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 WKYC news app so you can receive notifications about the stories you care most about.

DON'T HAVE THE WKYC NEWS APP? Download for Apple or Google Play. It's free.

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.

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 Northeast Ohio.

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.

Cleveland: This will keep you informed on the latest Cleveland-area headlines.

Akron: Want Akron-area news? You got it!

Politics: From local election results, to national political happenings.

Sports: If you're a sports hound and want to know all the latest updates, this is the perfect category for you. There are also the following categories for sports headlines related to specific interests.

- Cleveland Indians

- Cleveland Cavaliers

- Cleveland Browns

- Ohio State sports

Health: How widespread is the flu in your area? Where can you donate blood? Interested in new health advancements made here in Northeast Ohio? Here you go...

Entertainment: From locally made movies to the Academy Awards, this category will have you covered on all the latest entertainment.

Top Videos: This includes breaking news to those funny moments from our shows that everybody is talking about.