KPLC 7 News Now app alerts iPhone users

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The KPLC 7 News Now app on your iPhone is great for checking the latest news, weather and sports, but now it can also alert you to breaking news when it happens.

"We now have the opportunity to send out breaking news alerts to the iPhone directly as a mobile alert" says Drew Dover, KPLC's New Media Content Director.

This feature came in handy on Tuesday for Kayla Auzenne, who downloaded the app on Monday and was ready to travel when she received the alert about the wreck that closed I-10 eastbound for most of the day. "I got my alert this morning...if I wouldn't have gotten it, I would've been stuck in traffic."

The KPLC 7 News Now app is just another way we continue to be "At Your Service", now in the palm of your hand.

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