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

Our Local News, Weather and Sports App Features Include:
- Des Moines breaking news alerts with push notifications
- Live streaming breaking news updates from our KCCI 8 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 Des Moines 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
- Des Moines weather alerts and updates, Storm Team 8 weather videocasts and more

What’s New

Version 5.15.610

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

Carrots4lunch ,

Doing better, just fix the radar

I just re-read my review from a year ago. A lot has improved since then. KCCI still has the most up to date app in the area. I still see a lot of buried stories that should be visible from the home page. I also see a lot of stories that aren’t local that stay in the buried stories for about a week. That’s too long. My major complaint now is with the radar. I like to put it in motion so I can see what direction the storm is moving, but the radar goes back about 8 hours, then slowly and painfully moves through that time period with long pauses and jerks forward until it almost gets to the current time, then the app crashes. So I never get to see what direction the storm was moving in the last half hour or so. I wish it would just go back about 1-2 hours rather than 8. Maybe it would function better if it didn’t go back so far.

CKD2018 ,

Good ap

The ap is good, I use it often. The only issue I have is when I get a breaking news update. It pops up on my phone when it is locked, which is what I want it to do but most of the time I don’t want to view it at that very moment, but usually within a couple minutes I end up unlocking my phone then doing something different, then wanting to go in and read it, but the article is not on the KCCI ap. So I end up having to google it or wait for quite awhile later to be able to read it on the ap.

mostly reverend kim ,

my news cup is at 50%

it’s neither half-full nor half-empty, sadly.
i am an eternal optimist, which would suggest i would hope the app will improve, but we are all familiar with the clichéd definition of insanity, aren’t we?
i click on a story, sit through the same 15-30 second advert i just saw on the previous news clip, only to see a report reading the text that is the same that accompanies the video. nothing is there to enhance it. not much bang for one’s advertising buck, either.
not only that, the stories are way too short. please, we’ve paid the price of admission (watching the ads), string together some in-depth reporting not available on the broadcast news.
turn your reporters loose. i happen to know that they are really quite talented and capable of doing more than the scant who what and sometimes where. let’s REALLY make the kcci news app a place where iowans - and others - think of as a destination for true, investigative coverage of local issues that go well beyond the headlines.
the register certainly doesn’t do it anymore.
i would LOVE to see some truly award-winning visual newswork. you have the right people on staff. use them, or sure as heck, you’ll squander those valuable assets.
become a real 5-star operation.

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