NewsBreak: Local News & Alerts

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About this app

Get daily news alerts & updates on current events sent straight to your phone, because a small news reader makes a big difference to communities! Keep up to date with news that impacts you & your community! Read trending headlines on live local news updates, international news, weather alerts, & more!

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

Local news is different from national US news, trending headlines or global news. NewsBreak believes that local news helps bring neighborhoods together around the unique stories they share in common. Only local, small news has the unique ability to meaningfully inform the decisions we make throughout the day.

Are there any weather alerts or winter storm updates for my area? What about traffic updates? What important events are happening nearby? Stay updated with a crime map for the neighborhood & check for local weather alerts. Join NewsBreak’s growing local news community & see why over 45M people across the United States have helped make us the nation’s #1 local news app!

Remember - we don’t just do small news! Local breaking news, sports news, trending national & international news – NewsBreak’s got it all. Get everything from sports updates to national news headlines & live stream news sent straight to your phone while coming together with your neighborhood to share 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 local news, traffic, events near by, local weather alerts, news widget, & more in a curated daily briefing
• Live stream news on local channels: follow local news, events, newspapers, & activities
• Get local weather reports & traffic updates at a glance

Breaking News, National & Local
• Both small news & breaking news, stay up to date with our current news coverage
• Daily news aggregated right onto your device
• Browse national news headlines & 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 & dislikes
• Get coverage on the tv news that matters most to you, including sports news, business news, tech news, health news, real estate news, science news, finance news, celebrity news, market news, & more!
• Keep up with the latest coverage of headline news & events, nationally & locally!
• Our news aggregator collects & delivers the news that matters to you
• Get news alerts customized to your tastes to make NewsBreak your personalized news reader

Your Community News
• Find local eats, small news updates, traffic alerts, deals, local shopping, & more ahead of time
• Read personal & vivid stories from our local news writers & content creators
• Treat us as your personal newsstand, magazine collector, news picker, blog reader, restaurant reviewer, & more
• Stay updated with daily life, events near you, & neighborhood crime with the local safety map

Create Civic Value - Support the Cause
• Use NewsBreak to revive the local news maker ecosystem & support small US news publishers
• Increase local story volume & geographic coverage to stimulate local storytelling & 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, & world news!

Better informed, better life.
Updated on
Jan 26, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Device or other IDs
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
395K reviews
Diana Reed
January 15, 2023
Too many ads have taken over major screen space, have to scroll to get to in many cases just a few sentences. Another problem, click on an article to read, to just find out, it is an incomplete fiction story. Now, that is NOT NEWS. Supposedly, app let's one select "their local neighborhood" ... only to read about something 25 miles away. Now that is NOT a LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD. Around this area, you look about (so to speak) ... you encompass 2 MAJOR CITIES and many large to tiny towns.
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BloodRose Reviews (Beverly Crowder)
November 23, 2022
Not recommended at all! Most of the time I try to read an article or search for one that I really wanna read, it takes me somewhere else or constantly freezes. It's also causing problems on my phone. I was hoping that it was fixed, but it wasn't so I'm Uninstalling and won't be downloading again. I suggest finding another way to keep up on the news and staying away from this app if you wanna keep your phone working.
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Jeff Rauh (panthera27)
December 12, 2022
This came on my current phone. My experience with the app: So many ads. Some stories, LOTS of ads. When I look at an actual story, guess what? Yes, MORE ADS. Also, whenever I scroll over an enbedded video the app "helps itself" to mute the volume on whatever I might be listening to leaving the other app running and using data. Your experience may vary but mine is very poor. New feature... links to stories that require installing another app to read.
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Particle Media Inc.
June 13, 2022
Thank you for your feedback regarding this issue, we are constantly fine tuning our ad experience to make the app better for everyone. Please bear with us as we make improvements. Your feedback will be forwarded to the team.