Father charged over baby son’s death

A GLADSTONE father has faced court over the death of his four-month-old baby.

Tiaan Burger, 27, was yesterday charged with the murder of his son Finnick Hercules Burger, who died on January 15.

Police allege the baby suffered "catastrophic brain injuries" and other internal injuries.

It is alleged the injuries occurred at a Sun Valley address earlier this month.

The child died after being flown to Brisbane Children's Hospital last week.

Burger's matter was mentioned briefly in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning but the man did not apply for bail because of the severity of the charges.

His matter will return to court on February 17.


Plans for two new stages of housing estate go before council

premium_icon Plans for two new stages of housing estate go before council

THE stages will comprise 94 new lots between them.

NSW's first case of pasture dieback found in our region

premium_icon NSW's first case of pasture dieback found in our region

THE illness kills sown and native summer-growing grasses, and livestock avoids...

LOCAL 'HOT SPOT': Anyone with flu symptoms should get tested

premium_icon LOCAL 'HOT SPOT': Anyone with flu symptoms should get tested

New measures aim to stop rise of mystery community transmissions