you! Send us a note at

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Do Not Sell My Information:
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What’s New

Version 42.11.8

• You spoke up, we listened! We've made it faster than ever to share your best photos and videos with us. Simply tap the orange button on the Near Me tab OR share directly from your device's camera roll.
• Enjoy larger text in articles each time you come back to the app. Find the "Aa" icon located at the top right of the article page to enlarge the font and your preferences will be saved.
• To help make this the best app experience for you, keep sending us your feedback at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
703 Ratings

703 Ratings

Scotty5580 ,

By far the best Iowa news app

I have apps from Des Moines news sites and Waterloo/CF/CR and this app is the best by far. It is easy to navigate; the layout is clear and not cluttered with all sorts of extras; you can read the articles rather than watch if you choose which is great when you can’t listen to an audio. They also report more news! If I hear about something happening via social media and want to check it out, a few of the news stations do not have it, but WeAreIowa will. Thanks for a great app!

jkolmen50266 ,

Love it!

I did the latest update and now the app won’t open on my phone. What went wrong? I had to delete the app and then reinstall it to get it to work again. I did this on the advice of my veterinarian clinic staff.

The app works great now. I love the fact that I can get news updates and weather forecasts when I want them. The watch function is a cool feature I’ve used several times as well.

saturn y ,

In Depth

We Are Iowa covers issues by answering questions such as why and how better than other local news organizations. Once I found this news site, it has been my “go to” site for Iowa information. Great job!


Tegna Inc.
83.2 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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