The digital team behind LocalNews8.com and KIDK.com has been very busy behind the scenes working to improve your experience with the website.
Here are some of the changes:
- The homepage has a cleaner look. It should load noticeably faster, too.
- A big change came to our navigation bar. The top bar focuses on the main pages of interest -- click the ☰ in the top left, and you'll get the sub-nav menu.
- The top story section will continue to feature local stories and videos.
- Notice the new "Live" button on the masthead. It will turn red and take you directly to our Livestream page during our newscasts or live breaking news.
- We've retitled the sections that let you explore content about "Life," "Shop," "Play" and "Share."
- Click on the weather tab, and you can enter your city name or any zip code to receive current conditions, daypart forecasts and extended forecasts from the First Alert weather team.
- We want you to get involved in the discussion, but now we're going to have better control to prevent trolling in our comments sections. Instead of using the Disqus platform, you'll register with us to post comments on articles.
- Scroll to the bottom of any page to find links to our news and First Alert weather apps. You can also sign up for newsletters and promotions.
- If you have links on LocalNews8.com or KIDK.com that were bookmarked, the URLs may not be the same. Thankfully, the new website has a more potent search feature that you can find on the top right of any page.
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