GLADSTONE, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in suburban Kansas City are investigating the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found outside her apartment complex. Gladstone police say they recently received a missing-person report on 52-year-old Nancy Bowman. Her body was discovered Wednesday night.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 22-year-old man is dead after jumping from the eighth floor of a downtown St. Louis hotel. The man lived in the Mark Twain Hotel and jumped about 9 a.m. yesterday. The man’s name has not been released pending notification of relatives.

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – An autopsy has determined that a St. Louis County boy found dead in the Meramec River drowned. The body of 12-year-old Christopher Marks of Affton was recovered Tuesday afternoon about six miles downstream from where a search began. He had been missing since Sunday while on an outing with relatives in a conservation area.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Five candidates who ran in this week’s Missouri party primaries appear eligible for recounts. Missouri allows candidates who lose by less than 1 percent to request a recount. In the 2nd Congressional District near St. Louis, Democrat Harold Whitfield says he’ll request a recount of a race he appears to have lost by 49 votes. A Democratic state House candidate trailing by a single vote also plans to seek a recount.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 32-year-old man is in critical but stable condition after walking into a St. Louis police station with a gunshot wound. Authorities say he walked into the north patrol dispatch station last night and said he’d been robbed. Officers later arrested a suspect.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) – The legal fight over 93-year-old Springfield hotel manager John Hammons remains unresolved more than a year after a group of friends filed suit over concerns about his care. A Greene County judge sealed the probate court case, but online records show it remains active. Meanwhile, the John Q. Hammons Hotel Management Company and his successor face two new lawsuits alleging improper business practices.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Utility regulators in Missouri will examine ways to help the poor cope with higher electric rates. The Public Service Commission will look into creating a new rate class for low-income consumers.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri consumers who bought electronics with LCD screens may now be eligible to claim some money. The attorney general’s office says the settlements over alleged price-fixing cover products purchased from 1999 through 2006. People have until early December to file claims.