From critically acclaimed storytelling to powerful photography to engaging videos — the News Star app delivers the local news that matters most to your community.

• Access all of our in-depth journalism, including things to do around town, sports coverage from high school to the pros, and much more.
• Enjoy a streamlined, fast-loading experience that makes it easy to view the stories, photos, and videos that matter to you.
• Get breaking news, sports scores, and weather alerts with real-time notifications tailored to your interests.
• Customize your experience by saving your favorite stories, adjusting text size, using night mode, or reading offline.

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What’s New

Version 6.8.1

• We've addressed a lot of issues and made accessing your subscription even easier.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
199 Ratings

199 Ratings

Mijdi ,

Convenient News

Easy to use. The local news is readily available. The photos are great. It's nice to have all this at one's fingertips, but there is no national or world news. One has to go go to other sources or to the pc version, which is excellent, to get all the rest of the news.

It does include sports, but I could do without it. I'd give it five stars if it just added national and world news. Fat chance of any change, though, with only one other reviewer.

{marenw} ,

Working again after update

Revised review: the app is now working again since the latest update. Leaving the below because I still think it’s poor planning to have the only support option be within the app itself!

Original review: [Like the title says, I upgraded to iOS 14 yesterday and now this app crashes when I try to open it. And when I tap on App Support here in the App Store, it tries to send me to...the app. Which crashes. So I’m leaving feedback in a review here because I don’t feel like waiting on hold just to talk to someone about this.

ETA: I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app. I got through the screen where I told it I didn’t want notifications, then it crashed again before loading the main screen or having me log in.]

Mzloucee ,


Resubscribed digital access but not thru ITunes. Won’t let me link accounts and no one responds to emails or calls. Have they got too big to worry about customer service???????

App Privacy

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

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

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

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