NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts 12+

News Updates, Alerts, & More

Particle Media Inc.

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Receive news on all things local because small news makes a big difference to communities! Keep up to date with current events, local news, election results and more!

Get daily news and events sent straight to your phone, because small news makes a big difference to communities! Keep up to date with current events, live local news, business news and more!

Small news makes a big difference! NewsBreak is your #1 local news app for current events, free live news, business news, and more. Download today to stay up to date on all things local!

Local news is different. NewsBreak believes that local news helps bring neighborhoods together around the unique stories they share in common. And only local, small news has the unique ability to meaningfully inform the decisions we make throughout the day.

What’s the weather like in my area? What about traffic? What important events are happening nearby? Join NewsBreak’s growing local news community and see why over 45M people across the U.S. have helped make us the nation’s #1 local news app!

And remember - we don’t just do local! Local breaking news, sports news, trending national & international news – NewsBreak’s got it all. Get everything from sports updates to national news headlines sent straight to your phone while coming together with your neighborhood to share in interesting conversations related to local news in your area.

Join the 45M+ locals across the U.S. that trust NewsBreak as their #1 local news app!

NewsBreak Features:

Local News Highlights
• Get a curated daily briefing on local news, traffic, events, local weather, and more.
• Live stream news on local channels: follow local news, events, and activities.
• Get local weather reports and traffic updates at a glance.

Breaking News, National and Local
• Both small news and breaking news, stay up to date with our current news coverage
• Daily news highlights delivered straight to your device
• Browse national news headlines and read comprehensive, in-depth stories.
• Use the discovery engine to discover stories from over 10,000 trusted sources.

Personalized News Feed
• Get the stories that matter to you with a highly personalized feed, relevant to your likes and dislikes.
• Get coverage on the news that matters most to you, including sports news, business news, tech news, and more
• Keep up with the latest coverage of important news and events, nationally and locally.!
• Our news aggregator collects and delivers the news that matters to you.
• Get news alerts customized to your tastes.

Your Community News
• Find local eats, small news updates, deals, shop openings, and more ahead of time.
• Read personal and vivid stories from our local news writers and content creators.
• Treat us as your personal newsstand, magazine collector, restaurant reviewer, and more.

Create Civic Value - Support the Cause
• Use NewsBreak to revive the local news ecosystem and support small publishers
• Increase local story volume and geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling and community power

Follow or Block the Trend - It’s Up to You
• It’s totally cool to stay on top of some topics, or totally hate them!
• NewsBreak allows you to follow what is trending, or completely block some topics you don’t appreciate.
• You can laugh, share, think, cry, upvote, downvote, comment, reply...
• NewsBreak is a free ground that welcomes you to express emotions & opinions.

Download NewsBreak today to stay informed on local news, national headlines, and world news!

Better informed, better life.

What’s New

Version 22.48.0

Hello NewsBreak readers!

We are working overtime to continually improve your favorite local-news app. Our goal is to help people around the country live safer, more vibrant, more connected lives through the power of local news and information.

- This release brings bug fixes and performance improvements

Do you have feedback for us on how we can improve NewsBreak? Please email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
861.4K Ratings

861.4K Ratings

Clint Munn ,

Great App to keep Updated on News Locally!!

I’ve been using this App for a handful of months now an my phone keeps it Updated. I personally have never had not even a single problem since downloading it even after the Latest Update — It’s rare to find a App that’s so dependable never crashes or anything else! Obviously, you have the choice either in downloading your Local News Station Apps from the App Store. As for myself I’ve got them downloaded on my devices alongside this awesome App for the variety of News stories locally/statewide. I gave News Break a 5 Star Rating for a few reasons like they don’t just give you News Stories Locally you'd later Watch on the TV. Offering a variety of News Content (lots of which you probably wouldn’t ever see) from all around your State. They made this App where all News Stories from Locally including around your Stare are offered to the Readers together in one Convenient App which makes this in my opinion the Ultimate Local News App! Also they always are rolling out New Updates on News Break fixing little things here an there even though it’s perfect where it’s at an it’s absolutely free so far from what I’ve explored! Devices I’m Using This App on Daily Are My (iPhone XS Max 256GB) and my (iPad 9.7” 128GB) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

Glkelly2003 ,

It’s decent.. but there are some fatal flaws.

I downloaded this app to keep up to date with some things in Orlando while I’m here. Upon looking through various articles on the app, not only did I find that a lot of them were irrelevant to the news I actually needed, (news about crimes, laws, COVID-19 rules and so on), I noticed that the comments of most articles are just filled to the brim with spam, toxicity and hate speech toward one race. With especially a lot of hate toward black people. Every article I saw that included a black person or had nothing to do with black people always had a bunch of users in the comments going “stupid black people are the devil race” or “black people cannot be as smart as white people”. There have been other statements and even more horrible and derogatory ones the further you look into them. There are literal accounts on this platform dedicated just to hating on another race/ethnicity and it’s as if no one is watching over the community and moderating these comments/accounts. It really does not create a positive experience for anyone on the app and it sure doesn’t create one for anyone actually leaving useful comments under the articles. Like I said, this is a decent app for keeping up with local news in your area and has the potential to be on the level of an app like Citizen, but I would really like for there to be an option to report entire accounts rather than just block them. As of this review being posted, I have deleted the app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for downloading NewsBreak. We're sorry you encountered inappropriate racial comments in the app. We're working hard to remove them as we speak. We do NOT support racism or intolerance of others. Please report comments as you see them, we are actively monitoring reports. 

Chrisz Duff ,

App for local and breaking news’ lovers

In the past few months, my mom and I’ve switched to get my news through Newsbreak. Its entire news feed revolves around our personal interests. I like the way they present the “Following” tab as well as “For You” tab, both delivering personalized news feed. I am also impressed by the numerous good-quality sources they have, which seems to be the key metrics for a good news app right now. The full coverage of local news is the reason my mom love this app and choose it, as my family can get the latest news from our county and the news around the world.
I do not get swamped with push notifications that much. .. the notifications I do receive are nice and gentle reminders of good stories that are available to read, which also reminds me that I have the application (which is nice! ). The only glitch is that sometimes they get me the old news stories in the notification, which confused me a little bit. I am looking forward to a way to report this error to the team so that they can do something about it. General speaking, Newsbreak is my favorite news app among several for now!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your positive feedback, Chrisz!
To keep focusing on “local news,” News Break will be initiating a series of updates that revolve around your local community. From Local Classifieds to inviting more media publishers in your neighborhood to partner with us. Please stay excited about the updates!

App Privacy

The developer, Particle Media Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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