We know you are busy throughout the day, but we want to make sure you are up to date on the latest news, weather and traffic information when you need it.

We've recently updated the WBIR news app so you can receive notifications about the stories you care most about.

DON'T HAVE THE WBIR NEWS APP? Download for Apple or Google Play.

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If you already have the app, you should be prompted to sign up for the categorized alerts. If you haven't received it yet, you may need to download the newest update. You can also select your notifications in the settings section by clicking the gear symbol in the upper left corner of your screen and selecting Customize Alerts.

Customized notifications available:

Breaking News/Top Stories. This is the default category, which will contain information impacting our largest audience.

Local. News that will interest our viewers in East Tennessee, from crime stories to local events and everything in between.

Weather: Regular morning forecasts and any updates you need throughout the day. The app will also send out weather alerts for your area, which you can also customize in settings.

Traffic: Major traffic issues across East Tennessee.

Closings and delays: Major school closings and reminders to check our list for the latest. You can also sign up for immediate text alerts when your specific school notifies us here.

National: What's happening around the country?

Vols: From game day updates to recruiting an ticket information, all you need to know about the Vols.

What's on WBIR: Schedule changes, special reports, etc.

Straight from the Heart: The stories we most like to tell--- about the people of East Tennessee doing amazing and heartwarming things.

If you don't have it, you should also download the WBIR Weather app (Apple, Google Play) , with live interactive radar, current conditions, a daily and hourly outlook, and even a section on local events.