Woman Accused of Abusing Children, Forcing One to Drink from Toilet
HAZLETON, Pa. -- A woman in Luzerne County is accused of abusing children after police say she forced four children to live in deplorable conditions. Police say Shannon Shafer, 32, of Hazleton, threw one of the children down the stairs, made the child drink toilet water, and on one occasion, tried to drown the child in the tub because she doesn't like that child's father.